Update: Strip-T's Chef and Co-Owner to Open Ribelle in Brookline
[Ed note: This article was updated on December 10 to reflect a name and address given for the new spot.]
The chef and co-owner of a highly-regarded restaurant just west of Boston is going to be opening a new restaurant, with this one also being west of the city.
Eater Boston is reporting that Tim Maslow of Strip-T's in Watertown is planning to open a dining spot in the Washington Square section of Brookline, with a possible March opening for the place. At this point in time, little information is known about the upcoming 70-seat eatery, including whether it will be a second Strip-T's or a brand new restaurant. As soon as we find out more about it, we will post an update here.
[December 10 update: BostonChefs.com states that the name of Maslow's new restaurant will apparently be Ribelle, and that it will be located at 1665 Beacon Street, which is where Tamarind Bay currently resides. There is always the chance that this could be a working name only, with the actual name being something different, but for now, it appears that the new spot will be called Ribelle. (Thanks to Eater Boston for bringing this to our attention.)]
[December 18 update: One of our sources tells us that a CV and liquor license has been approved for Ribelle, with a late March opening possible for the restaurant. A look at the menu indicates that the dining spot is expected to feature a raw bar, small plates, pasta dishes, full meals, and sides, with items including oysters, cod tripe, cavatelli with octopus, Long Island duck, roasted hanger steak, rack of St. Louis ribs, whole lobe roasted foie gras, and tarbais beans.]
[December 20 update: Based on a post from Grub Street Boston (via a Twitter post from Strip-T's), it appears that the menu for Ribelle that was submitted to the town of Brookline is "fake," so the items mentioned above might not be available at the upcoming restaurant after all.]
Strip-T's first opened on School Street in East Watertown in the 1980s, bringing to the neighborhood a cafe featuring an eclectic mix of American and international dishes. In 2011, Tim Maslow left New York to join his father Paul (the owner of the restaurant) and upgraded the menu, ultimately helping to bring it into the local--and national--spotlight.
The website for Strip-T's can be found at http://www.stripts.com/