Fairsted Kitchen owners Andrew Foster and Steve Bowman, along with former beverage manager Alex Homans, will open The Frogmore in the former Centre Street Sanctuary space in Jamaica Plain this summer, serving "lowcountry" cuisine (coastal South Carolina and Georgia) by executive chef Jason Albus, according to a press release. The menu will also draw inspiration from various parts of the Caribbean and Africa. Albus, a South Carolina native, will be moving over from his executive chef position at Fairsted.
The 85-seat restaurant (plus 20-seat patio) will feature lots of plants and a bit of a pineapple motif, Bowman tells the Boston Globe, with the pineapples representing Southern hospitality.
The Frogmore will serve weekend brunch and daily dinner (until 1 a.m.) with entrees in the low $20s, according to the release. On the drink side, co-owner Homans will also be filling the role of "beverage shaman," offering "traditional spirits driven by the flavors of the Southern table" and craft beers from America and Europe. Meanwhile, Bowman will be in charge of the wine list, featuring "small producers and farmers who represent the unique soils and climates of our country with a sense of balance and restraint."
And over at Fairsted in Brookline, head bartender Will Izasa has been promoted to "spirit whisperer," and he's changing up the beverage program to go along with the new extended hours — Fairsted is now open until 2 a.m. every day. As part of the program, he's now offering two bottled, carbonated cocktails that change each week (instead of one weekly bottled drink), and he's continuing to offer small-batch draft cocktails.
Centre Street Sanctuary closed just over a month ago.