Wu’s, Bottle Cap Group’s newest venture, is opening soon in South End.
The theme is “New Orleans meets Far East Asia” and it bleeds into everything from the gators sitting comfortably next to Japanese luck symbol Maneki Neko before it spills over onto the extensive menu, whose inspiration executive chef Troy Gagliardo has drawn from Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Vietnamese foods and cultures.
Expect both traditional dishes (gumbo, shrimp toast and kalbi short ribs) and dishes that focus on the fusion (gator sushi, Oyster Po’ Mi) at the Bottle Cap prices you’ll find at their other spots.
The signature dish, a build-your-own “Wu” Boil, keeps true to the low country boil theme and is served in a plastic bag on a newspaper-lined tray complete with bread, corn and potatoes.
Once the drink menu is finalized, it’ll include draft sake, cocktails, wine and beer.
Ted sent me and Agenda Digital Strategist Lizzy, armed with the company credit card (he still manages to trust me after my over-the-top experience at The Porter’s House), to try the menu.
Take a look at what we ate:
Kung Pao Cauliflower
Boudin Gator Balls
Sushi Rice Tuna Poke
Apple-Ginger Pie Eggroll
Wu’s is targeting an early July open date with a grand opening party in the parking lot within the next two weeks.
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