Charlestown to get small-plates and pizza place

City officials backed and praised efforts by two culinary entrepreneurs to open a restaurant on Bunker Hill Street that will focus on small-plate dishes and pizza.

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to approve both a food-serving license for Brewer's Fork, 29 Bunker Hill St. and the request of owners John Paine and Michael Austin to buy the beer, wine and liqueurs license of a Japanese place in Chinatown for $75,000.

The mayor's office and several city councilors back the proposal. District City Councilor Sal LaMattina said he was excited partly because Charlestown has fewer restaurants per capita than other neighborhoods.

Also tomorrow, the board decides whether to let Henry Wong buy that restaurant, Suishaya, 2 Tyler St. and reopen it under the same name, with the same basic menu, just without any alcohol.

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