2/11/2013 11:44:00 AM

Ming Tsai's Blue Dragon to Open Wednesday

Blue Dragon, Ming Tsai’s Asian gastropub concept, is slated to open this Wednesday in the Fort Point Channel neighborhood of Boston’s Seaport District.

Tom Woods, who’s been with Tsai at Blue Ginger for years, will be the executive chef, dishing out Tsai’s renowned east-meets-west cuisine by way of tapas-style snacks and small plates, as well as signature platters served family-style. Local brews, high quality wine on tap and specialty cocktails will be part of the lure, being offered until 1 AM Monday through Saturday (the kitchen will close at midnight).

There’s a plan to have Asian sloppy joes at the bar for $1 a pop, 3-5 PM, daily; and a brisk takeout lunch service with easy online ordering for Tsai’s version of the banh mi Vietnamese sandwich on an Iggy's French baguette.

"Blue Dragon is really inspired by both the gastropubs across England and the izakaya of Japan," says Tsai in a statement. Click here to read our exclusive interview with Tsai about the opening.

The 80-seat casual eatery formerly occupied by A Street Deli at 324 A St. is fashioned with feng shui elements, featuring juxtapositions such as brick and barn wood.

Here’s more good news: there will be guest-validated garage parking in the nearby Necco Street Garage for a $5 flat rate after 5 PM Monday-Friday and all day Saturday.


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