Dining

By - 10/22/14 - 11:02 am

Seth Barnett, lawyer for the company that owns the now closed Blue, Inc. on Broad Street, came prepared to a Boston Licensing Board hearing today: He figured somebody would ask why his client would want to name the replacement restaurant after the Broad Street Riot.

And, indeed, board member Milton Wright asked what the deal was with wanting to name the place Broad Street... Read more

By - 10/20/14 - 7:37 am

The Boston Licensing Board this week hears a request from restaurateur Brian O'Donnell to rename Jason Santos's old Blue, Inc. at 131 Broad St. to Broad Street Riot.

The name harkens back to the Broad Street Riot of 1837, when drunken Protestant firefighters got into it with Irish Catholic men about to form a funeral procession, sparking a riot that left nearby businesses and... Read more

By - 10/19/14 - 9:05 pm

Jill Rodgers asks:

Searching for months. Where can I get nougat-style Halva in this god-forsaken city?

By - 10/19/14 - 5:36 pm
Eggnog in October at Somerville Whole Foods

And we're still drawing down our pumpkin-spice supplies. R.S.Y. Buchanan reports seeing this Christmas drink today at the Somerville Whole Foods. Or as he puts it:

Dammit, tryptophan induced coma comes first!

By - 10/18/14 - 4:52 pm

A disgusted citizen complains about noshers getting their fix at Boston Bagel Co.:

Bagel addicts double parking at this busy intersection. This is a public safety issue and somebody is going to get hurt trying to cross here.

By - 10/15/14 - 2:58 pm

The Boston Licensing Board tomorrow considers a request from a North End restaurateur to open a sushi place on Salem Street that would stay open until 12:30 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.

At a hearing today, Nicholas Leo and his attorney, Daniel Toscano, said Sushi Rock would cater to the growing population of young professionals into the neighborhood, who they said are eager for some healthy,... Read more

By - 10/15/14 - 12:56 pm
Mel King supports Dot 2 Dot cafe at Boston Licensing Board

Mel King explains to board Chairwoman Nicole Murati Ferrer why he supports Dot 2 Dot.

The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to grant a full liquor license to Dot 2 Dot Cafe, a Dorchester Avenue restaurant that doubles as a meeting space for local residents and organizations, and which is the place City Councilor Ayanna Pressley says she had in mind when she led a successful effort to gain more liquor licenses for the city's outer neighborhoods.... Read more

By - 10/14/14 - 9:40 pm

Beer Advocate assembles tweets from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project in Somerville on the practice - and why it won't play that game:

Boston is a pay to play town and we're often shut out for draft lines along with many beers you may love.

By - 10/14/14 - 1:38 pm

Paperwork issues and questions about a new state law that granted Boston 25 new liquor licenses this year have held up decisions on requests from five restaurants seeking some of the new licenses, along with a member who missed one set of hearings. However, board Chairwoman Nicole Murati Ferrer said she expects the board to resolve the issues and vote on the applications within a... Read more

By - 10/12/14 - 6:54 am

PREPARING A HEALTHY AND AFFORDABLE MEAL IN A LIMITED AMOUNT OF TIME

Free Food Samples Will Be Provided

Date and Time: Wednesday, 15 October from 7 to 8 pm

Place: The Presentation School Foundation Community Center, 640 Washington Street. The event will take place in the New Balance Community Room.

Join representatives of Whole Foods for this cooking demonstration on preparing a nutritious meal.

Parking... Read more

By - 10/11/14 - 12:36 am

Area chef Jason Santos posts a copy of the printed list of instructions for the very specific drinks the ten diners at one table at one of his restaurants wanted Friday night.

2. Jesse. Bombay Sapphire Martini. Bone Dry. Don't Shake. Don't Stir. No ice. Room temperature warm glass. Up. No garnish.

Via Drew Starr.... Read more

By - 10/9/14 - 5:10 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com tweets there's a meeting for neighbors on the proposal at 6 p.m. on Oct. 20 at the Salem Street restaurant - named for the last woman to be hanged as a witch in Boston.

By - 10/9/14 - 10:42 am
Dole Mandarin Orange packaging

A Middlesex County resident who claims to have been shocked to discover ascorbic acid and citric acid added to packages of Dole's "Mandarin Oranges in 100% Juice" is, of course, suing.

In a lawsuit filed this week in US District Court in Boston, Benjamin Mahan says Dole's packaging, which claims the products contain "all natural" fruit, violate federal and Massachusetts food-labeling laws because of the... Read more

By - 10/7/14 - 4:08 pm

Jeff asks:

Family is visiting Boston and our new house for the first time, anyone know the best place to buy seafood for a cookout? Extra points for low-prices!

By - 10/7/14 - 3:19 pm

Varano's attorney, William Ferullo, told the Boston Licensing Board today he expects Strega Pizzeria and Cafe, 371 Hanover St., to be operating in about 30 days.

Ferullo had to appear before the board to explain why his client wasn't using the beer-and-wine license it agreed to let Varano transfer from his shuttered Cross Street deli last year.

Ferullo said the delay was due mainly to... Read more

By - 10/3/14 - 7:21 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday gave Ten Tables, 597 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain, permission to extend its closing time from 10 p.m. to midnight.

At a hearing on Wednesday, owner Krista Kranyak said diners kept asking for later hours because otherwise, they couldn't start the restaurant's "tasting" menu any later than 8:30 p.m. to comply with the 10 p.m. closing time. The restaurant was... Read more

By - 10/3/14 - 3:02 pm

Simco's, 1509 Blue Hill Ave., will have to serve a one-day suspension after a police lieutenant found it open 45 minutes past its licensed 1 a.m. closing time one night in August.

The Boston Licensing Board ordered the punishment after Lt. Det. Eric Eversley testified at a Tuesday hearing that when he drove past the venerable stand around 1:45 a.m. on Aug. 9, he found... Read more

By - 10/3/14 - 10:40 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports a deal to open a Wagamama on the other side of Fort Point Channel has fallen through, but that the chain is continuing to look for space in the up-and-coming area.

By - 10/2/14 - 11:05 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports J. Pace & Son on Cross Street is closing forever on Saturday.

By - 10/2/14 - 5:43 pm

The Boston Licensing Board next week hears requests from Rincon Caribeno on Fairmount Avenue and a proposed Italian restaurant across the street for all-alcohol licenses.

Rincon Caribeno already has a license to serve beer, wine and liqueurs. Joe Garufi, owner of Sophia's Grotto in Roslindale, is seeking a full liquor license for Antonio's Bacaro, the Italian restaurant he wants to open in the space... Read more

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