Dining

By - 2/26/14 - 11:50 am
Zaz in Hyde Park

Zaz, 1238 River St., learns tomorrow whether the Boston Licensing Board has any spare beer-and-wine licenses and, if so, if it can get one.

The small restaurant, which opened in late 2012, serves an eclectic mix of Asian, Caribbean and Spanish foods.

Its application won support of the mayor's office and of city councilors Steve Murphy, Michelle Wu, Ayanna Pressley and Tim McCarthy, who... Read more

By - 2/26/14 - 11:45 am

Shaw's has begun work to bring its aging Boylston Street Shaw's store into the 21st century with an extensive remodeling that it hopes will include one aisle devoted to the sort of liquor the increasingly discerning population of the Fenway demands, officials told the Boston Licensing Board today.

The board decides tomorrow whether to grant the Star Market a license to sell beer, wine and... Read more

By - 2/24/14 - 7:35 pm

Mike asks:

Any Yuengling Beer sightings in Boston yet??

By - 2/24/14 - 12:50 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports b.good has closed on Newbury.

By - 2/24/14 - 7:14 am

Turns out the Allston couple scared of lobsters are real.

C, who makes up half the couple, posted the above video of her husband's attempts to cook the seabeasts (finally: in the pot). She reports this morning:

We received them as gifts. Personally, I knew up front I was scared of them but then I found out my husband was also scared

... Read more
By - 2/23/14 - 5:14 pm
Lobsters in a pot

This is just so insane it might actually be true: An ad that popped up on Boston Craigslist yesterday sounded a scream for help, along with several photos of the menacing black bag:

HELP!!! LOBSTERS ARE SCARING US!!!! (Allston )

My husband and I have a few lobsters but we're both VERY scared of them. They're ugly and scary looking. They're in that bag,

... Read more
By - 2/22/14 - 5:02 pm

Adam Salsman asks:

Where does one get excellent pork buns in Boston?

By - 2/22/14 - 4:45 pm
Long line at Sullivan's at Castle Island

What seemed like most of South Boston showed up at Castle Island today for the first day of Sullivan's in 2014.

We arrived at the end of the line at Sullivan's around 2:15 p.m. We got to place our orders at 2:55 p.m.

Although the air temperature was 52, the wind chill was way, way lower, thanks to an unceasing and heavy wind that... Read more

By - 2/21/14 - 3:43 pm

Jay Porter asks:

My fiancé is setting forth to find the best taco in Boston and beyond. We need your suggestions!

By - 2/21/14 - 2:45 pm

Consumerist reports a Massachusetts Five Guys - exactly which one is not disclosed - has a manager, who, when confronted with a consumer complaint about an order goes by, gets really fried. And then sends a copy of his tirade to the person who filed the complaint.

By - 2/20/14 - 10:04 am

The Castle Island food stand throws caution to the winds:

Let's tempt fate and tell mother nature we've had enough of this winter! Opening EARLY-this SATURDAY, Feb. 22. Getting the grills ready now...

By - 2/18/14 - 9:39 pm

Vania asks:

Fat Tuesday is two weeks away! Do good pączki exist in Boston?

By - 2/15/14 - 3:20 pm
Poutine

On the way back from a terrifying journey to Roche Bros. in West Roxbury (the parking lot was even more insane than usual; thoughtfully, however, the store had almost every single register open), the kidlet and I stopped at Romano's in Roslindale Square for some of their poutine.

Not bad at all. I'm no expert, but it seemed like they swapped in mozzarella balls for... Read more

By - 2/12/14 - 11:56 am

Ghassan Samaha, owner of Al Wadi on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury, explained to the Boston Licensing Board today why he wants to begin offering hard liquor along with the beer and wine he's already licensed to offer: His restaurant has a lot of Italian, Irish and Russian patrons, and when they hear the hardest stuff they can get is wine, they'd rather drink water.... Read more

By - 2/12/14 - 11:53 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let local restaurant contractor John Childs open his own restaurant on W. 3rd Street that would feature two food trucks that can't actually drive anywhere.

Coppersmith Hall, proposed for a long vacant machine shop at 40 W. 3rd would bridge "the gap between the food-truck community and restaurateurs" and would feature a couple of different types of... Read more

By - 2/12/14 - 11:21 am
Downeast logo

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let the city's first cider house offer samples during the tours it wants to offer.

The mayor's office, the BRA and several city councilors gave strong support to Downeast Cider House's request for a "farmer wine pouring" permit at a hearing today.

Downeast began making locally sourced cider at 200 Terminal St. about a year ago.... Read more

By - 2/10/14 - 12:58 pm

Jocelyn asks:

Looking to get a CSA for this summer with a drop off in downtown Boston. Any suggestions?

By - 2/2/14 - 12:35 pm
Belly Wine Bar ad for its Groundhog Day special

The Belly Wine Bar in Kendall Square will have its TVs tuned to something other than football tonight.

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