‘Wok’-ing and talking

December 17, 2010
By

Rebeca Oliveira

Restaurant to open in long-empty building

S. HUNTINGTON—A pan-Asian restaurant is slated to open at 23 S. Huntington Ave. in February, according to owner Nathan Long. Wok ’n’ Talk, as the restaurant will be called, was approved last week by the Boston Licensing Board for a common victualer’s license. Long said the next step is construction of the restaurant.

The planned menu will consist of “fresh, healthy, high-quality pan-Asian foods,” and will follow a mix-and-match style: noodles or rice with vegetables and/or meat, and a choice of sauces, Long said in an August Community Alliance of Mission Hill (CAMH) meeting. The CAMH members voted in overwhelming support of the restaurant, with 21 votes in favor, one against and one undecided.

Long said at that meeting that he and partner Richard Pam are hoping to also offer coffee, fresh juice and smoothies to create a café-like atmosphere. Tables would be available for indoor eating, as well as free WI-FI.

The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council also voted to support the restaurant at its Nov. 30 meeting.

Long said he has no plans to apply for a liquor license.

“Our concept is serving healthy food,” he told the Gazette this week.

Wok ‘n’ Talk, would be open from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m., and would offer American breakfast options as well as its main Asian menu.

The former site of Fasika Ethiopian restaurant, near the busy intersection of Huntington and S. Huntington Avenues has been closed for over a year.