That's right, folks: chef Michael Schlow's much-anticipated Happy's Bar + Kitchen is officially open. It's lunchtime...which means some of you in-the-know food fans are probably elbow deep in that 1 lb. meatball right about now.
This is restaurant # 5 for Schlow, the man behind Radius, Tico, Via Matta and Alta Strada in Wellesley. Happy's, taking place of the old Burtons on the corner of Boylston and Kilmarnock in the Fenway (right down the street from the Phoenix offices, we're pumped to say), is billed as a diner-deli amalgam with some purportedly killer pastrami.
Also on the menu? Booze-infused milk shakes. We're sure that will slide right into our post-work summer routine, no problem.
Not to mention the crazy respectable beer list. Anyone have an initial verdict? We're dying to hear it, until we can run down there ourselves and induce some noontime food comas.