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Fox & the Knife’s Karen Akunowicz Will Open Another South Boston Restaurant

Bar Volpe, opening later this year, will focus on Southern Italian cuisine

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Closeup portrait of a woman with a slight smile, looking toward a sunny window to the right. Her hair is bright pink and secured with a red bandana headband. She stands in front of shelves of wine in a restaurant and wears an apron.
Karen Akunowicz, chef and owner of Fox & the Knife and the forthcoming Bar Volpe
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Karen Akunowicz — chef and owner of Fox & the Knife, James Beard award winner, and Top Chef alum — is following up her acclaimed South Boston restaurant with another. Bar Volpe, featuring Southern Italian cuisine, will reportedly open at a yet-to-be-announced address, also in South Boston, by fall 2021.

While Fox & the Knife, which made Eater’s 2019 list of best new restaurants, is an ode to the meaty Emiliana-Romagna region of Northern Italy where Akunowicz studied pasta-making, Bar Volpe will focus on the south, from Rome downward, the chef told Food & Wine. That means more seafood, more vegetables, and pastas such as orecchiette and stuffed Sardinian culurgiones. There will also be a wood-fire grill.

The restaurant will also include a glass-encased pasta shop. (During the pandemic, Fox & the Knife expanded its business to include fresh pasta and accoutrements for customers to cook at home; some items are also now shipping nationwide via Goldbelly.)

Follow along on Instagram, @bar.volpe, as the new restaurant approaches a possible fall 2021 opening.

After Tumultuous Year, Karen Akunowicz Announces New Restaurant Devoted to Southern Italy [F&W]
Fox & the Knife Coverage on Eater [EBOS]

Fox & The Knife

28 West Broadway, , MA 02127 (617) 766-8630 Visit Website

Bar Volpe

170 W. Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127 Visit Website

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