Obscure Seafood Restaurant Might Open in Downtown Crossing

Downtown chowder.

Last year, Legal Sea Foods CEO Roger Berkowitz joked that Downtown Crossing wasn't "ready" for his restaurant. Looks like he's changed his mind and decided to shock the neighborhood with his lobster rolls: The Herald, where Berkowitz maintains a blog on which he gamely pens about massive sandwiches, reports that he'll possibly open the 10th Boston Legal at Millennium, a swanky condo development at the corner of Washington and Avery streets.

The revelation comes as a counterpoint to last week's downtown news; the city announced an initiative to phase out hot-dog and pretzel pushcart vendors.

We like an occasional slurp of Legal's chowder as much as anyone, but it'd be nice to see DC get more non-chain restaurants, too. Are you pleased or crabby about the plans? Let us know in the comments.

Legal casts line for Millennium eatery [Herald]

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