Dining

By - 5/2/14 - 12:13 pm

The Boston Licensing Board next week considers a deal in which the landlord of the defunct Morton's Steakhouse on Boylston Street would sell its liquor license to Boston Beer Works on Brookline Avenue so that Boston Beer Works can in turn sell its beer and wine license to Mei Mei on Park Drive.

Phew.

The move means Morton's will be off the hook for ... Read more

By - 5/1/14 - 4:46 pm
Poutine

What should we call this stuff?

WBZ reports some Quebec liquor store has pasted Canadiens stickers over the "Boston" on six packs of Sam Adams.

That got Jeff Israel to thinking:

Alright citizens of Boston, time to rename everything in our city named after the city of Montreal! Ok I've finished.

Ah, mon ami! Romano's in Roslindale serves poutine, well, on weekends, at least, and with mozzeralla instead... Read more

By - 4/30/14 - 11:17 am

The Lincoln Bar & Grill on Lincoln Street wants to add an outdoor patio for up to 24 patrons, owner Francis Thomas told the Boston Licensing Board today.

Thomas bought the former Hogan's Run last year after telling the board he would replace the old-time bar's "portholes" with actual windows.

The board decides tomorrow whether to approve the patio, which would be open from... Read more

By - 4/30/14 - 11:11 am

Michael Conlon, who owns the Lincoln Tavern on West Broadway, hopes to expand across the street by turning the Pan Asia Restaurant into a new neighborhood tavern.

Conlon told the Boston Licensing Board today he has an agreement to buy the Chinese/Japanese/Thai restaurant at 414 W. Broadway. He said he will pay $300,000 just for its liquor license.

Conlon said he is still trying to... Read more

By - 4/29/14 - 10:48 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Kam Man has closed.

By - 4/28/14 - 7:01 pm

Megan Johnson filters the Craigslist section for just those MCs that could only happen at a Market Basket.

By - 4/27/14 - 7:33 pm
Stationery aisle at the new Wegmans

The one quiet place in all of Wegmans today: The greeting cards/stationery aisle.

If you've ever been to the Roche Bros. in West Roxbury, you know they have a pretty impressive selection of ready-to-go meals, cheeses and the like.

There's a new ready-to-go supermarket in town, and it makes Roche Bros. and the newish Star Market in Chestnut Hill, which has its own food-to-go area, look like little delis. Take what you're used to at those stores and... Read more

By - 4/27/14 - 1:22 pm
Closed Chacarero

Amy B. was hoping for a Chilean sandwich today, so was perturbed to see the Prudential Chacarero behind a barrier:

Please tell me the Chacarero at the Pru is just being renovated!

KneeAnalogue, though, brings bad news:

I got a sandwich on Wednesday and they told me Friday was going to be the last day.

Mister Jon adds:

I've spoken with

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By - 4/25/14 - 7:37 pm

James Shotwell asks:

Trying to determine the best BBQ joint in the Boston area. Can you help?

By - 4/23/14 - 4:51 pm

Chinese Mirch, which offers a menu with Indian-accented Chinese dishes, is prepping a location at 251 Massachusetts Ave.

The small New York-based chain, which already has an outlet in Framingham, goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday for permission to open, with proposed hours of noon to 1 a.m. The restaurant would also have a seasonal patio with 36 seats.

Loosely translated

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By - 4/23/14 - 3:36 pm

Mel asks:

Where can I buy wild mushrooms locally (not from TJ or Whole Foods)?

By - 4/22/14 - 10:43 pm

Cambridge Day reports Clover Food Lab will be moving into the space from which Hi-Fi Pizza was booted - and that if it had its druthers, it would stay open 24 hours.

By - 4/18/14 - 8:37 am

Just in time for summer, the Boston Business Journal alerts us to a new variant of vibrio that could cause a problem for raw-oyster eaters this summer.

By - 4/17/14 - 9:33 pm

Drew Starr asks:

Now taking suggestions for pizza/sub delivery to Symphony. Been too disappointed by Cappy's for too long.

By - 4/17/14 - 5:42 pm

Boston is about to get what could be the nation's first Uyghur food truck:

Although the truck won't have an onboard noodle maker turning out plates of lagman, the truck -- which is scheduled to hit the streets in the coming days -- will be serving Uyghur style kebabs, sold on skewers or inside wraps.

More on Uyghur Kitchen and Uyghur food.

Via... Read more

By - 4/14/14 - 2:09 pm

Sparks from a sander caused a fire that forced the evacuation of 381 Centre St., home of the Miami Restaurant, around 11 a.m., the Boston Fire Department reports.

The fire was called in by two off-duty firefighters who noticed smoke coming out of the building while driving by, a spokesman says.

When on-duty firefighters arrived, they found the workers trying to put out the fire... Read more

By - 4/13/14 - 6:18 pm

Stephanie asks:

Where do you get soft serve in Boston?! That is actually open now.

By - 4/11/14 - 1:40 pm

Tasty Burger thinks there's a market for a burger bar that also serves up beer and wine in the diesel-filled confines of Back Bay station.

The local chain goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week for permission to buy the beer and wine license of the defunct Parlor Pizza in West Roxbury for a proposed restaurant that would also feature 30 patio seats on... Read more

By - 4/10/14 - 5:10 pm
Independent coffee shops in Cambridge

You Are Here is a project at the MIT Media Lab in which participants are releasing a map a day of interesting things in the places they come from.

A few days ago, they posted a map of non-chain coffee shops in Cambridge. Even if you could care less about coffee, it's still fun to watch the map appear on screen.

Also... Read more

By - 4/10/14 - 8:38 am

Carolyn "LimeyG" Grantham, whose quiet humor and love of food poured out over the years in her blog, died Tuesday.

Last month, the Globe chronicled her struggle with cancer.

Her last post on her blog was about how the cancer had narrowed what she could eat and then forced her to give up eating altogether.... Read more

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