Dining

By - 4/27/15 - 7:22 pm

WCVB posted photos of the demolition of the old Hilltop steakhouse in Saugus today.

By - 4/25/15 - 6:38 am
Gracenote Coffee

The Boston Licensing Board considers a proposal for a coffee shop at 108 Lincoln St. at a hearing next week.

Gracenote Coffee, which already roasts beans, plans to open an eponymous coffee bar in the front half of an office there. It'll be staffed by the guy who now pedals the Coffee Trike around Dewey Square.

The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m.... Read more

By - 4/24/15 - 11:09 am

Jennifer Che reports on her visit to Mario Batali's new pizza place on Fan Pier, where pizzas are cooked for just 90 seconds - in a 1,000-degree oven.

It doesn’t replace the North End by any stretch, and if you’re a visitor looking for one place to enjoy Italian food in Boston, I would probably still head to the North End. However, if you

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By - 4/23/15 - 9:31 am

Sara DiBari asks:

Where can I get good barbecue in MA? Like taking someone from the South good. Doesn't have to be near Boston.

By - 4/22/15 - 9:56 am

The BRA holds a public meeting Thursday on a developer's plans to build a kosher hotel and restaurant on the VFW Parkway at the Dedham line.

The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in the District E-5 community room.

The proposed 69-room King David Hotel would go where the McDonald's on the southbound side used to be, until it burned down in 2013.... Read more

By - 4/21/15 - 9:59 pm

Tony DeBenedictis, owner of Tony's Market on Washington Street, acknowledged today that he's seriously looking at moving from his longtime location in Roslindale Square to a spot up Washington at Durnell Avenue.

However, he said the deal is not 100% done and that he won't know for sure what he will do for about another month.

The Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services holds a meeting... Read more

By - 4/18/15 - 9:05 am

The Boston Licensing Board next week considers a proposal to open a Japanese coffee shop at 10 Milk St.

Ogawa Coffee, based in Kyoto, would be the latest specialty coffee shop in an area once known mainly for its plethora of Dunkin' Donuts:

What we seek is not only good-tasting coffee. It is discovering and providing the coffee’s value that leads humans, nature and

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By - 4/18/15 - 12:32 am

Jamaica Plain News reports on the demise of Ghazal on Centre Street.

UPDATE: Headline changed because, as Chris Helms at Jamaica Plain News reminded me, there's now Tikki Masala in Forest Hills.

By - 4/14/15 - 11:48 am

The attorney for Jacque's Cabaret in Bay Village apologized to the Boston Licensing Board for not seeking to change a provision on its liquor license that it have food available before a March inspection found no kitchen and no food available on the premises, save a vending machine selling snacks and candy .

Sgt. Det. Robert Mulvey told the Boston Licensing Board this morning... Read more

By - 4/13/15 - 10:59 am

The Boston Licensing Board last week granted Seven Star Street Bistro on Belgrade Avenue permission to buy the beer, wine and liqueurs license from Estragon on Harrison Avenue in the South End.

At the same time, the board awarded Estragon a full-alcohol license under a state law granting Boston extra licenses for certain traditionally under-licensed neighborhoods and city "Main Street" business districts.

Seven Star was... Read more

By - 4/10/15 - 10:56 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today state law lets take-out owners prohibit tips and, as long as they prominently alert visitors to that, keep any of the money customers insist on giving anyway.

The ruling comes in the case of employees of Dunkin' Donuts franchisee Constantine Scrivanos, who owns 66 Dunkin' shops in eastern Massachusetts and who bans tipping in about two-thirds of those.... Read more

By - 4/8/15 - 8:56 pm

Adam Shutes of Roslindale reports he's bought the Boston Cheese Cellar and hopes to re-open the shop next to the wine shop on Birch Street in May.

The shop will remain as Boston Cheese Cellar, and remain as a locally-owned and operated cheese shop.

We aim to re-open in May, and are looking forward to continuing the good work that has gone before us,

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By - 4/8/15 - 11:00 am

Seven Star Street Bistro on Belgrade Avenue leans tomorrow whether it can buy a beer-and-wine license from Estragon on Harrison Avenue.

The deal is contingent on Estragon replacing the license with one of the new all-alcohol licenses approved by the state legislature to spur restaurant development in neighborhoods that have been losing liquor licenses to downtown and the waterfront.

The Boston Licensing Board votes on... Read more

By - 4/8/15 - 7:30 am

Ania Wronski asks:

Any ideas on where to take a group of ~10 people to brunch on a friday near the financial district/Chinatown?

By - 4/7/15 - 12:27 pm

The people who are there all the time, that is, not cups of coffee with cream, two sugahs. Amber Lynn is blogging her paintings; higher-res versions are here.

By - 4/7/15 - 8:36 am

The Boston Public Market, which plans to open in July in the garage/building that houses the Haymarket T stop and RMV office today announced its first set of vendors, who will sell locally grown food, from vegetables to cheese and fish.

The Boston Public Market will feature a diverse offering of programs designed to highlight regional culinary traditions and local food production, as well

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By - 4/6/15 - 1:56 pm

The Boston Public Improvement Commission will hold a hearing April 16 on the supermarket chain's request to allow outdoor seating outside its new store in the old Filene's building on Summer Street in Downtown Crossing.

The hearing begins at 10 a.m. in City Hall Room 801.

H/t FortPointer.

By - 4/3/15 - 11:15 am

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved a new manager for the shuttered Roggie's, which could help owner John Rogaris gain permission to re-open.

City officials shut the bar last May after a Memorial Day incident in which a patron wound up unconscious and near death in an alley next to the Chestnut Hill Avenue. Rogaris faces trial June 1 on charges he ordered workers to... Read more

By - 4/2/15 - 9:50 am

Goody Glover's, the Irish bar in the North End that was shut to make way for a Peet's, says it's re-opening somewhere in Downtown Crossing.

Via Boston Restaurant Talk.

By - 4/1/15 - 6:01 pm
Proposed cream-puff bakery in Chinatown

The owners of Chatime on Harrison Avenue in Chinatown learn tomorrow whether they can open a bakery specializing in Japanese cream puffs.

Signs in the windows of the proposed Beard Papa's - a couple doors down from Chatime - advertise a February opening.

At a Boston Licensing Board hearing today, representatives of elected city officials supported the proposed cream puffery - part of a... Read more

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