The natural progression of things is to start with a bold iconoclastic idea, which's then pasteurized, shrink-wrapped, and sold at Starbucks, under the title "Smooth Reggae". Inversing that trend, Stephi's on Tremont
In lieu of Stephanie's gigantor Newbury patio, this one'll roll out a small, understated area for outdoor dining as soon as it gets the go-ahead from Mother Nature -- which is still bold and iconoclastic, despite her noises being available next to an Aimee Mann CD and a cranberry crumb bar.
With her tourist-filled Newbury spot already safely established, the better half of celebrity personal injury lawyer James Sokolove is happily running a smaller, hipper, more succinctly named 78-seat edifice in the old Garden of Eden space. The patio is a great place to hit up for a brunch filled with Stephi's comfort-food-gone-mad creations and build-your-own Bloody Mary options.