Hot Culinary Comeback
Chef Will Gilson’s Bridgestreet
Gilson spent a year in self-proclaimed “culinary purgatory” after leaving Cambridge gastropub Garden at the Cellar in 2011, a move that left his fans heartbroken. For a while he helmed a pop-up at Adrian’s in Truro and pitched in at the Herb Lyceum, his family’s restaurant and farm in Groton. Now he’s putting down roots in Inman Square with bridgestreet (1164 Cambridge Street, Cambridge), slated to open this fall. He promises “modern American, seasonal New England food,” plus a 10-person oyster and charcuterie bar. Hopes are high. Gilson says it’s because he’ll bring a unique evening concept to a lunch-heavy neighborhood. “This will be casual fine dining,” he says, “with a comprehensive cheese and pastry list.” And, thanks to the young chef’s heavy Twitter presence and industry support, which have kept him in the local scene’s spotlight even while between projects, Gilson has plenty of buzz on his side.
_ Stuff Boston