South Boston is getting a new restaurant from the folks behind Publico Street Bistro & Garden, as Boston Restaurant Talk previously reported. Theo Bougas, Jairo Dominguez, and Teodora Bakardzhieva are bringing Backyard Betty’s (172 West Broadway, Boston) to the neighborhood, aiming to open up by the end of April, with Columbus Hospitality Group alum Jeff Howe as executive chef. The restaurant will serve “elevated” cookout food, per a press release.
The restaurant was inspired by Marathon Monday cookouts the owners have been hosting for the past two decades, according to the release, and the name “Betty” is an homage to the trio’s landlord’s mother. Diners can expect dishes like grilled asparagus with ham, smoked bacon pizza, Nashville hot chicken, and smoked brisket.
There will also be “tableside wing service,” in which servers will wheel a cart over to the table to dress wings or tenders in a choice of sauces as diners watch.
Drinkers will be able to indulge in a variety of different beers and cocktails, including Betty’s Castle Island Punch, which includes rum, cognac, peach brandy, lemon, green tea, and oleo-saccharum. Also on the menu: the boozy Rainbow Unicorn, which mixes rainbow sherbet, vanilla ice cream, and passion fruit with vodka.
The kitchen will feature a custom wood-fired grill, which was built in Mesquite, Texas, and the interior is meant to invoke a “retro, Americana vibe that will create the experience of stepping into a 1970s auto garage.” The bar will be lined with Airstream aluminum.
Stay tuned for details regarding Backyard Betty’s official opening, and keep an eye on Instagram for updates. In the meantime, hit up Publico — and its beautiful hidden courtyard — under a mile away (11 Dorchester St., South Boston).