Dining

By - 5/27/17 - 10:46 pm
Inside the Flaming Grill and Buffet in Roslindale

Flaming Grill and Buffet, which offers Chinese and American food, and plenty of it, opened Friday in the Stop & Shop mall at 950 American Legion Highway, next to the Walgreens.

The place did well with its fliers and newspaper ads - the large space was busy tonight on only its second day. Read more.

By - 5/26/17 - 10:14 am

K asks:

I need a place for lunch in DTX/FD that serves soup & has cozy booths.

By - 5/25/17 - 9:27 am

NBC Boston reports Back Bay Sandwich and Café Med on St. James Avenue were shut by city inspectors. For Café Med, it's the second time this year ISD inspectors found problems there. Read more.

By - 5/20/17 - 10:58 am

Patrice Taddonio reports she was at Thai Spice on Centre Street yesterday evening to pick up her takeout order when she realized she'd left her wallet 45 minutes away in Everett. Read more.

By - 5/18/17 - 5:10 pm

Touka wonders where she can buy squid ink in Boston.

By - 5/18/17 - 5:08 pm

Evy Chen will open a branch of her Tea Bar by Evy on Charlestown's Monument Avenue, according to the Boston Local Development Corp., which is providing a loan for the expansion, and which says the new location could be open next month.

Chen began serving up cold-brew tea on Amory Street in JP since 2014. Her tea is also sold at Whole Foods and other locations.

By - 5/17/17 - 9:37 am

753 South, where Derna's used to be, had its "soft" opening this week, according to the folks at Keep Roslindale Quirky. Look for small plates - served on a patio in nicer weather - as well as beer and wine since the place, which has the same owners as Delfino across the street, was one of the first places in Boston to get one of the city's then new neighborhood beer-and-wine licenses, back in 2014.

By - 5/16/17 - 11:25 am

The co-owner of what was initially billed as a family-friendly pizza place on Chestnut Hill Avenue now says he is spending every night at the front door, turning away 200 to 250 underage BC students trying to take advantage of his restaurant's beer and wine license. Read more.

By - 5/14/17 - 10:25 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that while the chain's brick-and-mortar outlets are open again after that E. coli issue, the trucks will stay off the road while it builds its own kitchen facility for them.

By - 5/12/17 - 9:23 am

The Daily Free Press reports the Panera at 888 Commonwealth Ave. is shutting down because, basically, the rent is too damn high. Last year saw several Boston-area Paneras shut down, including the one in West Roxbury and the one near Faneuil Hall.

By - 5/10/17 - 8:56 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the annual event will conclude May 13 and then never come back.

By - 5/8/17 - 3:17 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Wine Riot, a Tremont Street shop catering to Millennials who'd rather order wine through an app than talking to somebody in a store, is quietly going away, to be replaced by a store blandly called Wine Gallery. Read more.

By - 5/4/17 - 9:14 am

The Boston Pretzel Bakery, housed at the Brewery complex on Amory Street, makes 500,000 soft pretzels a year.

By - 4/28/17 - 12:12 pm
Arlington police chief honors local boy for turning money in

Police Chief Frederick Ryan, Jasper and Erik Dopman

Arlington Police are praising a local 6-year-old whom they say found and turned in a bag containing $2,000 in cash and deposit slips from a local chain of Mexican restaurants. Read more.

By - 4/28/17 - 10:01 am

Sampan reports that Chau Chow City on Essex Street closes forever on Sunday. Fans of its seafood will now have to drive down to the other Chau Chow on Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester.

East Ocean City on Beach Street recently closed as well.

By - 4/26/17 - 4:49 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports East Ocean City on Beach Street has ceased to be.

By - 4/26/17 - 11:20 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let an Italian restaurant open on Newbury Street at Fairfield - and if so, whether to let it stay open until 1 a.m. like its owners want, or midnight, like the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay wants. Read more.

By - 4/26/17 - 11:03 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether to let Nicholas Frattaroli - of the North End Frattarolis - buy the liquor license from the owners of the shuttered Grand Canal and re-open it as a Mexican restaurant called Bodega Canal. Read more.

By - 4/26/17 - 10:52 am

Amateras, a 40-seat ramen bar at 112 South St. could open in a couple of months. Read more.

By - 4/25/17 - 1:45 pm

The Board of Appeal today approved plans to replace an old pet-care place at the lonely corner of Tremont and Herald streets with a new seafood place that would offer outdoor seating in warmer months. Read more.