The Lyons Group wants to turn a closed taqueria on Lansdowne Street into a down-home eatery serving old-fashioned Southern food to the sound of country, bluegrass and folk music.
The Boston Licensing Board formally votes this afternoon whether to allow the company to convert La Verdad into Loretta's Last Call.
Lyons lawyer Dennis Quilty said the new restaurant would be Boston's first country-themed city. In recent years, country has become more popular in Boston - Fenway Park now hosts at least one country concert a year.
Licensing Board Chairwoman Nicole Murati-Ferrer ended the hearing with a series of questions to proposed manager Erica Dorsey:
Are you a Massachusetts resident?
Are you a U.S. citizen?
Do you like Southern food?
Dorsey responded yes to all three.