The Board of Appeal yesterday approved a plan by Walden Local Meat to add wine and beer to the meat it plans to sell at 316 Shawmut Ave., at Union Park. Read more.
Two men involved in an altercation at a South Boston restaurant involving pepper and a beer bottle face criminal charges, a police detective told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Felicia's, an Italian restaurant in Stoneham, has closed after more than 50 years in business.
Opponents of a pizzeria planned for Harvard Square are now accusing the place of fostering a race war and encouraging people to mainline heroin, Cambridge Day reports.
RoadTrip New England reports people are camping outside the Chick-fil-A scheduled to open tomorrow on whatever it is they call the old Rte. 1 in Dedham, near the Ocean State Job Lot. The first 100 customers get a free meal once a week for a year.
State Rep. Ed Coppinger reports that Local 338 - named for the union that represented New York bagel makers - opened for business this morning. It's sort of a hybrid place: The bagels are made in New York, frozen, then trucked to West Roxbury.
The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether the young women staffing Crave Mad for Chicken on Kneeland Street should have been more assertive in trying to get a bunch of obnoxious men from New York out when they refused to leave at closing time, and if so, what punishment to levy. Read more.
An underage BC student and his equally underage friend who were turned away from an event at the Baseball Tavern walked across the street to Tony C's, where they had no trouble getting drinks, a Boston Police detective said today. Read more.
A Newton craft brewery that lets customers create their own beers and a Boston marketing firm are suing each other over a six-month marketing contract they signed in January. Read more.
The Massachusetts Vision Zero Coalition posts their answers to a questionnaire side by side.
First the basement flooded at Ming Tsai's Blue Dragon on A Street. Then a water-main break sent water up into the restaurant's grease traps, causing a second, and smellier, flood. Read more.
Daniel Guzman reports that Bagelville, where the Arby's used to be on VFW Parkway inbound, just past the McDonald's, is open for its last day today.
The Board of Appeal yesterday approved a Thai ice-cream place proposed for 217 Newbury St., between Exeter and Fairfield. Read more.
Federal and Boston investigators are continuing to carve up a string of Boston fried-chicken places owned by Pakistani nationals and Americans of Pakistani origin in an investigation that has already led to guilty pleas by two men and the shutdown of a Hyde Park fried-chicken joint. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board holds hearings on five fried-chicken take-out places in Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan on Tuesday to decide whether to pull their food-serving licenses after their main owner pleaded guilty to federal tax-fraud charges related to their operation. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved a food-serving license for Joseph Adamo's 320 Cafe at 320 Spring St. in West Roxbury. Read more.