Chestnut Hill’s rotating culinary space, The Pop-Up, welcomes its newest resident today. Ron Suhanosky, a James Beard Award-winning chef known for Sfoglia in Manhattan and Nantucket, unveils a new concept called Ronsky’s today at 3 Boylston St. within The Street complex.
Ronsky’s is an Italian-style cafe featuring Suhanosky’s take on some classic breakfast items, including a breakfast sandwich served on a black pepper Italian biscuit; avocado toast; and ricotta doughnuts made with a recipe from his grandmother. For lunch, there are 10 kinds of panini, from "Nonna’s Meatball Panini" to a classic Italian and a layered vegetable casserole on ciabatta. Ronsky’s sources its bread from Concord’s Slow Rise Bakery and offers a selection of salads. The all-important coffee menu features cold brew and drip coffee, plus Italian espresso.
Inside the cafe, the decor includes white tin ceilings, harlequin tiled floors, and a communal table Ronsky brought in that had been in his great-grandmother’s kitchen. In addition to Ronsky’s, Suhanosky will operate "The Pop-Up on Wheels," which is a custom-made tricycle that will serve coffee and a seasonal to-go menu at The Street.
Ronsky’s takes over the space from Rancatore's Ice Cream & Yogurt, the previous resident at The Pop-Up, and it will remain at The Street until the end of 2016. Ronsky's is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Suhanosky’s coffee trike will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.