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Tim and Bronwyn Wiechmann plan a Lincoln restaurant, and hot chicken comes to Allston

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Tim and Bronwyn Wiechmann are planning to launch Turenne in April in Lincoln.
Tim and Bronwyn Wiechmann are planning to launch Turenne in April in Lincoln.Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

Coming soon: Noted restaurateurs Tim and Bronwyn Wiechmann (Bronwyn, T&B Pizza, T.W. Food) plan to launch Turenne in Lincoln, an offshoot of their currently contactless café in Somerville’s Union Square (251 Washington St. at Bonner Avenue). They serve Montreal-style bagels and pastries, as well as nighttime, multi-course wine dinners with breads, appetizers, cheeses, a main dish, a dessert, and wine for a mere $65 per person.

Their Lincoln branch (145 Lincoln Road at Ridge Road) replaces Real restaurant and features expansive grounds, gardens, live music, a wine shop, provisions, a pizza oven, and more.

“We want people to make a day of it, come see us and have a charcuterie board with live music or go to DeCordova or the Gropius House,” says Bronwyn Wiechmann. Sounds bucolic, doesn’t it? It softly opens on April 1.

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In the South End, Portland, Maine-based Otto Pizza plans to open (345 Harrison Ave. at Traveler Street), serving its signature mashed potato and bacon pies.

Openings: In Central Square, Cicada Coffee Bar (106 Prospect St. at St. Paul Street) launches on Friday, Feb. 26, from 4:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Enjoy oat milk lattes, pho salad, and banh mi with fresh seafood from Red’s Best.

For a spicy treat, try Allston’s Underdog Hot Chicken (160 Brighton Ave. at Park Vale Avenue), featuring hot fried chicken sandwiches — and fried Oreos, too. Manager Dean Kwak recommends “combo 1” with a sandwich, side (fried pickles, mac and cheese), and a drink. Choose your spice level, ranging from no heat to the flame-forward “crazy dog.”

Blue Bottle Coffee has opened at the Street Chestnut Hill (33 Boylston St.), serving pastries and breakfast sandwiches on bread from A&J King Bakery.

Dinners: Union Square’s Juliet (21 Union Square) kicks off a fifth-anniversary celebration with a series of dinners beginning on Saturday, Feb. 27. Events happen every Saturday at 6:30 p.m. for five weeks, including a cook-along virtual dinner with Aeronaut Brewing Company. Learn more and get tickets ($75) at www.exploretock.com/juliet.

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Kara Baskin can be reached at kara.baskin@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @kcbaskin.