Steve "Nookie" Postal to Open Steinbones (Jewish-Inspired BBQ) in Cambridge's Central Square
Last fall we reported that Steve "Nookie" Postal, the now-former executive chef for the Boston Red Sox--and a finalist on Bravo's Around the World in 80 Plates--was going to be setting up a pop-up version of his upcoming NYC Jewish-influenced barbecue spot in Cambridge's Harvard Square. Now we have confirmed what he had considered at the time, namely that he will be opening a brick-and-mortar version of the place in another part of the city.
Eater Boston is reporting that Postal plans to open Steinbones in Central Square, joining the location that is going to be coming to Manhattan. In an earlier article, we had said (via EB) that an outlet of the restaurant could be coming to the Boston area, with Nookie saying "If people are freaking out about it, we might do it."
Based on the items served at the Steinbones pop-up at Crema Cafe on Brattle Street last December, the brick-and-mortar spot in Central Square could have such dishes as a chopped short rib pastrami sandwich, fried matzoh balls, and lamb ribs.
As also mentioned earlier, Steve Postal is opening a restaurant and market in the Kendall Square section of Cambridge as well, with the place being called Commonwealth.
[November 8 update: Commonwealth has opened, and according to an article in Eater Boston, Nookie says that Steinbones is slated to open "in the summer of 2014 in the most amazing location in Cambridge," though he won't tell where the location will be at this point.]
[May 23, 2014 update: Zagat mentions that Steinbones is still planning to open sometime this summer, though there is still no address for this place.]
[December 9, 2014 update: Boston Magazine states that Steinbones is now looking to open in early 2015 and that there will be a sneak peek at its dishes at an event at Commonwealth on December 21.]
Steve "Nookie" Postal to Set Up Pop-Up Jewish BBQ Spot at Crema Cafe in Cambridge
Update: Steve "Nookie" Postal to Open Restaurant/Market in Cambridge's Kendall Square