Neighborhood Watch

Burger Bonanzas! Wild Auctions! Sausage Parties!

Somerville: Legendary Restaurant Group will open a new burger concept called Burger Dive (which will “rival Five Guys,” Grub Street was told); they’re also batting around ideas for a second Papagayo location. [Earlier, BRT]

Fenway: Speaking of burgers, Chowder says that the Tasty Burger team hopes to open new locations soon; they’re contemplating a range of locations, from Mattapan to Cambridge. [Chowder]

Theater District: Apparently the W Hotel’s new lounge, Descent, which was scheduled to open a couple of weeks ago, is slowly rising. They’re softly open (but not officially open) as of today. [Eater Boston]

Winchester: A Tavola has set a date; the Italian restaurant will open to the public on November 22. [Earlier]

North End: We took some heat a couple days ago for calling out funny parts of the Herald’s article about Joe Tecce’s bankruptcy auction, and it looks like the Herald isn’t quite finished yet. In today’s colorful Inside Track column, they call the auction a “wild free-for-all” that “drew a posse of police.” [Herald]

Roslindale: Cool! Rozzie’s getting an African restaurant. Poplar Street’s Suya Joint will “focus on Nigerian” and other West African fare. [BRT]

Lechmere: Dante De Magistris hosts a very special Sausage Fest on his patio this Sunday with a slew of chef pals; each will whip up a succulent sausage dish. Tix are $20; winner’s crowned Suasage King or Sausage Queen. [Earlier]

Jamaica Plain: Blue Nile has returned to JP after a few years away; they’ll spotlight veggie-focused fare. [JP Gazette]

Back Bay: The OtherSide Cafe, whose breakfast burrito made one writer “weep with hungover gratitude,” will close to make way for the Room & Board furniture store, but fear not … they plan to reopen in an undetermined new space. [Phlog]

Southie: Sullivan’s plans to close for the season on November 27, so get those half-price hot dogs while you still can. [AH]

Prudential: Finally, a good reason to go to the mall. They’ll host a weekly indoor farmers’ market through May. [AH]

Downtown: It could be a country tune. Boston’s piano bars are almost gone. The swank Oak Bar is the city’s last holdout, and that too could close when the Fairmont Copley undergoes renovations. A rep was mum when questioned by Grub Street, but the Globe reports that the Oak Bar and equally elegant Oak Room will merge into one big “American brasserie.” Hmm. [Globe via AH]

Burger Bonanzas! Wild Auctions! Sausage Parties!