Details On Buckminster’s In Point Breeze
See that guy over there? That’s Rob Marzinsky and he’s going to be running the kitchen at Buckminster’s when it opens sometime later this fall at 21st and Federal in Point Breeze.
We’ve been looking forward to this place for quite some time now. It’s replacing Burg’s, a neighborhood bar that’s been in the space forever, and will be bringing to the ‘hood seasonal, market-driven menus that change frequently, a bistro vibe, craft cocktails, 14 taps pouring eight beers and six wines, and a seven-day-a-week schedule with late hours at the bar. Right from the start, owner Michael Pasquarello has been comparing his and Marzinsky’s concept to a new wave of Parisian and European bistros where young chefs are rethinking traditional menus and bringing casual, personal gastropub influences to their kitchens.
There’s even a name for this new style. They call it…
Yup, a “Neo Bistro.” And while yes, we’ve been making fun of that since the day it was announced, that doesn’t mean we’re not totally into the idea. Especially now that we’ve gotten some details on the menu.
According to the new release, “Throughout his career, [Marzinsky] has remained focused on sourcing the best seasonal ingredients possible. His established relationships with local growers and food artisans afford him the opportunity to work with the best products available.” And using that produce, he’s looking at a menu full of sunchoke fries with horseradish and sorrel; charred squid with espelette, fennel, apple and mint; Keuka Gold potato pierogi; “Ham and Cheese” served on spelt brioche bread with Valley Shepherd Somerset cheese, Lebanon bologna, sunny egg and husk cherry mostarda; stuffed cabbage with Carolina gold rice and beef, sourced from sister-restaurant Kensington Quarters, served with a pepper-pot sauce; and Pork and Apples served in broth with smoked pork shoulder, apples, sauerkraut and mustard. Also, everything will be served inside the Matrix.
The way things look right now, the menu will top out at $21, and the cocktails will run you between $10-$15. Dinner service will come first, followed by lunch and brunch menus shortly after opening.
For those of you who are interested, you can get a better look at the place at the Buckminster’s Instagram page.