Dining

By - 2/21/18 - 12:59 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Grass Fed on Centre Street will be shutting down, with its owner hoping to transfer its current alcohol license to the owner of the burgeoning Chilacates chain. No word on what sort of food the new place will serve; Chilacates already has an outlet on Centre Street, across from JP Licks.

By - 2/17/18 - 11:12 am
Anna's Taqueria after car crash

KMV surveyed the damage at Anna's Taqueria on Harvard Street after somebody drove into it early this morning. No injuries, at least, he reports.

By - 2/14/18 - 6:50 pm

Roslindale Village Main Street reports that the revamped space at 2 and 2A Corinth St., where Marla's Obsession and RVMS used to be, has been leased by somebody who is

Pursuing the appropriate licensing with the City to be a breakfast and lunch cafe with a co-working space by day, and a performance space offering entertainment of all genres by night!

By - 2/13/18 - 1:21 pm

In Boston, it's not just enough to pay for a food-serving license - you actually have to serve food. And not just any food, but food you've cooked or prepared on your own premises. Read more.

By - 2/13/18 - 9:29 am

The Crimson reports Harvard is leasing space to seven different food spots for its revamped Smith Center at Mass. Ave. and Dunster Street - although one, Oggi Gourmet was already open in another part of what used to be the Holyoke Center.

By - 2/13/18 - 9:24 am

Jamaica Plain News reports a restaurant called Bar Orange hopes to open where Tonic and Grass Fed failed across from the Forest Hills T station.

By - 2/9/18 - 7:43 pm

The BC Heights reports the owners of Agoros Bar and Grill on Chestnut Hill Avenue are selling the business after a stormy year and a half in which they racked up three weeks of license suspensions from both city and state regulators and had their hours rolled back because police kept finding underage BC students with drinks. Read more.

By - 2/9/18 - 12:22 pm
Star Market signs
Roche Bros. sign

Both Roche Bros. and Star Market have spent the last several months remodeling their stores - Roche Bros. to be more like Wegmans and Star Market to be more like Roche Bros. They both use local street names along with numbers to identify their aisles. Read more.

By - 2/8/18 - 9:31 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that both Tremont 647 and Sister Sorel on Tremont Street are closing April 1.

By - 2/6/18 - 12:34 pm
KO Pies in South Boston

UPDATE: KO Pies reports the blocking was by a contractor working for Verizon, that the shop will be able to re-open today and that Verizon swore that, in the future, any similar work would only be done when the shop is normally closed.

KO Pies reports it had to close its South Boston outlet this morning "until further notice" when an excavation contractor showed up and blocked off all access, with no advance notice.

Needless to say, they're not very happy: Read more.

By - 2/5/18 - 12:24 pm

Oh, Reddit: There's an entire Reddit "subreddit" dedicated to drawing subway maps of cities, only instead of connecting subway stations, they connect Subway sandwich shops. Because, of course.

Here's Boston, but it has a major problem: It doesn't show the Mass. Ave. Subway, the one that's built into the Mass. Ave. subway stop (also missing: the one in Cambridge's Central Square).

H/t Welcome to Dot.

By - 2/3/18 - 7:45 pm
Pothole at the Jamaicaway and Perkins Street in Jamaica Plain

This afternoon, Gscharoun posted this example of "crumbling infrastructure" at the Jamaicaway and Perkins Street in JP. Paul Friedmann replied: Read more.

By - 2/3/18 - 10:28 am

Coffee Break Cafe, which currently has coffeehouses in Quincy and Milton, announced this week it's moving into the space vacated last year by Bean and Cream on Truman Parkway at Fairmount Avenue.

They're hoping to open by April, with hours starting at 5 a.m.

H/t Boston Restaurant Talk.

By - 2/3/18 - 8:10 am

Eileen Murphy reports JP Licks is looking to mooove into the space at 397 W. Broadway once occupied by the Cutting Club hair salon.

There's a meeting, put on by the city and the landlord, for neighbors at the space on Feb. 13 at 6 p.m.

By - 2/1/18 - 9:05 am

Jamaica Plain News interviews one of the co-founders of Mass Hole Donuts, who explains why they only make donut holes and who confirms that, yes, he's a Masshole.

By - 1/31/18 - 8:41 pm

Darren Rovell reports a Philadelphia bagel shop has come up with a creation to spur the Eagles onto victory: A prezel bagel with mint-chocolate-chip spread - and lettuce.

H/t Drew Starr.

By - 1/30/18 - 11:40 am

A landlord's effort to win city approval for a restaurant at his Newbury Street building before he even knows who would rent the space today fell as flat as a souffle behind an oven door that's just been slammed. Read more.

By - 1/26/18 - 10:30 am
Caffe Nero goin up in Brighton Center

Alex Byer couldn't help but notice the new plywood that's gone up on a vacant storefront on Washington Street at Winship Street. Brighton Center already has several places to get a cup of coffee, but none of them spell it "caffè." Read more.

By - 1/25/18 - 6:01 pm
You can't make everyone happy: You're not a bagel

A sign at the new Bagel Table in the lower Chestnut Hill Mall the Street, where Rosie's used to be.

By - 1/24/18 - 7:06 pm

Roslindale Village Main Street reports Donna Cabral recently sold Jimmies Ice Cream on Corinth Street to Stephanie Ortiz, who plans to re-open the ice-cream and sandwich emporium in March, with a new menu - including breakfast - and a renovated interior. Read more.