The year’s hottest restaurant comeback story just entered a new chapter. Last week, Eastern Standard legend Garrett Harker opened the first of four new Fenway venues: All That, a seafood spot complete with a raw bar and punched-up dishes like lobster meat marinated in tiger’s milk. Cocktail legend Jackson Cannon developed the drinks, and culinary director Nemo Bolin is in charge of the food. (Both helped lead Eastern Standard pre-pandemic.) The three other venues, including the Eastern Standard reboot and cocktail bar Equal Measure, are all still on the way. Reservations for All That are available here.
A Somerville soba destination is back in action
After a nearly year-long relocation journey, Sugidama Soba & Izakaya is ready to start cranking in their new digs at 234 Elm Street, in Davis Square. Stop by for a bowl of freshly made soba, or buckwheat noodles, paired with other bites including sushi and yakitori.
Tawakal brings its superior sambusas to MIT
Beloved East Boston Somali spot Tawakal Halal Cafe — one of Boston’s essential restaurants — has debuted a satellite location inside MIT’s Stratton Student Center, at 84 Massachusetts Avenue, today. Note that they’ll be running an abbreviated menu at the MIT outpost, and the East Boston shop is temporarily closed until Friday while they get going at the new spot.
Grab your sparkliest shoes for Brassica’s dinner party this week
The fermentation nerds at Brassica (another essential restaurant in Boston) are hosting cool-kid natural wine company Wonderwerk: House of Fermentation for a family-style dinner party on Wednesday, September 13. It will be the first time that Wonderwerk has poured their wines in Massachusetts. Tickets are $100 per person; head here to buy.