Encore Boston Harbor‘s dining collection may skew more toward steakhouses and fine dining, but a new addition to the casino’s food and beverage lineup takes a more casual approach — and celebrates a brewery in its own backyard.
Everett’s Night Shift Brewing has partnered with Encore to debut Night Shift Brewing Kitchen & Tap, opening April 15. Executive chef Kyle Bradish has put together a pub food-centric menu that includes small bites, sandwiches, and entrées, like tamarind glazed grilled pork belly bánh mì and marinated steak tips with roasted garlic potato puree, grilled asparagus, and mushroom gravy. Similar to Night Shift’s Lovejoy Wharf location, at least one item will incorporate beer from the brewery: The Wide Awake chocolate brownie sundae uses Wide Awake imperial stout, along with candied pecans, chocolate sauce, and a maraschino cherry.
As for the restaurant’s beer program, more than 20 beers will be on tap, alongside a selection of canned beers and seltzers. Night Shift fans will find their go-to favorites —Whirlpool, Santilli, Nite Lite — plus Hoot Hard Seltzer (keep an eye out for Hoot Louder, an 8 percent hard seltzer that the brewery released in March).
“We always aim to craft better experiences for our fans,” said Rob Burns, Night Shift president and co-founder, in a press release. “We are doing just that with this Encore Boston Harbor partnership. This will be a pinnacle experience of food and beer in the Boston area.”
Night Shift Brewing Kitchen & Tap is just one of a handful of recent additions to the casino. Cheese Meet Wine opened in the former Oyster Bar space in February with charcuterie boards, wine, and tinned fish, and Lucky Pizza, a food truck on the casino floor serving casual Italian fare, will open on April 8.
When Night Shift Brewing Kitchen & Tap opens on April 15, it will operate Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 1 a.m., and Sundays from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
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