Dining

By - 12/19/14 - 3:27 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday gave Wahlburgers permission to spend $325,000 for the liquor license of the old Goody Glover's in the North End for its impending burger joint at 132 Brookline Ave.

The Wahlburgers will have seating for 132 people inside and 84 people on an outdoor patio. In addition to permission to buy the liquor license, the outlet also won permission to... Read more

By - 12/19/14 - 2:43 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday granted a beer-and-wine license to Totto Ramen, 169 Brighton Ave.

Because Totto Ramen, the first Boston outlet of a New York City noodle chain, is in a city Main Street district, it won one of several new licenses authorized by the state legislature this year to encourage restaurant entrepreneurs in neighborhoods away from downtown and the waterfront. Unlike older licenses,... Read more

By - 12/19/14 - 2:05 pm
Former Busy Bee on Washington Street in Roslindale

The owner of the closed Busy Bee Cleaners, 4381 Washington St., is scheduled to go before the Zoning Board of Appeals on Jan. 6 for permission to convert the building into a 49-seat restaurant.

However, City Councilor Tim McCarthy's office says the mayor's office will ask the board to defer the hearing because Stelio Koutonidis has yet to hold a meeting with nearby residents... Read more

By - 12/17/14 - 2:16 pm

The week after the Boston Licensing Board approved a new Dunkin' Donuts on D Street, it's faced with a request for another Dunkin' Donuts in South Boston, this time at 77 L St., near East Broadway.

"Is there a need for a donut shop in that area?" board Chairwoman Christine Pulgini bluntly asked franchisee John Gillespie at a hearing today.

Gillespie said Dunkin'... Read more

By - 12/11/14 - 10:21 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides today whether to let the Domino's at 1260 Boylston St. extend its delivery time from 3 to 4 a.m.

William Mohan, director of licensing for Domino's in Boston started a hearing today by welcoming the all new Boston Licensing Board and declaring how happy he was that Mayor Walsh's statement on his purge of the old board members said the... Read more

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

But the burgeoning mini-city now erupting in the Seaport area has plenty of room for caffeination. The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let a Dunkin' Donuts franchisee open a new Dunkin' Donuts at 405-409 D St., as part of a new residential development.

The proposed coffee outlet, which will have no seats, was supported by the mayor's office and the offices of... Read more

By - 12/9/14 - 4:47 pm

A Harvard Business School professor goes nuclear - he's still considering whether to sue - when a Chinese restaurant in Brookline overcharges him by $4.

By - 12/8/14 - 12:32 pm

UPDATE: License, extra time granted.

@Union, which replaced the burned out Grecian Yearning as a Harvard Avenue breakfast spot, goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday to seek a license to serve beer and wine - and to stay open until 10 p.m.

Because @Union sits within the Allston Village Main Street district, it would be eligible for one of the new licenses... Read more

By - 12/8/14 - 12:22 pm

Jen posts about sharing a pig's head at Craigie on Main. This is the post to read if you've ever wondered what a cooked pig's head looks like or what it's like to eat a pig's face.

By - 12/6/14 - 6:43 pm
Christmas lights on Ames Street in Somerville

Maggie could hard miss this house on Ames Street in Somerville tonight.

By - 11/30/14 - 11:15 am
Delectable Desires Pastries in West Roxbury

A hair salon is getting replaced by a pastry shop in West Roxbury's food strip on Centre Street by Manthorne and Belgrade.

Delectable Desires will serve as a buffer between Red-Eyed Pig and a nail salon. And it will join Sugar, Baker Baker, Panera, Roche Bros. and the impending Ria Cafe in filling the pastry needs of this sweet-toothed neighborhood.... Read more

By - 11/29/14 - 10:39 am

The Dig reports the Drinking Fountain on Washington Street has fired up its kitchen again, which it had shut after the city ban on indoor smoking drove away its food customers. And it's a heartwarming story, to boot.

By - 11/27/14 - 8:38 pm

We just gobbled up a story by Vermont Public Radio on 19th-century turkey drives in which turkeys were herded and marched from the Green Mountain State to Boston in time for Thanksgiving.

"We're talking about thousands [of turkeys] in each trip ... Up to 10,000," Peter Gilbert, chair of the Vermont Humanities Council, tells Vermont Edition. "One of the largest drives in the fall

... Read more
By - 11/26/14 - 7:34 pm

Chris asks:

If I'm over 30 and want to have a civilized drink tonight. What establishment should I go to? Non-HS reunion type place.

By - 11/21/14 - 2:39 pm
Joshua's Deli says yell at Beacon Hill if you don't like his price increases

Adam Castiglioni posts a photo of the sign now up in Joshua's Deli on Batterymarch, which says they have no choice but to raise their prices come January, thanks to those meanies up on Beacon Hill.

By - 11/20/14 - 6:49 pm

InsideMedford.com reports on the people who waited outside Atlas Liquors overnight recently for a chance to buy a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve Bourbon, which your basic overinflated-New-Yawk stores might sell for $2,300 a bottle, but which Atlas was selling for just $259

By - 11/20/14 - 4:46 pm

The Boston Licensing Board has granted full liquor licenses to a proposed Italian restaurant on Fairmount Avenue in Hyde Park and an under-construction bistro on South Street in Roslindale - and voted to let an existing Dominican restaurant on Fairmount Avenue expand from beer and wine to all types of liquor.

Antonio's Bacaro on Fairmount and Derna's on South Street got new licenses, and Rincon... Read more

By - 11/20/14 - 4:30 pm

The Dorchester Avenue cafe that inspired the effort to get more liquor licenses for Boston today won approval to offer alcoholic drinks with its meals.

Dot 2 Dot Cafe co-owner Karen Henry-Garrett has said the liquor license would mean she could start serving dinner regularly at the 1739 Dorchester Ave. restaurant.

The Boston Licensing Board had earlier deferred action on the license request because... Read more

By - 11/20/14 - 9:43 am

The Boston Business Journal reports on changes at b.good:

The burgers and shakes are still available, but they've been surpassed in popularity by kale-and-quinoa bowls and smoothies.

Or maybe it's just them. Boston Magazine reports Tasty Burger is planning "multiple" new locations.... Read more

By - 11/19/14 - 2:44 pm

For the second time in three months, Nhung Nguyen went before the Boston Licensing Board for permission to reopen her VN Express Cafe at 1616 Dot. Ave.

This time, however, she appeared without her husband, Khanh, who was the reason the board rejected her application to serve food in August, citing both illegal gambling at the Chinese restaurant that used to be there -... Read more

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