Dining

By - 3/3/15 - 8:47 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the sportscaster's flagship restaurant behind Fenway Park suddenly shut today.

By - 3/3/15 - 1:42 pm
Slice of pizza hanging over Somerville street

Slice of pie in the sky.

In some other towns, people would toss a pair of sneakers over a utility line. But as Rob Bellinger shows us, Somerville is not just some other town. Yes, that's a slice of pizza connected to a lock hanging from a wire over Cross Street East.

By - 2/28/15 - 2:34 pm
Note explaning why Rosies in Chestnut Hill is closed: Supplier shut

Rosie's, with stores in Inman Square and Chestnut Hill, closed its doors today.

Shazza shows us the note in the window of Rosie's Bakery in the lower Chestnut Hill Mall; a call to the Inman Square store leads to a message saying the same basic thing: The "wonderful supply kitchen" that used to bake many of their goods went out of business and owners... Read more

By - 2/24/15 - 8:53 pm

WBUR reports the restaurant, which rebuilt after being damaged in the Marathon bombings, is closing due to rent increases.

By - 2/22/15 - 6:21 pm
Hopeful man at Sullivan's at Castle Island

We weren't the only ones to head to Castle Island this afternoon - including this guy peering hopefully into the closed Sullivan's, which, believe it or not, is scheduled to open this coming Saturday.

This guy seemed to like the conditions just fine:

Snowman at Castle Island

As you can see from the photo,... Read more

By - 2/21/15 - 1:49 pm

Hoorayfluff4me asks:

Any idea which bars in Boston or Cambridge geneticists frequent?

By - 2/18/15 - 12:52 pm
Dig Out, Dine Out

Boston restaurant owners facing empty tables due to all that snow are using social media to advertise new discounts to entice customers out of their igloos.

They're posting nightly specials to #digoutdineout - an idea whipped up by Kevin Long of Big Night Entertainment Group (Empire, Red Lantern and GEM)

Several top restaurants and hospitality firms in Boston and Cambridge have joined the effort,

... Read more
By - 2/17/15 - 10:56 am

Suya Joint, which had a beer and wine license when it was on Poplar Street in Roslindale, wants to sell that license to a downtown pizza place rather than use it at its new location at 185 Dudley St.

A new law that expanded the number of liquor licenses in Boston with the goal of bringing more restaurants to neighborhoods just like Dudley Square has... Read more

By - 2/14/15 - 11:53 am
El Recreo Coffee in West Roxbury

El Recreo Estate Coffee opened this morning at 1876 Centre St., in the space vacated by iScream:

Dedicated to bringing premium Nicaraguan coffee while practicing social and environmental stewardship.

By - 2/12/15 - 4:42 pm

City health inspectors shut Bibim, 166 Harvard Ave., and Hanmaru, 164 Harvard Ave. yesterday after finding their basement filled with raw sewage from the cracked pipe.

Both were ordered closed until the pipe is repaired and they clean and sterilize the basement.... Read more

By - 2/12/15 - 12:20 pm
Two Dunkin' Donuts iced coffees

Snow piled higher than we can see? Giant icicles raining down on us? Temperatures plunging to negative numbers and another Nor'easter about to explode above us? Hah! This is Boston and we laugh in the face of that kind of alleged adversity and then we go out and get our iced coffees, dammit! And make 'em large!

Lori Magno captured the moment... Read more

By - 2/12/15 - 8:46 am

City Councilors Ayanna Pressley (at large) and Bill Linehan (South Boston, South End, Chinatown) both say they love the idea of increasing the number of restaurants that can serve alcohol in Boston, but both are saying they have major concerns about a proposal by Councilors Michelle Wu and Steve Murphy to let smaller eateries offer BYOB service.

Pressley came at the proposal from lower... Read more

By - 2/10/15 - 10:22 pm

The Friendly Toast apologizes for a drink called Strange Fruit after Cambridge Day detailed Billie Holiday's use of the name for a song about lynchings in the South.

By - 2/10/15 - 10:37 am

At-large City Councilors Michelle Wu and Steve Murphy are proposing a change in city ordinances to let smaller restaurants offer BYOB service.

In a proposal to go before the council tomorrow - assuming the council meets - the councilors will propose ending the city's current BYOB ban for restaurants that cannot afford one of the city's pricey liquor licenses or which are not located in... Read more

By - 2/9/15 - 10:49 pm
Sonia Garufi of Sophia's Grotto in Roslindale, with champagne

Sonia Garufi of Sophia's Grotto in Roslindale Square laughs in the face of all that snow and enjoys some chilled champagne today.

By - 2/7/15 - 7:57 pm
Bear in a bar in Allston

And Will leans in to hear the bear's response, at Tavern in the Square in Allston. ...

By - 2/7/15 - 11:18 am
Boston sports bar in Oslo airport

Ari Ofsevit introduces us to O'Leary's, a Boston sports bar at the Oslo airport.

Gabi Schaffzin notes:

Be sure to get the Nomar burger.

Prairie Rose Clayton reports:

I've been there and let me tell you that is confusing as hell when you are jet-lagged after flying there from Boston.

Seems there once was a lad from Sweden, who spent a summer... Read more

By - 2/6/15 - 8:54 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Pepe's Pizza, which had planned to open up in Washington Square in Brookline, now plans to take over the Papa Razzi space in the Chestnut Hill Mall.

Your move, New Mall Across Rte. 9, whadaya got?

By - 2/6/15 - 2:28 pm

With the news that Boston Cheese Cellar on Birch Street is closing at the end of the month, Adam Kessel has started thinking about a whey to ensure Roslindale continues to have a gouda supply of cheesy comestibles.

Kessel, who already knows something about co-ops, is hoping to have a get-together this weekend to talk about the idea of a co-op taking over... Read more

By - 2/4/15 - 12:29 pm

A Dunkin' Donuts franchisee goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week for permission to crank up the coffee machines at 330 Washington St. (at the corner with Milk) - right up the street from the Dunkin' Donuts inside the Corner food court, a couple blocks from the Dunkin' Donuts on Tremont Street, a couple blocks from the Dunkin' Donuts at Washington and Pi Alley,... Read more

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