The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved a liquor license for City Winery, which is building a restaurant where patrons can eat and sip wine as they listen to and watch live entertainment in the new apartment and hotel complex going up at 80 Beverly St. Read more.
The Spring Street Cafe on, well, Spring Street, is no more, Boston Restaurant Talk reports. The cafe sold its Boston beer-and-wine license last month.
The Boston Licensing Board tomorrow decides whether to allow the transformation of the North Star, 222 Friend St. into a calmer, quieter "professional" establishment aimed at the sort of people filling the new apartments sprouting like mushrooms around North Station, rather than rowdier Celtics and Bruins fans. Read more.
The Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center plans to open a cafe in its mosque at 100 Malcolm X Blvd in Roxbury Crossing. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board next week holds a hearing on Seven Star Street Bistro's request for a license that would let patrons bring their own beer or wine to drink with their meals. Read more.
Where can folks find corned beef and cabbage for lunch downtown on Friday?
Our own Swirlygrrl made an apple pi today.
Out in Wellesley, Bob Brown carved out some time - and snow to commemorate 3/14 in his driveway.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports the impending demise of the restaurant. The Park Square one should stay open.
Add hamentashen to the list of things Boston does differently than the rest of the country. Seth Gitell explains why the Purim pastries are different here and tells you where to get them (including one outlet in, gasp, New York).
The Globe reports the T is letting Dunkin' Donuts return to the space it had on the Green Line platform at Government Center, which means commuters will no longer have to take the escalator all the way up to the plaza to get their pink-and-orange fix.
The Boston Licensing Board today revoked Pho So 1's food-serving and beer-and-wine licenses after its fifth citation in seven months for staying open well past its licensed closing time of 10 p.m. Read more.
Tyler Fitzpatrick asks:
I'm the brewer at Lamplighter in Cambridge, looking for a local Indian market to get some Indian coriander. Know of any?
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant a food-serving license to Toasteo Flats, 53 Chelsea St., to sell toasted flatbread sandwiches to go.
An aide to the mayor supported the proposal, saying workers at nearby hair salons are particularly looking forward to the new food option. An aide to City Councilor Sal LaMattina also spoke in favor. Nobody spoke against the idea.
Wicked Local West Roxbury reports on plans for a bagel place in the same Centre Street block as Porter Cafe for a bagelry that would truck bagels "90%" prepared in New York, then cooked locally.
The as yet unnamed bagel place would join Bruegger's Bagels and Bagelville on VFW Parkway. Exodus Bagels is now churning out bagels just off Belgrade Avenue on the Roslindale line, where it plans a full-scale deli, and, of course, the Dunkin' Donuts on Spring Street and VFW Parkway sell bagel-like round breadstuffs.
The Boston Licensing Board this week will decide whether to revoke Pho So 1's liquor license - or possibly even shut the restaurant completely - because police keep finding it open and serving beer way after its licensed 10 p.m. closing time. Read more.
Watertown News reports the city's newest Dunkin' Donuts will soon open at 640 Arsenal St., great news for people currently forced to travel all the way across the Charles River to get to the Dunkin' Donuts at Market and North Beacon in Brighton.
The next-gen Double-D's will feature an area where the franchisee promised people could " 'plug in' and do some work."
A city health inspector has ordered the shutdown of the prepared food section at New York Mart (the old Ming's), 1102 Washington St., until managers fix several violations found in an inspection last week.
According to the inspector's report, cooked chicken and pork were both being stored at 110 degrees, when they should have been at least 140. The inspector also noted heavy grease and soil buildups throughout the kitchen area, including in the hood over the cooking area.
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