Friday, March 03, 2017

Steel & Rye Team Opening Prairie Fire in Former Lineage Space in Brookline's Coolidge Corner

A new restaurant is on its way to one of the busiest parts of Brookline, and it has a connection to a popular upscale spot in Milton.

According to a job post within the site, chef Brendan Joy and the team at Steel & Rye are planning to open Prairie Fire in Coolidge Corner, with the restaurant having a large wood-burning oven and the menu offering regional fare, with charred vegetables, local shellfish, and wood-fired pizza being a few options. The post mentions that the focus will be on "simple yet thoughtful food" that is "rooted in classical technique" while also "preserving, fermenting, brining, and cooking with fire everyday." No address has been given as of yet, and it is not known exactly when Prairie Fire might open (the post simply says "spring"), so stay tuned for updates.

Steel &amp Rye, which first opened in Milton in 2012, is known in part for its inventive New American fare along with its classic and modern cocktails. The Eliot Street restaurant is housed in a former ambulance garage.

[March 6 update: Boston Magazine states that Prairie Fire will open in the former Lineage space on Harvard Avenue and that Steel & Rye operating partners Dan Kerrigan and Bill Scannell are behind it along with chef Brendan Joy. (The article also says that the restaurant will be "a little sibling" to Steel & Rye.)]

[July 28 update: A Patch article says that Prairie Fire plans to open by the end of the summer.]

[September 4 update: A tweet from @BostonAttitude indicates that Prairie Fire is now open.]

[September 5 update: Boston Magazine mentions that Prairie Fire is just open for dinner at this point in time, though lunch service will begin at some point. (The post also says that the restaurant does not take reservations.]

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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]