Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Rumor Mill: Michael Schlow, Ten Tables, Jamie Bissonnette, and More

A new Boston Globe food chat took place today, and several rumors about restaurants in the Boston area were mentioned toward the end of the discussion. We have not been able to confirm any of them as of yet, so be aware that they are indeed just rumors for now. Here is what was included in the chat:

Is Ten Tables opening a burger bar in Jamaica Plain?
It appears there is a possibility that the owner of Ten Tables in JP may be looking at opening a burger spot in the nearby space on Centre Street where Bon Savor has been. (Bon Savor is a French and South American bistro that has been open for about six years.)

Is Jamie Bissonnette opening a new restaurant in the Columbus Cafe space?
We had written about an upcoming breakfast and lunch spot from the chef and one of the owners of Coppa on Shawmut Avenue and Toro on Washington Street (both of which are in the South End), but have not been able to confirm where exactly the eatery may open. It was mentioned on the chat that the space where the Columbus Cafe currently resides might be where it opens, but no definitive word on whether this Columbus Avenue restaurant is even closing for sure (we had also written about their possible closure awhile back).

Is Michael Schlow opening a diner in the old Burton's space?
Last month, Burton's Grill in the Fenway section of Boston closed its doors (its other locations in the Boston area remain open), and now there is a rumor that restaurateur Michael Schlow (Tico, Radius, Via Matta, Alta Strada) may be looking to open a diner in the Boylston Street space.

Again, none of these rumors have been confirmed by us, so keep checking back, as we will post updates once we find out more information.

You can read the entire food chat from The Boston Globe at the link below.

Food chat Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 11 a.m.