We’re shoving off a little bit early for the Thanksgiving weekend … but not before leaving you with our regular edition of Neighborhood Watch. Plenty to get excited about, despite the short week: a ramen pop-up from O Ya, a talented new chef at the Blue Room, the opening of Jackson Cannon’s Hawthorne, and so much more. Have a delicious holiday, and we’ll see you back here post-turkey.
Leather District: Happy news for those of us who can’t afford O Ya: Their chefs have a ramen pop-up in the works called Guchi’s Midnight Ramen, featuring “fresh hand-made noodles.” [Chowder]
Citywide: The casino bill is now law, meaning that you can gamble your life’s savings right here at home, and hopefully eat well while doing it. [Globe]
Medford and the North End: More Mexican! A place called Tenoch readies for its close-up on Riverside Avenue; meanwhile, yoTaco might spice up the North End with a Boston branch. [BRT]
Winchester: A Tavola, the Italian restaurant from Medford’s Bistro 5 guys, is now open in the old Parsons Table space. [Earlier]
Fort Point: Barrington Coffee will soon open on Congress Street. [AH]
Allston: Reading’s Swissbakers, complete with croissants, pretzels, and a fireplace, will open on Western Avenue in early 2012. [EB]