[BBJ] Firebrand Saints restaurant plans to open Friday in Kendall Sq

(Originally published on Sept. 21 in the Boston Business Journal)

Firebrand Saints, the highly anticipated collaboration between Central Kitchen / Enormous Room proprietor Gary Strack and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, may be open for business by this week, general manager Morgan Bigley said.

“We have a previous scheduled private event that we are doing tonight with some soft openings on Wednesday, Thursday,” Bigley said over the phone on Tuesday, “We’re hoping to open to the public by Friday.”

According to the restaurant’s Facebook page, Firebrand Saints is “passionately committed to changing the culture of Kendall Square, for the better.” Strack’s collaboration with MIT, artistic technology studio Sosolimited and creative director Adam Nelson means that we can anticipate a high-design and high-tech experience alongside quality and cooking and, most likely, a pretty stellar cocktail list.

Firebrand Saints joins the recent wave of new eateries popping up in and around tech-driven Kendall Square. Recent notables include the mid-June opening of Area IV from the owners of Lumiere in Newton and the now-defunct Achilles Project restaurant and boutique in Boston's Fort Point; Abigail’s Restaurant, which was opened in August by James Ludwig (The B-Side Lounge) and the recent opening of William Kovel’s Catalyst Restaurant.