Moonshine 152 promised to open this week, and the new South Boston restaurant will deliver. It publicly debuts at 5:30 p.m. tonight, tweets the Globe's Kara Baskin. The robust late-night menu kicks in at 10 p.m., and the bar is open until 2 a.m. (food until 1:30 a.m.) On weekends, there will also be brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., plus Monday industry brunch from noon to 3 p.m.
"We offer seasonal menus that focus on bright, sustainable plays on local East Coast cuisine and street food," announces the restaurant's website. That philosophy manifests itself in dishes like conch ceviche, oyster and clam stew, boar shoulder stroganoff, and "throwback" Korean barbecue tacos. On the brunch side, look for Ron Swanson-inspired specials, tater tot poutine, and lobster & grits.
Chef/owner Asia Mei is an alum of restaurants like Hamersley's Bistro, Sibling Rivalry, Sam's, and Franklin Southie (whose location Moonshine has taken). And she works well under pressure — during her college years here in Boston, she spent summers in Los Angeles as a stuntwoman.
Also on the team: bar manager Jesse Dupuis (Woodward at the Ames, Ostra, Pastoral), general manager Amanda Rae (Sportello, No. 9 Park, Sam's), and sous chef Danielle Gabriszeski (Via Matta, Sam's).