(Always next year, boys.)
But they are getting two floors of beer and barbecue just down the street, so...
Please proceed to the nearest Causeway, a bi-level smoked-meat house a stone’s throw from TD Garden, opening tomorrow.
This was once a storied, post-game dive called the Penalty Box. Now all that’s left are the brick walls. In its place you’ll find a whole lot of wood, leather and meat from a former Blue Ribbon BBQ pit man.
Come here anytime ribs and beer sound enticing. So... anytime. Start downstairs at the red brick bar and idle away with something cold from 20 taps and smoked wings with pepper-honey buffalo sauce.
Once reinforcements arrive (you can also call them “friends”), claim a formidable black leather banquette upstairs. There, you’ll find yet another bar with yet another 20 taps and no shortage of rib platters and burnt-end burritos. Pro tip: ask to make that a burnt-end chimichanga, and it shall come to pass.
Oh, and in about a month, they’ll start making deliveries.
August is going to be great.