John Pepper, who started Boloco, then left, then returned, explains how he wound up back at Boloco, what's been going on at the chain, why he had to close the School Street and Newbury Street outlets. And he gives a taste of what he's planning.
The new Roche Bros. in the old Filene's Basement goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week to request a license to sell adult libations along with its prepared meals and groceries.
The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.
Jamaica Plain News reports Forest Hills residents will no longer have to hoof it all the way up to Centre Street for gourmet burgers, because Grass Fed is opening a second location in the space where Tonic used to be, across from the T station.
Ayr Muir, founder of Clover Food Lab, says it's been bothering him that some of his full-time workers don't make enough to live on in Boston. So he writes today he's going to experiment with gradual price increases over the next couple of years to get all of his workers up to at least $20 an hour.
I think we can't build a long-term sustainable food system without changing our labor practices. I think we can do this, but I need your help. We ask a lot of our customers, we want to know what we can do better, we want to know what you think of new menu items. We even ask you for recipes and ideas for the next sandwich. We ask you to tell everybody you know about Clover. Now I want to ask you to help us pay more. ...
The Huntington News reports on the opening of the Haley House's Dudley Dough in the Bolling Building - which offers profit sharing to employees.
The Herald reports how Chef Jason Santos always gets his man.
Maybe it's the water, she says.
The Dunkin' Donuts on Beacon Street, next to Mary Ann's, is changing its hours from 24 hours a day to 4:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. The Boston Licensing Board considers the license change on Thursday.
A delivery driver for a Hyde Park Chinese restaurant was held up around 10:50 p.m. in the area of Orchard and Vanderbilt streets in Mattapan by three teens in hoodies, one of whom showed a silver handgun.
Joseph Demmler of Wellesley claims he never would have purchased a bottle of Weber Real Molasses BBQ sauce - or paid as much as he did - if he'd known it was brown because of caramel coloring, so naturally he's filed a federal lawsuit. Read more.
Proposed purchasers of Sonny's, 750 Adams St. in Dorchester, who include a manager at the recently shuttered Littlest Bar, say they are planning extensive renovations that will result in a similar neighborhood bar. Read more.
The owner of Fazenda Coffee Roasters across from the Forest Hills T stop is seeking an all-alcohol license with which to change the coffeehouse into a restaurant specializing in "tastings" - menus that pair particular drinks with a changing roster of food items. Read more.
Candelaria Silva could hardly believe that a recent Globe article on healthier soul food pointed to two white-owned restaurants that don't really serve soul food and only one black-owned soul-food place, so she compiled a list.
Debra Reichman Gitell reports the new Westwood Wegman's opened today and that it has a large kosher-food department. She adds the store is probably three times the size of the Newton outlet and that parking's a lot easier.
Nadia Liu Spellman, who opened a Chinese dumpling restaurant in Weston with the help of her mother, Sally Ling, this week sued two former workers on charges they stole her concept and some of her recipes to open their own dumpling joint in Millbury. Read more.
Effie's Kitchen on Poplar Street, where Wapo Taco used to be, opened this weekend as the first Greek restaurant in Boston's most heavily Greek neighborhood. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board says Chau Chow City on Essex Street wasn't to blame for an argument between two tables of women that ended with combatants throwing plates and silverware at each other.
The board voted "no violation" for the incident early in the morning of Aug. 17 that left the restaurant in shambles by the time police arrived.