Ten Tables owner to open ‘burger bar’

January 6, 2012
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JP CENTER—A new burger restaurant called Grass Fed Burger Bar, operated by the owner of the well-known Ten Tables, is coming soon to 605 Centre St.

Grass Fed will replace the recently shuttered Bon Savor restaurant a few doors down from Ten Tables.

The menu will include “alternative, creative burgers” as well as classic styles, according to owner Krista Kranyak. Having her flagship gourmet restaurant virtually next door means that Ten Tables chef Sean Callahan also will oversee the Grass Fed kitchen, she said.

The name refers to beef from cattle that are raised in open pastures instead of factory farms, which will make “leaner and healthier” burgers, Kranyak said. Grass Fed also will offer chicken, turkey and fish burgers, plus vegetarian and vegan versions.

The restaurant will seek licenses to sell beer and wine and to have takeout service. The planned hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week. Kranyak announced a Feb. 1 opening date via Twitter, but told the Gazette that could be “wishful thinking” in terms of getting licenses approved and inspections performed.

Bon Savor’s owners have been stuck in Colombia since re-entry visas were denied during a 2009 vacation, as the Gazette previously reported. The restaurant finally closed last month.

Kranyak declined to comment on whether she bought out any part of Bon Savor, but said, “They are very pleasant people and I was sad to see them not be able to be a part of our community anymore.”

Since opening in 2002, Ten Tables has expanded to Cambridge and Provincetown. Kranyak said she has no immediate plans for other new locations.

“I would like to mention how very happy I am that I am creating another fun, yummy restaurant in this community,” she said. “I have been part of this community for 15 years. I love to see the constant evolution.”