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Bawarchi Biryanis New Indian Restaurant Opened in Weymouth MA

A new  Indian restaurant chain has  opened in South Weyouth called Bawarchi Biryanis  on Pond St  where the former FishTails kitchen was located.  They are the first location in Massachusetts.

Bawarchi Indian Cuisine isn’t just about food. It’s about the generations of chefs who kept the cooking traditions alive and are behind the delicious dishes we serve in our establishment. Bawarchi means “the chef” as an homage to all the chefs that kept the traditions alive. We strive to tantalize our customers with versatile pan-Indian menu in a modern quick serve setting. We take great pride in delivering most authentic Indian dishes prepared with best ingredients. Our Passion for customer service and high quality food is behind our explosive growth into multiple locations in a short time. We thank all our customers for their trust in us to deliver great food everyday.

They plan having a daily

Here is some of the buzz from theirAugust 2017 soft opening, they are now opened of September 2017.

We attended a soft opening and this place is FANTASTIC! We’ve tried many places for Indian food that stands out and this place is a winner all around! Excellent customer service, the food was wonderful and the renovations to the building look elegant and trendy, I wish we could give more stars!! The samosas were tender and flavorful, the naan was perfectly seasoned, the chicken tikka masala was fresh and had the perfect amount of heat, everything was on point, this place is sure to be a hot spot! Congratulations!

Our first taste was a big hit! We got takeout (since the Patriots were on tv tonight) and when I picked up my order, I could tell from the enticing aromas in the restaurant it was going to be good. From the hefty samosas packed with savory veggies in a sturdy dough, to the creamy tikka masala, to the beautiful boneless chicken biryani, every dish was delicious. My husband especially liked the garlic naan with its generous blanket of garlic! We’ll definitely be back – glad to have you in the neighborhood!

fiance and I had the pleasure of being at the Soft opening today for lunch. Every thing was great, staff was incredibly nice and always helpful (especially great to see on day 1 soft open). Food was so great: pricing, quantity, and quality were all worth it. We were stuffed. Definitely excited to make this a regular spot.
Also- WOW on the incredible interior renovation. The place is beautiful.

Awesome food coupled with great service. Glad to taste that they kept food items taste so authentic which reminded me of food days in India. Go for EXTRA SPICE on all their food items if you tooth for spicy taste. Strongly recommend this place. Keep it up Guys.

Bawarchi Biryanis Indian Cusine

532 Pond St
Weymouth, MA 02190

True North Kitchen Now Open in North Weymouth MA

True North Kitchen and Bar is now open September 2017   in the space occupied by Kelly’s Landing in North Weymouth  on Route 3A  for over 30 years.    It  “modern American tavern” with “updated comfort food and classic tavern food,” with local beer.


Here is wha their facebook page has a description  

True North Kitchen + Bar will located in North Weymouth, MA. We plan to become the premier neighborhood Tavern in the Weymouth, Quincy and Hingham area. True North will offer the best combination of service, quality, and value. We are straightforward, knowledgeable, helpful, and unpretentious. We are also dedicated to creating a dining atmosphere that we ourselves would be drawn to. One that includes an inviting bar and dining room with comfortably spaced tables that allow for easy conversation.

We will offer reasonably priced food and drinks, music at a decent decibel level and lighting that enables even Baby Boomers a chance to read the menu. A friendly, knowledgeable and thoughtful staff will take care of, spend time with, and take a genuine interest in their guests. We believe our key to success is an everyday understanding that taking care of our staff will translate to our staff taking care of our guests, which in turn will take care of the business. We can’t wait for you to join us!

Here is some of the buzz so far

Just happened to drive by this lovely new North Weymouth “kitchen with a bar” on their opening day, hesitated to go in as we were expecting a lot of kinks needing to be worked out- we were so surprised and grateful we made the stop. Service worked like clockwork, food delivered before even expected! The staff treated us like we were old town friends, professional and friendly. We had the chicken poutine and Mongolian chicken fingers, and a phenomenal Berry Sangria shortcake! We will be back to try the entire menu!

We hesitated to stop in last night thinking there would be delays in service being so new. How wrong we were. Our server was great, overall service spectacular. We shared the Mongolian Chicken and ordered the Mac n Cheese and Fish Tacos. Definitely not disappointed and all very good. We’ll be back to try more.

