When we walked into the Stop & Shop on American Legion Highway in Roslindale this afternoon, one of the first things we saw was this giant fruit thing (how could we miss it?). Turned out it was a jackfruit, and at just $1.49 a pound seemed a bargain, but we resisted the temptation because, really, where do you put something like that?
By the time we were finished shopping, the store's sole jackfruit was gone.
Exodus Bagels, which has been selling its wares at finer farmer's markets and pop-ups everywhere (or at least in JP and Roslindale) announced today it's found a permanent home in Roslindale - in space formerly occupied by the Tables of Contents catering service next to the Bellevue commuter-rail stop off Belgrade Avenue.
The boston.com story about the Indian restaurant in Cambridge that couldn't get rid of an Entourage poster mounted to one of its walls was interesting, except that some guy from West Roxbury (a former Jeopardy contestant, in fact) had removed it four days before the article appeared, the Dig reports.
Margaret Willison asks:
Does anyone have any favorite restaurants in East Boston? Cheapish ones?
A Boston health inspector yesterday shut Chili Duck, 829 Boylston St., for a long list of violations, in particular, kitchen workers not washing their hands - in sinks that didn't have hot enough water - and not having a manager on duty, let alone one who can supervise workers to ensure they were washing their hands between tasks.
The restaurant can re-open after a re-inspection shows it's fixed all of the problems.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports a multi-cuisine restaurant called B3 plans to open in the newly opened Berklee tower on Mass. Ave., where the McDonald's used to be. People looking for a quiet spot to eat might want to look elsewhere because B3 "will be a fluid space where food is alive with freshness and flavor and music just happens."
Josh Weiland asks:
Where in Boston for best proper English Sunday Roast? With meat and potatoes and veg and Yorkshire pudding?
Where on the T can you get a good Monte Cristo?
Ally Bruce asks:
Where can I get Richie's slush in the downtown-ish area? Help!!
A city health inspector yesterday ordered Hulun Beir, 326 Cambridge St., shut until it fixes a long list of violations, including cooks not washing their hands at all - not that it would matter, since their sink had no hot water - containers in use despite caked-on food and evidence a sink supposedly being set aside for hand washing was being used to rinse food. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let a Jewish-style deli open in Barry's Corner, a locale not currently associated with pastrami or Dr. Brown's Cel-Ray. Read more.
Boston Restaurant Talk says the end is nigh for the restaurant.
WCVB reports on a video taken by a customer of the America's Food Basket in Mattapan Square.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let Fiore's Bakery, 55 South St., stay open until 10 p.m. so it can begin offering what owner Charlie Fiore called "low-key" dinners. Read more.
City Councilor Tim McCarthy reports he was the first customer today at Antonio's Bacaro on Fairmount Avenue. He adds that currently just the bar at the Italian restaurant is open.
Joseph and Sonia Garufi, owners of Sophia's Grotto in Roslindale Square, have been working to restore the space - where Dottie's and the Hyde used to be - for more than a year and a half.