Openings: Scorpion Bar has opened in Foxborough (253 Patriot Place), right outside Gillette Stadium. This is the second location of the Big Night Entertainment Group-owned restaurant, which can best be described as an extensive tequila bar with Mexican-inspired cuisine. Outfitted with outdoor patios, high-definition televisions, and a 200-inch LED wall, the glamorous bar is sure to host many a post-game celebration. “This one is the newest version, the 2.0, or maybe even greater than that,” said Big Night co-owner Ed Kane. “Just a really beautiful design. We’re doing a third one in the Seaport, which will be open probably in late spring or early summer of 2017. That’ll have a different twist — these are location-driven.”
Closings: The space housing BarLola (160 Commonwealth Ave. at Dartmouth Street) recently closed for renovations and will swap out tapas for Southern comfort food when it reopens mid-November as Buttermilk & Bourbon. The new restaurant, owned by Abby Lane and Back Bay Harry’s chef-owner Jason Santos, will have “the energy of Toro and the food of Hungry Mother — Southern ingredients prepared properly,” Santos told the Globe earlier this year.
A post on the Spoke Wine Bar (89 Holland St. at Simpson Avenue) Facebook page confirmed that the delightful Davis Square spot is scheduled to close its doors Dec. 22 due to owner Felisha Foster’s health issues. “It is my hope that all of you will continue to support us with your patronage and your good will until the end. I maintain faith that someone in the industry will buy the restaurant and continue what we started,” Foster wrote.
Menus: Looking for a way to break the fast after Yom Kippur? Make a trip to Cambridge. Trendy Jewish deli Mamaleh’s (1 Kendall Square) is offering a high holiday catering menu filled with homemade bagels, matzo ball soup, potato knishes, and more. The Family Dinner option costs $175 for four to six meals or $300 for eight to 10, but there are plenty of a la carte choices as well. Call 617-958-3354 at least 72 hours ahead of time, and pick up the meal on Oct. 12 by 4 p.m.