Whole Heart Provisions to Open in Allston
It looks like a restaurant and food truck owner who is known in part for his grilled cheese sandwiches is opening a new spot next door to his existing brick-and-mortar restaurant, and he is apparently teaming up with chef and cook from several local dining spots.
According to a Licensing Board page within the City of Boston website, James DiSabatino is going to be involved in the opening of Whole Heart Provisions in Allston, with the address indicating that it would take over the Cambridge Street space where Root had been (and before that, Peace o' Pie). The address also shows that the new spot would be adjacent to the brick-and-mortar location of Roxy's Grilled Cheese, and that it is looking to be a quick-service takeout restaurant with seating for 19 and proposed hours from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM. A job post from poachedjobs.com indicates that Rebecca Arnold (Sarma, Alden & Harlow, Pain D'Avignon, 606 Congress) is involved with Whole Heart Provisions as well, and the listing gives a bit more info on the place, saying this will be a "veggie-focused, fast casual concept" that will be their "first" location.
[August 19 update: An article from Boston Magazine gives more information on the proposed Whole Heart Provision--the eatery will have dine-in and takeout options and will focus on salads and build-your-own bowls (grains, veggies, toppings, etc.), with beer and wine possibly coming if a liquor license is approved for the place. The article also says that if all goes as planned, Whole Heart Provisions will open sometime in mid-September.]
[September 28 update: According to several social media posts, Whole Heart Provisions soft-opened over the weekend, and a press release says that it will continue its soft opening tonight, with the place being open from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM today through Sunday. (The official opening date for the eatery is Tuesday, October 6.)]
Earlier this year, we reported that DiSabatino was planning to open two new brick-and-mortar spots, with one possibly being another Roxy's Grilled Cheese that would be located at MarketStreet Lynnfield, though no other information had come out about the second restaurant, so it is possible that Whole Heart Provisions is that place.
The address for the proposed Whole Heart Provisions is 487 Cambridge Street, Allston, MA, 02134.
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