Coming soon: Banners Kitchen & Tap at TD Garden will open in mid-October at the Hub on Causeway (82 Causeway). It’s the first Boston restaurant for the Patina Restaurant Group, known for restaurants such as Brasserie 8 ½ and Lincoln in New York City. Enjoy tavern food, 55 beers on tap, and plenty of supersize TVs spread out among 25,000 square feet.
Spice: Fans of the East Coast Grill’s Hell Night (above) can relive the past on Tuesday, Oct. 1, when chef and ECG alum Jason Lord (Season to Taste Catering) and Paul Turano (Cook) team up for a revival at Cook Needham (109 Chapel St. at Great Plain Avenue). They’ll serve original and new dishes with various “bomb” levels of heat, including deviled eggs with pickled jalapenos, Thai chicken dumplings, sesame seared tuna with barbecue sauce, chicken and waffles, and braised lamb vindaloo. Wash it all down with a $10 glass of milk. It starts at 5 p.m.
Food festivals: The second annual San Gennaro Feast happens from Friday, Sept. 13, until Sunday, Sept. 15, in the North End. The feast is staged by the Saint Gennaro Foundation, founded by neighborhood restaurateurs Frank DePasquale and Nick Varano. Sample treats from restaurants along Hanover Street from noon until 11 p.m. Proceeds benefit autism charities.
New management: Anthony Caturano takes the helm at popular Lynn restaurant The Blue Ox (191 Oxford St. at Market Street), known for its Sin Burger with bacon, Swiss, and truffle aioli. He replaces longtime restaurateur Matt O’Neil. The two became pals when O’Neil was a line cook at Prezza. Caturano is known for the North End’s Prezza and Gloucester’s Tonno.