Openings: Nomai is open at Hingham’s Derby Street Shops, the newest from the team behind Chinatown standouts Shōjō, for small plates, and Ruckus, a noodle bar with a hip-hop aesthetic. Owner Brian Moy comes from a restaurant family: His dad ran China Pearl and Ho Yuen Ting.
Nomai (94 Derby St.) serves a New American and Asian menu: lemongrass filet mignon, pork and squid ink wontons, honey-baked squash, and a black sesame ice cream sandwich. Visit for dinner daily from 4 p.m.
In Brookline, the Village Social Club (6 Harvard Square) is now serving cocktails with meatloaf meatballs, poutine, steak-and-cheese, and a kale salad on Fridays and Saturdays from 6 p.m. It’s a subterranean speakeasy below the Garrison House restaurant, with live events coming soon.
In the Back Bay, Café Landwer adds a third location to its roster, serving an all-day Israeli menu inside the Charlesmark Hotel (651 Boylston St.). Enjoy hummus, schnitzel, shakshuka, babka, pitas, and more, plus a bar.
And in Somerville, Vinal General Store is open for walk-up and takeout (220 Somerville Ave.), next to Vinal Bakery. Visit Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. for ham and pimento, tuna salad, and cauliflower, mushroom, and Romesco sandwiches, plus local provisions (Fluff) and merchandise, with beer and wine to come.