Dining

By - 6/30/14 - 10:01 pm

The Globe reports New Yorker Mario Batali is opening a wood-fired pizza place on Fan Pier.

You may recall how last year, Batali was all set to buy Todd English's liquor license from his defunct Kingfish Hall for a wood-fired pizza place on Summer Street, only there was all the unpleasantness over English's license being seized and all and then Batali's would-be landlord...Read more

By - 6/26/14 - 9:58 am

The company building Harvard's luxury residential building at Barry's Corner isn't waiting for construction to be finished before signing up a restaurant to move into the space.

Samuels and Associates appeared before the Boston Licensing Board yesterday to seek permission to buy Joshua Tree's liquor license for the "neighborhood restaurant concept" it hopes to bring to the project at 219 Western Ave.

The proposed license...Read more

By - 6/25/14 - 4:30 pm
Del's for sale in Roslindale

Rhode Island's lemon slush is for sale at the Frosty Freeze next to the Wendy's on American Legion Highway in Roslindale.Read more

By - 6/23/14 - 4:44 pm
Chicken shawarma at Fairouz in West Roxbury

Chicken shawarma plate.

The other night, we checked out Fairouz, which recently took over from Cristelle's at 5268 Washington St. in West Roxbury.

To start, this is not a competitor to Al Wadi on VFW Parkway. It's nowhere near as fancy and the menu is far less extensive. Although owner Fadi Metri has upgraded the interior a bit, you can still see its sub-shop origins in the...Read more

By - 6/21/14 - 9:23 am

A health inspector shut Church, 69 Kilmarnock St., on Thursday until it can get its hot water back on, at least on a more consistent basis:

The establishment has been operating without hot water for a few days. The plumber was called to repair the issue and they thought it was fixed but the establishment has continued to operate without consistent hot water.

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By - 6/20/14 - 4:18 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday ordered a one-day license suspension for Halftime Pizza, 115 Causeway St., for an incident before a Bruins/Canadiens playoff game in which a customer walked out with a partially filled cup of beer - just as a detective from the Boston Police licensing division was walking in.

Owner Rita Pasquale said the man was a Canadiens fan who was probably unaware...Read more

By - 6/19/14 - 9:02 am
Betty Ann Food Shop in East Boston open again

JK reports that the Betty Ann Food Shop, which closed more than a year ago due to "medical reasons," re-opened this morning at its 565 Bennington St. location. Donuts only, initially.Read more

By - 6/18/14 - 10:54 pm

The Flats on D, an apartment complex on D Street, reports it's filling one of its five retail spaces with a Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches shop.

H/t/ ClaireInBos, who says the news made her day.Read more

By - 6/18/14 - 3:25 pm

Abigail Taylor asks:

Favorite fish market to purchase littleneck clams near Cambridge/Somerville?

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By - 6/15/14 - 8:19 pm

Gotnospice asks:

Anyone know where a really good hot wing place is in Boston or Rozzie/JP area?

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By - 6/15/14 - 10:21 am

Dale Cruse wonders:

Anyone know where in the Boston area I can buy tasso, the Cajun ham? Thanks!

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By - 6/11/14 - 2:34 pm

The venerable Brighton bar is getting new owners, who plan to rename it the Kitchen Sink and completely gut the place to make it more like their Local 149 in South Boston.

The Neighborhood Restaurant Group, which also owns the Biltmore Bar and Grille in Newton, is paying $400,000 for the Boyne's building and liquor license, but plans a complete interior renovation and...Read more

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

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