UPDATE Jan 22 2014: Paul now has a reality TV show, "Wahlburgers." Read about it here. For fans of Paul's, he also plays a role in my memoir, Innocent Spouse, which chronicles the insane life of owning a saloon at the busiest corner in Washington DC. Paul's great cooking lifted up the place and was a happy diversion from battling the IRS (we won) and swimming in quicksand, especially digging into his fried clam bellies, and that thing he did with salmon.
Congratulations to Paul Wahlberg, former chef at Nathans, who opened his Wahlburgers burger place today near home in Hingham, MA. His business partner is brother Mark Wahlberg.
After Paul left Nathans he and his wife returned to the Boston area. For a while he was back in the restaurant biz, and then for a while went on location to cook for his actor brother (sound familiar? as in "Entourage") and then returned to Hingham to open his own place, Alma Nova (named after Mom, Alma). Alma Nova is next door to the prototype Wahlburgers.
I hope for Paul that this is just the first installment of his burger business. Go Paul! Open one in DC. Then, Top Chef! (Looks like he won't need Top Chef)