There’s just one table in chef Ron Suhanosky’s cozy 400-square-foot pop-up at the Street—one that, at 105 years old, bears marks from years of his great-grandmother’s cooking. “She’s the driving force for why I am a chef,” says the James Beard Award winner. She’s also the source of many recipes for the Italian cafe. Open through the end of the year, it serves coffee, baked goods and sandwiches like Nonna’s meatball panini. Suhanosky swaps the original beef/pork mix for balls of beef and wild boar that are roasted, braised and joined by fresh ricotta, grated Parmesan, garlic and pepperoncini between two slices of perfectly toasted ciabatta. Nonna would be proud.
$15 at Ronsky’s, The Street, 3 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill (617-903-2159) thestreetchestnuthill.com