Island Creek Oyster Team to Open Row 34 in Boston
It looks like the folks behind an oyster farm in Duxbury and a restaurant in Kenmore Square are going to be opening a new dining spot somewhere in Boston.
Food and Wine Magazine is reporting that the Island Creek Oyster team is "two months into the construction" of Row 34, which will be a "rustic" seafood restaurant. The article says that the upcoming eatery--whose name comes from a "workingman's expression of the oyster farm"--will have exposed brick and "simple" dishes such as garlicky mussels.
While the exact location of Row 34 has not yet been given, a Twitter post from BostonTweet mentions that it could be somewhere in the Fort Point area of Boston, while the Boston Hospitality and Tourism Industry Blog states (via Leah Mennies of Boston Magazine ) that it could be located in either Fort Point or the Seaport District.
[March 11 update: Row 34 has just put up a Facebook page, which shows the address as being 381 Congress Street in Fort Point. This address apparently solves the mystery of which restaurant would go into that space, as we had written an article in October of 2011 about a dining spot going there. (Their Facebook page is at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Row-34/113705522146808)]
The people behind the Duxbury farm opened their first restaurant--Island Creek Oyster Bar within the Hotel Commonwealth in Kenmore Square--in the fall of 2010. The website for the restaurant can be found at http://islandcreekoysterbar.com/ while the website for the farm is at http://www.islandcreekoysters.com/