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Foundry on Elm to open in Davis Square

Posted by Devra First  July 23, 2010 09:34 AM

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Opening at 255 Elm St., Somerville, the restaurant will serve "fine food & proper ale." (Sounds familiar.)

The restaurant is in the former Bowl & Board space. It's owned by Ken Kelly (the Independent, Precinct) and David Flanagan (Brasserie Jo, Great Bay, Temple Bar). The chef is Sam Putnam, formerly of Ashmont Grill. There aren't a lot of details about the menu yet, but it will highlight local ingredients and fall somewhere on the brasserie-tavern spectrum. There will also be a raw bar.


Globe Staff Photo/Jonathan Wiggs

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As for drink, you'll find 32 beers on tap and 20 by the bottle, plus the increasingly mandatory rotating cask ale. Flanagan is apparently a bit of a wine geek, so Foundry's 60-bottle list may deliver some interesting selections. Andy Kilgore (No. 9 Park, Stoddard's) is managing the cocktail program.


Globe Staff Photo/Pat Greenhouse

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The place is done up brasserie style, with black-and-white tiled floors, a long marble bar, and red leather banquettes.


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Foundry on Elm is slated to open in September. (There's not much going on on the website yet, but you'll find it here. EDIT: Facebook has more info.) It will be open daily, serving dinner, lunch (Monday-Saturday), and brunch (Sunday). Kelly and Flanagan plan to follow it up with a separate but adjacent cocktail bar in late fall. It will connect to the former Jimmy Tingle's Off Broadway Theater, which they're renovating. They plan to host live music, theater, and more starting early next year.

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