Pops going in the Perdix space
I saw the signs for Pops in the former Perdix space, but have not heard anything about it--anyone have any info? The signs just say that they are currently hiring for all positions.
Also, any updates on Mela? When's that supposed to open?
Here's what I've heard:
Chef/owner, doing his first place of his own, Felino Samson. Most recently the chef at Bomboa. I remember him as a Rene Michelina lieutenant at La Bettola, and he did a stint at Galleria Italiana, not sure if that was before or after Barbara Lynch left to open No. 9 Park.
Concept is modest New American with a range of accents from other world cuisines. Target is $20 cap on entrees. Of course, they all say that when they're in the planning stages of South End restaurants. Let's see how long that lasts.
Lunch and dinner; beer, wine, and maybe cordials; a handful of patio seats on Tremont. Apparently a major redo in terms of layout and decor, though obviously that kitchen would be tough to move. Shooting (improbably, as always) for a December opening.
I can't decide if that name is cute or really terrible.
Terrible, unless it's the first half of a fried chicken place.
Sounds like it will be popular with the 128 crowd.