By - 5/21/13 - 7:26 pm

The owners of the Darth Vader building at Boylston and Exeter were negotiating with two serious bidders to take over the long shuttered Morton's space when one of the parties, who owns "a nearby existing restaurant," was injured in the Boston Marathon bombings, building attorney Dennis Quilty told the Boston Licensing Board this morning.

Because of that, Quilty said, he was seeking another 60-day extension... Read more

By - 5/21/13 - 7:09 pm

The owner of the now shuttered Purple Shamrock across from Faneuil Hall says he's in a furious search to find a new location in which to revive the watering hole.

"After 34 years, we'd like to open up another Purple Shamrock," Michael Glynn told the Boston Licensing Board this morning.

Glynn had to meet with the board to explain why it shouldn't strip him... Read more

By - 5/21/13 - 11:31 am

But the result could be formal requests for later hours for pizza places in the Fenway and in Brighton - as late as 3 a.m. for the Brighton Domino's.

University House of Pizza in the Fenway and Papa John's and Domino's in Brighton all had to explain this morning why they were open way past their licensed closing times at a hearing before the Boston... Read more

By - 5/17/13 - 8:12 am

Update: The pizza chain says you can't believe everything you read, even its own license application - says it just wants to add a guitarist, not dinner theater (scroll down the page at that link).

Regina Pizzeria goes before the Mayor's Office of Consumer Affairs and Licensing on Monday seeking permission to add "a comedian and dinner theater" to its restaurant at 353 Cambridge... Read more

By - 5/6/13 - 11:22 am

Boston Restaurant Talk forwards the news from Forum, scene of one of the Marathon bombings.

By - 5/6/13 - 8:42 am

On Friday, the Rosebud Bar and Grill, which is located behind the Rosebud Diner, posted this to its Facebook page:

Update on the sale and closing of the Rosebud: Between last night and this morning something has changed the closing of the sale was scheduled to happen on the 15th of May. But I was informed by the owners of the property that

... Read more
By - 5/4/13 - 8:04 pm

LiveEastie.com interviews one of the owners of Shuckin' Truck, which now serves up seafood in East Boston.

We do try to source our seafood from the family of fishing vessels in RI. However, due to the fact that we now operate 7 days a week, it's hard for them to keep up with the demand. Our secondary source is directly from the Boston Pier

... Read more
By - 5/3/13 - 10:09 pm

Chocolate Strong

At Ron's in Hyde Park.

By - 5/3/13 - 3:14 pm

Boston Bites Back at Fenway Park on May 15. Tickets are $211.99 and $1039.95 for food from 100 local chefs.

By - 5/1/13 - 11:28 am

The owner of the shuttered Ciao Bello on Newbury Street at Fairfield yesterday asked the Boston Licensing Board to let him hold onto the liquor license he holds but isn't using, saying he is close to getting an SBA loan that will, he promises, finally let him finish what turned into a multi-year renovation project.

Joseph Cimino's attorney, Stephen Miller, told the board that "multiple... Read more

By - 5/1/13 - 9:41 am

Limeduck reports the Cuppacoffee being built on what used to be a Merrimac Street parking lot is close to opening.

By - 4/30/13 - 12:18 pm

Todd English is refinancing his culinary empire, which now stretches from Charlestown to Las Vegas. Locally, the infusion of money means English will be able to pay the state of Massachusetts and the company that operates Faneuil Hall back payments for Kingfish Hall, which closed under a cloud of acrimony last year.

Ron Chorney, CFO of Todd English Enterprises, Inc., gave the financial update to... Read more

By - 4/28/13 - 1:57 pm

Bagel truck

Michal Skrzypek wonders what the cinnamon raisin d'etre is for the bagelful (and rollful) pickup he spotted this afternoon.... Read more

By - 4/27/13 - 9:19 am

Of course. The Crimson reports on some paperwork filed with the city.

Via Boston Restaurant Talk.

By - 4/23/13 - 2:14 pm

Gourmet frozen desserts

West Napoli Cafe, at Centre and Bellevue streets, wants to branch out from pizza and subs to ice cream, pastries and coffee. Its owners go before the West Roxbury Neighborhood Council tonight seeking its blessings for plans to turn the old Absi Jewelers next... Read more

By - 4/12/13 - 6:43 am

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday ordered the Russian Benevolent Society to shut its Crystal restaurant in Allston for a day after its manager admitted letting customers buy whole bottles of vodka even after the board's chairwoman warned him not to.

Boston restaurants with full liquor licenses can offer bottle service but only after getting board permission, which Crystal didn't have. The restaurant was also letting... Read more

By - 4/9/13 - 3:46 pm

Eater Boston reports some guy is setting up our very first sports bar dedicated to cricket. OK, in Inman Square, but that's right across the river.