Boston Restaurant Openings: New Places to Get Excited About This Fall

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Yes, those damn Fall Plans vs. Delta Variant memes proved prescient, but that doesn’t mean we’re slowing down our dining habits—patios, masks, vaccines, and safety precautions still abound, after all. Nor does our dining scene show signs of skipping a beat, with a slew of openings slated for this autumn and beyond. In fact, many of our city’s long-delayed restaurant debuts are finally coming to fruition, and many chef-owners claim pandemic-fueled shutdowns have actually helped them refine their visions—which gives us even more reason to treat ourselves to a brand new night on the town.

As for the deets, the offerings are as varied as they come, from a Parisian bistro to a New England izakaya to not one, not two, but three fully stocked food halls. Fine Italian dining is also well represented—and have we mentioned that the Island Creek Oyster team is opening a new restaurant across the

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A Bucket List of Korean Restaurants to Try in Boston

As a rising sophomore, I can’t help but feel antsy as I count down the days leading up to the start of the fall semester. Like many other students, after spending freshman year on Zoom, I feel I haven’t gotten the full “college experience” yet, full of late-night in-person study sessions with friends, exploring museums or shops near campus, and most importantly: restaurant-hopping to find my new favorite places to eat. With the upcoming year showing promise for opportunities to explore my college town, my taste buds are already tingling with excitement.

Still, I know that the transition from staying at home to living on campus will inevitably bring some amount of homesickness. After all, I won’t be able to eat my mom’s best doenjang jjigae (fermented soybean paste stew), my grandma’s famous myulchi bokkeum (stir-fried anchovies), and all the other Korean dishes that have provided me with warmth and

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