Poe’s Kitchen at the Rattlesnake chef Brian Poe has shared new details about his upcoming venture, the Tip Tap Room, which he says will open by mid-June at 138 Cambridge Street in Beacon Hill. Here's what you can expect, broken down between the tips, the taps, and the room.
· Tips: Poe will serve as executive chef and owner and will feature a menu heavy on tips, hence the name. These include steak, chicken, turkey, swordfish and lamb - as in lamb tips with mint glaze, chèvre mashed potatoes, sauteed greens and tzatziki - plus a rotating selection of gamier offerings like elk, yak, emu and goat. Vegetarians, fear not: there will also be tofu "tips." Appetizers like fried goat cheese balls with duck fat-fried proscuitto cracklins and grilled asparaguys tips (more tips!) run from $9 to $13, salads are $6 to $10 and entrees fall between $12 and $17. And what of the taps?
· Taps: Justin Dalton-Ameen of the Parish Café runs the beverage program, which features craft bourbons, 36 beers beers on tap (tap!), and a range of "signature" craft cocktails. The Tip Tap Room will also join Boston's brunch squad, with riffs on mimosas and Bloody Marys.
· Room: The Tip Tap Room main dining area seats 100 plus room for 40 more at the bar and lounge. Expect wood floors, orange walls, black lacquered furniture and oak tables. In the back, you'll find semi-private booth dining catered by Poe, and the open kitchen will be in view of the 17-seat bar, and yes, there will be flatscreens. Retractable glass doors will open things up, weather permitting.