All the News That’s Fit to Eat

Keeping track of Boston’s dining scene can feel almost as daunting as eating a well-done steak. Chowder scours the internet for the latest news on what’s coming, what’s going, and the return of some old-school beer deals.

At long last, Brookline is getting a restaurant that isn’t a sushi joint. The website for popular South End spot Orinoco says a new location is coming soon to Brookline Village.

We can always use more cupcakes in our lives. Sweet Boston will come to Mass. Ave. in May.

The new North Station watering hole DJ’s at the Garden had a big opening party last Friday night. Despite being within stumbling distance from the Garden, the crowd was mellow and well-behaved, even after the Celtics game let out. I didn’t sample the food, but the bar had a decent beer selection so it shouldn’t stay quiet for long.

Boston Restaurant Jobs reports that Estragon is hiring the last few positions before its May opening. It’s described as “a 1930s style tapas bar – think old-school chic – with a 17-seat bar, a salon-style lounge, and communal tables.” The owners of the restaurant are also opening Las Ventas, a gourmet Spanish foods store. Both the restaurant and the store will be at 700 Harrison Ave., according to Chowhound posters and The Matthews Group website.

And perhaps almost as joyous as an opening, last week Boston Daily learned that the Pour House is not closing.

You’re Out reports that the opening chef at JP’s Vee Vee is gone. Co-owner Dan Valachovic tells the Dishing blog that the spring menu will be developed with the help of Andy Husbands of Tremont 647.

We Didn’t Know You Could Find This Anymore
Food Monkey reports that you can find $1 Bud Lite or the pizza joint’s own brew at Bluestone Bistro in Brighton on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights.

Also, alcohol service has returned to some areas of Fenway Park. The Globe reports that fans with seats in the field and dugout boxes can buy wine and beer from the (relative) comfort of their seats.