By - 11/1/13 - 10:16 am

Conor Hanlon shows us a newly renamed pub in Newton Highlands.

By - 10/28/13 - 2:31 pm

Cambridge Day reports on the downstairs neighbor of Upstairs on the Square in Harvard Square, which is moving out.

By - 10/25/13 - 12:19 pm

The USDA announces the recall of chicken salad made by a Boston company:

Boston Salads and Provisions Company, Inc., a Boston, Mass., establishment, is recalling approximately 222,959 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken salad products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes (Lm). ...

Consumption of food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune

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By - 10/25/13 - 11:08 am

Gregg Gale, who turned Speed's hot-dog truck in Newmarket Square into Boston Super Dog, died unexpectedly this morning, the company announced.

Via Boston Restaurant Talk.

By - 10/24/13 - 9:44 am

The Herald reports the developers of the mixed-use project now going in between the ICA and the World Trade Center figure it could be a couple years before they get around to demolishing the old restaurant, so why not see if somebody would be interested in running another restaurant there in the interim?... Read more

By - 10/23/13 - 12:31 pm

Where was Hom's and when was this taken? The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you know. See it larger.

By - 10/23/13 - 8:51 am

Patrick Maguire makes the case after reading Andelman's recent whine about bullies on Yelp:

Dave Andelman whining about bullying is the ultimate irony. He’s calling for Yelp to be shut down for bullying when he has a history of bullying and suspect business practices. Dave Andelman is a manipulative fraud: his TV show, token efforts as a “lobbyist,” and personal conduct all betray a

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By - 10/20/13 - 8:47 pm
Kids on a cow

Throughout the day, a steady stream of people pulled into the Hilltop parking lot to pose with the cows. Even motorists on Rte. 1 slowed to take a gander at the cows on the restaurant's last day open.

Hilltop sign
By - 10/17/13 - 9:42 am

Bill McCarthy, a waiter at Giacomo's on Columbus Avenue, hasn't been seen since he left work around midnight on Friday. According to an e-mail from a friend:

No one knows if Bill took a cab home to Dorchester or where he went after he got out of work. He did not feel well and apparently did not look all that good when his shift was

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By - 10/16/13 - 9:35 pm

Austin Frakt asks:

Can you recommend a vegan restaurant in downtown Boston?

By - 10/16/13 - 2:23 pm

BosGuy sends his farewells to Fritz on Chandler Street, closing at the end of the year to make way for another South End type bistro.

Fritz is my favorite place in Boston to watch a game and even though I’m always a fan of seeing new restaurant open, I’m torn and left with a bitter taste by its closure. I’ll miss Fritz.

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By - 10/16/13 - 12:58 pm

Banker & Tradesman brings us the hoppy news.

By - 10/14/13 - 8:44 pm

A Little Caesar's is opening on American Legion Highway, one door down from Simco.

It'll be interesting to see how long it lasts. Aside from Domino's, which has been around forever, Boston's more rural districts don't much cotton to chain pizza - anybody remember the Papa John's in West Roxbury? But if it can survive anywhere, American Legion might be it, given that it's turning... Read more

By - 10/13/13 - 12:10 pm
Breakfast drinks

The Russell House Tavern in Harvard Square has rolled out some new drinks: Apple Jacks infused AppleJack, Cinnamon Toast Crunch Mudslides, Cocoa Puff Smashes and Golden Graham Manhattans.

By - 10/12/13 - 1:22 pm

It's very difficult to find a place to eat then. Thank goodness for the Westbury in West Roxbury (at 6 a.m., somebody was just lifting the security grate at the Robinwood in JP),

As for why I was driving around the City that Always Sleeps at that ungodly hour, well, had to get the kidlet to school for a field trip. A field trip to... Read more

By - 10/10/13 - 7:34 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today meted out an unusually stiff four-day suspension to Las Vegas, 964 Saratoga St., after police found bottles of gin, tequila, whiskey and vodka behind the counter of the former King Tacos, which is licensed only to sell beer and wine.

Owner Raul Santos and his manager said the bottles were purely decorative and were not used to serve customers. But... Read more

By - 10/10/13 - 5:07 pm

Seacoast Online reports the owner of Friendly Toast has sold the place to a pair of New Hampshire entrepreneurs, who plan "culinary-driven" enhancements for the restaurant, which serves other breakfast goods besides toast.

Via Eater Boston.

By - 10/10/13 - 9:08 am
Hilltop Steak House

Boston Restaurant Talk rounds up sources that indicate the restaurant with the giant neon cactus and the lifesize fiberglass cows is closing forever in a couple of weeks.

By - 10/10/13 - 7:52 am

Adam Castiglioni posts the building permit to prove it. Good news for Government Center workers who don't want to make the long trek to the Panera Bread on the other side of City Hall.

By - 10/9/13 - 7:27 am

The Daily Free Press reports Roxy's Grilled Cheese wants to serve beer and wine with its sandwiches at its upcoming bricks-and-mortar place in Union Square in Allston. Only problem: Those pesky state regulations that require it to get a license. Naturally, they have an online petition.... Read more