That mysterious "big name chef" promised by The Verb Hotel, which opens today near Fenway? They weren't lying. Tim and Nancy Cushman of O Ya will open a new restaurant called Hojoko at the hotel this fall, reports Boston Magazine. It will be "fun and funky," a "high-energy izakaya." Is the name a play on the hotel's former life as a HoJo's?
The Cushmans have also been busy expanding to New York, opening up a rooftop restaurant at a fancy hotel, while they have additional concepts reportedly in the works for that same hotel.
· Tim and Nancy Cushman opening second Boston restaurant [BM]