And, now, the weekly word from our trencherman cousin Eater Boston.
SOUTH END—Rumors have been swirling about regarding what will replace the former Pops on Tremont, and now you know the truth: a new restaurant called Kitchen by the owner of Marliave and Grotto is slated to open in that space by June. Kitchen plans to take the regional/comfort food trend one step further by using recipes from the history (cook)books.
HUB-WIDE—It's time again for the monthly update to the Eater Boston Heat Map, your go-to resource for the most happening places to dine right... now! There are six new additions this month, including Gem in Downtown Crossing, Park in Harvard Square, and Nix's Mate in the downtown Hilton.
CHARLESTOWN—Believe it or not, after a two year closure and more than one terse interrogation from the city, Todd English's Olives is open once again. Olives was one of the places that put now-celeb chef English on the map before it fell into disfavor and then caught on fire: this should be interesting.
FENWAY—Chef-owner Michael Schlow's fifth Boston-area restaurant is now officially open and serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Boylston. Happy's Bar+Kitchen is a cross between a deli, a diner, and a bar covered in graffiti that serves matzo ball soup.