Brendan Burke Gets Cooking at a French Classic and More Chef News in the Northeast

In Boston, Seth Greenberg named Brendan Burke executive chef of Bastille Kitchen in Fort Point. Brendan Joy (Steel & Rye) turned on the wood-fired ovens at Brookline’s Prairie Fire. Milkweed is a cozy new all-day eatery in Mission Hill. Pareja takes over for Kaki Lima as the restaurant-in-residence at Wink & Nod September 11, featuring Spanish food by Aaron Lhamon (Aka Bistro). The Jaju Pierogi pop-up is getting a home of its own in Somerville. Smith & Wollensky takes over the venerable Blue Ginger space in Wellesley next year.

In New York City, Carroll Gardens got a new Thai spot, Ugly Baby. Sweet tasting menus are the bill of fare at Rory Macdonald’s new Dessert Bar at Patisserie Chanson. Vegan small plates and cocktails descended on the East Village with Ladybird. Raviolo served up Italian dumplings in the West Village. Vicki Freeman and Marc Meyer (both Cookshop) are going Mediterranean for their next venture, Shuka, in the former Hundred Acres space. Japanese udon chain TsuruTonTan opens a new Midtown location in March.

In Philadelphia, Jim and Karen Cerenzia drew inspiration from Hawaii for their forthcoming Louie’s Little Hut in Chestnut Hill.

In Washington, D.C., September 30 is the last day for Oriental East.

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