Dining

By - 10/29/14 - 10:33 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports Crumbs is opening an outlet that will feature not only cupcakes, but pushup cupcakes in a tube and some mutant bagel/croissant thing.

By - 10/29/14 - 4:57 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether to grant a license to a proposed outlet of a French Italian-style gelato chain on Newbury Street.

Amorino, 249 Newbury St., off Fairfield, would be the company's third eatery in the US - and its first in Boston. According to its philosophy, Amorino uses only the eggs of free-range chickens and "the highest-grade whole milk" in its... Read more

By - 10/29/14 - 4:45 pm

Caffe Nero could get a food-serving license for an outlet on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain on Thursday, although the mayor's office is seeking a delay in any licensing until after chain officials meet with the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council's public-service committee next week.

Some neighborhood groups have given their backing to the proposed cafe next to Blanchard's, but the Jamaica Plain Business and Professional... Read more

By - 10/28/14 - 10:51 am

The Boston Licensing Board last week took no action on a request from the Sea Breeze Mexican Grill, 1782 Dorchester Ave., in Dorchester, for a beer, wine and liqueur license as it continues to try to figure out the ramifications of the law that was supposed to give Boston 25 new liquor licenses this year for areas away from Boston Proper and the waterfront.

Over... Read more

By - 10/26/14 - 10:52 am

Today's the first day Massachusetts liquor stores can open at 10 a.m. on Sundays without even having to ask their local licensing boards.

By - 10/25/14 - 8:22 am

Trish Fontanilla asks:

Great breakfast places 10 mins or less from South Station for 10+ people? Is that possible?

By - 10/22/14 - 11:02 am

Seth Barnett, lawyer for the company that owns the now closed Blue, Inc. on Broad Street, came prepared to a Boston Licensing Board hearing today: He figured somebody would ask why his client would want to name the replacement restaurant after the Broad Street Riot.

And, indeed, board member Milton Wright asked what the deal was with wanting to name the place Broad Street... Read more

By - 10/20/14 - 7:37 am

The Boston Licensing Board this week hears a request from restaurateur Brian O'Donnell to rename Jason Santos's old Blue, Inc. at 131 Broad St. to Broad Street Riot.

The name harkens back to the Broad Street Riot of 1837, when drunken Protestant firefighters got into it with Irish Catholic men about to form a funeral procession, sparking a riot that left nearby businesses and... Read more

By - 10/19/14 - 9:05 pm

Jill Rodgers asks:

Searching for months. Where can I get nougat-style Halva in this god-forsaken city?

By - 10/19/14 - 5:36 pm
Eggnog in October at Somerville Whole Foods

And we're still drawing down our pumpkin-spice supplies. R.S.Y. Buchanan reports seeing this Christmas drink today at the Somerville Whole Foods. Or as he puts it:

Dammit, tryptophan induced coma comes first!

By - 10/18/14 - 4:52 pm

A disgusted citizen complains about noshers getting their fix at Boston Bagel Co.:

Bagel addicts double parking at this busy intersection. This is a public safety issue and somebody is going to get hurt trying to cross here.

By - 10/15/14 - 2:58 pm

The Boston Licensing Board tomorrow considers a request from a North End restaurateur to open a sushi place on Salem Street that would stay open until 12:30 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.

At a hearing today, Nicholas Leo and his attorney, Daniel Toscano, said Sushi Rock would cater to the growing population of young professionals into the neighborhood, who they said are eager for some healthy,... Read more

By - 10/15/14 - 12:56 pm
Mel King supports Dot 2 Dot cafe at Boston Licensing Board

Mel King explains to board Chairwoman Nicole Murati Ferrer why he supports Dot 2 Dot.

The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to grant a full liquor license to Dot 2 Dot Cafe, a Dorchester Avenue restaurant that doubles as a meeting space for local residents and organizations, and which is the place City Councilor Ayanna Pressley says she had in mind when she led a successful effort to gain more liquor licenses for the city's outer neighborhoods.... Read more

By - 10/14/14 - 9:40 pm

Beer Advocate assembles tweets from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project in Somerville on the practice - and why it won't play that game:

Boston is a pay to play town and we're often shut out for draft lines along with many beers you may love.

By - 10/14/14 - 1:38 pm

Paperwork issues and questions about a new state law that granted Boston 25 new liquor licenses this year have held up decisions on requests from five restaurants seeking some of the new licenses, along with a member who missed one set of hearings. However, board Chairwoman Nicole Murati Ferrer said she expects the board to resolve the issues and vote on the applications within a... Read more

By - 10/12/14 - 6:54 am

PREPARING A HEALTHY AND AFFORDABLE MEAL IN A LIMITED AMOUNT OF TIME

Free Food Samples Will Be Provided

Date and Time: Wednesday, 15 October from 7 to 8 pm

Place: The Presentation School Foundation Community Center, 640 Washington Street. The event will take place in the New Balance Community Room.

Join representatives of Whole Foods for this cooking demonstration on preparing a nutritious meal.

Parking... Read more

By - 10/11/14 - 12:36 am

Area chef Jason Santos posts a copy of the printed list of instructions for the very specific drinks the ten diners at one table at one of his restaurants wanted Friday night.

2. Jesse. Bombay Sapphire Martini. Bone Dry. Don't Shake. Don't Stir. No ice. Room temperature warm glass. Up. No garnish.

Via Drew Starr.... Read more

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

NorthEndWaterfront.com tweets there's a meeting for neighbors on the proposal at 6 p.m. on Oct. 20 at the Salem Street restaurant - named for the last woman to be hanged as a witch in Boston.

By - 10/9/14 - 10:42 am
Dole Mandarin Orange packaging

A Middlesex County resident who claims to have been shocked to discover ascorbic acid and citric acid added to packages of Dole's "Mandarin Oranges in 100% Juice" is, of course, suing.

In a lawsuit filed this week in US District Court in Boston, Benjamin Mahan says Dole's packaging, which claims the products contain "all natural" fruit, violate federal and Massachusetts food-labeling laws because of the... Read more

By - 10/7/14 - 4:08 pm

Jeff asks:

Family is visiting Boston and our new house for the first time, anyone know the best place to buy seafood for a cookout? Extra points for low-prices!

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