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The Week in Eater: Rosebud, Ernesto's, and 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 lots of upcoming expansions 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.


· 404 Tapas Lounge — French-inspired small plates in Brookline
· Fastachi — A Beacon Hill gourmet nut shop, an expansion from the original Watertown location
· The Ice Creamsmith — Now open for the season in Dorchester
· Tantric — Theater District Indian restaurant has reopened after over a month of renovations


· b.good — Newbury Street location has closed

Coming Attractions

See also: The Colossal 2014 Restaurant Openings Guide.
· Allston's Bibim is expanding to Davis Square, taking over the former McDonald's space.
· The Brookline Spa reopens later this month after renovations. The menu has also been revamped.
· The first United States location of Caffè Nero will open in Boston in April at the new Millennium Place development in Downtown Crossing.
· Ernesto's is expanding to Somerville's Assembly Row.
· ester is replacing the former Ledge Kitchen & Drinks in Dorchester's Lower Mills, and it could open by April 1. Think patio pig roasts.
· Coolidge Corner's Hops N Scotch is expanding across the river, taking over the Haveli space in Inman Square.
· Legal Crossing, a fancy concept from Legal Sea Foods, appears to be very close to opening in Downtown Crossing.
· Mystic Station will open in the District 7 space in Malden in late March or early April, serving "upscale pub style food."
· UK-based grab-and-go chain Pret a Manger wants to open a dozen new Boston and Cambridge locations over the next five years.
· The Red Sox want to open a takeout concession space on Lansdowne Street that would be open even when there's no game.
· Posto and Painted Burro owner Joe Cassinelli is turning Rosebud into a "roadhouse"-style restaurant with "pan-American" food.
· International chain Santouka Ramen, which serves Hokkaido-style ramen, is popping up in Boston for a few events — and ultimately expanding here (Boston or Cambridge). It will be the first New England location.
· Stage, an "American vaudeville nightclub," will open in the alley by Emerson. The Brahmin team is behind it.
· A "healthy" dessert shop called Sweet Kingdom will take over the Unique Chinese space in Allston. It'll be open until 2 a.m.
· The Wow Barbecue Chinese barbecue skewer truck is apparently opening a brick-and-mortar location in Allston.


· 7 Must-Try Coffee Cocktails Around Boston [Zagat]
· 10 Boston Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt Joints That Deliver [BostInno]
· Boston's 10 Hottest Coffee Shops [Zagat]
· The Colossal 2014 Restaurant Openings Guide [UPDATED] [~EBOS~]
· Nightclub & Bar Top 100 2014 []
· Yelp's Top 100 Places to Eat in the US: A By-the-Numbers Look [Yelp]

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· Taste This: Nine Tasting Menus for $75 and Under


· This week in reviews, Ward 8 gets one-and-a-half stars out of four from the Globe, Row 34 succeeds at "carry[ing] off its complicated dance," The Kirkland Tap & Trotter fails to thoroughly impress Boston Magazine's Corby Kummer, and Savvor provides "a sassy take on regional specialties."
· In this week's Board Wrap, find out where one diner finds scraps of metal in his dishes 20% of the time — and other helpful reviews from the Yelposphere.

· Jason Bond of Bondir in Cambridge and Concord shares his current favorite dishes around town, ingredients to use this time of year, and more.
· Comedian Ken Reid, a Melrose native, chats about his love of meat pies, his days working at Hilltop Steak House, and more.
· DooWee & Rice isn't completely leaving Somerville after all. During its transition to Allston's Wonder Bar, the restaurant is temporarily reopen in its former Somerville space, and some of the dishes will ultimately stick around on the menu of Teriyaki House, which is opening in that same space.
· There's still hope of a resurrection for Radio. A new owner has a few weeks to buy the place before Somerville yanks the liquor license.
· A donut-less Honey Dew Donuts is opening inside a YMCA in Quincy. Elsewhere in Quincy, thieves stole 60 plain old coffee mugs from a diner.
· Lucien Robert of Maison Robert has passed away at 87.
· Up for grabs: two Cold Stone Creamery shops for a package deal of $349,000.
· Fortissimo Coffehouse is now under new ownership in Union Square with a revamped menu and longer hours (including Sundays).

Open Questions

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· Which Massachusetts pizza style reigns supreme?