Setting a new Boundary

Kingsley is a vegetarian and Wilson a diehard carnivore. The menu will be a mix of classic items like meatloaf and steak, plus some veggie-friendly options.
“American food is fusion food already,” Kingsley said.
The Boundary plans to open August 14-15.
“I’ve always liked the word fusion,” Kingsley said. “I’ve never liked the way it was pulled off.”
American beer and wine will be served, and there’ll be live music every Friday and Saturday.
“We’ve already booked with Geri X and Rebekah Pulley,” Wilson said.
The Semis’ Billy Summer is on deck to help book the music. “Billy’s life is music and he is helping us make this a venue worth coming to,” Kingsley said.
“No one is reinventing the wheel here,” said the chef. “But it’s going to be fucking good.”

click to enlarge Setting a new Boundary - Jim Wilson
Jim Wilson
Setting a new Boundary

click to enlarge Setting a new Boundary - Jim Wilson
Jim Wilson
Setting a new Boundary
  • Jim Wilson

The formerly notorious Club B2T (Bottom to the Top) strip club at 1101 First Ave. North in St. Petersburg has a new identity: The Boundary American Grille & Tavern. Partners Jim Wilson and Jason Kingsley gutted the building, added windows, and rebuilt the stage and kitchen.
“We found $400 in singles under the old stage,” Wilson said. “But they took the brass poles with them when they closed.”
Chef Kingsley spent 15 years working in New York City, moving to Florida about six years ago. He was responsible for the much celebrated veggie-friendly menu at Meze 119.
The concept for the Boundary is a fusion of the best of American cuisine.
“We wanted to make something purely American,” Wilson said. “Using nothing but American ingredients.”

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