By - 10/24/16 - 7:44 pm

A correspondent asks if there's someplace to get this Jordanian dessert:

My 93 year-old father in law is visiting and has a hankering for Knafeh Nablusieh. I was wondering if we could ask the hive-mind as to whether this can be bought for money somewhere in the Boston area?

By - 10/24/16 - 7:25 pm

My daughter loves miso soup, but wants to be vegetarian. Normally, it's made with fish. Do you have a recommendation for somewhere with a vegetarian option? Ideally, Somerville or Cambridge, or at least Red Line....

By - 10/23/16 - 9:58 am

Charlie Redd, of Redd's in Rozzie, explains why the restaurant is no longer open Sunday nights:

Due to current labor trends touching the entire Nation's restaurants, especially Boston’s, we find ourselves short-handed and unable to staff the service on Sunday night up to the standards you have come to expect from us. ...

By - 10/23/16 - 9:01 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Cafe Algiers is closing for good today.

By - 10/22/16 - 8:16 am

Adam Cheung posts video of yesterday's opening of the Corner Cafe, a bakery that replaces the old Maxim Coffee House in the heart of Chinatown.

By - 10/18/16 - 4:26 pm

WCVB reports a Boston health inspector shut the Downtown Crossing outlet of Sweetgreen, a couple months after an inspector shut the Boylston Street Sweetgreen - and just one day after the chain opened a new greens space on Summer Street.

By - 10/17/16 - 12:10 pm

The Swellesley Report tells us that Boloco will close its Wellesley and Natick locations this Wednesday, October 19, turning the locations over to b.good. Boloco CEO John Pepper wrote a long letter to his MetroWest customers.

Boloco is also closing its Northeastern University location on Huntington Avenue, as well as its stores in Burlington, VT and Concord, NH. These also will become b.good.

(hat tip to Boston Reddit for bringing all of this information together)

By - 10/17/16 - 12:09 pm
People standing around for a salad in downtown Boston

The new Sweetgreen on Summer Street in Downtown Crossing is giving out free salads today and people really want those free greens.

By - 10/17/16 - 10:15 am

Girl Jo asks:

Best vegetarian restaurant recommendations in boston?

By - 10/10/16 - 9:30 am

Richard Auffrey notes Eataly plans to hire 600 workers in an already tight market for its mega-place where the old Pru food court used to be, and how they'll find and, more important, retain all those workers after looking at a job site's comments on the New York Eataly.

By - 10/9/16 - 12:15 pm

Ludwig Van Morrison asks:

Ever since Johnny Ds closed I haven't known where to get fried catfish for brunch, suggestions?

By - 10/7/16 - 12:44 pm

From Thursday, October 13th to Friday, October 21st, Boston’s fifth annual ski, snowboard, surf, mountain bike, whitewater kayak and outdoor lifestyle film festival takes place at The Greatest Bar, Brooklyn Boulders, and Naco Taco. This six-night festival showcases several of the world's best outdoor lifestyle films, including award-winning films from Patagonia, Red Bull Media House, Level 1 Productions, Anthill Films, and more.

By - 10/7/16 - 9:04 am

Yo Sushi, a British sushi chain, is bringing its conveyor-belt sushi - in which plates of food glide around diners who pick what looks good - to 79 Seaport Blvd. Read more.

By - 10/7/16 - 8:45 am

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday slapped Pho So 1, 223 Adams St., with a three-day suspension for staying open way past its 10 p.m. closing time on two days in August and September. Read more.

By - 10/6/16 - 11:57 am

The Boston Licensing Board today granted liquor licenses to restaurants across the city it determined met a "public need" - and rejected requests from others they ruled did not. Read more.

By - 10/6/16 - 10:39 am

The Boston Licensing Board today rejected requests from several restaurants in the North End, Chinatown and the South Boston waterfront to serve hard liquor, saying there's no public need in an area already full of places to get a drink. Read more.

By - 10/5/16 - 11:39 am
Jason Waddleton after handing some paperwork to Boston Licensing Board

Haven owner Jason Waddleton after handing some paperwork to board.

UPDATE: The board approved the license request.

The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to let Boston's only Scottish restaurant add whisky to the Scottish beers it now offers.

Jason Waddleton, owner of the Haven, 2 Perkins St. in Jamaica Plain's Hyde Square, told the board today people constantly ask him why they can't get some whisky to go with their haggis, Scottish eggs, smoked salmon and other Scottish delicacies. Read more.

By - 10/5/16 - 11:01 am
Cafenation in Brighton Center with monstrous Gilmore Girls line

Gilmore Girls fans flooded Brighton Center this morning, as RoadTrip New England shows us for Cafenation's one-day transformation into Luke's, where people who got in got free coffee in a Luke's cup.

By - 10/4/16 - 12:09 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether to punish Pho So 1, 223 Adams St., for repeatedly staying open past its 10 p.m. closing time.

The board today heard details of police citations for incidents on Aug. 29 and Sept. 2. That's in addition to a similar incident in May and yet another incident on Sept. 16.

By - 10/3/16 - 9:54 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports one of the co-owners of James's Gate is looking at moving into the equally deceased Coco's Lounge on Washington Street with a new place called the Gate.