Dining

By - 9/27/14 - 12:13 pm
Rosebud Diner in Somerville

Photo by Stevil. See it larger.

Molly Galler gives the re-opened and completely revamped on the inside Rosebud a resounding meh. Homemade biscuits with honey butter were "pure nirvana," but the service was "painfully slow."

Photo copyright Stevil. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 9/26/14 - 5:27 pm
The Hyde in Hyde Park, soon to become Italian

Hyde and seek.

Joseph Garufi, owner of Sophia's Grotto in Roslindale Square, has a building permit to turn the shuttered The Hyde on Fairmount Avenue into a new Italian restaurant.

Tyler reports the new restaurant will be called Antonio's Baccaro - and that Garufi will seek a full liquor license. The building permit says Garufi will be extending the kitchen into the dining area, ditching a drop... Read more

By - 9/26/14 - 4:53 pm

The Boston Licensing Board next week hears a request from Ten Tables, 597 Centre St., in Jamaica Plain, to extend its closing time from 10 p.m. to midnight.

Earlier this week, diners found the restaurant closed - as punishment for being found open after 10 p.m. one night in May.

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

By - 9/25/14 - 8:17 am

Tsunami Skweek asks:

Hey, Boston, where can I get some tea eggs?

By - 9/24/14 - 12:29 pm
Building permit for new Chipotle on Boylston Street in the Back Bay

Ryan Fox photographed the work permit for the new Chipotle going in where the Burger King used to be until a fire closed it for good in February.

By - 9/23/14 - 11:28 am

Angela Mastrogiacomo asks:

Favorite brunch spots?

By - 9/22/14 - 4:06 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports on what might be a temporary shutdown of the Broad Street restaurant named for Chef Jason Santos's choice in hair dye.

By - 9/22/14 - 12:55 pm

Fort Hill History takes note of the Roxbury Russet - a type of apple first grown in Roxbury, back when it had apple orchards. See where you can find them now - and the cider they are good for.

By - 9/19/14 - 10:33 am

Jamaica Plain News reports business owners along Centre Street remain opposed to the Caffe Nero now being built in an abandoned bank branch next to Blanchards. One local real-estate agent - who also opposed the Whole Foods - said:

A Gap will come. A Starbucks will come. This is a way to plug the dam.

... Read more
By - 9/19/14 - 10:17 am

Down in Bridgewater, police report:

9/17/14 6:11pm A&B-MCDONALDS Employee reports being assaulted by having fish sandwich thrown at him. Wants ambulance because he is allergic.

By - 9/18/14 - 4:06 pm

Remember when the Fireplace was going to close and be replaced by Pepe's Pizza of New Haven?

Well, there's been a change of plans ...

Via Lori B.

By - 9/16/14 - 11:37 am

Supporters of Smoken' Joes in Brighton Center are planning a benefit in the House of Blues Foundation Room on Sept. 25 for Wendy and Joe Dodd, who are closing the place forever on Sept. 23 due to health issues and a rent dispute with their landlord. Heather Balchunas writes:

Smoken Joe's has not just been a music venue or restaurant. For many (like myself), it

... Read more
By - 9/13/14 - 10:39 am

A Boston man who used to drink Blue Diamond Growers’ Almond Breeze Shelf Stable Chocolate Almond Milk says he was shocked into suing when he discovered that what Blue Diamond called "evaporated cane juice" was, in fact, processed sugar, and that the allegedly "all natural" product also contained potassium citrate, Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D-2 and Vitamin D-Alpha-Tocopherol.

Casley Vass is seeking to become lead... Read more

By - 9/11/14 - 4:55 pm

Ron Newman reports Sherman Cafe is closing for good this weekend.

By - 9/11/14 - 10:45 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the impending demise of Smoken' Joe's on Washington Street in Brighton Center.

By - 9/11/14 - 10:12 am

The Boston Licensing Board agreed with eatery manager Angus Mui to delay any action on his request for later hours until after he can meet with neighbors to explain why a 1:30 a.m. closing time is no longer enough.

Mui told the board the community really needs later-night Chinese food and cited hungry third-shifters at the nearby Gillette plant and the postal annex, and even... Read more

By - 9/10/14 - 5:57 pm

There were roughly a gazillion hearings before the Boston Licensing Board today and roughly a gazillion minus two of those were from people who plan to serve tapas, a.k.a. small plates, a.k.a. community plates. Wha?

Are tapas the new cupcakes or the new froyo, only even more expensive? What is going on here?

By - 9/10/14 - 3:14 pm

Matthew Jennings, who ran the Farmstead cheese-shop-turned-bistro in Providence, plans to open a restaurant in the new Radian building, where the Dainty Dot factory used to be, 120 Kingston St.

At a Boston Licensing Board hearing today, Jennings's attorney, William Ferrullo, said Townsman would focus on "fresh local seafood, meats, produce, etc.," similar to the farm-to-table fare for which Farmstead is known. Unlike ... Read more

By - 9/10/14 - 3:01 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let Gallows owner Rebecca Roth Gullo take over the Hamersley's Bistro site at 553 Tremont St. after Gordon Hamersley retires next month.

Gullo needs board permission to purchase Hamersley's liquor license.

At a hearing today, Seth Yaffe, who would manage the as yet unnamed restaurants, said the menu would highlight "small, community plates" of international fare -... Read more

By - 9/10/14 - 2:55 pm

Christopher Jamison wants to turn the shuttered Locke-Ober space on Winter Place into a new destination restaurant for the downtown set - right down to the fabled carved wooden bar that still sits there.

At a Boston Licensing Board hearing today, Jamison and Mark Malatesta, his proposed manager for the as yet unnamed restaurant, said they would even keep the old Yvonne's private club in... Read more

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