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Trina's Starlite Lounge Will Open a Sports Bar; Casablanca Owner Looks to Sell

Inman Square: The Trina's Starlite Lounge team plans to open a sports bar, called Parlor Sports, adjacent to their current dining room. [Chowder]

Harvard Square: The venerable Casablanca, a neighborhood mainstay since the 1960s, is being sold by much-loved owner Sari Abuljubein. [BBJ]

South Shore: Wahlburgers, the impending burger joint owned by Mark, Donnie, and brother Paul (the chef behind Hingham's Alma Nove), should quietly open in the coming weeks, with a swanky debut bash on October 24. Time to wrangle an invite! [Herald]

Davis Square: Gargoyles, on the brink of shuttering forever, will stay open until Saturday for one last hurrah. [Earlier]

Fort Point: The Boston Local Food Festival happens on Saturday starting at 11 a.m.: Enjoy nibbles from neighboring farmers, fresh produce, fish, and more. All for free! [SBN]

Financial District: The Roly Poly sandwich shop has rolled on out of town, closing its only Boston location. [BRT]

Beacon Hill: The Federal will reopen as a burger restaurant after closing abruptly; ownership won't change, and the dining area will be "cleaned up" and given some "TLC." It should reopen in mid-October. [Patch]

Forest Hills: The Franklin Park Zoo hosts fundraising sip-a-thon "Brew at the Zoo" tomorrow beginning at 5 p.m., with samples from a variety of local brewers. Don't get drunk and fall into a cage! [AH]

Seaport: The Red Lantern team plans to open another high-end Asian restaurant at One Marina Park Drive, the complex that also houses Strega. [Herald]

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