Boston Restaurant Talk reports the demise of Union Street Station.
The state of the Boston bagel is strong, one (overly?) enthusiastic writer boldly states.
Members of the neighborhood group that represents the streets along American Legion Highway in Roslindale vowed last night to fight a possible renewed attempt by a Taco Bell franchisee to open an outlet on American Legion at Walk Hill Street, between the Wendy's and the Haley Pilot School. Read more.
Taco Bell, which failed to persuade skeptical Roslindale residents last year that they wanted to live mas and support a Taco Bell between the Haley School and the Wendy's on American Legion Highway, is coming back with another proposal to tear down the open-once-in-awhile ice-cream stand that now holds that space. Read more.
A Chicago woman in town for a bachelorette night in May wound up spending much of her time in an emergency room after a flaming rum and whiskey drink set her face and upper torso on fire at Crave Mad for Chicken on Kneeland Street, police, her attorney and the restaurant's owner told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.
Where can I get a (good) scotch egg in Boston? (or better yet, north of the river)
The Boston Licensing Board next week considers what to do about New York Fried Chicken, 1269 River St., one of whose co-owners pleaded guilty earlier this year to tax evasion and visa fraud - unlike his co-owners, who had the foresight to flee to Pakistan first. Read more.
Checkmate Cafe on South Street in Roslindale is more than happy to dispense parenting wisdom.
Chrissy Hartman asks:
What restaurants in Boston have great cheese boards?
Nam Le spotted this pumpkin-spice ale for sale at the Ashmont Market in Dorchester yesterday.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports plans for a Brookline outlet of Vermont's Worthy Kitchen have fallen through.
Cambridge Day reports &pizza, which you'd think would be a perfect Cambridge name, is trying yet again to move into a Harvard Square space, this time by teaming up with a bakery called Milk Bar.
Earlier, the pizza place narrowly avoided disaster by removing a trellis the Historical Commission had deemed unhistoric, only to founder on the shoals of the Cambridge zoning board, which put its municipal foot down and declared the square has enough pizza, thank you very much.
Pia Owens reports on an attempt to find the best donuts "from every local shop we could find within a 10-mile radius of our home in Watertown, Massachusetts, plus Dunkin’ Donuts as a control group."
The Revere Journal interviews the owners of the Banana Boat on Revere Beach.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Marco Polo deli at 274 Summer St., has closed after a quarter century in business.
Boston Police report arresting one of the three men they say used a sledgehammer and crow bar to smash their way into Ester, 2261 Dorchester Ave. in Dorchester Lower Mills early Sunday.
Police say that after breaking in around 5:30 a.m., the three, all clad in hoodies, dragged "a large safe" out. The burglary was captured on video and police dispatchers sent out a BOLO. Read more.
The Herald reports the City Council is looking at a proposal to seek more liquor licenses for Boston, which is pissing off the restaurants that paid $300,000 and up for theirs, but which would make the owner of a competitive-axe-throwing joint in Philadelphia look at expanding to Boston, because what could be better than tossing back a few and then tossing a few axes?
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