Southie’s favorite daughter Barbara Lynch is set to expand her vast food empire even further. For those of you not in the know, Lynch’s No. 9 Group currently operates three restaurants (No. 9 Park, B&G; Oysters and The Butcher Shop), a catering company (Niche Catour and a produce shop (the South End’s Plum Produce). That seems like work enough, right? Wrong. As astute Chowhounders have noted, there’s a post on Boston Chefs seeking a manager for STIR, Lynch’s “newest venture,” which will be a “demonstration kitchen and cookbook library.” So. Assuming this comes to fruition, in the very near future, you will be able to have a meal at one of Lynch’s restaurants or at a function catered by her company, get inspired, decide to try to replicate it at home, go to STIR to watch Lynch demonstrate the preparation, and buy the ingredients from The Butcher Shop and Plum Produce. It’s the tastiest near-monopoly we can think of.
[Photo: No. 9 Park]