By - 11/30/15 - 11:21 pm

Boston Magazine reports on the effort by the owners of Tres Gatos and the Centre Street Cafe to try to increase the pay of kitchen workers, who don't get tips.

By - 11/29/15 - 10:17 pm

InsideMedford.com reports Mayor Michael Glynn threw out that lagniappe in his final state-of-the-city address today - and that the specific location will be the Meadow Glen Mall.

Via Boston Restaurant Talk.

By - 11/29/15 - 5:18 pm
Giant gourds in West Roxbury

The West Roxbury Roche Bros. decided post-Thanksgiving shoppers needed ready access to squashes larger than their heads yesterday.

By - 11/24/15 - 5:49 pm

The local craft brewers are calling it a day, with their last beer to ship in a couple weeks:

We hope our beers brought you joy and brought you closer together. There’s no greater goal for a batch of beer or a project like ours.

After seven years it’s time to draw the curtains and head off to a new adventure. A poorly drawn grain of barley called Jack D’Or made this whole thing possible. He’ll be coming with us.

Cheers to you all.

Via Boston Restaurant Talk.

By - 11/22/15 - 4:21 pm
Limes at Russo's

Yeah, about that. Ari Ofsevit shows us the scene at Russo's in Watertown today - where the store bought too many limes and had to mark them down.

By - 11/22/15 - 12:58 pm
Big Dig ice cream

Sure, Brigham's no longer exists as a company, and the Big Dig's been over for awhile now, but you can still get Brigham's Big Dig ice cream at the Stop & Shop on Truman Parkway in Hyde Park.

Colleen Cressman notes:

It's the only quart-sized ice cream that'll take you over 15 years to finish.

By - 11/19/15 - 10:05 am

Clover has started converting the School Street burrito place into its latest eatery - and owner Ayr Muir says he's planning three other outlets in the city of Boston, to go along with its food trucks and restaurants in Cambridge. Read more.

By - 11/19/15 - 8:21 am
Lost bunny at Mistral Bunny

At brunch on Nov. 8, somebody left behind this obviously well loved bunny at Mistral in the South End. The restaurant reports they're keeping the rabbit well fed, but would love to reunite bun and owner.

H/t Brinley.

By - 11/18/15 - 11:38 pm
Old McDonald's in Chinatown
Sign for new hot-pot place in Chinatown

The old McDonald's at Washington and Kneeland streets has a new sign advertising the impending arrival of Joy Luck Hot Pot.

State records show it will be owned by Chun Lian Lin of Malden and Qian Wang of Charlestown. They have yet to appear before the Boston Licensing Board for a food-serving license.

By - 11/18/15 - 11:26 am

The Boston Licensing Board tomorrow considers approving a proposal to transfer the beer and wine license held by Gerard's on Adams Street in Dorchester to the soon-to-open Aloft Hotel on D Street - and to grant a new full-service liquor license to Gerard's purchasers, who are planning on renovating the Dorchester institution. Read more.

By - 11/17/15 - 6:13 pm

Mr. Goodmorning reports the Frozen.Yo in the historic building on Washington Street next to the Chipotle in the other historic building on Washington Street has closed forever.yo.

By - 11/15/15 - 11:37 am

Ryan Mcgrale's Facebook page is filling this morning with remembrances after his unexpected passing yesterday. Mcgrale, one of the pioneers of the craft-cocktail movement in Boston, was the beverage director at Tavern Road on Congress Street.

By - 11/12/15 - 11:19 am

Seven Star Street Bistro on Belgrade Avenue is urging fans to hold tight as it gears up for a re-opening with an actual dining room. Read more.

By - 11/12/15 - 7:26 am

The Huntington News interviews the owner of Pink Samurai, a dumpling place with a twist set to open at 658 Centre St., where Charlie Chan's used to be.

European elements like foie gras and New England influences will sneak their way into the Asian-inspired menu.

By - 11/10/15 - 12:17 pm

A crackdown on underage drinkers in Cleveland Circle has sent the fake-ID crowd outward in Brighton, forcing bars that want no part of them to step up their ID checking.

The news came too late for Porter Belly's, on Washington Street in Brighton Center, which found itself before the Boston Licensing Board this morning to explain why police snared two underage drinkers there one night in September - one of whom needed a ride down to District D-14 after he allegedly tried to evade a police detective asking to see his real ID, not the fake license in his wallet. Read more.

By - 11/9/15 - 6:28 am

Once Daily takes us behind the counter at Pinocchio's, which has been serving slices in Harvard Square for 50 years now.

By - 11/5/15 - 4:26 pm

Pedro Alarcon, who runs an eponymous Latin-American restaurant in Watertown, got approval today to open a new La Casa de Pedro at 505 Congress St. Read more.

By - 11/5/15 - 3:53 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today gave Roche Bros. a packie license for its new Downtown Crossing store.

At a hearing yesterday, Roche Bros. President Gary Pfeil told the board that the chain held a number of focus groups with current downtown residents and workers and discovered that people enjoying life in the heart of the city have a different way of entertaining guests: They're more likely to have parties with cocktails and appetizers than sit-down dinners. Read more.

By - 11/5/15 - 3:34 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved the city's first Tilted Kilt restaurant, which will feature waitresses in tight tops and short tartan skirts, as well as food and TVs turned to sportsball. Read more.