The Langham, Boston returns, MarketStreet Lynnfield planning new openings and a busy taqueria branching out

Coming Soon: MarketStreet Lynnfield (600 Market St.) is planning a number of openings this summer. On the horizon: Alchemy with a New American menu plus sushi and craft cocktails. It is a larger offshoot of the Gloucester original with 297 seats, outside bars and a terrace.

The GFG-Café (short for “Greek From Greece”) is also opening this summer with Mediterranean foods as well as cakes, wraps, kebabs and sweets.

Finally, The OkiPoké is planning a spring debut with Hawaiian-inspired poké bowls, burritos and salads, and ramen with sauces, mix-ins and crispy toppings.

Reopening: Langham, Boston (250 Franklin St. on Oliver Street) is slated to open Grana Bar and The Fed in June when the hotel reopens after a renovation. The Italian restaurant initially serves breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch.

Openings: Arlington and Beverly’s popular La Victoria Taqueria is gently opening a new store at Belmont Center (66 Leonard St. on Alexander Avenue) this week; Expect tacos, tortas on soft telera bread, enchiladas, and burritos.

Chef Douglass Williams at MIDA.David L. Ryan / Globe Employee / David L Ryan, Globe Employee

Pros: Wine and Carbohydrates for a Good Cause: Help the Greater Boston Food Bank with a special event hosted on Sunday, February 28th by the South End MIDA, Urban Grape, and Massachusetts Black Economic Council. Urban Grape’s founder and CEO TJ Douglas and BECMA director Segun Idowu discuss hospitality, community and black leadership over brunch. Pick up wine and pasta at MIDA (782 Tremont St. on Massachusetts Avenue) and sign up for the chat at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are $ 90; The event starts at 1 p.m. The proceeds will benefit the GBFB. Learn more at

Wine: Urban Grape (303 Columbus Ave. on Clarendon Street) will be busy for the coming weeks. On Tuesday March 2nd, the wine store welcomes Grammy winner and winemaker Mary J. Blige for a virtual tasting and introduction of her two new Sun Goddess wines. Buy the wines and a ticket for the zoom chat at The event starts at 7 pm

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