Daniel Guzman reports that Bagelville, where the Arby's used to be on VFW Parkway inbound, just past the McDonald's, is open for its last day today.
The Board of Appeal yesterday approved a Thai ice-cream place proposed for 217 Newbury St., between Exeter and Fairfield. Read more.
Federal and Boston investigators are continuing to carve up a string of Boston fried-chicken places owned by Pakistani nationals and Americans of Pakistani origin in an investigation that has already led to guilty pleas by two men and the shutdown of a Hyde Park fried-chicken joint. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board holds hearings on five fried-chicken take-out places in Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan on Tuesday to decide whether to pull their food-serving licenses after their main owner pleaded guilty to federal tax-fraud charges related to their operation. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved a food-serving license for Joseph Adamo's 320 Cafe at 320 Spring St. in West Roxbury. Read more.
The Playwright Bar, 658 E. Broadway in South Boston, is changing its name to the Punk & Poet. Read more.
UPDATE: The board took no action Thursday as it continues to investigate the case.
The Boston Licensing Board on Thursday considers whether to take any action against Prestige Cuisine, 924 Morton St., after a BPD detective said an investigation - started after patrons were shot at as they left around 4:30 one March morning - showed an owner was opening up the basement for a nightclub at 2 a.m. Read more.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Back Bay Harry's is going to close and turn into something called Citrus & Salt, which apparently will be a Mexican version of Buttermilk & Bourbon, which, of course, is a Southern version of Emack & Bolio, which is the ice-cream version of Myers + Chang, which is the Chinese version of Smith & Wollensky, which is the steak version of Crimson and Clover, which was Tommy James and the Shondells's big hit in 1968.
Brian Poe reports he's now on a flight from Puerto Rico after getting there from St. Martin, where he spent the last few days in a concrete shelter. The Herald reports Poe used his kitchen experience to take the small amount of flour they had on hand to whip up 120 pancakes for the roughly 100 people there.
The owners of four suburban sushi and Japanese-grill restaurants in the suburbs have proposed turning the vacant old Citibank branch at 1924 Beacon St. into their latest restaurant. Read more.
Robert Zoffreo of Belmont, who now owns the shuttered Pig 'N Whistle Diner on North Beacon Street near Market Street, tonight showed off preliminary plans for re-opening the 70-seat place - to hearty applause from the members of the Brighton-Allston Improvement Association, who are mostly old enough to remember it from its heyday before it closed in 2002. Read more.
Stone Hearth Pizza on Western Avenue in Allston has closed for good, Boston Restaurant Talk reports.
The Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday hears from Better Bagels, seeking a license to bring "New York style" bagels to 83 Seaport Blvd., across from District Hall.
The board's hearings start at 10 a.m. in Rm. 809 in City Hall.
Karene Hines shows us a typical Saturday-morning scene at Bagelsaurus in Porter Square.
WBUR reports on new vigilance in Massachusetts four years after the first outbreak of vibrio, caused by bacteria found in shellfish that was formerly confined to areas well to our south.
It’s 7 a.m. - just before low tide - and Wellfleet's assistant shellfish constable, John Mankevetch, is on “Vibrio Patrol.”
A big part of his job is monitoring compliance among wild and aquaculture fishermen during “Vibrio season,” which runs from May 21 through Oct. 16
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