Glenville Stops, once described to the licensing board as the "highest-end restaurant ever in Allston," is now heading towards a February opening, according to The Improper Bostonian. Owner Michael Chapman literally broke bones massively renovating the run-down (and rat-infested) retail strip on Allston's Glenville Ave. Juan Pedrosa, formerly a sous chef at TRADE, will helm the kitchen at the upcoming restaurant.
In a now-popular tradition, the menu will feature both small and large plates; think Puerto Rican-inspired ceviche and chicken with rice cakes and white bean stew. Speaking of those plates, they will apparently be made by Sweet Basil owner Dave Becker, who makes custom pottery. The beverage program will include keg wines, twenty beers on tap, and more. Chapman especially wants to attract women to the restaurant, he told The Improper, because they don't have enough options in the neighborhood; he will lure them in with stained-glass light fixtures, quiet ambient sound, warm colors, and the absence of televisions.
· Artisan approach [TIB]
· All coverage of Glenville Stops on Eater [~EBOS~]