Dining

By - 11/22/17 - 3:28 pm
Petsi Pies line in Somerville

Or as octr202 puts it, Pie crisis at Petsi Pies. This is the line on the side of the pie bakery just to get to the front of the bakery on Beacon Street.

By - 11/17/17 - 6:28 pm

Both the bfresh at 470 Washington St. in Brighton and the 7-Eleven at 4196 Washington St. in Roslindale Square currently have "50% off" signs because both are about to close down.

By - 11/16/17 - 9:20 am

WBZ reports a new Dunkin' Donuts at Tremont and West streets is just Dunkin' - because the chain thinks people need to be slapped in the face with a reminder that it serves more than just donuts. Of course, it also serves more than just things that can be dunked, too, so maybe the next step is to just call it Apostrophe.

By - 11/15/17 - 10:53 am

The Board of Appeal yesterday approved plans to turn a former candy shop into a Mediterranean appetizer place on Boylston Street. Read more.

By - 11/14/17 - 1:21 pm

Jamaica Plain News reports the planned spring opening of Carrot Flower at 703 Centre St., where the Cobwebs antique store is closing.

By - 11/13/17 - 10:02 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Rosie's in the lower Chestnut Hill Mall the Street is closing and will be replaced by something called the Bagel Table, which promises not just bagels but "locally-smoked fishes" and "New York-style deli sandwiches" (so pastrami-on-rye sandwiches bigger than your head?).

By - 11/11/17 - 10:21 am

NBC Boston reports on a Questrom School of Business professor who showed up late for a reservation at Cafe ArtScience.

Why is it always business-school professors?

By - 11/9/17 - 8:02 pm

The Thai restaurant at 1894 Centre St. in West Roxbury has new owners, a new name, a new menu and new decor: Sticky Rice has turned into Som Tum Modern Thai Cuisine.

By - 11/9/17 - 10:50 am
Possible brewery site on Belgrade Avenue in Roslindale

From ice cream to beer?

Roslindale Village Main Street teases us with the news that a brewery has signed a lease for the vacant space where Select Cafe and Emack & Bolio's used to be on Belgrade Avenue, across from the train stop. Read more.

By - 11/7/17 - 8:14 am

Two Northeastern journalism students have put together a map showing the proximity of Dunkin' Donuts to polling places in Boston.

By - 11/3/17 - 5:11 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Chilacates is planning an outlet in the Street (the former lower Chestnut Hill Mall).

By - 11/2/17 - 9:08 pm

The Globe reports on the new restaurant going into the complex rising on Pier 4.

By - 11/2/17 - 7:57 pm

The US Attorney's office reports Hazrat Khan was sentenced to 30 months in federal custody today for a scheme in which he tried to avoid federal taxes by having the fellow Pakistani natives he recruited to run 11 Boston-area fried chicken places falsify revenue and employee records - and for lying about his past to stay in the country. Read more.

By - 10/24/17 - 11:53 am

The owner of Turtle Swamp Brewing, 3377 Washington St. in Jamaica Plain, could learn tomorrow whether the Boston Fire Department thinks his fire-suppression systems are OK, which could lead to a temporary certificate of occupancy from ISD, which he'll need to get a permit from the Boston Licensing Board to serve up 16-oz. draft beers on both his patio and inside his brewery. Read more.

By - 10/24/17 - 11:43 am

With Romano's in Roslindale having given up its version of poutine months (years?) ago, word reaches us that Grub in Brigham Circle is shutting down and taking its "variety of poutine options" with it.

By - 10/24/17 - 11:14 am
Crumbled wall at Taam China in Brookline

Photo by Brookline PD.

The Brookline Police Department reports the facade at Taam China, 423 Harvard St., collapsed overnight. There were no injuries.

By - 10/23/17 - 4:17 pm

The non-profit Haley House is announcing the impending shutdown of its Dudley Dough pizzeria in the Bolling Building in Dudley Square. Read more.

By - 10/23/17 - 3:59 pm

Haley House has announced that Dudley Dough, the "Pizza With A Purpose" cafe housed in the Bollimg Municipal Building, will close by the end of this year.

Via an email to supporters, Haley House Executive Director Bruce Broderick states:

By - 10/23/17 - 9:13 am

We hadn't heard much about our homegrown celebrichef recently. Maybe that was just as well.

By - 10/22/17 - 10:21 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Globe Bar and Cafe will move into the space where the Rattlesnake used to be.