Parish Café and Bar Celebrates 25 Years of Iconic Boston Sandwiches

Parish Café and Bar is celebrating 25 years of Owner, Gordon Wilcox and Chef/Owner, Sean Simmons’ beloved concept, bringing Boston’s best sandwiches together from the creative talents of the city’s most renowned chefs.

In 1992, Wilcox began curating recipes from the area’s top chefs to offer a menu of Boston’s best sandwiches from its various establishments all under one roof. Now with locations on Boylston Street and Mass Ave, Parish is honoring its 25th anniversary by bringing back sandwiches from its original menu in 1992, including Lydia Shire’s “The Lydia” and Chris Schlesinger’s “The Schlesinger.”

Throughout the year, Parish will also re-release famed archived sandwiches every two weeks from Boston’s most celebrated chefs who have graced its menu over the past quarter century, including Debra Hughes’ “Pudding Portobello” and Ken Oringer’s “The Benny.”

In addition, Parish is celebrating the four newest sandwiches on the menu; “The Hot and Dirty Pig Burger” from Tiffani Faison, Chef/Owner – Sweetcheeks and Tiger Mama, Boston; “The Alden” from Michael Scelfo, Chef/Owner – Alden and Harlow, Cambridge; “The Bondir Brisket” from Jason Bond, Chef/Owner – Bondir, Cambridge; and “The Bravas” from Cassie Piuma, Chef – Sarma, Somerville.

“It’s been amazing to work with so many extraordinarily talented chefs from every corner of the city and its surrounding areas these past 25 years,” said Wilcox. “It’s going to be a lot of fun going through the archives, essentially taking guests in a time machine through different periods of the Boston culinary scene since the early 90’s.”

Coinciding with its 25th anniversary specialty sandwiches, Parish will continue to serve its full menu of delicious appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts, as well as its full bar menu at both locations.

About Parish Café and Bar

Parish Cafe and Bar in the Greater Boston area is a four-star American restaurant featuring sandwiches that have been created by Chefs of local renown. The Parish Cafe features outdoor dining during the Spring, Summer and Fall months. When you step inside the restaurant, you’ll notice a casual atmosphere with friendly, upbeat service. The Parish Cafe features a full bar. We are also handicap accessible, open late serving our full menu till 1:00 AM every night with last call at 2:00 AM. The Parish Café has locations at 361 Boylston Street in Boston’s Back Bay and at 493 Massachusetts Ave in the South End. For more information please visit: or call 617-247-4777 (Boylston location)/617-391-0501 (Mass Ave location) for more information.