Beantown will be experiencing a record number of Autumn eatery openings this year. You can expect hot dogs with a Mexican flare, Southern fried chicken and biscuits, and innovative new takes on the good ol’ fashioned meatball – think Turducken meatballs and cashew-curried vegetable balls.
There’s something for every taste with these 5 modern restaurants, plus several new tastes you didn’t even know you were craving!
Chef Mary Dumont from Cambridge’s Harvest restaurant plans to open this new venture at the Ames Hotel sometime in “late Fall.” There will be a heavy emphasis on fresh, sustainable ingredients with several grown right onsite in the hotel’s hydroponic and hanging gardens. There will be plenty of super-fresh seafood and “foraged” foods.
2. Buttermilk & Bourbon
Opening in November, Chef Jason Santos’ latest soul food venture is the perfect mix of upscale and down home. Upon entering, guests can sip a glass of champagne from a small tap. Dishes are rumored to include oyster chowder, boiled peanut hummus, house-fried chicken and barbecue shrimp. If champagne isn’t your beverage, choose from an array of bourbon drinks, batch cocktails, and Scorpion bowls.
3. Cunard Tavern
Craving a fresh take on brunch or some really well done pub-style favorites? This November you can add the Cunard Tavern to your list. Owner Phil Frattaroli has built his new gastro-pub on the waterfront site that was once his grandfather’s woodshop. There will be a 35-seat rooftop with refreshing views to enjoy your beer and what Frattaroli describes as “a really good burger on an english muffin.”
4. The Burro Bar
The Painted Burro in Somerville’s Davis Square is a successful upscale Mexican food joint and tequila bar. Come November, Beacon Street will offer a smaller version of the restaurant serving signature culinary delights like tacos, tortas, nachos, and, the fan favorite – hot dogs topped with chipotle ketchup and agave mustard.
5. Certified Meatball Company
Brought to you by Boston Nightlife Ventures (BNV), the folks who brought you Wink & Nod, Little Owl Tavern and Griddler’s Burgers & Dogs. This latest venture will specialize in – you guessed it – meatballs! But these aren’t your momma’s meatballs, these are handcrafted, re-imagined meat, veggie and Chinese bao balls. The BNV website says simply that “the concept is under development,” but rumor has it the eatery will feature 6 types of balls with sauce pairings.
Check out this feature from The Boston Globe to see even more restaurants that Boston foodies can expect this Fall.