Lion’s Tail opens, All Star Pizza Bar expands, and other restaurant news

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Openings: Lion’s Tail has opened at the South End’s Ink Block complex (300 Harrison Ave. at Herald Street), a project from Jarek Mountain, the former beverage director at Abby Lane and Back Bay Harry’s, and Ken Casey from the Dropkick Murphys. Former Dante chef Diego Osorno oversees a snack-happy menu of fried chicken skins, crab-stuffed falafel, lobster tail corn dogs, and churros, available until 1 a.m.

Inman Square favorite All Star Pizza Bar has opened a branch on Beacon Hill (204 Cambridge St. at Irving Street). Enjoy an assortment of meat, vegetable, and vegan pies like the El Hefe, doused in ancho chile sauce, and the Green Gates, topped with broccoli rabe and fresh herbs.


51 Lincoln and Waban Kitchen chef Jeff Fournier has moved north to New Hampshire after closing both of his Newton restaurants. Fournier and his wife, Kate, have relocated to the White Mountains to run the Thompson House Eatery and farm in Jackson (193 Main St. at Mill Street). The restaurant was a mainstay in town for 37 years until closing in 2013. Beginning early next year, the cozy landmark will be open Wednesday through Sunday for dinner. “We are absolutely thrilled to be in this beautiful setting and sincerely hope that you’ll make the drive north to this special village and allow me to cook for you once again,” Fournier writes in an e-mail. “This move feels amazing for our family, and I can’t wait to share this labor of love with you.”

Good deeds: Need last-minute dinner plans? Pop into Puritan & Company (1166 Cambridge St. at Tremont Street) on Dec. 18 starting at 6 p.m. for a charity feast to benefit victims of the recent 10-alarm fire in East Cambridge. Enjoy food and drinks from Belly, BISq, the Blue Room, Commonwealth, Craigie on Main, Little Donkey, and Puritan at the Cambridge Chefs for Fire Relief dinner. The meal is $100, and all proceeds go to the Mayor’s Fire Relief Fund.



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