A Houston, Texas-based chain of taverns, dubbed The Ginger Man after the 1955 J.P. Donleavy novel, is trying once again to expand into Boston's Fort Point neighborhood. Its first attempt in 2012 — for a space on Farnsworth St. — was derailed thanks to neighborhood opposition. But now, reports the Boston Herald, a lease has been signed for 374 Congress St. (near Row 34), which has less neighbors to oppose it. A representative for the owner told the Herald that a 2am license is essential; the restaurant goes before the licensing board next week.
Aside from several Texas locations, The Ginger Man has also opened a few spots in New York and Connecticut. The focus is on the extensive beer list; as for food, think pub classics like sandwiches, meat and cheese plates, and savory pies.
· Ginger Man taps Fort Point again [BH]
· The Ginger Man coming to Fort Point [BH&TIB]
· Ginger Man NY [Official Site]