The chicken pot pie poutine is to die for!  fish tacos came with two shrimp and a white fish in eat taco, breaded and fried to perfection. And the Moscow mule I had to drink at the bar… delicious!

We were there last night very nice inside and the food was great We started with a fried calamari special it had house made fried pickles in it, it was very nice, my wife had the swordfish with pastrami spice rub, toped apple-mustard relish, very moist ,nice portion and I had the steak frites 8oz sirloin with bernaise sauce French fries (that were done great),and a small salad. The service was spot on, nice people that own this place, We will be back.



159 Bridge Street
North Weymouth, Massachusetts, MA 02191

Fisher’s Pub in Middleboro Now Open

Dave Fisher has openned up his 3rd restaurant in Middlboro  Fisher’s Pub. Dave is also the owner of Swampie favorites  Harry’s Bar and Grill  and Dave’s Dinner, 

The  South Middleboro location  most recently known as the 360 Sports Pub before Fisher purchased the spacein earl y 2016.  The location had been empty for a wee

“The Menu at Fisher’s Pub will be very similar to Harry’s – chicken wings, roast beef sandwiches, fried clams, steak tips, burgers.

Here is some Swampie buzz on  Harry’s

Our small family visited Harry’s tonight for the first time. Our party had all the ingredients for a bad experience where ever we went: 2 adults who refused to cook but were too hungry to decide on a place, and an over tired 2 year old with an appetite for destruction when shes hungry. After passing by many times we decided to stop in tonight. We began to have the natural anxious thoughts that anyone has when trying a new restaurant for the first time, “I hope this is worth the wait”. It definitley is. The food hit the spot, the pricing is a plus, but the service was exceptional. Our server was quick to great us and get our drinks. Although she was serving other tables, she was very attentive to ours as well. Any other staff that visited our table were friendly as well. Everything was fast and efficient in this place like a well oiled machine. The obvious goal with a dining area that size is to flip tables as fast as possible, but we never felt rushed or pressured, we felt welcomed. That is a rare accomplishment for any restaurant. We can’t wait to come back and sit on the flight deck!

They make the best drinks – try the Salty Caramel Martini! So convenient we get take out at least 3 or 4 times a month. Favorites are the Caesar Salad with Broiled Scallops, Baked Haddock, Rack of Ribs…….one of the specials – Scallops with feta cheese, black olives, artichoke hearts and mashed potatoes is to die for. We lived in Middleboro 9 years before even going there – got a lot of making up to do!!!

Harry’s Bar and Grille has the best ribs and chicken wings in town! The prices are affordable, they do great specials and the waitstaff is amazing! Friendly, sociable atmosphere, great bar for a quick drink!



Shaking Crab Cajun Seafood Now Open in Quincy’s Hancock District

Shaking Crab Seafood restaurant has opened up the Hancock District  Quincy Center  April 2017 .  It   features Cajun-style seafood, serving up mussels, lobster, shrimp, and more, shaken up with a spice blend in a bag — and served in that bag. Also on the menu: fries, onion rings, wings, fried oysters, mac and cheese, mochi, and a few other items.    Shaking Crab  also has a location in Newton MA.

How to order

Step 1 Pick your seafood
Step 2 Choose your sauce -Shakin,Gulf, Seoul
Step 3 How spicy?
Step 4 Add your sides

Here are some of their reviews of food in both Quincy and Newton

I got the blue crab with a side of potatoes and it doesn’t come on a plate; it comes in a bag that they shake with all the spices and stuff mixed in. It’s messy food and it’s absolutely delicious. I got mine spicy but they have non spicy options as well. Keep in mind: they do provide bibs, wet napkins, a plastic bag to dump all the shells in, and gloves. Your hands and clothes will stay clean. Stay open to the experience, your face will get messy, but the food is really really good. Or at least, I enjoyed it. And I thought the servers were very nice and attentive. Can’t wait for the official opening of this place. It’s a wonderful addition to the Quincy food scene. Highly recommend giving this place a try

My recent trip to Shaking Crab was quite wonderful! The food was delightful in both taste and fun. The variety of sauces captured my taste buds while the plentiful bags of seafood filled my stomach. In addition, the set up of the restaurant makes for an inviting environment into the Shaking Crab experience. This was awesome, and I don’t even like seafood!

