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Lotus Xpress X-Tends to Somerville; Eastern Standard's Happy Staff

Davis Square: Amsterdam Falafel hopes to soft open this weekend; swing by and check out some samples. Don't forget the garlic mayo! [Earlier]

Fan Pier: Pan-Asian Empire Lounge is open. [Earlier]

East Somerville: Lotus Xpress, from the same people who operate ChangSho in Cambridge and Lotus Blossum in Sudbury, will open in September. X-cellent. [EB]

Kenmore Square: The highly trained staff at Eastern Standard know a lot about oxytocin. [Globe]

Back Bay: Apparently, Steve's Greek Cuisine has either shuttered or is renovating. It's all Greek to us. [EB]

Burlington: Bobby Flay will launch a Burger Palace in the Burlington Mall, which might make Johnny Rockets nervous. [Earlier]

Rowes Wharf: Alley Bar has opened for the summer. [Earlier]

Allston: Big City will become Patron Mexican Kitchen Watering Hole in late August. [GS]

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