Dining

By - 1/18/14 - 3:48 pm

JP Licks is running a contest to find a new name for its Oreo ice cream, because the Oreo people say that is not how their cookies will crumble, thank you very much.

Via Mike Ball.

By - 1/18/14 - 12:03 pm

Cara Rubinsky asks:

Can anyone suggest a kid-friendly sushi place in/near Cambridge to take out-of-towners for lunch?

By - 1/17/14 - 12:52 pm

Earlier this week, diners at Todd English's Figs restaurant in Charlestown started reporting an odd thing: They couldn't buy beer or wine. When asked, servers said something vague about some sort of problem with the liquor license but that it would be fixed soon.

Indeed there is a problem with the liquor license, although whether it will be fixed soon is another question. On... Read more

By - 1/16/14 - 4:42 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved restaurateur Frank DePasquale's plans to turn the shuttered Ida's on a small courtyard off Hanover Street into a seafood restaurant featuring the cuisine and feel of the Amalfi Coast.

Key to the new Acqua's ambiance will be a patio - with almost twice as many seats as the restaurant itself - that will be open almost every day of... Read more

By - 1/15/14 - 7:53 pm

Sarah asks:

Help! I need to buy El Yucateco Green Hot Sauce tomorrow, in the Boston area (long story). Anyone know where?

By - 1/15/14 - 3:02 pm

THURSDAY UPDATE: The Licensing Board granted the request for a beer and wine license.

The Boston Licensing Board could vote Thursday whether to let a shuttered Vietnamese market on Dorchester Avenue be turned into an upscale shop selling everything a young professional could need for a dinner party - from wine and gourmet cheeses to self-service olive oil and home-made peanut butter.

At a hearing... Read more

By - 1/15/14 - 1:11 pm
Roger Berkowitz and lawyer

Roger Berkowitz explains Legal C Bar concept.

The Boston Licensing Board could delay action on a proposal by Roger Berkowitz to open a Legal C Bar in the space left vacant by Todd English's Olives in Charlestown partly because of legal problems related to his equally closed Kingfish Hall restaurant.

Board members decide Thursday whether to grant a request from city officials and nearby residents to delay any action on Berkowitz's request... Read more

By - 1/14/14 - 2:12 pm

Boston Police report several incidents over the past year of people having their purse stolen or picked at the 289 Huntington Ave. outlet.

The Boston Licensing Board on Thursday considers whether to sanction the restaurant for an incident on Oct. 14 in which a woman had her wallet taken out of her pocketbook.

Chain officials told the board they've installed 16 surveillance cameras in the... Read more

By - 1/11/14 - 5:03 pm

The New York Times gets all saucy with its coverage of their new mayor's shocking habit of eating pizza with a fork. The man himself blames his Italian heritage - he says that's just how people in Italy eat pizza - but the story ends with this coda:

Pressed on why a mayor who prides himself on populism would opt for such a technique,

... Read more
By - 1/9/14 - 9:09 pm

Todd English's former landlord seeks permission next week to sell the liquor license of his failed Olives in City Square to Roger Berkowitz, who wants to open a Legal C Bar in the space.

The Boston Licensing Board considers the request at a hearing on Wednesday.

Olives' landlord shut the place in June in a dispute with English over $780,000 or so in back... Read more

By - 1/8/14 - 10:16 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Joshua Tree on Comm. Ave. has shut down, apparently for good this time, rather than for a makeover before being turned back into Joshua Tree. It could even be turned into a Trader Joe's or some sort of non-Shaw's for the burgeoning LEED-certified crowd moving into the area.... Read more

By - 1/6/14 - 9:06 pm

Jordan Munson wonders where he can get Rogue Voodoo Doughnut beer in Boston.

By - 1/6/14 - 7:00 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Enzo Sushi on Kneeland Street has shut down its conveyor belt for the last time.

By - 1/6/14 - 4:56 pm

McDonald's of Eastern New England tweeted today:

The McRib will not be available in the Boston area this year. Sorry for the inconvenience.

By - 1/6/14 - 3:45 pm

BosGuy convened a taste panel to find the best chocolate-chip cookie in the South End. They found a clear favorite.

By - 1/6/14 - 8:25 am

Somebody's a bit upset that the Davis Square Pinkberry advertises "handcrafted" yogurt:

To get a better sense of what’s so, so wrong about this, try googling "handcrafted" and see what comes up in the search results: jewelry, pottery and furniture - all things you craft by hand rather than, you know, dump into a cup or bowl and declare your work at an end.

... Read more
By - 1/5/14 - 9:54 am
Sugar logo

Today's the last day for Sugar, 4174 Washington St., so hurry down if you think you'll miss the place.

Sugar opened in 2011 in the old A. Boschetto Bakery. A few months ago, Sugar shut its own bakery at the site.

Sugar's owner also owns the Real Deal outlets in West Roxbury, Jamaica Plain and Brighton, as well as the original Sugar bakery... Read more

By - 1/3/14 - 10:59 am

Patrick Maguire gets fed up with Yelp after reading somebody gave the Lincoln Tavern in South Boston just one star, not because of the food, but because they gave her a pizza to go in a generic box:

Maybe it’s a ruse, or maybe Nikki is just looking for a little attention, but restaurant workers have a right to be frustrated and angry when

... Read more
By - 1/3/14 - 9:05 am
Baked French toast and turkey bacon

Katie Painter had baked French toast and turkey bacon for breakfast this morning.

"Breakfast of champions," she notes.

Shane Buker got ready for breakfast last night - he made a brioche for his French toast this morning:

By - 1/2/14 - 4:13 pm
No bagged carrots in Jamaica Plain Whole Foods

Patty Neal reports:

Whole Foods is totally out of organic bagged carrots!

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