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May 09

Protected bike lanes aren’t in final proposal for traffic changes coming to Porter Square

...was hit by a car at 5:56 a.m. Feb. 18 while walking at Somerville Avenue and White Street, and died later at Massachusetts General Hospital; Ironwood Pharmaceuticals employee Bernard “Joe” Lavins, 60, was...

    Protected bike lanes aren't in final proposal for traffic changes coming to Porter Square
    Final plans for traffic safety improvements in Porter Square were presented Tuesday, updated from a form presented Jan. 18 but not erasing fully the strong opposition by residents and cycling activist groups. The presentation had the square's current five-phase traffic signal cycle (including one for pedestrians only, and another to leave the mall parking lot) still being replaced by a simpler three-phase cycle.
    http://www.cambridgeday.com

May 01

April 2018 in Review, From Robotic Kitchens to Fried Bacon Mac and Cheese Bites

Abbott’s Frozen Custard (1853 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington): This Rochester, New York-based frozen custard chain also has Massachusetts locations in Needham and Brighton.

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The Bacon Truck Cafe (50 Terminal St., Charlestown, Boston): Boston’s bacon-themed food truck has put down roots with a casual breakfast-and-lunch brick-and-mortar location, serving bacon everything, including dessert.

The Ghost Walks (57 Stuart St., Theater District, Boston): A cocktail-oriented sibling to Committee, Cafeteria, and Bijou, located under Bijou, with showy drinks and a champagne vending machine.

Kung Fu Tea (1 Brighton Ave., Allston, Boston): Located inside of Super 88, this is the seventh Massachusetts location for the international bubble tea chain.

Rebel’s Guild (200 Stuart St., Theater District, Boston): Located inside the Revere Hotel in the former Emerald Lounge space, this revolution-themed restaurant has a giant cannon right in the middle and serves a seafood-heavy New England-y menu.

Talulla (377 Walden St., Cambridge): Located in the former T.W. Food space and owned by T.W. Food alums, this small restaurant features fine dining with influences from around the world.

Whole Heart Provisions (298 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square, Cambridge): This is the second location for the Allston-based vegetarian spot; it’ll expand to Harvard next with its grain bowls, falafel dogs, and more.

Clover Food Lab (6 Harvard St., Brookline): The ever-expanding Clover has closed its five-year-old Brookline location, which was a takeout-only spot.

The Maiden (28 West Broadway, South Boston): Oysters, cheese, charcuterie, and more from Esti, Drew, and Jon Parsons, located right by the Broadway T stop. This was a sibling to the now-defunct Sam’s at Louis.

Salvatore’s (225 Northern Ave., Seaport District, Boston): This Italian restaurant still has sibling spots open in Boston’s Theater District and in a few suburbs, but the rent was reportedly much too high here.

Sonny Walker’s (380 Warren St., Roxbury, Boston): This decades-old Roxbury bar was a live music institution.

Tremont 647 and Sister Sorel (645-647 Tremont St., South End, Boston): Tremont 647 had been serving the neighborhood for 21 years, including taco Tuesdays and pajama brunches, joined a few years later by its sister next door. Both will be replaced by Whaling in Oklahoma from Tim Maslow.

    April 2018 in Review, From Robotic Kitchens to Fried Bacon Mac and Cheese Bites
    April 2018 saw the openings of lots of new restaurants in and around Boston, from a bacon-filled cafe in Charlestown to a Theater District club with, well, theatrical cocktails, not to mention a suburban stunner out in Easton, a couple ramen shops in Medford and Somerville, and new vegetarian spots in Cambridge and Brookline.
    https://boston.eater.com

Apr 23

French Restaurant Connected to a South End Favorite Will Open in Porter Square

...later this year: Colette is slated to open at the fairly new Porter Square Hotel (1924 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge), according to Cambridge Day, and it will be run by Loic Le Garrec and...

    French Restaurant Connected to a South End Favorite Will Open in Porter Square
    A French restaurant with connections to two others in the Boston area will open within a new hotel in Cambridge's Porter Square later this year: Colette is slated to open at the fairly new Porter Square Hotel (1924 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge), according to Cambridge Day, and it will be run by Loic Le Garrec and Sandrine Rossi, who are behind Frenchie in the South End, a 2017 nominee for Eater Boston's Restaurant of the Year.
    https://boston.eater.com

Apr 23

Colette to Open within Porter Square Hotel in Cambridge

The address for the Porter Square Hotel (and Colette) is 1924 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02140. The website for the hotel can be found at http://www.theportersquarehotel.com/

    Boston Restaurant Talk
    A couple of years ago. we reported that a steakhouse was planning to open within a new hotel in Cambridge. It now appears that the dining spot coming to the now-open hotel will not be a steakhouse after all, but a restaurant with French influences.
    http://bostonrestaurants.blogspot.com

Apr 23

Porter Square, be prepared to meet Colette, hotel restaurant with strong French accent

...lock in the liquor pouring license from Kaya, the Korean restaurant that was once at 1924 Massachusetts Ave., and to keep a chef who will decide what goes in it. Chefs have come...

    Porter Square, be prepared to meet Colette, hotel restaurant with strong French accent
    At the end of a tortured road lies the promise of an elegant French-influenced restaurant for the Porter Square Hotel, called Colette and given a summertime opening date by its principals.
    http://www.cambridgeday.com

Apr 03

Authorities clear truck driver in fatal October bike collision

Bernard Lavins, 60, of Lexington, a pharmaceutical company executive, was killed Oct. 5 when his bike veered into the middle lane of traffic on Massachusetts Avenue near Porter Square, according to Middlesex District Attorney Marian T. Ryan’s office.

    Authorities clear truck driver in fatal October bike collision
    A tractor-trailer driver has been cleared in a collision that left a bicyclist dead last October in Cambridge's Porter Square after investigators determined the rider veered into the truck's blind spot without signaling, authorities said.Bernard Lavins, 60, of Lexington, a pharmaceutical company executive, was killed Oct.
    http://www.bostonherald.com

Apr 02

The Spring 2018 Restaurant Opening Guide: Greater Boston

1853 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington

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Steps from the Minuteman Bikeway, a restaurant called Lobstah on a Roll (or maybe 478 Mass. Ave.) — self-dubbed “the biggest little restaurant in America” — will eventually open in the former Elton...

...Belmont and Lexington — are opening the Wellington in the former Macy’s space in Belmont (75 Leonard St.), right near Il Casale. The 135-seat restaurant will be more casual than their others...

1374 Beacon St., Coolidge Corner, Brookline

1366 Beacon St., Coolidge Corner, Brookline

1634 Beacon St., Washington Square, Brookline

...chain that is rapidly expanding around the Boston area — could eventually open in Concord at 55-57 Main St., although there has been some opposition from residents. The planning board will meet in late...

69 Norman St., Everett

...area to help open Brewer’s Tap & Table in Waltham — are opening Country Mile at 136 Belmont St., probably around the late summer or early fall 2018. Expect healthy food but not “health...

45 Chapel St.

Around August 2018, the owners of the Cottage will open Door No. 7 at 165 Linden St., aiming for it to be a bit more “adult” and “sophisticated” than the Cottage. It will feature small plates, an oyster bar, and an open kitchen.

    The Spring 2018 Restaurant Opening Guide: Greater Boston
    From an ax-throwing bar in Everett to several exciting restaurant expansions slated for Medford, the Greater Boston area has a lot of interesting drinking and dining destinations on the verge of opening.
    https://boston.eater.com

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