The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) voted 41-3 in favor of allowing owner of East Boston Kitchen (EBK) Rob Sarno to apply for a beer, wine and cordials license at the popular Sumner Street restaurant.
“We are continuing to expand and we feel offering beer and wine with many of our menu items would be a nice added touch,” said Sarno. “Our closing time would be 11 p.m.”
Sarno opened EBK over the summer to rave reviews from residents and food critics. Located at 331 Sumner St., EBK offers a cool twist on your average restaurant fare.
Inside East Boston Kitchen, or EBK as it has become known, a unique business plan is working quite well. Sarno’s vision of creating a food establishment that is eco-friendly, uses food suitability practices and a menu that reflects the different tastes and palates of the neighborhood is working.
EBK uses fresh produce from three farms in Rhode Island to support locally grown food. The restaurant also uses its own rooftop garden and periodically has neighbors provide fresh vegetables from their gardens so it has really become a taste of the community and area.
The menu at EBK reflects the seasons of New England and will change week to week and day to day depending on what is available.
Since opening EBK offers breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as wide array of baked goods and pastries as well as prepared meals for bust professionals.
Another aspect of EBK that makes it a hit in the neighborhood are its ‘Popup’ guest cooking series where chefs trying to establish themselves come to EBK and prepare a meal of several courses.
This aspect of EBK’s business model, said Sarno, was begging for beer and wine pairings. “I think it will compliment our menu very well to be able to offer beer and wine pairings with our food,” he said. “I think a beer and wine license will complete EBK.”