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The Week in Eater: Openings, Closings, More

Didn't have time to read Eater this week? Here's your chance to catch up on everything you missed, from restaurant openings and closings to Todd English updates and more. Know about something we missed this week? Got intel for next week? Just want to say hello? Hit up the Eater Boston tipline or send an anonymous tip. You can also stay in touch with us on Twitter and Facebook, share photos on Flickr, and get the weekday newsletter.


· Aurum — "unique" pies made with "pita-inspired dough," fresh juices, and "nourishing, healthy meals" in Jamaica Plain
· Knight Moves — a board game cafe in Coolidge Corner that is open until 2am on weekends
· Old Havana — a Cuban restaurant in the former Tacos el Charro space in Jamaica Plain
· Volle Nolle — a sandwich shop in the North End. Previously closed to make way for the semi-permanent Whisk at 351 pop-up, but now open again and focusing on dinner (small plates, wine) rather than sandwiches.


· Barrio Cantina — Michael Schlow's short-lived Fenway Mexican restaurant, which replaced his even shorter-lived Happy's Bar + Kitchen
· Davide — A North End restaurant once featured on Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares
· Biryani Park — Sri Lankan and South Indian restaurant in Malden (with a Boston food truck). May reopen elsewhere.
· La Verdad — Ken Oringer's Fenway taqueria
· The Wine Cellar — closed recently "for renovations" but now licensing documents show that a restaurant called Chef Chang's House could take the space

Coming Attractions

See also: Hold Your Breath for These January and February Openings.
· Cameo Macaron will be the newest dessert food truck — selling macarons, specifically — to hit the road this spring.
· Capital One 360 Cafes are set to open in multiple Capital One locations around the city in the near future, serving Peet's products.
· Coppersmith is headed for a large space in Southie, near KO Pies. The restaurant could have nearly 250 seats, an outdoor patio, a rooftop garden, and space for two food trucks to park inside for events and to supplement the regular menu. Think farm-to-table comfort food.
· Legal Crossing (LX) will open in Downtown Crossing's Millennium Place luxury development in "early spring."
· Moyzilla will be joining Boston's food truck fleet this spring, serving crazy dumplings and yakitori.
· Stoked Wood Fired Pizza Co. will also be hitting the food truck scene, lugging around a 6,000-pound wood-fired pizza oven.
· The Taco Truck will open its first local brick-and-mortar restaurant this summer in the former Felipe's space in Harvard Square.


· 12 Tips for Better Dining in 2014 [BG]
· 13 Places to Get Your Mac & Cheese on [~EBOS~]
· America's Best New Steakhouses [F&W]
· Best of the New: Food [BG]
· The Super Hunger Brunch List of Participants [~EBOS~]


· In the Legends of Todd English files, lots went on this week. His Charlestown location of Figs was erroneously rumored to be closed, but multiple readers have reported that the restaurant is not currently serving beer and wine. The cupcake shop he and his daughter own, Isabelle's CurlyCakes, is currently closed "for renovations." Legal Sea Foods plans to take over the Olives space and turn it into a new concept, but English's legal issues may be putting the liquor license transaction in jeopardy. It all comes back to those problems related to the shuttered Kingfish Hall.
· This week in reviews, Nookie snagged a cheerful 2.5-star review from Devra First for Commonwealth, First also gave a quick overview of Kendall Square newbie State Park, Corby Kummer reviewed Ribelle for Boston Magazine, and Richard Chudy continued his "Man Food" Boston Magazine column with a visit to Root to try the cauliflower po' boy.
· Central Bottle's Stacey Daley got a jam award in San Francisco, presented by none other than Alice Waters and Ruth Reichl.
· In this week's Board Wrap, Yelp and Urbanspoon users warn of walls of dead butterflies, deep-fried veggies, a "literal makeout sesh," and more.
· "Up for grabs" this week is a downtown property housing Cuppacoffee, including "32,000 square feet of development rights" and a whole lot of electric car parking, for an undisclosed price.

· Union Square Donuts now delivers. Donuts. To your door. Limited quantities and radius, but still.
· Ostra executive chef Mitchell Randall chatted with Eater about the restaurant's first month.