Dining

By - 2/23/17 - 1:40 pm
Opening of Sullivan's

A beautiful day and school-vacation week equaled a wicked long line for the opening of Sullivan's at Castle Island today. Traffic was backed up way past the Farragut statue.

By - 2/22/17 - 10:33 am

Candelaria Silva has long enjoyed being able to sit alone at a restaurant, with just her thoughts, her food and, often, a good book:

Two other favorites were in Harvard Square - Hong Kong Restaurant - the Chinese food there was very different from what I’d had in my home town of St. Louis - and Wursthaus, a German restaurant. I can’t remember what I ate there but I remember it was delicious and I was thrilled with the feeling of seclusion I had while there.

By - 2/21/17 - 11:30 am

The Boston Licensing Board will consider forcing bars to give up glassware and drinks in glass bottles if their patrons get injured in attacks with them. Read more.

By - 2/21/17 - 6:12 am

Is there any place in/near Boston (T accessible) to get a good paczki for Fat Tuesday? Not a gross, dry grocery store one. I'd love to support a local bakery in my quest to stuff my face with delicious Polish pastries.

By - 2/18/17 - 12:59 pm

WFXT reports both C&V Automotive - where a customer had his pelvis crushed - and the neighboring Little Haiti restaurant were shut by city inspectors for a variety of "serious" violations.

According to a health inspector's report, Little Haiti, in the same building as the garage, was shut for: Read more.

By - 2/17/17 - 4:42 pm

The Boston Licensing Board voted yesterday to grant a beer-and-wine license to the Trader Joe's under construction on North Harvard Street at Western Avenue in Allston. Read more.

By - 2/17/17 - 9:40 am

Jami asks:

Looking for recommendations on really good restaurants in Boston for anniversary that aren't outrageously priced.

By - 2/16/17 - 9:19 am

Anna's Taqueria locations are closed today to support the Day Without Immigrants protest.

Eater Boston lists other local restaurants that are either shut or showing their support in other ways. Read more.

By - 2/14/17 - 6:05 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports that New Balance's Brighton Landing project has landed a pizza place that will also offer candlepin bowling.

If you're old enough to remember when you could play bocce at a Boston-area pizza place, you probably remember when Brighton had Sammy White's.

By - 2/11/17 - 2:00 pm

Scott Tetreault alerts us that the Flaming Grill and Buffet on American Legion Highway is now nearing completion - it's posted menu prices ($12.99 Monday through Thursday, $13.99 on Friday and Saturday) and is advertising for workers.

By - 2/7/17 - 10:04 am

The Zoning Board of Appeals today approved a plan by a Dunkin' Donuts franchisee to fill in an empty storefront on Tremont Street at West Street with a new Dunks.

When open, the location means people needing a Dunkin' Donuts iced coffee while standing at Tremont and West will no longer have to walk an entire two blocks to the Dunkin' Donuts at Tremont and Park or Washington near Winter and Summer.

By - 2/5/17 - 5:42 pm
Missing dip at Somerville Stop & Shop

By 4:45 p.m., the Somerville Stop & Shop was basically out of guacamole, Frank Solensky discovered.

By - 2/5/17 - 1:36 pm

CherryOMighty asks:

My Haitian (and Haitian food loving) brethren of Boston recommend a restaurant. I want a place your mama would go.

By - 2/4/17 - 5:54 pm

With the abrupt and unexpected closing last week of the Bimbo bread outlet at Wellington Circle, not to mention the closing of all Wonder Bread outlets several years ago, there is NOT ONE bread outlet in Greater Boston. Important questions arise. Why are all discount bread outlets closing? Where can consumers purchase discount bread. And most importantly, where are bakeries sending all their day-old bread? Hopefully not dumped in a landfill.

By - 2/3/17 - 9:43 am

Small restaurants in outer neighborhoods could soon be letting their customers bring a bottle of wine or some beer with them to enjoy with their meals.

On Monday, the Boston Licensing Board begins accepting applications for BYOB permits for restaurants with fewer than 30 seats that don't already have liquor licenses. The board will then schedule public hearings on the permit requests.

By - 1/28/17 - 5:47 pm

In Marc Hurwitz's Friends of Boston Hidden Restaurants Facebook group, Bobby O'Neill asked this afternoon:

I feel like restaurants and shops owned by members of the Iraqi, Iranian, Sudanese, Yemeni, Libyan, Somali, and Syrian communities could use our support. Any recommendations?

Here's the list folks have come up with so far (additions welcome, of course): Read more.

By - 1/26/17 - 10:28 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Figs, 42 Charles St. on Beacon Hill, is advertising for a "front of house" manager.

The restaurant was forced to close last October by a ductwork fire.

By - 1/23/17 - 12:57 pm

The backers of a restaurant proposed for New Balance's Brighton Landing project go before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday for permission to buy the liquor license of the failed-before-it-even-opened Painted Burro on Temple Place downtown. Read more.

By - 1/22/17 - 9:24 am

Seven Star Street Bistro on Belgrade Avenue announced today its Rozzie Ramen pop-up starts Jan. 31: Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting at 5 p.m.