Dining

By - 4/5/17 - 10:04 am

Jewish Boston taste tests the matzah available in local stores, for example:

If you just need something that people will recognize as matzah and you don’t care about how the box looks or whether it holds up under spreading, this will certainly do. It doesn’t taste terrible, but it doesn’t bring anything to the table either. It literally is what it is.

By - 4/4/17 - 1:25 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports an Ethiopian cafe is planned for the Centre Street space vacated by Aurum, and that the people behind the nearby Blue Nile might be involved.

By - 3/31/17 - 2:06 pm
McDonald's kiosk

The McDonald's on Hyde Park Avenue in Hyde Park now has two ordering kiosks, although they haven't fired them up yet.

By - 3/30/17 - 8:45 pm

The Globe reports some guy has sued Dunkin' Donuts franchisees across the state because they allegedly didn't use real butter when he ordered bagels with butter. The Globe reports even the guy's lawyer thought twice about filing the suits, but figured an important principle is at stake: "A lot of people prefer butter."

By - 3/30/17 - 6:40 pm
Pumpkin-spice cheese at area supermarket

M. Mantis exclaims:

Convening emergency anti-pumpkin/spice mtg bc i saw this at stop&shop TODAY WTF

By - 3/30/17 - 10:10 am

In a neighborhood where even banks are replaced by coffeehouses, an entrepreneur hopes to open another place to caffeinate. Read more.

By - 3/29/17 - 11:49 pm
North End break-in suspect

Boston Police have released photos of the guy they say broke into Vinoteca di Monica, 143 Richmond St., sometime last night or this morning. Read more.

By - 3/29/17 - 10:53 am

In one of those only-in-Boston things, plans for some licensing musical chairs in which a longtime Charlestown bar would sell its full liquor license to a Dominican restaurant in Roslindale, so it could in turn sell its beer and wine license to a coffeehouse in a boutique hotel in Downtown Crossing hit a last-minute snag today. Read more.

By - 3/29/17 - 9:53 am

The Zoning Board of Appeals yesterday approved plans to replace a failed Newbury Street froyo joint with a joint that promises its juices can rid your body of toxins. Read more.

By - 3/27/17 - 11:54 am

Michael Cucchiello reports his 70-year-old bakery, which sells everything from pastries to pan pizza at 356 Bennington St. in Day Square, is moving to Cogliano Plaza on Lincoln Avenue.

Cucchiello had to start looking for a new home earlier this year when his landlord told him the building would become a Dunkin' Donuts.

By - 3/26/17 - 2:45 pm
Batter'd and Fried in Nashville, TN

Stop by Batter'd & Fried Boston Seafood House, 1008 Woodland St. in East Nashville, where the walls are lined with photos of Sox players and the dishes include New England fish and chips, Boston clam chowder, Atlantic whole belly clams and Boston Cream Pie. Sam Adams is on tap, of course, and when the Sox are playing, their games are on the TVs. Read more.

By - 3/26/17 - 2:35 pm

Jeff Swanson asks:

So where can I get a sushi burrito in Boston?

By - 3/24/17 - 9:25 am

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved a liquor license for City Winery, which is building a restaurant where patrons can eat and sip wine as they listen to and watch live entertainment in the new apartment and hotel complex going up at 80 Beverly St. Read more.

By - 3/22/17 - 3:59 pm

The Spring Street Cafe on, well, Spring Street, is no more, Boston Restaurant Talk reports. The cafe sold its Boston beer-and-wine license last month.

By - 3/22/17 - 11:02 am

The Boston Licensing Board tomorrow decides whether to allow the transformation of the North Star, 222 Friend St. into a calmer, quieter "professional" establishment aimed at the sort of people filling the new apartments sprouting like mushrooms around North Station, rather than rowdier Celtics and Bruins fans. Read more.

By - 3/22/17 - 10:51 am

The Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center plans to open a cafe in its mosque at 100 Malcolm X Blvd in Roxbury Crossing. Read more.

By - 3/17/17 - 12:40 pm

The Boston Licensing Board next week holds a hearing on Seven Star Street Bistro's request for a license that would let patrons bring their own beer or wine to drink with their meals. Read more.

By - 3/16/17 - 2:15 pm

Popoulis asks:

Where can folks find corned beef and cabbage for lunch downtown on Friday?

By - 3/14/17 - 7:14 pm
Apple Pi

Our own Swirlygrrl made an apple pi today.

Out in Wellesley, Bob Brown carved out some time - and snow to commemorate 3/14 in his driveway.

By - 3/12/17 - 7:40 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the impending demise of the restaurant. The Park Square one should stay open.