Neighborhood Watch

Valhalla Comes to Central; BBQ Party at Eastern Standard

Central Square: Nightclub/lounge/tavern All Asia will move up the street, from 344 to 675 Mass Ave., and rename itself Valhalla. Expect “national acts” and bar eats. [BRT]

Kenmore: The Eastern Standard/ICOB folks will open Hawthorne, a craft cocktail lounge, this fall in the old Foundation Lounge spot at the Hotel Commonwealth. [Earlier]

Kenmore: Speaking of Eastern Standard, don’t forget about their patio barbecue-and-beer dinner this Sunday in conjunction with the Maine Beer Company. [Earlier]

Harvard Square: Hi-Rise Bakery’s Harvard Square branch will move from the Blacksmith House to larger digs at 1663 Mass Ave; their last day in the old space is August 27. [Feast]

North End: Apparently the new owner of restaurant Nico wants to change its name to Mico. Is he going to change the menu too? [UH]

Downtown Crossing: Sandwich shop Eat Kitchen has quietly debuted at 260 Washington St. [BRT]

Beacon Hill: Seedy Shangri-La Chinese has closed to make way for a pub called the Tip Tap Room, run by Rattlesnake’s Brian Poe. [UH]

Downtown Crossing: 49 Social is now serving lunch. [Feast]

Valhalla Comes to Central; BBQ Party at Eastern Standard