A Jamaica Plain restaurant space that previously housed a pizzeria will get a new resident soon: Evergreen Eatery is slated to take over the former La Rana Rossa space at 154 Green St., according to Boston Restaurant Talk, and the owners are well acquainted with the neighborhood’s restaurant world.
Evergreen Eatery will be run by Phil Paik, who operates JP Seafood Cafe at 730 Centre St. along with his wife, Kristen Hunter, and sister, Karen Paik. Evergreen Eatery will take over for La Rana Rossa, which closed down mid-June, as previously reported.
“We are very excited to open another restaurant in JP where we live and have business for more than 20 years,” Phil Paik told Eater, adding he hoped to create the “same energy and friendly environment at our new location as JP Seafood Cafe has done.”
Evergreen Eatery will be a farm-to-table restaurant serving classic American diner dishes, for breakfast and lunch on weekdays and brunch on the weekends. The menu will also draw influence from Latin, Caribbean, and Asian cuisine, Paik said. For commuters and diners on-the-go, there will be an express coffee and juice bar, which will serve organic coffee, pastries, sandwiches, and more. Karen Paik will serve as the restaurant’s pastry chef.
Evergreen will seat 50 inside and will have an outdoor patio for 46, with hours from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., according to the Jamaica Plain Business & Professional Association, which has recommended approval for the restaurant’s common victualler beer and wine license. The Evergreen team will continue to meet with neighborhood and business groups as it works towards opening.