Dining

By - 1/18/17 - 10:35 am

The Boston Licensing Board votes tomorrow whether to let George Vinal and Angelo Stamos buy the Crossroads Irish Pub, 495 Beacon St. and turn it into a "neighborhood dining concept" called St. Locale. Read more.

By - 1/17/17 - 10:50 pm

Vanyaland reports. The closing comes not long after the Brigham Circle SoulFire closed.

By - 1/17/17 - 3:12 pm

Serial restrepreneur Douglas Bacon told the Boston Licensing Board today he hopes to have the long shuttered Symphony 8 restaurant on Westland Avenue open for business in a few months.

It's the same thing Bacon told the board in May 2014, but he swears this time he really means it. Read more.

By - 1/16/17 - 9:03 pm

Sure, Grass Fed in Forest Hills just shut down, but now word comes that Jackson Square at the other end of JP will be getting a burger joint. Jamaica Plain News reports a small chain called MOOYAH (which sounds like what they should've shouted every time you placed an order at BurgerFi in West Roxbury, only it wasn't, and now they're gone, too) plans an outlet at Columbus and Centre.

By - 1/13/17 - 4:06 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved a malt and wine license for Quick Pick Convenience, 973 Tremont St. Read more.

By - 1/13/17 - 11:58 am

Ron Newman sounds the alarm: Taco Bell is sniffing around the space where iYo used to be for one of its next-gen joints featuring alcoholic beverages to go with the chalupas - like alcohol-infused self-service slushies.

By - 1/13/17 - 8:48 am

Ling-Mei Wong tries out Manoa Poke Shop, a new Somerville restaurant offering Hawaiian raw-fish poke bowls. Don't worry: They also have vegetarian, chicken and pork dishes.

By - 1/12/17 - 7:16 pm

The Lynn Item reports a developer wants to decommission the nautical restaurant and turn the space into retail space and a new, un-masted restaurant.

By - 1/11/17 - 10:42 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether to grant a full liquor license to the sushi restaurant Michael Shaw wants to open where Salsa's used to be on Dorchester St. Read more.

By - 1/11/17 - 10:37 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Friendly Toast is looking to move into the Beacon Street space vacated by Yasu.

By - 1/10/17 - 5:28 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports SoulFire has ceased to be.

By - 1/10/17 - 12:16 pm

An attorney for New York Pizza, 224 Tremont St., pleaded with the Boston Licensing Board this morning not to punish his client for large crowds early one October morning because of the role the place plays in keeping drunks from behind the wheel. Read more.

By - 1/9/17 - 3:25 pm

Amrheins, 80 West Broadway, goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday to seek permission to stay open until 2 a.m. seven days a week.

The restaurant, which opened in 1890, is currently licensed to stay open until 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 9 p.m. on Sunday.

The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. in Rm. 809 in City Hall.

By - 1/8/17 - 9:23 pm

Grass Fed Forest Hills served its last burger today, about a year after it opened up in the old Tonic space across from the T stop. The original Grass Fed, up on Centre Street, remains open.

By - 1/4/17 - 8:33 am

Phillips Old Colony House and the Freeport Tavern, 780 Morrissey Blvd., announced yesterday it's closing forever on Jan. 15.

The Dorchester Reporter reports neighboring ventures owned by the same family - the Phillips Candy House and Boston Bowl - will stay open.

H/t Eileen Murphy.

By - 1/3/17 - 9:29 pm

Charlie Redd, owner of Redd's in Rozzie on Washington Street, posts a call to arms against the gathering darkness:

The resistance begins now. Trump is an obvious danger to the rights I believe in and that this business is built around. Why fight? Because we are fucking Americans. That’s what we do, fight. Fight for values we hold dear. Just because I lie on the liberal view of the issues doesn’t mean I don’t have the will to fight. Just because we live in Massachusetts and are protected from the madness that will be unleashed on our other states does that give us a reason not to speak up and act? I will fight for the other states and in this state. I will fight for the ones that can’t. Right now that’s my daughters and all the girls growing up today in this confusing time where the end of male dominance in the Oval Office was ripped from their dreams and a whole other peril to their rights entered it. Olive and Viola cannot fight. But I can. Cecilia, who I tutor in the 2nd grade, cannot fight. Her family is laying low as their future as immigrant Americans lies in jeopardy. I can fight for them. I can stand up when they cannot.

By - 1/3/17 - 9:13 am

Boston Magazine reports the Real Deal is now a done deal in Cleveland Circle - its owners decided to concentrate on running the original two locations in West Roxbury and Jamaica Plain.

By - 1/2/17 - 11:34 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Elephant Walk in Cambridge has closed its trunk, apparently for good.

By - 12/31/16 - 12:18 am
Let flowing the delicious on the tongue: Lobster in Chinatown

JB Parrett noticed this poetic ad for seafood the other day at one restaurant in Chinatown.

Brad Kelly, though, noticed a more sinister crab at East Ocean City: "Dinner is daring you to come in:" Read more.

By - 12/30/16 - 9:41 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Chilicates on Amory Street is planning to open a second outlet in the Centre Street space where Pink Samurai briefly opened for a few days earlier this year.