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New Restaurants Coming to Boston – Summer 2024 | By Amandine Sime

Crush Pizza | 975 Saratoga St, East Boston | Anticipated Opening: Mid-May 2024 

Crush Pizza was once a hotspot in Downtown Boston for Neapolitan-style pizzas cooked fast and fresh in wood-fired ovens. But after seven years of business, Crush’s State Street location shut down at the end of 2020. Since then, the restaurant’s Quincy location, which opened in 2019, has been going strong and the only source of Crush’s signature pizza. However, another city location is finally debuting after four years. Crush chef and owner Tony Naser, who expressed at the time of the State Street closing that he hoped to open another location in Boston at some point in the future, makes it clear that “It will have that same vibrant, industrial feel that our Quincy location, but still a touch of of old school vibe that we love.” The ovens being used to make the pizza will even be different this time – conveyer-style gas/electric hybrids imported directly from Italy. Crush Pizza’s menu also includes items like sandwiches, salads, wings, loaded fries, and much more.

Jahunger | Brookline Street, Cambridge | Anticipated Opening: Early May 2024 7

A Providence-acclaimed Uyghur restaurant, Jahunger, is getting ready to open in Cambridgeport. Being one of the only restaurants serving Uyghur food in New England when it first opened in 2017, Jahungner has built a fanbase for dishes like hand-pulled noodles in peppercorn infused sauce, garlicky chicken-and-potato stew, and fish filet in hot chili oil. Jahunger’s Providence location reopened in 2021 after a devastating fire forced it to close in 2021. The new Cambridge location will be full-service and have most of the same menu items as Providence, plus new items like whole roast lamb. Although Jahunger is known for its meaty and spicy plates, co-owner Nadira Parhat notes that there are non-spicy, vegetarian, and gluten free dinner options too. 

Matria | 510 Atlantic Ave, Downtown Boston | Anticipated Opening: Late Spring 2024

After nearly 20 years, The InterContinental Boston hotel is revamping its dining experience, closing two classics that have been InterContinental staples since its opening in 2006, the Miel restaurant and the RumBa bar. In their place will soon be Piedmont-inspired steakhouse Matria, and a new cocktail spot, Bar Fellini. Matria will serve hearty and meaty northern Italian cuisine and plenty of steak dishes. Dishes, like agnolotti, a stuffed pasta, will be made in-house. Matria will take over the Miel space which includes an expansive dining area and seasonal patio with beautiful views of Fort Point Channel. Inside of Matria will be “simultaneously elegant, comfortable, and unpretentious”, featuring glass-and-brass chandeliers, marble accents, and softwoods.

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream | 131 Seaport Blvd, Seaport & 1 Brattle Square, Cambridge | Anticipated Openings: Summer 2024 (Seaport) & Fall 2024 (Cambridge) 

Van Leeuwen is a popular ice cream chain born out of a truck in New York City in 2008. Since then, over 50 Van Leeuwen parlors have opened in seven states and Washington, D.C. Now, the chain is expanding in the Greater Boston area – with a Chestnut Hill location that recently opened in April  at 55 Boylston St. Up next are openings in Seaport and Cambridge. According to co-founder Ben Van Leeuwen, best-selling flavors include the honeycomb, pistachio, chocolate fudge brownie, and Earl Grey tea. Several vegan flavors have also been hailed as top sellers, such as the peanut butter brownie honeycomb and cookies and cream caramel swirl. Aside from the 30+ flavors of ice cream on the menu, the chain also serves sundaes, ice cream sandwiches, root beer floats, milkshakes, and to-go pints. 

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