I saw that there's a new place Mangia open on Columbus Ave. (I think it's Columbus, not Tremont). Seems to have the same logo as the Mangia in Brookline Village by Virginia's across from the CVS. I haven't eaten there but have a menu and it seems reasonable for Italian sandwiches and pastas. Anyone been to either location?
Also, the place that took over the Choppin Block in Brigham Circle (another old man bar down the drain), Mission Hill Pub I think, has opened. They've got huge open windows and it seems to be doing well in its first few days. I see salt and pepper shakers on the tables, but have only seen people with drinks as I walk by.