Sunday, December 20, 2015

Sunny Boy in Brookline's Washington Square to Close; Stoked to Move into Space

It looks like a restaurant in Brookline's Washington Square is shutting down after only a half year in business, and a highly-rated pizza truck will be opening a brick-and-mortar dining spot within the space.

According to a source, Sunny Boy on Beacon Street is getting ready to close (possibly around the end of the week), with Stoked Wood Fired Pizza looking to replace it. A new article from Boston Magazine confirms this, saying that Stoked hopes to open in the Sunny Boy space around April 1, and that it will offer lunch and dinner, with brunch planned for some point as well.

[January 6, 2016 update: A poster on the Facebook site confirms what we heard a few days ago, that Sunny Boy shut its doors for good last week (apparently last Wednesday).]

Sunny Boy, which is affiliated with jm Curley and Bogie's Place in Boston's Downtown Crossing, first opened around the beginning of June in the former Cafe Nicholas space; it is a casual eatery featuring mostly traditional American fare and comfort food, while Stoked is a food truck that debuted in the spring of 2014, with Scott Riebling of the Boston rock band Letters to Cleo and Toirm Miller of the former Jack and the Bean Bowl food cart being behind it.

A few days ago, we mentioned that Stoked was planning to open a restaurant somewhere in Brookline, but at the time there was no indication as to where it would be located.

The address for Sunny Boy (and the upcoming Stoked Wood Fired Pizza) is 1632 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA, 02446; the Twitter page for Sunny Boy is at while the website for Stoked can be found at

[Earlier Article]
Stoked Wood Fired Pizza to Open Brick and Mortar Restaurant in Brookline

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[Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Twelve Pizzas in the Boston Area and Beyond]