Dining

By - 8/27/16 - 12:28 pm
Moldovan chicken stew

The instant she heard there was Moldovan food in the Boston area, the kidlet began campaigning to check it out. Moldova's just not a place that comes up often.

So on a recent Saturday, we trekked over to the Moldova Restaurant, 344 Watertown St. in Newton, to find out more about Moldovan cuisine. Read more.

By - 8/26/16 - 3:19 pm
Vittorio's Kosher Grill

Vittorio Hassan, who ran an eponymous kosher pizza place on Beacon Street until 2003, is returning to the same location to open an eponymous kosher pizza place. Read more.

By - 8/25/16 - 11:33 am

Caught in Southie reports the Boston Licensing Board today approved a Starbucks at L Street and Broadway, which will either make City Point great again or result in the heat death of the universe, depending on whom you talk to.

By - 8/25/16 - 11:27 am

Drew Starr reports the owners of the Burren want to move into the Pad Thai Cafe space at 1116 Boylston St. and turn it into a jazz club and restaurant.

By - 8/24/16 - 1:17 pm

The Boston City Council today approved a proposal by Mayor Walsh to force restaurants and food trucks to post letter grades for their health inspections, 10-1.

City Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury) voted against the proposal, saying the city was rushing into the idea too fast. Read more.

By - 8/18/16 - 5:41 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today deferred any action on a license request for a Starbucks proposed for L Street and Broadway. Read more.

By - 8/17/16 - 11:14 pm

The Butcherie, shut since a fire last month, reports it will be re-opening Thursday in the space left vacant when Rubin's suddenly closed this month. Read more.

By - 8/17/16 - 11:30 am

Proponents and opponents of a proposed Starbucks at L Street and Broadway are painting the now empty space in Michael Norton's building as the cornerstone of the neighborhood's future.

At a Boston Licensing Board hearing this morning, though, they described very different futures for City Point, the part of South Boston that has yet to see the tsunami of development and chains that has overtaken the neighborhood west of Dorchester Street. Read more.

By - 8/15/16 - 10:32 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Isabella's will become an Italian place called Cafe Tremezzo.

By - 8/12/16 - 3:13 pm

Sweetgreen reports its Boylston Street outlet passed a health re-inspection and re-opened this afternoon after being shut on Tuesday for a variety of violations.

In a statement, Sweetgreen President and CEO Karen Kelley said: Read more.

By - 8/10/16 - 10:44 am

A Boston health inspector yesterday shut Sweetgreen, 659 Boylston St., for a variety of violations, including keeping food at the wrong temperatures and workers not doing enough to keep the food they touch clean. Read more.

By - 8/9/16 - 9:49 pm

After slicing open the Union Oyster House, a Globe reviewer tears down Top of the Hub - in what has become the Globe style of fitting as many written amuse-bouches as possible:

I’d read enthusiastic reviews of the creme brûlée, and hoped it would turn the mood. Unfortunately, the brulée tended more eggy than creamy without a hint of vanilla, and was disappointingly runny under an anemic burnt top. I’m not sure when confectioners’ sugar was last considered a culinary flourish, considering that it comes in a $3 box at Star Market, but someone in the kitchen thought a couple shakes would look nice. Unfortunately, much of it went up my nose when I took the first bite.

When's the review of Durgin-Park?

By - 8/9/16 - 11:03 am

Two Boston Police detectives walking down Newbury Street the evening of July 4th say they knew right away the guy sipping a Corona on a restaurant patio was underage - because they'd busted him for the same thing at Fenway Park in April. Read more.

By - 8/8/16 - 11:54 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the locally grown Tasty Burger is getting all cease-and-desist upside Chipotle's head over its plans for a burger chain called Tasty Made - with a logo in the same exact colors as Tasty Burger's.

By - 8/8/16 - 8:46 am

The Chelsea Record interviews Mimi Rancatore, who runs Toscanini's in Cambridge with her brother Gus: She talks about flavors - chocolate is now more popular than vanilla - and about loving living in Chelsea.

By - 8/5/16 - 11:54 pm

The Globe reports he grew up eating at Rubin's, whose current owners closed it for the last time today.

By - 8/4/16 - 11:42 pm

The owners of Rubin's Kosher Restaurant on Harvard Street in Brookline announced tonight that they will be closing forever Friday afternoon.

Erica and Allen Gellerman did not say why they are suddenly closing one of the Boston area's few kosher restaurants, but said it was with "a heavy heart."

By - 8/4/16 - 12:20 pm
Ice cream factory and ice company in Roslindale

After you buy your three-gallon tub of ice cream at Puritan on Washington Street, you can go across the street to buy some ice at the Ice Box to keep it cool.

By - 8/3/16 - 3:07 pm

One of the owners of the Centre Street Cafe and two other restaurants in Jamaica Plain has spent the day trying to get Facebook to remove a string of bogus hostile reviews sparked by an anti-Trump video an employee posted on his own personal page. Read more.

By - 8/3/16 - 11:35 am

I just deleted a post saying the licensing board didn't have an Aug. 17 hearing scheduled for the controversial Starbucks at L and Broadway in South Boston. At the time I wrote that, that was accurate - I asked board Chairwoman Christine Pulgini and she looked at the board schedule and nope, no hearing was set. Maybe 30 minutes after that, Starbucks submitted a request for a re-hearing on the board's May denial of a license on Aug. 17, and Pulgini granted the request. So it's on.