Sunday, June 14, 2009

Coppa - new South End restaurant

Back in April I mentioned buzz about the fate of the space occupied by a restaurant that had recently closed in my entry, South End rumor new owners have bought space formerly known as Dish.

On Friday, June 12 - Boston Restaurant Talk - wrote that Chef Ken Oringer, probably best known for his signature BackBay restaurant, Clio, will open his 6th restaurant in the city and his 2nd in the South End in the space once occupied by The Dish. According to the Boston Restaurant Blog, the restaurant will be called Coppa and is expected to open in August. The restaurant will feature a wine bar and serve small dishes that feature locally grown ingredients.

The Dish was a casual and friendly restaurant with a patio that seated more than the restaurant could hold inside. I hope Ken can take this tiny footprint of a restaurant and turn it into a viable business that stays connected to the neighborhood. He's shown he knows how to do this. After all his first restaurant in the South End, Toro, is only a bit larger than Coppa.

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