Dining

By - 3/31/16 - 6:14 pm
Au Bon Pain in Harvard Square is no more

Ron Newman watched workers begin to take apart the Au Bon Pain minutes after it closed forever at 2 p.m. today.

In addition to shutting the sandwich place, Harvard has also chopped down the trees in the little plaza and plans to get rid of the chess tables as it prepares to embiggen what oldtimers still call the Holyoke Center.

By - 3/31/16 - 7:47 am

The Bulletin reports developers are looking at putting in a Taco Bell at American Legion Highway and Walk Hill Street and a 140-unit apartment building across the highway at the site of the Calisi florist. Read more.

By - 3/31/16 - 7:03 am

Via I-93, WBZ reports.

The kid was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail at his arraignment in Boston Juvenile Court today on charges of receiving a stolen motor vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident causing property damage, trespass, unlicensed operation, negligent operation and failure to stop for police, as well as three counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. The assault-and-battery counts are because he alleged drove the SUV right at three Boston police officers before he crashed, the DA's office says, adding:

Those officers were able to jump out of the vehicle’s path and were not struck.

By - 3/28/16 - 11:26 pm

Community groups and ISD will hold a public meeting about the mouse-inspired shutdown of the Grove Hall Stop & Shop on Tuesday, March 29 at 6 p.m. at Muhammad’s Mosque #11, 10 Washington St.

Via Jed Hresko.

By - 3/27/16 - 10:44 pm

Lisa Johnson gets the scoop: On Friday, Pizzi Farm will open its ice cream season with a one-day special: Cones made out of donuts, filled with ice cream.

By - 3/27/16 - 4:07 pm
Beantown sign on new Tremont Street coffeehouse in Boston

Marty St. George asks the question after spotting this "Beantown" address on an impending Tremont Street coffeehouse (he votes no).

By - 3/26/16 - 10:33 am
Line for bagels in Roslindale Square

You don't often see people lining up for anything in Roslindale Square, but as roving UHub photographer Chris Dagdigian found, an Exodus Bagels pop-up at Redd's in Rozzie this morning brought out the bagel-starved Roslindalians:

"Hope this encourages them to open a storefront," he says.

By - 3/23/16 - 10:25 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Bravo Pizza, 160 Brighton Ave., has exited stage left and won't be coming back for an encore.

By - 3/21/16 - 6:57 pm

Adam Kessel reports that Exodus Bagels will be doing some pop-up bagel sales at Redd's in Rozzie on Washington Street this Saturday morning. You may recall how last month, the Chubby Chickpea did several shakshuka Israeli brunches at 7 Star Bistro. Is a deli popup far behind?

By - 3/17/16 - 8:29 am
Stolen lobster truck

Sharon Police have put out an All Points Menu for this stolen lobster food truck. If you see it and want to help the cops crack the case and get the truck back to its boiling mad owners, drop a quarter to detectives at 781-784-1588.

By - 3/16/16 - 5:26 pm
Inside the L Street Cumberland Farms in South Boston

Eileen Murphy brings the glad tidings that the L Street Cumberland Farms has re-opened after some remodeling.

Still, in possible deference to the changing socioeconomic composition of the neighborood, it now carries some new hot-dog toppings: Zucchini relish and something called Chicago Sports Relish.

By - 3/11/16 - 9:31 am

The East Boston Times-Free Press reports the city has approved a resident permit system for the East Boston neighborhood; reports that among the opponents are the owners of Rino’s Place, who wonder where their customers will park now.

By - 3/11/16 - 6:57 am
Cooperative red peppers and yieldingly yummy yellow peppers

Daniel Guzman takes note of some new signs at the West Roxbury Roche Bros.

By - 3/10/16 - 4:23 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today gave Rock City Pizza, 568 Cambridge St., permission to stay open until 2 a.m. - and deliver until 3 a.m.

The pizza place had previously had to close at 1 a.m.

At a hearing yesterday, the pizza place's owner said the public need for the later hours comes from the repeated requests he's been getting from customers for later food - especially from people wandering by from nearby bars that have later closing times. He noted he's also right down the street from St. Elizabeth's Hospital.

By - 3/9/16 - 1:48 pm
Now open for winter in Kendall Square

David Weininger spotted this sign outside MexiCali Burrito in Kendall Square today.

By - 3/9/16 - 10:21 am

UPDATE: Name change approved.

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let Who's on First change its name to the Bullpen as part of a transformation into a family-friendly restaurant, complete with tables and booths.

Jack Diamond, attorney for owner Robert Paratore, said the Red Sox, who own the building, have approved the change and that the two sides are negotiating a new lease that would let the new restaurant open. Read more.

By - 3/9/16 - 8:04 am

A California restaurant chain called the Broken Yolk Cafe is suing Robert's Broken Yolk of Malden in an attempt to make it change its name - and to pay for the "irreparable injury" the chain's reputation has suffered from the alleged name poaching. Read more.

By - 3/6/16 - 9:50 am

Chris Brogan tells Papa Gino's to go to hell after chronicling everything that went wrong with his attempt to get some food delivered from there:

You stink. You’re a national chain that can’t do what my local place does flawlessly every time.