Metro Grill III should open next week


Local sandwich celeb Michael Gonzalez is opening his third Metro Grill restaurant next week in the former Chill Gelato Space at the Waterfront, 10096 E. 13th St. N., suite 122. Its name: Metro Grill III.

Gonzalez, who rose to fame in the food community with his amazing sandwiches sold from a hot dog cart in the Towne East Square food court, has started several ventures over the past several years. He opened Metro Grill II in Andover early last year, then sold it to an employee. He also briefly made sandwiches inside the short-lived Encore Restaurant and Nightclub near Scotch & Sirloin on East Kellogg.

The new restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner. Gonzalez says he’ll offer his list of famous sandwiches plus specials such as Cuban pot roast.

The kitchen will be open, meaning customers can watch Gonzalez in action. He’s applied for a liquor license and says he should be able to begin serving in about a month.

Hours will be 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays. He’s not sure exactly what day next week he’ll be able to open. Watch this blog for updates.