Give or take a day.
Anyway, it’s all been leading up to this...
Behold the discovery of La Brasa, a mighty new fire-powered feasting hall from a L’Espalier vet, opening next week in Somerville.
And now, just the facts...
This place is gigantic.
It’s all slanted, rough-hewn wood and high ceilings. And it had to be big. So they could fit things like...
A full-on espresso bar next to the dining room.
Diligently manned by a barista named Judson. He’d like to meet you, too.
And a rolled-steel bar.
It runs the length of the restaurant. Get cozy on a surprisingly comfortable, bicycle-style leather seat and see what the bartender knows about kegged mezcal cocktails and rum punch (hint: it’s a lot).
There’s a huge, custom-built fire pit.
It’s where you’ll find chefs roasting almost everything on the menu. Feel free to watch as your rib roast with cilantro chimichurri gets slow-cooked before it’s shipped off on a cart and carved at your table.
You can buy their meat.
At a separate market area filled with produce, steaks and other food from local farms. You’ll access it through a big gaping hole in the dining room’s brick wall.
No, it’s not shaped like the Kool-Aid Man.