neighborhood watch

Surf Clam Tacos in Chinatown; Aussie Pies in East Boston

Chinatown: Shojo, bringing curiosities like surf clam tacos and late-night popcorn with kim-chi butter to Tyler Street, will open soon. [Boston]

Fort Point: Ming Tsai might open a restaurant on A Street. [Earlier]

Hingham: Wahlburger's has hired Panera's former COO to expand the brand. Next branch: Boston proper. [Earlier]

Brighton: The old-timey Stockyard has closed. [Globe]

East Boston: KO Pies at the Shipyard is now officially out of their soft-opening phase, operating with a full menu. [EB]

Harvard Square: The Casablanca will shutter in August, and Dante deMagistris is rumored to be taking over the space. [Earlier]

Fort Point: Storyville prankster Louis DiBiccari and his brother Michael might open a restaurant in the 'hood. [Earlier]

Back Bay: Brunch stalwart Trident Booksellers will add a second floor and enhance the new space with a bar. [Herald]

South End: The OtherSide Cafe is rumored to be negotiating a lease in the neighborhood after having shuttered on the "other side" of Newbury Street. [EB]

Mission Hill: SoulFire II has opened. [Thrillist]

South End: Vejigantes, offering "authentic Puerto Rican" fare, will take over Don Ricardo's old space. [Thrillist]

Porter Square: Rafiki will be replaced by something called Guilia; the manager is ex Via Matta chef Michael Pagliarini. [BRT]

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