The Globe reports Jerry Remy's new restaurant on Boylston Street will offer $500 "season passes" to people who don't wish to mingle with the rabble waiting to get in before games - which will include vouchers for some free food and a free beer for each visit.
Not so fast, Boston Licensing Board Chairman Daniel Pokaski says. He told restaurant reps this morning state law bans handouts of free alcohol, and suggested the restaurant increase the value of the food voucher instead.
The restaurant was before the board because it wants permission to add a 40-seat patio area in front - on part of the sidewalk that is privately owned. Also, the restaurant is seeking formal permission to change its closing time from 2 a.m. to midnight - at the request of nearby residents.
The board decides on the patio and closing hour at a meeting tomorrow.