The rumors are, evidently, true: MICHAEL SCHLOW -- an avowed Yankees fan and the celeb chef behind RADIUS, VIA MATTA, TICO, and Wellesley's ALTA STRADA -- will open a diner called HAPPY'S BAR AND KITCHEN in the old Burton's Grill space, on Boylston Street in the Fenway. The spot, within pissing distance of Yawkey Way (and even closer to the Phoenix offices), is scheduled to open in time for opening day, according to Grub Street, which quotes a Schlow rep describing the concept as "comfort food" and "cutting-edge American fare."
Not that we're rooting against him: after several diner-less years in these parts, we're suddenly getting spoiled: Thornton's Grille is back on Peterborough Street, and now Schlow's classing up the other side of Boylston Street with his presence.
Happy's Bar and Kitchen coming to Kenmore in April [Eater]
Michael Schlow To Open Happy's Bar and Kitchen in April [Grub Street]
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