A new restaurant serving "classic Americana with a few subtle influences of Eastern European and classic Israeli and North African spices" could be coming to Brookline's Washington Square this fall, taking over the former Umami space next to Barcelona Wine Bar. The name, Fairsted Kitchen, is an homage to the late landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed the Emerald Necklace, among many other of the most beloved parks in the United States and Canada. In 1883, he built a home and office in Brookline and named it Fairsted. Brookline native Steve Bowman plans to apply for a liquor license transfer for Fairsted Kitchen next week, according to the Brookline TAB. Bowman worked most recently at Menton as captain and sommelier. A colleague from Bowman's time at Russell House Tavern, Andrew Foster, will also be involved in the new venture. Also coming to the neighborhood: Ribelle from Tim Maslow.
· Olmsted-inspired eatery eyes Washington Square [Brookline TAB]
· Fairsted Kitchen plans to open in former Umami space in Brookline [BRT]
· Fairstead Kitchen will replace Brookline's Umami [Boston.com]