Thirteen Things We're Excited to Try This Fall

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Salt-cured sardines at Cinquecento, new from the Aquitaine Group. Photo: Cinquecento

Call us biased, but there's nowhere as lovely as Boston in the fall: crisp air, gorgeous foliage, and restaurants opening left and right. This year's a good one: People like Ming Tsai, Jason Santos, and Will Gilson are starting new endeavors. Even busy Ken Oringer is in on the act (OK, he's opening a new Toro in New York City, but we'll forgive him). Then there are the stalwarts hovering just below the radar who are branching out at last: There's Bronwyn, the Austrio-German gastropub from T.W. Food's Tim Wiechmann, and Waban Kitchen, the newest experiment from 51 Lincoln's Jeff Fournier. Plus: Fort Point gets a gourmet market, and the South End gets Southern food! We're relieved that it's almost sweater weather, because we'll surely pack on a few extra pounds in the months ahead. Can you blame us?

When you're done here, check out what everyone's looking forward to in Chicago, L.A., New York, Philadelphia, and San Francisco, too.