Lulu's Allston officially opened its doors last night, Boston Restaurant Talk reports. Offering comfort food from executive chef Sarah Wade, the restaurant is located in the long-time Cafe Brazil space on Cambridge Street. It has been completely redone, featuring more open space, a Warhol-inspired collage of the Lulu's logo, and a long bar packed with more than 50 craft beers, including a particular focus on IPAs. (The liquor license also allows for liqueurs, so the cocktail list makes use of cordials.)
On the menu, diners will find things like short rib mac and cheese (Wade hopes that that one will be a "winner" thanks to her mac and cheese education from "a good proper Southern woman" in North Carolina), wild boar bolognese, and a "bad ass" burger meant to be eaten with a fork and knife. There are also a significant number of creative options for vegetarian, vegan, and/or gluten-free diets, all clearly marked on the menu.
Lulu's Allston is open from 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. on weekdays and 10:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. on weekends. 421 Cambridge Street, Allston, MA 02134; 617-787-1117; http://lulusallston.com; Facebook / Twitter / Instagram.
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