There’s no denying that East Boston is becoming a haven for foodies with new restaurants popping up month to month.
At last Tuesday Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) meeting the group supported two proposals by an established bar that has become a success and another that is poised to open.
First JPNA members voted 31 to 9 in favor of allowing The Quiet Few’s owner to modify his liquor license and allow a 1 a.m. closing time seven days a week.
Since it opened in the spring The Quiet Few at 331 Sumner St. has been nothing but busy. Owned by East Boston resident Josh Weinstein, the newest addition to Eastie’s bar and restaurant scene has been nothing but packed almost every night and serves up a fun menu of burgers, sandwiches, appetizers, specialty cocktails and a long list of rare bourbons and whiskeys.
Capitalizing off The Quiet Few’s success Weinstien is seeking to expand the business’s hours until 1 a.m.
Weinstein received a Common Victualler seven day all alcohol license to be exercised at 331 Sumner St. according to the Licensing Board.
Weinstein’s original proposal was shot down 14-9 by the JPNA in November 2017 with members expressing concerns over the proposed closing hours of 1 a.m. most nights.
Weinstein came back before the group and rolled back his proposed hours from 1 a.m. to 12 midnight. Sunday through Wednesday and 1 a.m. from Thursday through Saturday. That plan received support from JPNA by a vote of 27-9.
Because Weinstien has proven to be a good neighbor and there has been no incidents reported at The Quiet Few JPNA members were comfortable to grant Weinstien the 1 a.m. closing time he originally lobbied for before opening.
Next, JPNA members voted 32 to 7 in favor of supporting a liquor license to the soon-to-be opened 303 Sumner St. Restaurant.
Chef Matthew McPherson (previously of Tiki Rock, Menton, Porto, and more) plans to open the Noodle Bar by Iterum Foods.
McPherson, who lives in Eastie, told the online foodie website, Eater Boston, he wants to “create a restaurant people could visit on a daily basis, while making meals more approachable for everyone.”
According to McPherson, 303 Sumner St. Restaurant will focus on all kinds of noodles.
McPherson already has a preliminary menu online, and he recently launched a campaign through Main Vest to help fund the buildout and startup costs.
“We want to make the residents feel as though this an extension of their home and are welcome to come multiple times a day for whatever they are in need of: coffee, a warm meal, or a quiet place to work over a beer,” McPherson wrote on the fundraising page.