Dining

By - 4/14/14 - 2:09 pm

Sparks from a sander caused a fire that forced the evacuation of 381 Centre St., home of the Miami Restaurant, around 11 a.m., the Boston Fire Department reports.

The fire was called in by two off-duty firefighters who noticed smoke coming out of the building while driving by, a spokesman says.

When on-duty firefighters arrived, they found the workers trying to put out the fire... Read more

By - 4/13/14 - 6:18 pm

Stephanie asks:

Where do you get soft serve in Boston?! That is actually open now.

By - 4/11/14 - 1:40 pm

Tasty Burger thinks there's a market for a burger bar that also serves up beer and wine in the diesel-filled confines of Back Bay station.

The local chain goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week for permission to buy the beer and wine license of the defunct Parlor Pizza in West Roxbury for a proposed restaurant that would also feature 30 patio seats on... Read more

By - 4/10/14 - 5:10 pm
Independent coffee shops in Cambridge

You Are Here is a project at the MIT Media Lab in which participants are releasing a map a day of interesting things in the places they come from.

A few days ago, they posted a map of non-chain coffee shops in Cambridge. Even if you could care less about coffee, it's still fun to watch the map appear on screen.

Also... Read more

By - 4/10/14 - 8:38 am

Carolyn "LimeyG" Grantham, whose quiet humor and love of food poured out over the years in her blog, died Tuesday.

Last month, the Globe chronicled her struggle with cancer.

Her last post on her blog was about how the cancer had narrowed what she could eat and then forced her to give up eating altogether.... Read more

By - 4/8/14 - 9:19 am

Capt. John Greland reports on an incident at Rosa Mexicano, 155 Seaport Blvd., last night:

Person refused to pay his bar tab but left his Russian passport on the bar.

By - 4/5/14 - 9:04 am

BosGuy has been following the progress at Cathedral Station, an LGBT-centered sports bar that plans to open in May at 1222 Washington St., where the Red Fez used to be.

By - 4/3/14 - 9:50 am

Limeduck gives a thumbs up to the pulled pork sandwich and baked beans he got the other day at Lillian's Smokin Rack at City Hall.

By - 4/2/14 - 3:03 pm

The Boston Licensing Board next week considers a license request from somebody who wants to open a froyo place in the old Social Security office on Washington Street.

Delicious YoGurt, LLC (yep) needs a food-serving license to open an eponymous shop at 4198-4206 Washington, just south of the RMV. Its proposed hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

This would be Roslindale Square's second... Read more

By - 4/2/14 - 9:11 am

Daisy provides some alternatives to subs and burgers.

By - 4/1/14 - 1:45 pm

Police say it wasn't the fact that a doorman at Cafe 1221 on Dorchester Avenue had an apparently drunken, angry patron restrained on the sidewalk that bothered them. It was, they say, the blood pouring out of several gashes on his face and head, which suggested to them that more than simple restraint had been applied to the man on the night of Nov. 24.... Read more

By - 3/31/14 - 11:28 pm

Petra Raposo asks:

Do you know if anywhere actually has the Game of Thrones Ommegang beer stocked today like they had said?

By - 3/30/14 - 4:18 pm
Stash's Pizza in Roslindale

Stash's Pizza Co. of Norwood is nearing completion of its first Roslindale outlet, at 330 Belgrade Ave. That's the former home of MJ's, which closed last summer.

Stash's says it serves New York-style pizza.

Its opening will end the pizza gap on Belgrade between Rustica Pizza off Walworth and the pizza district along Centre Street in West Roxbury.... Read more

By - 3/28/14 - 10:06 am

BostInno reports a Starbucks is coming to Allston. Granted, the LEED-certified, fancy-new-apartments side of Allston, rather than the gritter end where somebody re-opened a closed cafe to keep Starbucks out, but still.

People seeking a Starbucks-free existence will still be able to travel to Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, Hyde Park and Mattapan.... Read more

By - 3/26/14 - 11:52 am

Boston Magazine interviews the general manager of some new South End bar who credits his "built-in punk rock mentality" for helping him come up with a saffron-infused cocktail that goes for $100 a belt.

H/t Mc Slim Jb

By - 3/25/14 - 8:50 am
After 35 years, Steve's Greek Cuisine on Newbury Street closes

Bettlebrox noticed the sign in the window of Steve's Greek Cuisine, 316 Newbury St. According to their Facebook page, the Newbury Street location shut forever on Sunday, although they still have a stand inside Quincy Market.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 3/23/14 - 2:00 pm

Wayne Dutch asks:

Any suggestions for good breakfast places north of Boston? (Malden, Saugus, Revere, Lynn)

By - 3/21/14 - 8:01 pm

A disgusted citizen on Mission Hill complains:

Pizzatalia littering with menus on missionhill. dozens of menus were left on door steps for the wind to blow everywhere. when contacted second time in twp hours about rectifying situation, pizzatalia became abusive. please fine and educate businesses to advertise responsibly. i have cctv recording of the event if need for documentation

... Read more
By - 3/19/14 - 12:32 pm

Wicked Local Brookline reports selectmen put off a vote on letting a Peet's replace the Starbucks on Rte. 9 in Chestnut Hill after neighbors complained Starbucks customers were slobby bad drivers and selectmen decided they wanted the landlord to explain how he will keep the Peet's from replicating the mistakes of the Starbucks.

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