Ana Sortun set to open Sarma, Roka sushi opens in South End, and a cat cafe for Boston?


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Chef Ana Sortun tells us that her newest restaurant, Somerville’s Sarma, should open at 249 Pearl St. in Winter Hill by mid-October.

Urban Daddy shares the news that long-awaited Roka sushi parlor has made its debut at 801 Mass Ave. in the South End. On offer: tuna sashimi martinis, cocktails from a 40-foot double-sided bar, black sake, and a private room where filet mignon is seared tableside on hot stones.

A young entrepreneur wants to open a feline-oriented cafe in Boston. That’s right, a cafe for cats. “I’m very serious about this and determined to have it be created by the end of 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. I’ve had this idea for a while now ever since learning about them through the internet a couple of years ago. Cat cafes are a type of small restaurant originating in Japan.

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