Today’s a big day for Commonwealth’s Steve "Nookie" Postal — he signed a lease at 197 Elm St. in Somerville’s Davis Square, previously a Subway, and he formed a new LLC in preparation for opening a new restaurant in that space. He’s not ready to announce what he’ll be doing at this location, but he tells Eater that it will not be his long-planned "Jew…ish influenced barbecue joint," Steinbones.
While Postal begins to work on his mysterious new project, he also has a lot of fun things going on at Commonwealth this summer, including the launch of a giant 124-seat patio today at 3 p.m. Patio diners will spot a 1960 Dodge D100 pickup truck in several pieces; Postal chopped it up to make a bar and a few tables.
Also, Commonwealth’s series of summer Sunday pop-ups continues with Portland’s Eventide Oyster Co. returning on July 31 and August 14, plus appearances by Puritan & Co. on August 7 and KO Pies on August 21. These generally run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., but keep an eye on Commonwealth’s website for updates.
Postal, once the executive chef for the Red Sox (and a reality television alum), opened Commonwealth in Cambridge’s Kendall Square in November 2013, and he documented the entire process in a series of diary entries published here on Eater Boston.