Dining

By - 3/6/16 - 9:50 am

Chris Brogan tells Papa Gino's to go to hell after chronicling everything that went wrong with his attempt to get some food delivered from there:

You stink. You’re a national chain that can’t do what my local place does flawlessly every time.

By - 3/4/16 - 8:38 am

Legal Sea Foods this week sued DoorDash for offering home delivery of Legal meals even though Legal says it wanted nothing to do with the service - and repeatedly told it to stop doing that. Read more.

By - 3/2/16 - 7:28 am

Delicias Dominicanas, 635 Hyde Park Ave., goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week for permission to extend its closing time from midnight to 2 a.m.

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

By - 3/1/16 - 7:29 am

The Crimson reports Panera's Boston-area retrenchment claimed another victim yesterday:

Michael A. Kikukawa '17 was unaware of Panera’s closing when he ordered dinner through the restaurant’s mobile app. Only after completing his order did Kikukawa realize that it was being fulfilled at Panera’s Porter Square location.

“I was horrified,” Kikukawa said.

By - 2/28/16 - 4:25 pm
Line at Sullivan's

If you're in line at the official closing time, will they still let you in? Robert Alvarez shows us the line five minutes before closing today at Sullivan's at Castle Island, which was doing land-office business all day.

H/t Joan Marshall for posing the question.

By - 2/27/16 - 4:31 pm
First meal of the season at Sullivan's, Castle Island

Die-hard Sullivan's fans were out in force this morning for the re-opening of the Castle Island institution. Eileen Murphy captured Matt Noonan and Charlotte Donovan of Quincy enjoying their first outdoor hot meal this year at Castle island.

For the fifth straight year, John Connors was first in line.

By - 2/26/16 - 7:47 am

Sullivan's at Castle Island opens for the season tomorrow. And the Clam Box at Wollaston Beach opens March 4.

By - 2/23/16 - 8:05 am

Eiffel Designs asks:

Where can I get Haxe (pig knuckle) on short notice in the Boston area?

By - 2/21/16 - 5:29 pm

Dunkin' Donuts across from Dunkin' Donuts - for fans of the Revere Dunkin' Donuts that's across the street from another Dunkin' Donuts (which you might also recall from the 2014 tornado, in which a bystander pointed to a displaced Dunkin' Donuts sign and said "We're not sure if that belongs to that Dunkin' Donuts on that side or the one behind the Sunoco gas station").

By - 2/20/16 - 1:23 pm

Lucky Peach surveys the oddities of Chinese food as it is served in the Boston area.

"I could not lobby Kowloon into opening a Kowloon in the south of Florida,” she says of the Saugus-based favorite that's peak Boston Chinese, though it wasn’t for lack of trying: "There are so many people who want that style of cooking."

H/t MC Slim JB.

By - 2/17/16 - 10:42 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Bali Hai in Lynnfield is for sale.

So that leaves us with, what, Kowloon in Saugus and the Tahiti in Dedham?

By - 2/16/16 - 11:45 am

UPDATE: Barney Fannings has gotten the OK to reopen.

ISD inspectors have shut several restaurants after their sprinkler pipes burst, flooding their kitchens with water and, in some cases, shutting off their water altogether, over the past three days. The tally so far:

Barney Fannings, 99 Broad St., downtown
Boston Beer Garden, 732 Broadway, South Boston
Upper Crust, 683 Tremont St., South End
Viga, 291 Devonshire St., downtown
Whiskey's Steakhouse, 885 Boylston St., Back Bay

By - 2/12/16 - 5:32 pm

The Boston Licensing Board this week granted valuable full-liquor licenses to several North End restaurants that say they need to fend off advances from fancier places on the waterfront.

But with only a total of ten of the new licenses to dole out - and several of those already awarded - the board also denied requests from several restaurants in the North End, on the waterfront and in some other neighborhoods. Read more.

By - 2/12/16 - 4:39 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved a request from Mala, 129 Brighton Ave., to extend its closing time from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. Read more.

By - 2/12/16 - 4:21 pm

The Boston Licensing Board voted yesterday to let Levi's Restaurant, 323 Washington St., add cocktails and hard liquor to the beer and wine it was already allowed to serve. Read more.

By - 2/12/16 - 7:06 am

The Globe reports on the crash yesterday afternoon off Marine Road.

By - 2/3/16 - 11:30 am
749 Broadway restaurant space

The space, 749 E. Broadway. Photo by Eileen Murphy.

Michael Norton, who has long owned buildings that house restaurants, wants to open one of his own: He's applied for a liquor license for vacant restaurant space in a building he renovated at East Broadway and L Street.

Norton, who is "Southie born and raised," his attorney assured the Boston Licensing Board this morning, wants to open a restaurant there with chefpreneur Brian Poe and area restaurant owner Gordon Wilcox. Read more.

By - 2/1/16 - 5:35 pm
PS Coffee in Roslindale nears completion

PS Gourmet Coffee at Washington and Poplar streets and the Green T Coffee Shop at Walter and South streets seem to be in a race to see which one opens first, ending the coffee-shop drought the neighborhood has endured since Select Cafe closed in 2013.

PS, out of South Boston, has its signs in place, but Green T, out of Brigham Circle, has nicer doors ready to go: Read more.

By - 1/31/16 - 11:05 pm

Tantric India Bistro in the Transportation Building has shut its doors forever, after serving up Indian food for 12 years.

Our heartfelt thanks for your past dining visits over the years, and your many kind and complimentary words and encouragement, and we wish you the very best in your journeys.

H/t Arturo Gossage.