Food halls may take over Boston in 2019, and one of them has just announced part of its initial lineup — and it’s a doozy. Time Out Market, set to open at 401 Park in Fenway this spring, will feature local chefs and restaurateurs Tim and Nancy Cushman, Tony Maws, Peter Ungár, Michael Schlow, and more.
The rundown, so far:
- The Cushmans — who are behind O Ya, Hojoko, and an unnamed Chestnut Hill project, as well as some New York restaurants — will reportedly have two kitchens at Time Out Market, featuring food reminiscent of both O Ya and Hojoko, from fancy sushi to more casual izakaya-inspired food.
- Maws (Craigie on Main, the Kirkland Tap & Trotter) will be serving variations on his iconic Craigie burger.
- Ungár (Tasting Counter) will be bringing a taste of his acclaimed high-end Somerville restaurant to the market, with dishes such as rice smoked duck with fermented red chili and black lime; lettuce brined black sea bass with macadamia and lemon verbena; and elderflower peaches with preserved lemon shortbread and fermented blueberry sorbet.
- Schlow (Tico) — who previously had a long-running Italian restaurant in Back Bay, Via Matta — will be serving pasta, marinated vegetables, and other Italian-inspired dishes.
- Casual South End restaurant Anoush’ella, which serves Armenian and Lebanese food, will open an outpost at the market, serving kofta wraps, hummus, and more.
- Union Square Donuts will also continue to extend its brand with a Time Out Market location. (In addition to its Union Square location, it has also expanded to the Boston Public Market and to Brookline.)
This is only a portion of the lineup, with more announcements coming later; once the market opens, it’ll have a total of 15 restaurants and two bars, as well as a demo kitchen and shopping.
It’s one of several planned locations for Time Out Market, which debuted in Lisbon in 2014. It’s also on the way to Miami, New York, Chicago, Montreal, Prague, and London. The market is part of the Time Out media family.
The Fenway space — once a Sears, Roebuck and Company warehouse — was most recently the Landmark Center, a shopping plaza with stores like Staples and REI. To become Time Out Market, it’s getting quite an overhaul; ultimately, it’ll span over 20,000 square feet, and it’s slated to have a good deal of outdoor space as well.
It’s just one of several food halls slated to open in 2019 and beyond, with High Street Place also aiming for a spring 2019 opening downtown and the Beat arriving in Dorchester in 2020, most likely.
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