Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Ming Tsai Plans to Open a New Restaurant in Boston's Fort Point Neighborhood

A celebrity chef who owns a popular restaurant in the western suburbs of Boston is looking to open a second eatery, with this one being in the heart of the city.

The Boston Herald reports that Ming Tsai of Wellesley's Blue Ginger is going to be meeting with folks in the Fort Point section of Boston to talk about a proposed new restaurant at the corner of A Street and Melcher Street, where the A Street Deli used to be. The article mentions that the spot  that Ming is eyeing has 2,100 square feet of space and a potential capacity of 70, plus additional room if a proposed roof deck comes to fruition. It is not yet known what kind of restaurant it would be, though rumors have been floating around as to a possible concept for the place (as soon as we can confirm the exact concept, we will post an update here).

[July 18 update: The Boston Globe mentions that the new eatery from Ming Tsai will be a Chinese restaurant.]

[July 19 update: Leah Mennies of Boston Magazine reports via an email from Ming Tsai that his new Fort Point dining spot will NOT be a Chinese restaurant, and Ming is keeping the concept a secret for now. But the Fort Point Boston Blog indicates that we may know soon, as Ming is having a community meeting about the eatery at 12 Farnsworth Street next Monday (July 23) at 6:00 PM.]

Ming Tsai is also the host of "Simply Ming," a cooking show on PBS.

The address for this planned restaurant in the Fort Point area of Boston is 324 A Street, Boston, MA, 02210.

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Blogger Frederick Wright said...

This is great news for us urban dwellers! I'd always wanted to try Ming's restaurant out in Swellesley but generally don't leave the city.

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