Dining

By - 5/27/15 - 5:22 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant permission for a new pizza place on Hanover Street that would replace the flower store that replaced an old pizza place. Read more.Read more

By - 5/27/15 - 1:59 pm
Matthew Walsh calls for more treatment programs

Matthew Walsh tells councilors treatment programs for people like him need more resources.

Substance-abuse experts and recovering addicts say a proposal by City Councilors Bill Linehan and Frank Baker to fund new treatment programs through a 2% tax on Boston alcohol sales could provide new beds - and new hope - to addicts who now have to wait long periods for help.Read more

By - 5/26/15 - 8:00 am

Cambridge Day talks to Clover CEO Ayr Muir about the experiences of running a 24-hour restaurant in Central Square (all good, he says) and reveals that, in addition to the Newbury Street cafe now under construction, Clover is also scouting locations in Copley Square.Read more

By - 5/25/15 - 8:53 am
Giant Party Bagel in Newton

Photo by Greta Gaffin.

This photo, taped by the cash registers at Rosenfeld's in Newton Centre, never fails to crack us up.

Is Giant Party Bagel missing, the victim of some horrible bagelnapping? Or is it just boasting: Look at this, look at it! Giant Party Bagel doesn't mess around, it takes no prisoners and it's large and in charge. But imagine the tub of lox spread that goes...Read more

By - 5/22/15 - 10:33 am
Line for Ogawa coffee in Downtown Crossing

AlistonTBoston shows us the line this morning outside the newly open Ogawa Coffee on Milk Street, which features the Japanese take on coffee, which includes extra fancy foam designs and stadium seating so you can watch the baristas - and this morning, free four-ounce bags of beans for the first 100 people....Read more

By - 5/21/15 - 3:44 pm

The Globe reports the chain, which started in the North End, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.Read more

By - 5/21/15 - 8:00 am
Inside the Roslindale Substation

Mark Katz went on a tour of the old trolley substation in Roslindale Square yesterday, led by Roslindale Village Main Street and Historic Boston, which now owns the long dormant hulk.

He reports the substation's renovation begins in earnest next month as workers ready the space for a restaurant by Chris Douglass (owner of Ashmont Grille and Tavolo in Dorchester) and a craft...Read more

By - 5/19/15 - 2:21 pm

The Boston Licensing Board recently granted the owner of an Ontario sushi restaurant permission to move into the space occupied by a homegrown sushi place on Newbury Street.

Wabora Sushi can operate under a temporary Boston license until it receives final approval from the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission to serve beer and wine at 254 Newbury St., where it will use the license...Read more

By - 5/19/15 - 11:49 am

The owner of Moon Villa Restaurant on Edinboro Street said today he's hiring English-speaking managers and will seek a police detail for early morning hours in the aftermath of an incident last August in which six people were shot outside its doors - one of whom ran through the restaurant, gushing blood, in an attempt to avoid getting shot again. Read more....Read more

By - 5/19/15 - 11:05 am

Wendy Blom, Executive Director of SCATV, sits down with Eric Fellinger, Board Chair of Union Square Main Streets, and Esther Hanig, Executive Director of Union Square Main Streets to discuss their grassroots fundraising campaign to help provide farm fresh food to Somerville neighbors in need of Farmers Market SNAP benefits. Support their endeavor: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/20...

About this segment: Union Square Main Streets staff and board...Read more

By - 5/14/15 - 2:16 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a license for Chill on Park, an ice cream shop at 142 Park St. in Fields Corner. Read more.Read more

By - 5/14/15 - 2:00 pm
Vouros in Roslindale Square closed

Vouros, the Greek bakery at Washington and Poplar streets, is empty and closed this week, a large "Available Space" banner in one window.

The closing, rumored for a couple months, leaves Roslindale Square with just two bakeries: Diane's on Poplar Street and Fornax on Corinth Street.Read more

By - 5/11/15 - 3:33 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Everett store is re-opening this Friday; owner credits pressure from fans on social media.Read more

By - 5/10/15 - 10:00 pm

You just can't get it at the Richie's Slush store on Revere Beach Parkway in Everett anymore. Boston Restaurant Talk reports the outlet has closed, while the wholesale operation, which produces the essence of summer for supermarkets and the like, continues to operate.Read more

By - 5/6/15 - 10:36 am

A new take-out sushi place could open soon at 92 State St.

State Street Sushi will be open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. if the Boston Licensing Board tomorrow approves its request for a food-serving license. Nobody opposed the granting of a license at a hearing this morning....Read more

By - 5/6/15 - 10:32 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let Lir, 903 Boylston St. stay open until 2 a.m., an hour later than at present.

Lir is the only one of the four bars on that stretch of Boylston that currently has to close at 1 a.m. Read more.Read more

By - 5/1/15 - 4:29 pm
Sign at Figaro's in the Leather District that says to embrace the line

Sign in the window at Figaro's on Beach Street in the Leather District.Read more

By - 5/1/15 - 3:46 pm

Daniel Guzman asks:

Trying to crowdsource a place in the immediate Boston area where Montréal-style bagels are sold. Any ideas?

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By - 4/30/15 - 1:34 pm

The Globe reports the shuttered Sanctuary in Hyde Square could soon be replaced by a new restaurant serving cuisine from the Low Country of coastal South Carolina and Georgia.Read more

By - 4/29/15 - 9:43 pm

Seven Star Street Bistro on Belgrade Avenue in Roslindale is selling mango pies at $25 apiece, with all the proceeds going to aid for Nepal:

One of our dear staff members is from Nepal and has been dealing with the numerous tragedies and after effects of the recent earthquake that has shaken their beautiful country. In light of these events we teamed together with

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