By - 11/2/14 - 10:17 pm
Golden Temple vehicle collides with trolley

Around 9 p.m., the driver of a Golden Temple delivery vehicle proved unable to gau around a trolley in Washington Square, Brookline. The two vehicles were still there 30 minutes later when Joe Ranft arrived on scene. Rachel Chernick reports:

Driver side bashed up but seems fine.

Naturally, the collision brought C Line service to a halt, but T inspectors used their noodles and ordered up substitute bus service along Beacon Street.

By - 11/1/14 - 7:49 pm

Jamaica Plain News was on hand today for the opening festivities for Tikki Masala, across the street from the T stop.

By - 10/31/14 - 7:33 pm

This video was produced as a pilot for an upcoming BU Today video series featuring Mayor Menino making visits to a variety of diverse, affordable, and local neighborhood restaurants in Boston.

Best part: When Menino goes "Well, gimme my fork back! Jeez!"

By - 10/29/14 - 10:33 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports Crumbs is opening an outlet that will feature not only cupcakes, but pushup cupcakes in a tube and some mutant bagel/croissant thing.

By - 10/29/14 - 4:57 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether to grant a license to a proposed outlet of a French Italian-style gelato chain on Newbury Street.

Amorino, 249 Newbury St., off Fairfield, would be the company's third eatery in the US - and its first in Boston. According to its philosophy, Amorino uses only the eggs of free-range chickens and "the highest-grade whole milk" in its hand-churned

Manager Lea Sasportes said that in addition to gelato, Amorino will sell other sweets and coffee.

By - 10/29/14 - 4:45 pm

Caffe Nero could get a food-serving license for an outlet on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain on Thursday, although the mayor's office is seeking a delay in any licensing until after chain officials meet with the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council's public-service committee next week.

Some neighborhood groups have given their backing to the proposed cafe next to Blanchard's, but the Jamaica Plain Business and Professional Association is fighting the plan because they fear it would be the beginning of a tide of national chains overflowing the neighborhood.

By - 10/28/14 - 10:51 am

The Boston Licensing Board last week took no action on a request from the Sea Breeze Mexican Grill, 1782 Dorchester Ave., in Dorchester, for a beer, wine and liqueur license as it continues to try to figure out the ramifications of the law that was supposed to give Boston 25 new liquor licenses this year for areas away from Boston Proper and the waterfront.

By - 10/26/14 - 10:52 am

Today's the first day Massachusetts liquor stores can open at 10 a.m. on Sundays without even having to ask their local licensing boards.

By - 10/25/14 - 8:22 am

Trish Fontanilla asks:

Great breakfast places 10 mins or less from South Station for 10+ people? Is that possible?

By - 10/22/14 - 11:02 am

Seth Barnett, lawyer for the company that owns the now closed Blue, Inc. on Broad Street, came prepared to a Boston Licensing Board hearing today: He figured somebody would ask why his client would want to name the replacement restaurant after the Broad Street Riot.

And, indeed, board member Milton Wright asked what the deal was with wanting to name the place Broad Street Riot.

By - 10/20/14 - 7:37 am

The Boston Licensing Board this week hears a request from restaurateur Brian O'Donnell to rename Jason Santos's old Blue, Inc. at 131 Broad St. to Broad Street Riot.

The name harkens back to the Broad Street Riot of 1837, when drunken Protestant firefighters got into it with Irish Catholic men about to form a funeral procession, sparking a riot that left nearby businesses and homes in ruins.

By - 10/19/14 - 9:05 pm

Jill Rodgers asks:

Searching for months. Where can I get nougat-style Halva in this god-forsaken city?

By - 10/19/14 - 5:36 pm
Eggnog in October at Somerville Whole Foods

And we're still drawing down our pumpkin-spice supplies. R.S.Y. Buchanan reports seeing this Christmas drink today at the Somerville Whole Foods. Or as he puts it:

Dammit, tryptophan induced coma comes first!

By - 10/18/14 - 4:52 pm

A disgusted citizen complains about noshers getting their fix at Boston Bagel Co.:

Bagel addicts double parking at this busy intersection. This is a public safety issue and somebody is going to get hurt trying to cross here.

By - 10/15/14 - 2:58 pm

The Boston Licensing Board tomorrow considers a request from a North End restaurateur to open a sushi place on Salem Street that would stay open until 12:30 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.

By - 10/15/14 - 12:56 pm
Mel King supports Dot 2 Dot cafe at Boston Licensing Board

Mel King explains to board Chairwoman Nicole Murati Ferrer why he supports Dot 2 Dot.

The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to grant a full liquor license to Dot 2 Dot Cafe, a Dorchester Avenue restaurant that doubles as a meeting space for local residents and organizations, and which is the place City Councilor Ayanna Pressley says she had in mind when she led a successful effort to gain more liquor licenses for the city's outer neighborhoods.

By - 10/14/14 - 9:40 pm

Beer Advocate assembles tweets from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project in Somerville on the practice - and why it won't play that game:

Boston is a pay to play town and we're often shut out for draft lines along with many beers you may love.

By - 10/14/14 - 1:38 pm

Paperwork issues and questions about a new state law that granted Boston 25 new liquor licenses this year have held up decisions on requests from five restaurants seeking some of the new licenses, along with a member who missed one set of hearings. However, board Chairwoman Nicole Murati Ferrer said she expects the board to resolve the issues and vote on the applications within a couple weeks.

By - 10/12/14 - 6:54 am


Free Food Samples Will Be Provided

Date and Time: Wednesday, 15 October from 7 to 8 pm

Place: The Presentation School Foundation Community Center, 640 Washington Street. The event will take place in the New Balance Community Room.

Join representatives of Whole Foods for this cooking demonstration on preparing a nutritious meal.

Parking is available. The PSF Community Center can be reached by the 57 bus and the 64 bus.

By - 10/11/14 - 12:36 am

Area chef Jason Santos posts a copy of the printed list of instructions for the very specific drinks the ten diners at one table at one of his restaurants wanted Friday night.

2. Jesse. Bombay Sapphire Martini. Bone Dry. Don't Shake. Don't Stir. No ice. Room temperature warm glass. Up. No garnish.

Via Drew Starr.