And the award for most dramatic reuse of a storefront goes to Caramel French Patisserie of Salem, which says it plans to take over 233 Elm St. in Somerville’s Davis Square, a former pawn shop (“We buy gold”).
The long-dark iYo Bistro storefront in Davis Square could become the new home to Snappy Ramen, roughly tripling the number of diners who can enjoy the savory soup at one time.
The curated, multi-course restaurant Journeyman will close June 3, becoming a different restaurant with other others later in the summer.
There are mixed signals about the Porter Square Hotel restaurant, which has been described for years as a steakhouse called the Porter House Grill.
Temperatures are still iffy, but restaurateurs have decided it’s time for seafood. Legal Seafood is jumping into the poké craze, Viale is getting a lobster pop-up and Les Sablons has opened in Harvard Square with a menu tilted toward raw bar and fish.
A smooth transition of ownership is still ongoing for Cafe Algiers, which gave generations of Harvard Square diners a scare by shutting abruptly in October before a surprise reopening Nov. 5.
What will follow when the poké food trend is past its peak? Here’s an idea: The cookie dough confectionary – a shop serving “raw” cookie dough treats. One just opened in New York City.
Nearly two years after management raised the possibility, a Live Music Brunch officially kicks off this weekend at the venerable Passim folk club in Harvard Square.
After some 45 years in business, Cafe Algiers is closing – another Harvard Square institution closing. The restaurant began in the basement space of 40 Brattle St., in Brattle Hall, in the early 1970s, but moved to its location atop the building in 1990.
A fundraiser in honor of the slain MIT Police officer and Somerville resident is back Friday through Sunday at Lyndell’s Bakery in Somerville’s Ball Square.