Chef Brian Poe...
is a seasoned and skilled chef who has continually pushed himself and his food to the max for the past two decades. Originally from a small town in Georgia, Poe began his cooking career during the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. From there, he made his move out west to Arizona and began to hone his skills at the Pinon Grill, located in the Millennium Scottsdale Resort. Then he returned east and received three- and four-star reviews from DiNora, Zagat, and local newspapers and magazines for his tantalizing menu at Siro's in Saratoga Springs, New York.
In 2003, Poe moved to Boston, where he presided as the Executive Chef and Director of Food and Beverage for the renowned Seasons Restaurant at the Millennium Bostonian Hotel. It was there that Poe proved that he had what it took to be a premier Boston chef, as his predecessors at Seasons included local icons Jasper White and Lydia Shire.
Anyone who knows Poe knows he loves to travel. Over the years he has passed through thirty-eight states and 14 countries. He has hit every wine region in both North and South America (with the exception of Washington) and he explores the food scene everywhere he goes, from farms and production lines to family barbecues. He spent much of his traveling in Chile, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Dominican Republic and Bolivia.
In February 2009, Chef Poe partnered with The Rattlesnake to create Poe's Kitchen at The Rattlesnake. The menu intertwines Mexican cuisine with flavors from the Southwest and South America.
In June of 2012, Chef Poe opened the Tip Tap Room on Beacon Hill at 138 Cambridge St. Here is where he calls home and where he has complete and total freedom to experiment with "Fun Dining" - high end cuisine prepared affordably and in a fun casual environment. With 36 draft lines, over one hundred bottled beers and a wall of whiskeys- Poe pairs the traditional New England steak tip with fine seasonal ingredients and specializes in preparing any and all kinds of tips, including exotic meats like kangaroo, yak, elk, ostrich and antelope.
In January of 2015 Chef Poe partnered with Bukowski Tavern in Cambridge to showcase his love of beer & "composed" burgers. Here wild game burgers pair with an award winning beer program.
In June of 2015 Chef Poe revisited his love of spicy cuisine at his South End restaurant Cluckit! with Piri Piri cuisine and an extensive beer list at 782 Tremont St Boston