Frank Avruch


A New England television personality for over 40 years, Frank Avruch is Boston born and bred. He had  an ongoing love affair with the city...a mixture of the old and new, a burgeoning restaurant scene, a thriving theatre, music and arts mecca, Frank  covers it all. is a counted-on-source for the oft-asked questions: "What's new", "What's happening" and "Where should we go?", he lists many of the events that make Boston a choice destination for tourists and residents alike.









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 David  Sedaris at Symphony Hall Oct 14 at 8 pm

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Now open:

Doretta Taverna

 By the end of September, Michael Schlow's transformation of Via Matta into Doretta Taverna and Raw Bar will be complete. The new restaurant will be a little more casual than its predecessor, and its patio will be larger. Doretta's Greek-inspired menu ranges from raw bar items to entrees like a slow-cooked lamb shoulder with rosemary, lemon, garlic, parsley, and mint. 79 Park Plz., Boston (Back Bay). 

Banyan Bar + Refugein the former Hammersley's space in the South End,  features plenty of raw seafood  to fried oyster buns to grilled beef tongue. (And the patio is now open for all your al fresco dining and drinking needs.)   The new venture from the team behind The Gallows feature  the culinary prowess and creativity of chef Phillip Tang, who owned East by Northeast in Inman Square before closing it in March. The menu specializes in  Sti the flavors of Asia and India with an emphasis on seafood.

Still waiting:

Sweet Cheeks owner Tiffani Faisom plans to open an Asian inspired restaurant  in the Fenway conveniently located right down the street from Sweet Cheeks.,hopefillu by the fall (When asked whether finding the space was a coincidence or if she was focusing on Tiger Mama will feature two bars, include a tiki-themed one. Regarding coming up with the name, Faison says ultimately it will be as playful as Sweet Cheeks and lives in the same nuance of fun and not taking ourselves too seriously.

1363 Boylston St., Boston (Fenway)


Further west in Newton, David Punch (Sycamore) has plans for an east Asian soul food restaurant appropriately called\ ittle Big Diner, "a small, tiny microrestaurant with 18 seats" .Along with   Hustle Cat's Alison Hearn, ithey are looking for an Octobeer opening at 1247 Centre St. Punch recently told the Globe that the East Asian soul food restaurant will be like a diner (as its name suggests). "We want to open at 11 in the morning with service throughout the day with the same menu, which is very diner-y." Expect spiciness, "big, bold flavors," and "incredible" kimchi from executive chef Daniel Scott.


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