Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Red Sox Star David Ortiz May Open a Restaurant in Downtown Boston

Four years after closing a MetroWest restaurant that he was involved with, one of Boston's best-known professional athletes may be opening a new dining spot in the heart of the city.

The Boston Herald is reporting that Red Sox DH David Ortiz is considering opening a restaurant and sports lounge somewhere in downtown Boston,where he would feature his revamped line of Big Papi's Kitchen products that include tortilla chips, salsa, hummus, and more. If Ortiz does open a new spot, it would be his second shot at bringing an eatery to the area, as he had opened Big Papi's Grille on Route 9 in Framingham in the summer of 2009, only to close it two years later. (At the time of its closure, there had been talk of Big Papi's Grille reopening in Boston.)

According to the Herald, Ortiz is also a business partner of the upcoming Yvonne's, a supper club that is moving into the old Locke-Ober space in Boston.

The website for Big Papi's Kitchen--which helps raise money for the David Ortiz Children's Fund--can be found at

[Earlier Article]
Big Papi's Grille in Framingham Is Closing, Apparently Reopening in Boston

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[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]