And just like that, a short-lived hot pot restaurant in the Seaport will transform into a burger joint on Thursday.
The LoLa brand — which is run by restaurateur Marco Coelho and Team Hospitality and includes LoLa 41 and LoLa Burger in Nantucket, as well as LoLa 42 in Boston — is expanding LoLa Burger to the Seaport, with an opening date scheduled for Nov. 14. The casual restaurant is replacing the brand’s hot pot concept, 111 East, which only recently opened in July.
LoLa Burger’s original location opened in Nantucket in 2008, and specializes in customizable burgers that can be gussied-up with extra ingredients like applewood smoked bacon, red onion compote, and organic eggs. Its 73-seat Seaport digs, located across the street from sibling restaurant Lola 42, will offer more of the same. There’s the signature LoLa Burger, an eight-ounce Angus beef patty served on an English muffin and topped off with foie gras gravy, as well as a lamb burger accompanied by feta, harissa, and arugula. The wagyu hot dog is slathered in yellow mustard, relish, and onion, and served on a toasted bun.
Vegetarians will be able to choose from a handful of meat-free items: The Beyond burger has made its way to LoLa Burger, where it comes with cheddar cheese, red onion compote, and chipotle sauce, and a falafel sandwich is served with cucumber yogurt sauce. Sandwiches can all be ordered on a gluten-free bun.
Inside the space, diners will be able to order ice cream shakes in flavors that range from vanilla bean and strawberry to pomegranate and coffee. Beer and wine will also be available.
In addition to its newest Seaport location, the LoLa brand has plans to open another brand of Lola 41 in Palm Beach, Fla.
LoLa Burger; 11 Fan Pier Blvd., Boston; Daily 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m.; lolaburger.com