1. An Indian restaurant is opening on Wheeler Ave. It's called Bollywood Bistro, and the word on the street is that it's owned by someone who owns another Westchester Indian restaurant. But no further details. Looks like there's going to be an Asian gift shop attached.
2. Trinacria, the Italian deli across the street (just up from Jackson and Wheeler) makes a lot of food to go, and much of it is surprisingly good. I've tried a lot of their homemade soups, and they are superior, especially the tomato and the lentil. They sometime have empanadas(really good). And now there's a sign up in the window advertising their homemade tamales. I'll get over there soon to check them out.