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Guy Fieri to open two more Boston restaurants this summer

Explorateur closes today to make room for Chicken Guy! and Boston Kitchen + Bar on Tremont Street

Guy Fieri studied the floor plan last year for what would become Guy Fieri's Tequila Cocina at the Hub on Causeway. He's once again teaming up with Big Night Entertainment Group to open two new concepts in Boston this summer. (Big Night's Ed Kane is at left and Randy Greenstein is at right.)Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe

Boston is about to get even more Guy Fieri. The gregarious Food Network chef will open Boston Kitchen + Bar and Chicken Guy! at 186 Tremont St. this summer, in conjunction with hospitality group Big Night (Empire, Mystique, Memoire). Fieri opened Guy Fieri’s Tequila Cocina at the Hub on Causeway in October 2019.

The new restaurants replace Big Night’s Explorateur, a full-service café, which closes Monday.

Guy Fieri’s Boston Kitchen + Bar will serve burgers and wings at lunch and dinner. Fast-casual Chicken Guy! specializes in chicken tenders with 22 sauces: Fieri’s signature donkey sauce (a garlicky mayo-mustard combination), curry mayonnaise, ranchero, wasabi honey, and more. It also serves macaroni and cheese, loaded fries, pickle chips, and other artery-slicking goodies.

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Fieri, whose wife is from Rhode Island, has a soft spot for the city.

“I like Boston. Actually, like isn’t the word. I love Boston. It’s a big little city,” he told the Globe last year.


Kara Baskin can be reached at kara.baskin@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @kcbaskin.