Oh Boy Burger Market to become new Paul Boehmer gastropub
Looks like even its famous Guinness ice cream float couldn’t keep Queen West’s Oh Boy Burger Market, er, afloat. The western-bar-meets-malt-shop by Joey McGuirk (Betty’s, Atlas Bar and Grill, Prohibition) closed its doors for good on Sunday.
Taking its place will be a new gastropub by chef Paul Boehmer who opened his own Böhmer restaurant last February on Ossington. He made a name for himself in the once-glorious kitchens of Opus and the Rosewater Supper Club. Boehmer had consulted for Oh Boy, and was the brain behind its thick, meaty AAA and prime ground chuck beef patties.
There is no official word from the Boehmer team about what the gastropub will be called, or when it will open, but Post City is reporting that it will carry the Boehmer name, offer a varied menu including some burgers, as well as “upscale eats and local brews.” We’ve got our fingers crossed for a spring or summer opening.