Ostoria Pronto– I’m seriously going to damage some property if this place turns out to be a shit hole.  What I’ve read so far is that it promises to be a fine-dining experience (yeah yeah), but the menu is Tuscan-style, which I’m totally swooning over.  Another big appeal is the location:  the new JW Marriott!  Open view of the kitchen, and online photos of the dining room seem to be promising. Another pro:  Chef de cuisine is Italian.  Whoa.

Scheduled opening:  February

Black Market–  Totally stoked for this.  This new gastropub is set to open any time now on Mass Ave.  Biggest appeal is the owners who are of Siam Square and R Bistro origin.  Seriously, if THIS goes wrong, what can go right anymore?

Scheduled opening:  Tomorrow, please!

Sensu– gourmet Asian-fusion.  I haven’t read enough to get too excited, but any new non-steakhouse addition is a nice addition.

Scheduled opening:  February

Of course, tune in to Chubby’s Corner in the coming months for fair and judicial reviews.