Soeul seasoning is the Best flavor for seafood shakin’ in a bag. My favorites are the crawfish, littlenecks, mussels, fried oysters, and garlic noodles, but definitely don’t forget to add in the corn and sausages into the seafood mix. I’ve worked in the restaurant industry for over 10 years and this place hires the best servers to take care of you all night! They are friendly, great at what they do, modern/stylish and happy to serve. No negative vibe from anyone of them. Haven’t once had any bad service every time I stop in. I do have one recommendation for the place. They should label the bags with the flavor and spiciness so when there’s a large party, customers would know which is which because some of the sauces look the same. All in all 5 out of 5!

get the blue crab with the Seoul chili sauce. And the crawfish with the same sauce. It is so good. They are also children friendly. Everyone that I have brought loves it and are returning customers. The best time to go is early Saturday and Sunday before 3. And during the middle of the week. On the weekends I do take out. But I love it. And they remember my face everytime I come here. Can’t wait until they open the new one. Plus there service is great. They move fast and always check on you I don’t care how busy it is.

Monday 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Tuesday 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Wednesday 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Thursday 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Friday 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Shaking Crab – Quincy
18 Cottage Ave
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: (617) 481-1353


Sorelle’s Italian Bar & Grill Route 18 Abington Now Opened

Sorelle’s Italian restaurant is finally open in April 2017    Sorelle Bar & Grill   opens  up in the former location of long time Italian favorite  Vin & Eddie restaurant on Route 18 in  Abington.   We are finally glad to see it open as it took them a lot longer than anticipated.  While Vin & Eddie’s served traditional Italian food, Sorelle will have more modern cuisine, including baked cod with fried polenta, acorn squash tortellini, and arugula pesto.

The Chef and Owner Andrea  Schnell’s  experience  includes working    upscale  The Winsor House in Duxbury and Square Café in Hingham.  She  spent the last 13 years as Executive Chef of the highly successful restaurant Square Cafe, in Hingham, MA. As Executive Chef of the Square Cafe, Schnell has garnered praise from some of the regions toughest food critics  (including many Swampies) and has established a following of regular customers, locals and visitors of Hingham, who can’t get enough of her inventive cuisine.  During her time  at the Square Cafe, she has received numerous awards and accolades from publications such as Boston Magazine, Boston Globe, Patriot Ledger and South Shore Magazine

Here is the Swampie Buzz  so far

The restaurant is beautiful. Very friendly greeters. Our reservation was for 6:15 pm. We got seated right away. The place was packed! Waiter was very friendly. He recommended this beautiful antipasto. I ordered the cod. It came with asparagus and polenta sticks. All yummy! Hubby had the salmon. It came with fingerling potatoes…i forget the veg. I took a bite of his salmon and it was very good. Food presentation is beautiful! The restaurant emptied out quite a bit by 7:30. Waiter let us sit and chat with our friends. No rush to get us out. By 8:15 we noticed that it was packed again so we left. I would go back to try other items on the menu. I hope they change up the menu now and then or add daily specials.

Finally! There’s no need to go into Boston or Providence! The beautiful atmosphere makes you feel like Chef Andrea  brought a little bit of Italy home to us! Delicious flavors yet not too exotic. Appetizers were nothing short of amazing. From the brussel sprouts to the calamari. Short Ribs melt in your mouth! Chicken Saltimbocca was delicious. The service was warm and friendly. Reasonable prices and so close to home. We will definitely be back very soon!

Our server, was fabulous!!! He was very knowledgeable, made recommendations and along with all the staff, was very attentive. The food was amazing!! We started with the roasted pear salad which was delicious!! My husband had the salmon and I, the Chicken Saltimbocca. Both meals  were very generous portions and delectable!! We decided  to take  desserts to go as we were very full. I ordered the tiramisu and my friend  the bread pudding, both desserts were again very delicious! Our whole evening at Sorelle was amazing!!! I suggest everyone try this new amazing restaurant, you won’t be disappointed, ! We will definitely be back!!!

