Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Karen Akunowicz Is Opening Bar Volpe in South Boston

A James Beard Award Winner who opened an Italian restaurant in South Boston a couple of years ago is going to be opening another Italian dining spot nearby.

According to an article from Food & Wine, Karen Akunowicz is planning to open Bar Volpe "blocks" away from Fox & the Knife on W Broadway, though no specific address has been given as of yet. The new restaurant will focus at least in part on Southern Italian fare including seafood dishes, and the 5,200-square-foot space will feature an in-house pasta shop and a wood-fired grill. If all goes as planned, Bar Volpe will open in the fall.

Previous to Fox & the Knife, Akunowicz worked at such places as Ten Tables, Via Matta, Oleana, and Myers + Chang.

[June 7 update: According to a press release, Bar Volpe will be opening in the former Backyard Betty's space at 170 W Broadway.]

[November 4 update: The Tables section of The Boston Globe mentions that Bar Volpe opens on Saturday, November 6.]

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

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