According to the blog of man-about-town BosGuy, the forthcoming Washington Street steakhouse at what was once Ginger Park, and before that Banq, will be called Boston Chops. He also says that Chops plans to have a 29-seat patio. The restaurant is owned by Brian Piccini, who also owns Deuxave and dbar. Hopefully he has the "chops" to make a go of this oft-doomed address!
Meanwhile, in other South End news, Smithfield Kitchen probably won’t move above Barbara Lynch’s B&G; Oyster (which would have been pretty strange); instead, BosGuy speculates that the Grotto’s Scott Herritt will move Smithfield Kitchen into the old Pops space on Tremont Street. Per Universal Hub, Herritt wants to make the place more "food-focused."
South End Restaurant Gossip [BosGuy]
Earlier: Might Barbara Lynch Get A New Neighbor Called Smithfield Kitchen?