Dining

By - 9/26/15 - 12:53 pm
Pig 'n Whistle diner

The Pig 'N Whistle at N. Beacon and Market streets served its last meal in 2002, but at least from the outside, it doesn't look like it would take too much to get it up and slingin' hash again. Read more.

By - 9/25/15 - 9:42 pm
Effie's Kitchen in Roslindale Square

Workers have been busy lately getting the old Wapo Taco on Poplar Street and the former Bel Lounge on Washington Street for new tenants.

The new sign for Eftimia Meletlides's Effie's Kitchen went up this week above the former Wapo Taco, which closed in June after its landlord doubled its rent. Read more.

By - 9/25/15 - 4:09 pm

Aurum, which sells calzone-like sandwiches in Hyde Square, goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week seeking a beer-and-wine license.

The 377A Centre St. eatery, now open until 9 p.m., is also seeking a midnight closing time.

The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.

By - 9/17/15 - 3:03 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today found "no violation" in the case of a guy who leaped into Boston Harbor from the roof deck of Legal Harborside on Northern Avenue. Read more.

By - 9/15/15 - 12:40 pm
The deck from which man leaped into Boston Harbbor

Man took serious leap of faith from this roof last month.

UPDATE: Board rules no violation.

A Brighton man who celebrated his 24th birthday last month by taking a leap into Boston Harbor from the top of Legal Harborside on Northern Avenue got the restaurant hauled before the Boston Licensing Board today to explain how it will keep that from happening again. Read more.

By - 9/15/15 - 12:33 pm

Bostonian Hospitality Group is negotiating with the owners of Church - which recently shut the concert part of its Kilmarnock Street location - to buy the place and operate it as a restaurant. Read more.

By - 9/14/15 - 10:07 am
Xmas munchkins

Kethera asked for some Munchkins at her local Dunkin' Donuts this morning and now she wonders if she overslept by three months.

By - 9/10/15 - 8:26 am
Now closed Chinatown bakery

Earlier this summer.

The Fort Pointer reports:

The wonderful Chinatown bakery at corner of Harrison and Beach St has closed. "Loss of Lease. Closed after 33 Years."

By - 9/9/15 - 8:02 am

And, yes, they're locally sourced, WBUR reports.

The news gets Lucy Fitzgerald's Rozzie up:

Fornax in Rozzie did it first. Best breakfast sammy in the area hands down.

By - 9/4/15 - 7:28 pm
Pumpkin hummus at Stop and Shop

M. Mantis picks up a tub of pumpkin hummus and declares it's the pumpkin-scented straw that broke the camel's back:

New England's pumpkin fetish has gone TOO FAR.

By - 9/4/15 - 5:07 pm

The city is holding a neighbors' meeting on Wednesday on the idea of converting the old Kelly's at Commonwealth and Harvard avenues into a Five Guys hamburger place. Read more.

By - 9/3/15 - 4:23 pm
Sign on the door of James's Gaete announcing its closing

Sign on the door of James's Gate. Photo by Gary Chase.

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the well known JP restaurant has ceased to be.

By - 9/2/15 - 9:48 am

Dot Rat explains why that would be one of the appetizers at Jake's Seafood in Hull.

By - 8/26/15 - 3:21 pm

Sean Griffing, who co-owns Trade on Atlantic Avenue, is seeking city approval to open a new, high-end seafood place on Ring Road in the Prudential Center complex. Read more.

By - 8/25/15 - 12:07 pm

A man who said he couldn't wait to get a table before heading for the men's room found himself in a battle with a security guard at Victoria's Diner - and in trouble with the law. Read more.

By - 8/22/15 - 10:08 am

Next City takes us on a tour of Dorchester's Commonwealth Kitchen, which is:

Part startup incubator, part hyperlocal employer and part business resource center. It’s an economic engine for Dorchester that’s aimed at fostering skilled jobs and small businesses in the surrounding community.

By - 8/21/15 - 10:48 pm

UPDATE: Twin Donuts passed an inspection 9/2 and got its permit back.

A city health inspector yesterday ordered a shutdown of Twin Donuts, 501 Cambridge St., for a variety of violations, including sandwich meat that was too warm, no sanitizer in a dishwasher and not having a manager on duty who was certified in health issues. Read more.

By - 8/20/15 - 7:24 pm
Waiting at South Station

Louis Venturelli was among the hundreds of commuter-rail riders who just sat or stood there in South Station as signal problems meant massive delays on all line between roughly 5:40 and 6:40 this evening.

By - 8/20/15 - 11:09 am

Star Market is hoping customers will buy foods to eat on patios outside its Dorchester, Fenway and Allston stores.

The chain goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday for permission to add patios at the three locations, similar to what the Whole Foods in the South End offers - with 24-hour patio seating at the Fenway store. Read more.