Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Backyard Betty's Is Opening in South Boston

by Marc Hurwitz

A new restaurant is on its way to South Boston, and it looks like it has a connection to another dining spot in the neighborhood.

According to a source, Backyard Betty's is planning to open on W Broadway, with a licensing board hearing page confirming this, showing that the proposed eatery would have seating for approximately 137, both dining areas and bar areas, and about 5,165 square feet of space. The manager listed for Backyard Betty's is Theo Bougas, who is involved with Publico on Dorchester Street, and the parent company listed for the place is The Family Restaurant Partners LLC, whose principals are Dave Winick and Dave Matteo, according to a Bizapedia page. (A bostonplans.org page shows that Winick and Matteo were both involved in the development of 11 Dorchester Street, which is where Publico resides.) No other information seems to be available on Backyard Betty's at this point in time, so keep checking back for updates.

The address for this proposed restaurant in South Boston is: Backyard Betty's, 172-174 W Broadway, South Boston, MA, 02127.

[January 9, 2018 update: Zagat mentions that Backyard Betty's will feature "American cult classics and backyard cookout cuisine"along with other comfort foods. The post says that the restaurant will have seating for approximately 150 and that it will have a wood-burning rotisserie smoker grill.]

[April 6, 2018 update: The Tables section of The Boston Globe indicates that Backyard Betty's opens this month and that it will have a "retro, Americana vibe that will create the experience of stepping into a 1970s auto garage."]

[May 14, 2018 update: According to a press release, Backyard Betty's opens on Friday, May 18.]

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