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Serafina is Coming to Radius Space, Lulu's is Open in Allston

By Scott Kearnan  |  June 17, 2014

Seth Greenberg will open Serafina. It's almost time for doors to open at Bastille Kitchen, the behemoth Fort Point bistro that marks hospitality impresario Seth Greenberg's first restaurant since Mistral in 1997. But now it turns out that's not his only big opening on the horizon. Shortly after The Boston Globe confirmed that Greenberg would open a new restaurant in the former Radius space, Eater sussed out that it would be an outpost of the Northern Italian chain Serafina (pictured), indicated by Greenberg's own Sterling Group Management website. "Sterling Group has acquired the rights for Serafina in New England," says the site, which certainly suggests the Boston spot won't be the only. In the meanwhile, whet your appetite with our recent look at the about-to-open Bastille Kitchen

Lulu's Allston is Open. Lulu's Allston quietly opened over the weekend, becoming the latest notch in Allston's expanding belt of hot new offerings. (The Glenville Stops, Roxy's Gourmet Grilled Cheese, and Totto Ramen all recently rolled out.) At the helm is chef Sarah Wade, formerly exec chef of the Hyatt Regency in affluent Greenwich, CT. But rather than go for fine dining, her menu is a funky, eclectic mix that puts chef-driven spins on some junk food-inspired plates: think Mexican Cheetos, a beer cheese soup with smoked gouda, a "wild game Frito chili pie," and one tasty-sounding milk shake made with stout beer. 

Get ready for Study. Luckily, the only reading required is the menu. The team behind Somerville's minimalist, farm-to-table prix fixe destination Journeyman is opening two new restaurants in Kendall Square. First there's Study, which will have an "academic feel" according to the Boston GlobeAdjacent to the restaurant, which unlike Journeyman will offer a la carte options, you'll also find Ames Street Deli for "inventive sandwiches and cocktails." Expect a late summer opening inside the Broad Institute building at 73-75 Ames St.