El Centro Brookline
When chef/owner Allan Rodriguez opened the second location of his South End cantina last week, he didn't do it alone: Dona Maria came with him. Well, technically just her recipes, as Rodriguez brings time-honored techniques for handmade quesadillas direct from Mexico to go along with watermelon sangria and pepper-infused tequila cocktails.
Soft opens Thurs. 236 Washington St., Brookline (617-232-4200)