It was great. Full of charming ads from the ’50s. Mismatched armchairs. Gigantic meatballs.
The only problem: no graffiti. Also: it wasn’t close to Fenway.
That’s about to change.
Get your first look at Happy’s Bar & Kitchen, a new house of monstrous pastrami sandwiches and TV dinners, tentatively opening in the next week or so on Boylston.
Coming to you from Michael Schlow (Radius, Tico, Via Matta) and rising up in the former Burtons spot, this is like a funkier version of your grandma’s house. (In fact, Schlow’s own grandmother’s furniture and lighting fixtures are peppered throughout the space.) And just like Grandma’s kitchen, this one’s serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Which means after your morning 12-mile jog, you can step in here for duck confit hash and buttermilk pancakes made with bacon and chocolate chips (go ahead, get both). For lunch, you’ll grab one of their humongous hot pastrami sandwiches and go to town near the retractable bay windows. For dinner, there’s all-you-can-eat fried chicken or a one-pound meatball.
And for a real taste of your youth, you’ll want to order one of the homemade TV dinners of chicken pot pie and Salisbury steak served on ceramic sectional trays, just like the good ol’ days.
Episodes of Quantum Leap not included.