Openings After a slight delay, Cunard Tavern has opened in East Boston (24 Orleans St. at Webster Street). Enjoy rooftop bar service, a raw bar, and octopus dumplings overlooking Boston Harbor.
Coming soon Ian Calhoun, Vincent Vela, and Carolyn Johnson, the team from Concord’s popular 80 Thoreau, head into the city later this month with Mooncusser Fish House (304 Stuart St. at Columbus Avenue), in the old Vigaspace. The 60-seat, third-floor seafood restaurant will showcase local fish, served as entrees or as part of a five-course tasting menu. Enjoy house-cured smoked bluefish pâté, stuffed skate, and seared scallops. Later this summer, the team will also open a casual, lower-level Moon Bar.
Starting July 14, you can grab lunch or dinner 2.0 from Philadelphia-based
honeygrow (1282 Boylston St. at Jersey Street), where customers use a touch-screen to concoct customizable stir-fry dishes with noodles, proteins, and sauces; salads; and a “honeybar” with fruit, local honey, and toppings like chocolate chips and coconut shavings. Wash it all back with their own line of cold-pressed juice.
National chain City Winery will open a Boston branch in September (1 Canal St. at Market Street), with live music, an operational winery, and a Mediterranean menu that includes wine-infused pizza.
Pop-ups South Boston’s Capo (443 W. Broadway at F Street) launches a temporary gelato stand with a dozen flavors from Malden’s Giovanna Gelato, paired with fun toppings like espresso crumbles and strawberry jam. It’s available Thursday through Sunday from noon to 7 p.m.
New gigs Sleek Back Bay steakhouse Grill 23 (161 Berkeley St. at Stuart Street) lands two buzzy hires: New executive chef Brian Kevorkian hails from New York City destinations Eleven Madison Park and the Modern, and new general manager Meredith Gallagher arrives from top local spots including Craigie on Main, Menton, and Townsman.