1) BEVERLY — Fuloon was aiming for an August debut of its second location, as previously reported, and the Malden-based Sichuan restaurant met the mark. Fuloon opened in Beverly last week at 214 Cabot St., on the corner of Bow Street, owner Matthew Ma said. The new location adds some dishes to the menu, such as fish pieces with special black bean sauce; scallops in a special sauce; and jumbo shrimp with vegetables and a light sauce. Some of the spicy favorites from the original Malden restaurant can be found, too, including Szechuan-style hot diced chicken, steamed beef, and mapo tofu. Fuloon is still awaiting final approval for its alcohol permit, but it will have bar offerings soon. The restaurant is open daily from 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.; extending until 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights and closing at 9:30 p.m. on Sunday. Status: Confirmed open. 214 Cabot St., Beverly. (978) 969-2222.
2) HARVARD SQUARE — Gyu-Kaku softly opened in Harvard Square over the weekend. According to the growing Japanese barbecue chain's website, the shop is open nightly from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. for now, and a Yelper reports alcohol is forthcoming, too. The restaurant may continue to offer guests 20 percent off their meals throughout the soft opening launch. Call ahead to make a reservation, and keep an eye on its fledgling Facebook page as Gyu-Kaku prepares to fully open in Cambridge. Gyu-Kaku specializes in yakiniku, a social cuisine where guests grill their own meats and vegetables tableside. Harvard Square is now among more than 30 locations nationwide; locally, Gyu-Kaku opened in Brookline in 2013. Status: Soft open. Upstairs at 16 - 18 Eliot St., Cambridge. (857) 259-6666.