Stella's Evan Deluty is the latest city chef to decamp for the 'burbs. Brian Lesser just opened Vinebrook Tavern in Lexington, Jason Bond is planning a Concord restaurant for the summer, and, of course, there's the successful 80 Thoreau in Concord from Jody Adams's protegee Carolyn Johnson. These are welcome developments in an area whose culinary claim to fame was once a large Papa Razzi at the Concord Rotary. Deluty's new project is in conjunction with WAAF's Greg Hill. The Italian restaurant will be called No. 29 Sudbury, and they tell Grub Street that it should open May 15. Will die-hard South End brunchers follow Deluty to the 'burbs? Quite possibly, given this quote from the Sudbury Patch: "The mussels Evan is working on now are going to be sick."
Hill also tells the paper that he and Deluty plan to "bring a Boston-like restaurant experience to the suburbs," and to that end, the restaurant is billing itself as the place where "music, food, and conversation collide." They also plan to solicit online feedback about what dishes you'd like to see on the menu, so follow them at No. 29 Sudbury or forever hold your peace. [Twitter/Number29Sudbury, Patch]