Neighborhood Watch

Oh, Yeah! A Pop-Up From O Ya; A Tavola, Hawthorne Debut

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.

Kenmore Square: Hawthorne, Jackson Cannon’s cocktail den, has opened next door to Eastern Standard and Island Creek. [Earlier]

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]

Kendall Square: The Blue Room has hired former Butcher Shop chef Robert Grant to helm their kitchen. [Earlier]

Theater District: Venu might close in the wake of a gunfight that injured several clubgoers a few days ago. [Eater]

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]

Davis Square: Elm Street’s Pulse Cafe is closing; the owners hope to open up another equally vegan shop someplace else in the future. [BRT, Eater]

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]

Oh, Yeah! A Pop-Up From O Ya; A Tavola, Hawthorne Debut