Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 5:00p -
Canton Junction Sports Pub
399 Neponset St.
Canton, Massachusetts 02021
Alcohol, Date Idea, Food, Innovation, Kid Friendly, Meetup, Nightlife
Chubby Chickpea food truck chef and owner Avi Shemtov brings his deliciously innovative Simcha dinner series to Canton with a one-night-only pop-up at The Junction.
Shemtov launched his Simcha pop-up with a month-long residency at the former Seven Star Street Bistro in Roslindale in October. The sold-out event generated both popular and critical success, serving internationally inspired dishes that represent the bold, global flavors of contemporary Israeli cuisine.
“Simcha is a Hebrew word that means joy or happiness, but is also a celebratory event centered around food, friends and family,” said Shemtov. “Wherever the Jewish people have lived they have picked up local flavors, be it Persian, African, European or American, and brought those flavors into their homes and back to Israel. The Simcha series gives us a chance to demonstrate the depth, breadth, style and techniques of this great global cuisine.”
The Simcha at the Junction menu (below) is highlighted by Wagyu beef kibbe naya, Yemenite fried chicken and, in a tribute to the Junction’s neighborhood pub roots, Shemtov’s very own modernized versions of South Shore-style bar pizza – a longtime blue-collar tradition in the pubs south of Boston.
The Junction will also offer its regular bar menu, plus full bar of beer, wine and spirits, highlighted Thursday by a keg of delicious Lawson’s Finest Liquids Super Session #8, tapped especially for the Simcha celebration.
Simcha at the Junction represents a return to his roots for Chef Shemtov. The native of neighboring Sharon launched Chubby Chickpea in Canton in 2010. It soon become a beloved early member of the Boston food truck scene and specializes today in service at the region’s top brewery taprooms.
SIMCHA AT THE JUNCTION MENU
Dukkah Beets $11
Seared local beets with whipped farmer's cheese, sesame seeds, shaved hazelnuts and fresh ground warming spice.
Moroccan Carrots $11
Sliced local carrots blackened and glazed with raw Carlisle honey.
Whole Roasted Cauliflower $11
Onion- and sumac-marinated cauliflower, roasted and charred. Drenched in tahini.
Filo Cigars $12
Roared pear and goat cheese filled fried filo.
Fried Havarti $9
Chunks of Havarti, breaded and fried. Served with warm tomato purée.
Smoked Potato Latkes $12
Smoked local potatoes, pickled apple sauce, marscarpone.
Kibbe Naya $17
Fresh chopped raw Wagyu beef with bulgur wheat and herbs.
Snapper Crudo $16
Thin slices of fresh snapper. Persian lime, fresh cracked coriander.
Short Rib $12
Braised Short Rib, caramelized onions, walnuts, fig gastrique.
Roasted Fennel $11
Roasted fennel, sun dried tomato, green olives.
Buffalo chicken skin $11
Crispy chicken skin, Gorgonzola, buffalo sauce, charred celery.
Crispy Duck Breast $31
Sous vide breast with baharat. Served with saffron risotto and salt & vinegar kale.
Yemenite fried chicken $24
Brined and battered in zhoug. Gluten free chickpea flour. Served with mango habanero slaw and Gorgonzola potato salad.
Garlicky shakshuka with fresh clams, mussels, shrimp, and salmon. Served with toast points.
Octopus Tahdig $26
Tender octopus in spicy red sauce over crispy rice “cake”