Dining

By - 6/11/14 - 2:19 pm
Tikki Masala in Forest Hills

At least, according to the Tikki Masala signs now in the windows of the renovated storefront that used to be a driving school next to Oriental House, across from the T stop.Read more

By - 6/10/14 - 5:11 pm

The Dorchester Reporter explains why the Kam Man supermarket on Allstate Road has been sealed off from the outside world.Read more

By - 6/10/14 - 12:15 pm

The owner of the long shuttered Tonic says he's negotiating with the owners of a longstanding Wellesley Chinese restaurant to open a new location in his space across from the Forest Hills T stop.

Coran McCormack had to appear before the Boston Licensing Board this morning to explain why it shouldn't take away his liquor license, which has gone unused since he shut the bistro...Read more

By - 6/10/14 - 7:51 am

ISD last week suspended the health permit for Cordon Bleu, 1231 River St., over a variety of issues, including: Meat and vegetables stored overnight in a refrigerator that was too warm, no hot water and:

Evidence of live cockroach activity inside of the dry storage room and in main kitchen area. Evidence of what appears to be rodent droppings in the main kitchen area.

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By - 6/8/14 - 10:28 pm
Gracie's Ice Cream

Julie spotted this sign on the old Sherman Market space in Union Square today.

The Web site doesn't offer any more specifics.Read more

By - 6/5/14 - 1:24 pm

UBurger, 140 Tremont St., goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week for permission to start serving beer and wine.

If the board approves, the burger joint would buy a beer and wine license from a Fuddruckers at the airport.

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

By - 6/5/14 - 10:40 am

A mini-documentary on some of Boston's food trucks by Mike Irving.

Via MC Slim JB.Read more

By - 6/5/14 - 8:39 am

Jamaica Plain News compiles a gallery of almost all the restaurant patios in the neighborhood (Wonder Spice's wasn't quite ready for business).Read more

By - 5/27/14 - 6:58 pm
Legal Oysteria opening soon in City Square

Jocelyn noticed a new Help Wanted sign in the window of the erstwhile Olives today.

Back in January, Roger Berkowitz himself appeared before the Boston Licensing Board seeking permission to open an Italan-themed seafood bar in the space seized by the landlord for non-payment of rent - using the liquor license he also seized - only to be told the license...Read more

By - 5/25/14 - 9:03 am

Dale Cruse asks:

Why are pork rinds difficult to find in Boston?

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By - 5/22/14 - 12:07 pm

Roslindale Village Main Street reports that Fornax on Corinth Street, which is best known for its bread, has purchased an espresso machine and is currently hiring a barista to run it.Read more

By - 5/21/14 - 2:57 pm
Los Antojitos

Centre Street near the Roche Center gets all the attention as a restaurant row, but the past couple of years have seen the rise of an interesting cluster of take-out restaurants along Washington Street between Grove and Birchwood streets.

Two months ago, a Salvadoran family bought North of the Border, which was owned by a Guatemalan guy, renamed it Los Antojitos and...Read more

By - 5/20/14 - 3:04 pm

Chau Chow City, 81 Essex St., learns Thursday whether it faces any penalties for an April incident in which detectives say they found four people, at least one under age, drinking alcohol-infused "tea" and playing a drinking game that is illegal in Massachusetts restaurants.

Sgt. Det. Robert Mulvey and Det. William Gallagher told the Boston Licensing Board this morning that when they arrived at the...Read more

By - 5/17/14 - 11:07 am
Pu-Pu windows broken

Alex Jones surveyed the damage at the Pu-Pu Restaurant on Centre Street at Landseer this morning.Read more

By - 5/16/14 - 5:23 pm

The Boston Licensing Board next week hears a request by the owner of Cristelle's, 5268 Washington St., to sell the restaurant and its beer and wine license to Fadi Metri for a Middle Eastern restaurant called Fairouz.

Along with the sale, Metri will seek permission to expand the alcohol license to include liqueurs.

Al Wadi, which offers Lebanese fare, opened on VFW Parkway in...Read more

By - 5/15/14 - 10:16 pm

TeSalutamus asks:

If you could have any dish in any restaurant in the City of Boston tomorrow, what & where would it be?

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By - 5/15/14 - 4:27 pm

The Boston Licensing Board has rejected a request from Amelia's Taqueria to stay open until 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.

The vote came after a hearing at which the mayor's office and the Allston Civic Association said there was no need for tacos to be served in the area later than the take-out place's current 2 a.m. closing time, even if the...Read more

By - 5/14/14 - 7:43 pm

A city health inspector today suspended the permit for Red Mango, 334 Mass. Ave., due to violations that included: No hot water, a blocked off hand-washing sink, too warm cut strawberries in a toppings bar, a "black mold like substance" on the interior of an ice machine, live cockroaches inside cabinets and small black flies in the basement.

The manager can apply for a...Read more

By - 5/14/14 - 3:07 pm

City officials and the Allston Civic Association won't back a Brighton Avenue taco shop's efforts to stay open an hour later on weekend nights.

Representatives of the mayor's office - which just this week announced a task force to look at how to wake the City that Always Sleeps - and city councilors Mark Ciommo and Steve Murphy opposed Amelia's Taqueria's bid to be...Read more

By - 5/14/14 - 1:26 pm

The Lyons Group wants to turn a closed taqueria on Lansdowne Street into a down-home eatery serving old-fashioned Southern food to the sound of country, bluegrass and folk music.

The Boston Licensing Board formally votes this afternoon whether to allow the company to convert La Verdad into Loretta's Last Call.

Lyons lawyer Dennis Quilty said the new restaurant would be Boston's first country-themed city. In...Read more

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