Hollywood Burger Bistro open for business
The three-alarm fire on November 21st near the corner of Boston Street and Montford Avenue did more damage to Calabrese Hair Salon than it did to the new Hollywood Burger Bistro. A week later, the salon is back open; the restaurant never closed.
Hollywood Burger Bistro takes over the closely watched Canton space where Tangier's came and went so quickly. People fondly remember the old Weber's of Boston Street as well as the first five years of Redfish, before Ted Stelzenmuller left to open Jack's Bistro and its original owner Michael Stratigareas sold the business to spend time with his family.
Now, Stratigareas is back on Boston, as the manager and consultant for Hollywood Burger Bistro, a moderately priced restaurant inspired by Los Angeles area burger joints like Umami Burger, Father's Office, and the Counter. Stragigareas says that renovations, by Larry J. Link, Jr., have created a space that will say "L.A." and "Vegas" to patrons. Renovations by The reticent owners of Hollywood Burger Bistro hope to make the Canton location the flagship for a locally operating Hollywood Burger Bistro group.
Signature burgers start at $12 and the basic Build-a-Burger starts at $10, with a 75-item topping list that includes both the basics and the unusual -- fried green tomatoes, melted chocolate, and white truffle oil. Hollywood is using 100% natural beef from California's Imperial Valley. Other basic options include turkey burgers and vegetarian burgers. The website is still under construction but the menu and the topping list are online at here.
Stratigareas told me he has also brought back an extensive appetizer menu, similar to the one that used to bring folks into the Redfish bar for an evening graze. Because his main goal for Hollywood is to have it be a "super affordable, five nights a week" place, he has kept the prices low and his margins slim.
Hollywood Burger Bistro is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. The kitchen is open until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and until midnight on other nights. The phone number is 410-563-7437.