The reports are true – much-mourned Granny's Burritos will
be revived, in the space formerly known as Uncle Billy's Resto-Bar. Owners
Chris Godin and Jonathan St. Laurent are teaming up to resuscitate Granny’s,
suddenly in December.
a tough winter here,” admits Uncle Billy’s owner and local restaurateur St. Laurent, amidst the
chaos and debris of a quasi-renovation (the restaurant’s general layout and décor
is staying the same). “My whole operation had never really gotten going here,”
he adds of the 653 Congress St.
Godin, and the culinary collaboration that germinated over the winter. “This
guy’s got a good thing,” St. Laurent
says. “We’re doing it together, but I’m letting him run his concept.”
take heart – Uncle Billy’s isn’t disappearing, it’ll just take the back seat for
a while. St. Laurent
plans on doing some summer catering. Mouth-watering favorites like the poutine (a Quebec classic made of fries, beef gravy, and
fresh curd cheese) will stay on the menu – and the jukebox and liquor license are staying put too.
Godin and St. Laurent hope that the new
eatery will have a “soft
opening” as early as next week.