The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to approve a beer and wine license for the city's first Scottish pub, which would move into the old Zon's space at 2 Perkins St. in Hyde Square.
Owner Jason Waddleton said that among Wee Angel's offerings would be both meat and vegetarian versions of the traditional Scottish dish haggis. Haggis traditionally consists of a variety of an animal's innards, cooked in its stomach or a lining for three hours with oatmeal and spices. He said he's also trying to convince his chef to try haggis burgers.
In addition to traditional Scottish pub fare - which also includes a meat broth called Bovril - Wee Angel would offer acoustic music several times a week.
The concept drew praise from local elected officials, who praised both Waddleton - who currently works at Matt Murphy's in Brookline - and the idea of a neighborhood bistro filling the void left by the shutdown of Zon's and Bella Luna's move.
"Once again, JP is leading the way in the diversity of restaurants," City Councilor John Tobin said.
Wee Angel - the name is an homage to the Angell Memorial animal hospital across the street - would be open until 1 a.m. under its license request, with food served until midnight. He's also planning on acoustic music and weekend brunch.
One potential issue is whether the board has any alcohol licenses left to grant. Waddleton's attorney, Joseph Hanley, suggested the board transfer the old Zon's license to Waddleton. The board had a hearing scheduled for yesterday on revoking Zon's license for non-use. Nobody from Zon's appeared and the board will also vote on that matter tommorrw.