Neighborhood Watch

Zocalo Brothers Reunite; A Sports Lounge Comes to the North End

Back Bay: Ole mastermind Erwin Ramos has overhauled Zocalo’s menu in conjunction with his brother Ricardo, who currently owns the spot. They’ve made light design updates, too. As Fork Lift notes, the brothers were previously estranged, so this really does mean a fresh beginning. [Feast]

North End: Damien DiPaola, who owns Ristorante Damiano, will open a sports lounge called Vito’s Tavern in the neighborhood, hopefully the week of June 27. [Grub Street]

Downtown Crossing: The in-transition neighborhood will welcome a slew of new dining spots shortly. Sweet (cupcakes), Cakeology (regular cakes), Eat (b/l/d) and Salvatore’s (Italian). [Forklift]

Back Bay: The old Pazzo space will soon be occupied by Itadaki, a Japanese eatery promising to be both “trendy” and “upscale.” Novel! [BRT]

Financial District: Freshii, a health-focused, quick-casual chain, plans to open in August. Expect wraps, burritos, salads … you know the drill. [BRT]

Somerville: Please remember that the Bacon Takedown happens at the Armory this Sunday afternoon. [Grub Street]

Allston: Grain and Salt, a tiny Pakistani/Indian hideaway, has shuttered. Hopefully they’re taking it with a grain of salt. [BRT]

Citywide: The City of Boston has released a list of 26 newly approved sites for food trucks, including underserved neighborhoods like Roxbury and Dorchester. Which can only mean one thing: More food trucks! [Globe]

Zocalo Brothers Reunite; A Sports Lounge Comes to the North End