An 80-seat restaurant called Ferry Street Food & Drink will open soon in Malden, and the ghost of a patron of an earlier restaurant there is said to haunt the space. Those brave enough to enter will find "a classic neighborhood tavern" with "refined" food, according to the upcoming restaurant's website. Ferry Street "truly is a family affair" as co-owners Jason and Shannon Ladd, husband and wife, have brought on Jason's brother John as operations manager. Jason is also the executive chef.
The opening menu includes dishes like barbecue pork meatballs over cheddar grits, a roasted half-chicken with balsamic parsnips, and steak with a baked potato. On the drink side, it's classics: negroni, vieux carre, sazerac, etc. "As with our food philosophy, we aren't so pretentious to think we can vastly improve on what already works so well," explains the website. "Instead we focus on execution — the pursuit of a flawless interpretation of a tried and true recipe." There's also house-made ginger beer and a small-batch root beer on the non-alcoholic side.
Currently, the plan is that Ferry Street will be open from noon to midnight Tuesday and Wednesday, noon to 1 a.m. Thursday and Friday, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. to midnight Sunday, and closed on Monday.
· Ferry Street Food and Drink to open in Malden [BRT]
· Ferry Street [Official Site]