Former "Top Chef" contestant Jeff McInnis and season 11 contestant Janine Booth have been working on opening Root & Bone here at 200 E. Third St. at Avenue B.
The sign went up on Friday… (and what's with the Quincy tag everywhere?)
… and a nighttime view via Facebook…
According to Food & Wine last Oct. 2:
[T]he new spot will celebrate Southern foodways through dishes like caramelized brisket meat loaf with smoky plantain crème, sunchoke and house-made ricotta “tater tots” and Carolina Gold rice risotto with butter beans and pickled egg yolk. To pair with the chefs’ modern takes on Southern dishes, the restaurant will serve an all-American beer and wine list with a focus on craft brews from the South. The chefs are also forming a partnership with Mama’s Bar next door to offer a hip, Southern gastropub late-night menu and weekend brunch.
This location was, of course, previously home to Mama's Food Shop, which closed in July 2012 after 15 years. Then Heart 'n Soul was here for a sec.
Root & Bone has a placeholder website … as well as an active Twitter account … A Facebook post Friday says "Our sign is up! Won't be long…" until they open.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Mama's Food Shop closes after 15 years; 'the community nature of the neighborhood has all but vanished'
Rumors: 'Top Chef' alum Jeff McInnis will help revamp former Mama's Food Shop space
Root & Bone announces itself on E. 3rd St.