Dining

By - 9/23/16 - 12:55 pm

UPDATE, 9/26/16: Tasca passed a re-inspection and can re-open.

A Boston health inspector yesterday shut Tasca, 1612 Commonwealth Ave. for a series of violations, most seriously "visible mold" on the interior of the restaurant ice machine and sausages that were left out for 90 minutes at 86 degrees. Read more.

By - 9/22/16 - 9:58 am

Natives and recent arrivals alike yesterday urged the Boston Licensing Board to give Paolo's, 251 Main St., a full liquor license so it can expand into a new bistro to be called Monument - although residents living right next to the place objected to its proposed 1 a.m. closing time. Read more.

By - 9/21/16 - 1:24 pm

Christopher Coombs and Brian Piccini hope to replicate the success of their Boston Chops steakhouse in the South End in the large space in Downtown Crossing where Mantra used to be. Read more.

By - 9/21/16 - 9:33 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Pink Samurai dumpling place shut yesterday. People in desperate need of some dumpling action will have to head over to JP Seafood for some gyoza.

By - 9/20/16 - 9:09 am

WBZ has the details on the recall of Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles sold in Massachusetts and other states due to possible listeria.

By - 9/19/16 - 9:08 am

Adriana Li notes the profusion of Chinese restaurants in Malden.

By - 9/14/16 - 5:42 pm

Oh, don't worry, it's not that Councilor Frank Baker doesn't love Wahlburgers as much as everybody else - how could he not? - it's just that given how scarce liquor licenses are in this town, he doesn't think it's fair that the Boston Licensing Board give them a license for a South Bay Mall add-on where construction has barely started. Read more.

By - 9/14/16 - 3:28 pm
Christine Pulgini and liquor-license requests

Board Chairwoman Christine Pulgini and today's applications.

The Boston Licensing Board today held 14 hearings on requests from restaurants that want one of the five all-alcohol licenses that state legislature graced on the city that became available this month - and holds a similar number of hearings next week.

Board Chairwoman Christine Pulgini said the board will defer any decisions on who gets the new licenses - which can be resold for six-figure amounts - until after all the hearings are done, so it can decide which five made the best "public need" cases. Read more.

By - 9/14/16 - 2:37 pm

Charles Larner, who owns Pier 6 in the Charlestown Navy Yard, said today he'd hire a "launch boat" to offer free shuttle service between the that restaurant and the one he wants to build on the East Boston waterfront - and that he would look to eventually expand the boat runs to other waterfront neighborhoods. Read more.

By - 9/14/16 - 2:05 pm
Chris Douglass with plans for proposed Roslindale restaurant

Douglass talks up Third Rail plans. See it larger.

The Boston Licensing Board could decide in a couple weeks whether Chris Douglass gets a liquor license for the Third Rail restaurant he's planning for the old trolley substation at Washington Street and Cummins Highway. Read more.

By - 9/12/16 - 3:48 pm

On Wednesday, the Boston Licensing Board hears the first 14 requests it has for the five "unrestricted" liquor licenses that became available Sept. 1 and which holders can borrow against and then resell. Read more.

By - 9/11/16 - 12:23 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the small vegetable stand at Salem and Cooper streets has returned following a brief code-enforced absence after some 45 years in business.

By - 9/10/16 - 12:58 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports a Cambodian sandwich chain based in New York is planning an outlet in the Prudential Center.

By - 9/10/16 - 12:09 pm

UPDATE, 12:38 p.m. Goal met.

Adam Hirsh, known for the bagels he sells at the Egleston Square farmers' market, hopes to raise $60,000 to turn the bagel bakery he's building off Belgrade Avenue in Roslindale into a full-fledged diner. Read more.

By - 9/9/16 - 6:05 pm

UPDATE: The restaurant has passed a re-inspection and is open for business again.

A Boston health inspector yesterday shut the McDonald's at 540 Commonwealth Ave. because of a broken sewage drain that left the restaurant's basement covered in the sort of liquid that would pour out of a sewage pipe at a busy burger joint. Read more.

By - 9/8/16 - 1:12 pm

UPDATE: China Bo has passed a re-inspection and can re-open.

A health inspector shut China Bo, 49 Warren St. this week partly due to its lack of hot water for washing dishes and hands, partly due to the rodent droppings found atop the heat lamp used to keep food warm. Read more.

By - 9/8/16 - 12:18 pm
Refuge Cafe in Allston shutting on Sept. 30

Dave Goodrich shows us the sign that Refuge Cafe at Harvard and Brighton avenues is closing forever at the end of the month.

Jennifer Lee, owner of Myong Dong, snapped up the closed Allston Cafe in 2011 to keep Starbucks out of Allston. Allston Cafe in turn was a reincarnation of the Herrell's that used to be there.

By - 9/6/16 - 11:55 pm

The Crimson reports Uno has shut its doors because the rent is too damn high.

By - 9/6/16 - 6:42 pm
Salamander's shut

Dave Goodrich shows us the court order and other documents testifying to the end of Salamander's on River Street - which only opened in January.

By - 9/6/16 - 2:45 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Harvard Square restaurant is closing its doors on Monday.