Under Construction: 2nd Po’ Boys

Po’ Boys & Pickles on Forest Ave is opening a 2nd “on the peninsula” – owner Chris Bettera is keeping the exact address under wraps until he finalizes the lease.

Bettera tells me that the new space is smaller than the current Po’ Boys and as a result he’ll initially be dialing back the menu a bit and focusing on take-out. He plans to apply for a liquor license for the new location and will be adding beer to the menu.

Pending signing the lease and renovations proceeding on schedule, Bettera hopes to open in May.

The original was Po’ Boys & Pickles opened in February 2010 by Peter Zinn, and Chris Bettera bought the restaurant from Zinn in 2015. Bettera is a 3rd generation restaurateur. His grandfather owned 5 restaurants in the Hartford Connecticut area, and his parents ran La Trattoria Restaurant in Canton, CT for over 40 years.