We call Fenway our home – we’re headquartered in The Hatch at the Landmark Center – and we’re proud to be a part of this neighborhood. Over the past few years, the landscape has changed, making Fenway not just about the iconic baseball stadium. Today, it has become a shopping and dining destination. One of our partners, Tony C’s, combines this rich baseball history with fantastic food and a comforting atmosphere. We got a chance to catch up with them, learning more about the man behind the name as well as the best things on the menu.
Let’s start with the basics- what’s the story behind Tony C’s? How did it begin?
We had the opportunity to own Tony Conigliaro’s story, keeping this Red Sox legend’s name in the forefront of everyone’s mind. Tony Conigliaro grew up in Revere, Massachusetts and joined the Red Sox in 1964. Amongst his records, he was the youngest American League player to reach 100 career home runs. Unfortunately, in his 1967 season on the Red Sox, he was struck by a pitch. At the time, helmets did not have protective ear flaps that are seen nowadays, so he suffered severe facial damage. A remarkable comeback, Tony returned to the field in 1971.
What makes Tony C’s special?
Family friendly atmosphere. Great food from our scratch kitchen. A drink list that fits everyone’s palate. Amazing audio visual from the large amount of TVs and large screens.
Fenway Park is right next door, which makes this spot unique, but when the Red Sox aren’t in town, what is great about the Fenway neighborhood?
Over the last year, Fenway has grown to be a urban destination with newly built condo towers that look onto the iconic home of the Red Sox. Fenway is walking distance from major shopping locations, which has also positively impacted the area.
One of the first things you notice when you walk in are the vast array of televisions broadcasting the best in sports. Do you notice that one sport draws in more customers than the other?
Fenway is starting to be a cultural hub with a wide array of international sporting interest. Any American game is the biggest draw, depending on the time of season, but international soccer is also generating interest during the week and especially on the weekends.
Tell us a secret: what’s the best item on the menu? And what’s the most popular?
The most popular item is our signature #25 burger – a burger with Vermont cheddar, crispy pork belly, fried egg, spicy hoisin sauce served on sesame brioche. But don’t pass up on the Philly cheesesteak wontons.
We’ll have our fingers crossed the Patriots make it to the Super Bowl so we can watch the game at your restaurant. But are there any other events we should know about at Tony C’s?
College football season is a huge hit, especially for Big Ten games. All of Boston’s home team season games are broadcasted on our TVs and every March, we show all March Madness games. Every Thursday night, you can try and better yourself with Trivia at 7pm.