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Bootleg Special Set to Bring Seafood Boil to the South End

It’ll also serve crawfish poutine, escargot, and po’boys

Bootleg Special
Bootleg Special to bring Cajun seafood boil to the South End

The South End is joining the growing Boston-area seafood boil scene. According to posts on Boston Restaurant Talk and Universal Hub, a new restaurant, Bootleg Special, will fill a space left vacant by an old pet store at the corner of Herald and Tremont Streets (400 Tremont St., Boston).

Back in May, now-defunct Jamaica Plain pizzeria La Rana Rossa petitioned the Licensing Board of the City of Boston to transfer its common victualler license to Stephen Chan, owner and manager of Bootleg Special. For his part, Chan requested a reclassification of the license to include not only wine and malt beverages, but also liquor. It is unclear at the moment whether either petition was granted.

Bootleg Special’s menu will include appetizers like Old Bay onion rings, crawfish poutine, escargot, and conch fritters; boiled seafood entrees with a variety of shellfish options that can be topped with four different sauces; po’ boys and fried seafood baskets; and desserts such as beignets and sweet potato cheesecake.

No opening date has been set, but stay tuned for updates.

Bootleg Special to Open in Boston; License May Come from La Rana Rossa in Jamaica Plain [BRT]
'Asian-Influenced Seafood' Could Be Landing on South End/Bay Village Line [UH]
Jamaica Plain Will Soon Be Down One Pizza Place [EBOS]

Bootleg Special

400 Tremont Street, , MA 02116 (617) 451-1800 Visit Website