Open Daily for dinner at  Mon-Sat at 5pm and Sun 4pm

1400 Bedford Street
Abington, MA, 02351
United States




Brick and Beam Restaurant to Open in Old Villa Rosa Quincy MA

Update July 2017  Brick and Beam  is  now opened from   4-10pm for dinner~ Enjoy  

A new restaurant  Brick and Beam  will be opening at the former   site of the long time Italian Restaurant  Villa Rosa in Quincy MA.    It is a expected to have June 2017 opening with 145 seats and expected to be a higher end restaurant  Brick and Beam Restaurant to Open in Old Villa Rosa Quincy MA

The  new eatery  will be run be run by by Ray Butler, who owns The Banshee in Dorchester, and Bret Kelly, who owns The North Star in Boston’s West End.

The Villa Rosa was open for almost 65 years and closed during the early summer 2016

Here is the buzz


We finally made it to Brick and Beam tonight. Loved everything about it. Had steak tips that melted in your mouth, really good chowder, shrimp cocktail and a burger!
Our waitress Nicole was just awesome!
We will be back. So happy we have a new favorite local restaurant.
When it first opened and then closed so many people’s comments we just plain mean! I for one are happy that they opened then closed to reinvent and opened again. Kudos to the owners for doing that. That was brilliant!
Wishing nothing but success for Brick and Beam.

Incredible meal at Brick & Beam last night! Delicious and great size lobster roll, my new favorite fries, brussel sprouts that were perfectly crispy, and the meatball appetizer that is fit for any meal. Amazing energy ripples through the restaurant and topped with stellar service. Well done to the Brick & Beam team! We’ll see you again next week.

Love this place. Great food and great place to socialize. The interior design is very modern and cool. You don’t have to go into Boston when you have a place like Brick & Beam in the neighborhood. The staff is very friendly and the portions don’t leave you wanting more (1 lb meatball, anyone?). Can’t wait to go back and try something different from the menu.

Wicked friendly staff, great drinks, and very tasty dishes make this a perfect replacement for the old Villa Rosa. The inside is well laid out with two separate bar areas and a variety of seating. Even when it was packed on a Friday evening I could hear my friend and could see lots of people enjoying themselves in conversation. The big meatball appetizer was awesome and the steak tips were perfectly cooked. Looking forward to going back! Welcome to the neighborhood!

We are some of the local folks who waited impatiently for the plywood to come down. Knew they would be busy right off the bat but underestimated the mob. First visit was derailed but management promised to improve and impress. Tonight they did (above and beyond) and yes we will be back. Lobster roll, salmon and sticky pudding were loved by all. Thank you Brick and Beam for giving my folks such a lovely dining experience.


705 Adams St
Quincy, Massachusetts



Casa Vallarta New Mexican Restaurant to Open in Brockton 2017

The Enterprise Brockton announced that a new Mexican restaurant will be opening  on Oak St near the Westgate Mall   during the spring.   The location will be where  Chili’s was and has been closed for years. Casa Vallarta New Mexican Restaurant to Open in Brockton 2017

The restaurant will be named  Casa Vallarta because the 4 owners come from  near the popular resort town. Puerto Vallarta in Mexico.  The friends and owners already operate several locations already including a Casa Vallarta location in Saugus, one in Northborough, one in Falmouth, and one in Cumberland, Rhode Island.

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Here is the buzz from their current restaurants

Sunday was my family’s first visit to Casa

Vallarta in Saugus and we cannot wait to go back. We went for my daughter’s birthday and the staff could not have been nicer. Our server was Julio and he truly treated us like family. The band was excellent, the restaurant was alive, just a great atmosphere. Oh did I mention the food was excellent as well. If you want a fun and delicious meal out Casa Vallarta is a great spot.

The food is delicious and everyone working there is nice + really seem to love their job! If waiting for something at Sprint, definitely go get a bite to eat! If not, is worth the trip to try the food. Alcohol & non-alcohol drinks; tv at the bar with the game on, or sit at the dining area! Service is fast & great!!

The drinks are very large and tasty, food was excellent and attentive service. We will definitely be back again! The beef taquitos were exceptionally good. I expected ground beef but instead was big pieces of beef inside. The fried red snapper was cooked perfectly. The salsa and chips with the bean dip are great too!

