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November 16, 2020

Chef Jason Santos to Expand Buttermilk & Bourbon to Watertown’s Arsenal Yards

Award-Winning Buttermilk & Bourbon to Open Second Location in
East End Watertown’s Newest Mixed-Use Development in 2021

Watertown, Mass. (November 16, 2020) – Boylston Properties and Wilder proudly announced today that they’ve leased 3,000 square feet at Watertown’s Arsenal Yards to local celebrity chef and restaurateur, Jason Santos. Following the success of Buttermilk & Bourbon in Boston’s Back Bay, the nationally-recognized chef will open his second location of the popular restaurant in the new neighborhood in 2021, bringing a taste of Southern hospitality to Watertown. The New Orleans’ inspired restaurant will be an exciting addition to the eclectic mix of offerings at Arsenal Yards, which will offer a true neighborhood experience with its more than one million square feet of retail shops, residential apartments, life science space, and a 146-room hotel when construction is completed in Fall 2021.

“For a chef of Jason Santos’ caliber to open his next restaurant at Arsenal Yards only adds to the incredible level of buzz that Arsenal Yards and the town of Watertown is currently receiving,” said Bill McQuillan, Principal at Boylston Properties. “And while COVID-19 continues to greatly impact our communities and neighborhoods, we couldn’t be more grateful to share some positive news about one of the best chefs and restaurant groups in Boston. Our team is committed as ever to creating a unique place for people to work, live, and simply just enjoy, and Jason and Buttermilk & Bourbon are the perfect complement to this lasting, energized experience that we’re creating at Arsenal Yards.”

A culinary consultant and personality on Paramount Network’s “Bar Rescue”; the author of the cookbook, “Buttermilk & Bourbon”; and a chef consultant of Fox’s hit television show Hell’s Kitchen, Chef Jason Santos will bring his larger-than-life personality and inventive dishes to Arsenal Yards starting next year. Inspired by Santos’ love of New Orleans and the city’s energy and unique appeal, Buttermilk & Bourbon at Arsenal Yards will offer Southern classics and reimagined staples including warm honey-glazed house-made biscuits, crawfish boudin croquettes, sarsaparilla-braised short ribs and, of course, buttermilk fried chicken. His award-winning fried chicken will be available in wings, boneless fried thighs and bone-in ½ chicken, with a choice of Nashville hot, sweet & spicy, BBQ syrup or white BBQ sauce. The bottled sauces and cookbook will also available for retail.

“I love what the Arsenal Yards team is building in Watertown, and the energy and aesthetic aligns perfectly with what I was looking for when thinking about opening another Buttermilk & Bourbon location,” said Jason Santos, Chef/Owner of Buttermilk & Bourbon. “I can’t wait to share New Orleans cuisine and all things Southern with our Watertown neighbors and guests.”

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