Succotash chef Beth Barden figures it all out
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Beth Barden ended 2009 by moving Succotash, her iconoclastic bruncheonette, from the City Market — where she had operated in a very small space — to a bigger, sunnier location at 2601 Holmes. For many years, that building housed the dark and smoky Dutch Hill Bar & Grill.
Barden did much of the physical labor converting the aging saloon into a bright, attractive dining room with the help of her boyfriend, Marco Pascolini, waiter Ben Cissner and her new neighbors. We talked with her about some of the challenges in creating a brand-new Succotash.