Review on the Swampie page  on the Falmouth locationMy first review – casa Vallarta in Falmouth. We have a toddler so we haven’t actually eaten in, but their take out has been yummy twice.   We get a you pick 3 combo meal and a side of guacamole, just enough for two hungry parents! The chimichanga didn’t travel well and the shredded pork is spicy, so on our second try we had beef enchilada and burrito and a chicken taco.  We are Colorado folk so the lack of this sort of food, around here, is rough. We are happy this place opened and will for sure go back

An  early New Years Eve dinner at the Casa Vallarta Mexican Restaurant. Thanks so much Dana & Art for our Christmas Gift Certificate! We love it there! The staff is always so friendly! Our steak and chicken fajitas were so Delicious! Mark loves their Presidente Margaritas, and I love their Sangria! We even split a Yummy fried ice cream dessert! We are sooo full and have lots of leftovers for tomorrow night!

Everytime I walk in to Casa Vallarta, I feel like I’m back in Mexico. I love the atmosphere. The service is fantastic, food is as well and they’re very prompt in getting it out even when they are packed (which is most of the time). They make great drinks and I love the complimentary appetizers they offer. They’ve done a great job and it’s nice to have them in Falmouth!

Casa Vallarta
600 Oak St
Brockton MA


Avocados Mexican Taqueria Opening Second Location in Stoughton

Whitman’s  Avocados Mexican Taqueria will be opening up a second and larger location in downtown Stoughton MA.  Whitman is more of takeout place  Stoughton’s location will have  dinner service  with bar service  and a fairly large dining area.  Anticipated Opening date is Monday January 30th at 11amAvocados Mexican Taqueria Opening Second Location in Stoughton

For lunch, the restaurant will be a taqueria, which, in English, simply means a Mexican restaurant specializing in tacos and burritos. There are two burrito stations near the front counter where customers can watch their food being made.

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During dinner hours , unlike the Whitman location, the restaurant will have full sit down service, a dinner menu and a full bar. There are 32 seats in the dining area, with another three high-top tables and 12 seats in the bar area and 11 stools. The restaurant has four televisions at the bar and another near the counter.

Here are some reviews of their Whitman Location

Authentic Mexican Food, Tacos de Lengua and Tortas is the best in the South Shore, I highly recommend this place if you want to taste the real Mexican flavor, i feel the spirit of Mexico. Thanks Francisco, outstanding food & service.

Love this place. Wish my waistline would allow me to eat here more often than once in awhile. Atmosphere is like sitting in Grandma’s kitchen, watching her cook up a meal.

If you love Mexican food, go here! The large burrito is a meal in a tortilla. Very fresh ingredients. My husband wasn’t sure if he wanted Verde sauce on his  enchiladas, so the owner said try it; if you don’t like it, have something else, no extra charge! Great guy, great customer service.

Love Avocados! Everything is so fresh and good. Great options for vegetarians, you can get anything without the meat.

Quality food. Good Service. Decent prices. Taco salads and burritos are delicious.

Great service, great authentic food. I have not found a place even close to this good and authentic on the south shore. The owner is very nice and helpful when ordering. The burritos are huge and the tacos amazing. Please go and check it out i want this place around for long time! I promise you will be happy you went.

Absolutely fantastic! If you order chicken, a fresh boneless, skinless chicken breast is cooked to order! Everything is fresh and full of flavor. I’m not a fan of cilantro but there are plenty of non-cilantro options including fresh sliced avocado in lieu of guacamole. Thank you!

I’d rate Avocadoes a 10 out of 5 if I could. It’s the best food ever!! We’ve ordered multiple times and its always amazing. One time my order was messed up a little (had something on it I didn’t want) and it was still the best taco salad I’ve ever eaten. If you love Mexican food you need to try this place.

