Jamaica Plain News reports the old Uforge Gallery on Centre Street could be replaced by a coffeehouse.
Here, a new Dunk's would be greeted like, "Oh, cool, now we don't have to cross the street to get to the Dunkin' Donuts there." But in San Diego, people reported waiting more than an hour to get some donuts.
Girl Jo asks:
Anyone in Boston/surrounding area know any stores that stock Lagavâ€‹ulin 16 Year Singâ€‹le Malt? Holiday gift needed!
Patrick Maguire reports on an experiment by the owners of Tres Gatos, The Centre Street Cafe and Casa Verde in which diners had a 3% fee added to their checks so that "back of house" workers who don't normally get tips could get pay raises.
It worked, he writes: Those workers are making an average $2.87 more an hour and "despite the initial concern about reducing [server] tips, servers actually saw an increase in their tips by 2.5%." Also, the new policy has led to "excellent" staff retention and made it easier to recruit new workers.
Eastie Strong was among the people jammed into Caffe dello Sport today to watch the match between Real Madrid and Barcelona (which ended in a 1-1 tie).
Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Teranga has apparently resolved its issues with the state and is planning on being open this weekend.
Wicked Local Dedham reports Dedham selectmen this week agreed to give Hooters a license so it can open the town's first breastaurant, on Providence Highway, where Bugaboo Creek and Summer Shack used to be.
Wicked Local reports selectmen didn't want to support the license, but felt they have little choice after the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission approved the chain's request for a license transfer.
The Bay State Banner reports on Next Step Soul Food Cafe, which will be a rare sit-down restaurant in an area dominated by take-out places.
Anybody have recs on where to get morcilla (Spanish blood sausage) in the area? Camberville preferred.
I get treated like Ebenezer Scrooge at holiday time. After all, there is no investment advisor in Bostonâ€™s Enchanted Village. But rather than admonish my readers to rein in spending, Iâ€™m recommending you treat yourself this season.
Work is well underway to turn a long vacant space in the Stop & Shop mall on American Legion Highway into what would be Roslindale's second sit-down Chinese restaurant. Read more.
Stores near Roxbury that aren't out of fresh cranberries. Go.
Wicked Local Cambridge reports on an incident at the Hong Kong.
Ed. note: Longtime Boston Licensing Board fans will note a familiar name, now doing similar work in Cambridge.
First Brian Poe announced he was shutting the Rattlesnake on Boylston Street. Then it looked like it might re-open. Nope, Boston Restaurant Talk reports.
The Boston City Council today approved asking the state to let the city issue 12 new liquor licenses for restaurants and a cineplex at the South Bay Town Center project in Dorchester, saying the licenses are critical to bringing the sort of home-grown restaurants that will make the center take off.
But the council decided not to seek three liquor licenses for the massive Seaport Square project in the South Boston Waterfront. Read more.
The Boston City Council tomorrow considers asking the state legislature for 12 new liquor licenses for the South Bay Town Center project in Dorchester and 3 for the Seaport Square complex in the South Boston Waterfront. Read more.
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