Dining

By - 1/27/15 - 11:12 am
Open Dunkin Donuts in a blizzard

TrueNE_79 spotted this open Dunkin' Donuts in Downtown Crossing this morning.

By - 1/24/15 - 9:28 pm

Simco's, 1509 Blue Hill Ave. in Mattapan Square, goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday for permission to extend its closing time from 1 a.m. to 3 a.m.

The venerable hot-dog stand, which years ago had later hours, got a one-day suspension last fall when a police lieutenant found it open at 1:45 a.m. one August night.

The board's hearings start at 10... Read more

By - 1/18/15 - 12:56 pm
Little Lamb logo

A Mongolian hotpot chain that wants to break into the US market is suing Little Lamb, 326 Cambridge St., on charges it's using the chain's name and logo without permission.

In a lawsuit filed last week in US District Court in Boston, Xiao Wei Yang Catering Linkage in Inner Mongolia, Ltd. says it originally signed a franchise deal with the owners of Little Lamb, but... Read more

By - 1/15/15 - 8:10 pm

A neighbor of the closed Busy Bee cleaners at 4381 Washington St. reports current building owner Stelio Koutonidis outlined his plans to build a neighborhood restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, at a meeting tonight.

Koutonidis met with nearby residents to seek their approval before he goes to the Zoning Board of Appeals for the permission he needs to remodel the building and re-open it... Read more

By - 1/13/15 - 12:06 pm

A woman swearing like a sailor, the man who insulted her and the glass of wine she threw in response earned Papa Razzi, 157 Newbury St., a formal hearing before the Boston Licensing Board today.

According to both police and the restaurant manager who tried to quell the commotion around 9:10 p.m. on Dec. 3, a woman was loudly swearing about something around 9 p.m.... Read more

By - 1/9/15 - 7:27 am

Ariana Restaurant, currently at 129 Brighton Ave., is looking to decamp for a larger space in the new Charlesview complex at 384 Western Ave.

At a Boston Licensing Board hearing on Wednesday, owner Baheja Rostami and her attorney said the extra space in the new location would mean "a more comfortable location" than the present storefront.

Ariana needs permission from the licensing board... Read more

By - 1/8/15 - 2:10 pm

We could find out one day: Dunkin' Donuts announced today a deal with a franchisee to open 1,400 Dunkin' Donuts in China over the next 20 years. Dunk's currently has just 16 outlets in the Middle Kingdom.

In addition to coffee, Coolattas and bagels, Chinese Dunkin' Donuts offer mochi-ring donuts, which, the company informs us, are made with mochi, a "glutinous rice that... Read more

By - 1/7/15 - 4:56 pm

Wicked Local Hingham reports the iconic Castle Island food stand is looking to open a second outlet at the Hingham Bathing Beach.

By - 1/6/15 - 6:01 pm
No Justin Bieber fans in Jamaica Plain; you'll get charged extra

Gordon Hallett spotted this sign today in the Subway on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain today.

By - 1/2/15 - 5:31 pm
Cheesey burger and fries at BurgerFi in West Roxbury

Rich cheesey goodness at BurgerFi.

The BurgerFi recently opened on Spring Street, a couple doors down from Panera. Old timers could be forgiven for walking in and going "What's this doing in West Roxbury?"

Sure, West Roxbury's days as a place where your choices were limited to pizza, Irish-like food, Chinese takeout and more pizza are long gone, but still, this really feels more like the sort of burger... Read more

By - 1/1/15 - 10:47 am
Bags of Utz products

From the complaint: Just look at those bags!

In its latest product-labeling lawsuit, Boston law firm Mirabella Law has found a pair of area consumers who claim they never would have eaten "all natural" Utz potato chips if they'd known the snacks were made with oils based on genetically-modified vegetables and with such "unnatural" ingredients as maltodextrin and citric acid.

The lawsuit, filed earlier this week in US District Court in Boston, seeks... Read more

By - 12/31/14 - 12:03 pm

Ula Cafe, in the same complex as Sam Adams at 284 Amory St., goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week to seek a license to add beer and wine to its offerings, which currently include baked goods, sandwiches, coffee and tea.

The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.... Read more

By - 12/31/14 - 9:23 am

Quartz looks beyond Southie at Dunk's major expansion drive outside the safe confines of the Northeast:

Dunkin’ can’t survive on the irrational preferences of New Englanders alone.

H/t Jon Chesto.

By - 12/28/14 - 11:53 pm

The Harvest Co-op's lease on its South Street location ends on Feb. 28. Although board members are continuing to negotiate with their landlord, there's a chance the store could close, forcing members to journey to the newer Harvest on Washington Street on the JP/Roslindale line.

The co-op board meets on Jan. 5, starting at 6 p.m., at the Cooperative Artists Institute, 311 Forest... Read more

By - 12/24/14 - 8:55 am

The restaurants this morning. Photo by Neal Doyle.

CFD Ladder 1 reports what turned into a two-alarm fire erupted at 228 Broadway shortly after 3 a.m.

Neal Doyle reports the two businesses - Beauty's Pizza and MuLan Taiwanese Restaurant - both appeared this morning to have been totally destroyed.... Read more

By - 12/22/14 - 1:08 pm

Seems somebody managed to drive into a Dunkin' Donuts in Union Square in Somerville at lunchtime, but didn't get very far inside. Stanley Forman shows the aftermath, reports two people were injured.

By - 12/19/14 - 3:27 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday gave Wahlburgers permission to spend $325,000 for the liquor license of the old Goody Glover's in the North End for its impending burger joint at 132 Brookline Ave.

The Wahlburgers will have seating for 132 people inside and 84 people on an outdoor patio. In addition to permission to buy the liquor license, the outlet also won permission to... Read more

By - 12/19/14 - 2:43 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday granted a beer-and-wine license to Totto Ramen, 169 Brighton Ave.

Because Totto Ramen, the first Boston outlet of a New York City noodle chain, is in a city Main Street district, it won one of several new licenses authorized by the state legislature this year to encourage restaurant entrepreneurs in neighborhoods away from downtown and the waterfront. Unlike older licenses,... Read more

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