Avocados Mexican Taqueria, at 809 Washington St. Stoughton MA


Mia Regazza to Open 2nd Local Restaurant in Marshfield MA 2017

Update!! Mia Regazza is now open in  Marshfield as a June 1st 2017 

Local Abington  Italian favorite Mia Regazza will be opening a second location at the Marshfield Tavern. in late Winter Early Spring 2017. Mia Regazza to Open 2nd Local Restaurant in Marshfield MA 2017

From  the Marshfield Wicked Local

The couple is hoping to close on the Marshfield property in late February and do about four to six weeks of cosmetic work on the interior of the building, including changing out the flooring, repainting some rooms, lighting changes and replacing the kitchen equipment, among other changes.

Once open, the restaurant will serve lunch and dinner seven days a week from 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. and will employ about 50 people.

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Here is the Swampie Buzz

Dinner at Mia Regazza. Started off with the antipasto for one which was large enough for two! Delicious! Hubby had eggplant parm. I had the Chicken and sausage Mediterranean. Great service from our waitress Kristen. Always a great meal at Mia Regazza.

Some I took the advice of some fellow swampies and tried Mia Regazza…all I can say is excellent service (by Chelsea) and excellent food and presentation???? we sat outside in the gazebo area and it was very relaxing…cant wait to go back!!!! Restaurants lately have been subpar so this was very refreshing. It was my brothers birthday and he had a free birthday tirimisu!!! Yummmo!! Excellent food excellent value!!

It was 5:30 got right in, the waitress was good got our drinks, bread and oil right away. My wife got a special shrimp, lobster, haddock, clams, thin pasta and cream sauce. It was delicious the sauce was a little thin so we got messy. I had the Mia medley 2 steak tips, 2 scallops wrapped in bacon, stuffed lobster tail, roasted potatoes and asparagus. It was all good but the lobster tail the meat was so stuck to the shell I couldn’t get a bite. It was very loud and the bus girl tried to grab our plates twice while we were eating. No place is perfect over all it was very good and the bill was under $60.

Went to Mia Regazza Sunday with my wife, son and father-in-law. Really good food. First pic is the chicken eggplant combo,next is the sausage chicken bolognaise, next the seafood fra diavlo and next was the eggplant parm. Mmmm good. The desert was lemon berry pie. Delicious! I want to add that the service was excellent, from the bus boy to the water attendant to our server. I would recommend this place to everyone

Service per usual was outstanding from start to finish. We started out with the special martini of the day. Along the lines of a creamsicle I had back in the childhood days…yummy. Fresh bread with olive oil and shaved Parmesan was delish. Our dinners included pan seared scallops with risotto and asparagus, chicken Parmesan (not pictured), chicken and sausage Alforno, and chicken and sausage Mediterranean. We all thoroughly enjoyed our dishes. I never leave disappointed!


Marshfield Tavern

1 Proprietors Dr, Marshfield, MA 02050



Simply Smith’s New Deli & Restaurant Open in Cohasset MA

Simply Smith’s  is a new deli and restaurant  is getting ready to open in the former Green Light juice shop space on Pleasant Street in the center of Cohasset according to the wicked local newspaper Simply Smith's New Deli & Restaurant  Open in Cohasset MA

The  owners Greg Smith and Jean Sullivan are planning to make the new place  an upscale but affordable old-fashioned deli with sitdown service, and  menu choices will include – soups  salads,  giant sandwiches, imported Italian cold-cuts, Kobe beef burgers, cold-smoked cheeses, and deli cuts cured in-house – at a great price: $8 for a sandwich, and under $20 for everything else. They have posted their full menu on their facebook page.

Smith has had six restaurants in the Greater Boston Area, most recently in Mansfield, and before that in Canton. Simply Smith’s Catering has been in business since 1992.

Since 1992, Simply Smith’s Catering has provided excellence in catering and event planning. With our innovative designs and wide arrange of available styles, we can help you plan the event of your dreams and offer you a memorable experience.

We specialize in creative, custom catering menus and offer wait and bar service as an added option. Whatever your event, corporate or private, we can make it the most special – small or large, casual or elegant – whatever your dreams, we will make your occasion unforgettable.

We provide the highest level of service, freshly made cuisine, and delicious cakes and desserts. You tell us what you want and we’ll make it happen for you and your guests. No menu is too small or too big. Whatever your tastes, our chef and staff will design the menu you’re looking for.


Simply Smiths at 1 Pleasant opens in January and will accept all major credit cards.