Dining

By - 2/15/14 - 3:20 pm
Poutine

On the way back from a terrifying journey to Roche Bros. in West Roxbury (the parking lot was even more insane than usual; thoughtfully, however, the store had almost every single register open), the kidlet and I stopped at Romano's in Roslindale Square for some of their poutine.

Not bad at all. I'm no expert, but it seemed like they swapped in mozzarella balls for... Read more

By - 2/12/14 - 11:56 am

Ghassan Samaha, owner of Al Wadi on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury, explained to the Boston Licensing Board today why he wants to begin offering hard liquor along with the beer and wine he's already licensed to offer: His restaurant has a lot of Italian, Irish and Russian patrons, and when they hear the hardest stuff they can get is wine, they'd rather drink water.... Read more

By - 2/12/14 - 11:53 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let local restaurant contractor John Childs open his own restaurant on W. 3rd Street that would feature two food trucks that can't actually drive anywhere.

Coppersmith Hall, proposed for a long vacant machine shop at 40 W. 3rd would bridge "the gap between the food-truck community and restaurateurs" and would feature a couple of different types of... Read more

By - 2/12/14 - 11:21 am
Downeast logo

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let the city's first cider house offer samples during the tours it wants to offer.

The mayor's office, the BRA and several city councilors gave strong support to Downeast Cider House's request for a "farmer wine pouring" permit at a hearing today.

Downeast began making locally sourced cider at 200 Terminal St. about a year ago.... Read more

By - 2/10/14 - 12:58 pm

Jocelyn asks:

Looking to get a CSA for this summer with a drop off in downtown Boston. Any suggestions?

By - 2/2/14 - 12:35 pm
Belly Wine Bar ad for its Groundhog Day special

The Belly Wine Bar in Kendall Square will have its TVs tuned to something other than football tonight.

By - 2/1/14 - 11:50 am
Spencer Ale

D asks:

Anyone know where I can possibly buy a single bottle of Spencer Trappist Ale in Boston/Brookline?

Photo of single bottle by Chris Borger, who writes: "It's real - and it's good! That beer is sitting on my dining room table. It holds its own against the other Trappist ales. I picked it up... Read more

By - 1/31/14 - 2:37 pm

A week after the Boston Licensing Board said it had no beer and wine licenses to give to a new Asian restaurant in Audubon Circle, it found one for a Jackson Square sandwich and pizza shop.

However, the beer and wine license granted to Il Panino, 268 Centre St. is "restricted," which means that owner Themistocles Vlahoulis can't sell it if he goes out of... Read more

By - 1/31/14 - 8:23 am

WBUR serves up the story; says Army researchers are using "cutting-edge pizza technology."

"Pretty sure a bunch of places in Allston already have that," Prairie Rose Clayton comments.

By - 1/29/14 - 6:44 pm
Poutine

Now that Roslindalians have had some time to familiarize themeselves with the moi moi and other Nigerian delicacies at Suya Joint, what's the next hot thing for their sophisticated palates?

With new owners, Romano's, at the corner of Corinth and Washington, has expanded from two cuisines (Mexican and Italian) to three, with the addition of French Canadian poutine.

God only knows what inspired them... Read more

By - 1/29/14 - 11:58 am
Curley mural in West Roxbury

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let Diarmuid O'Neill buy the West Roxbury Pub on Centre Street and turn it into a new restaurant and pub called Eat with Jack O'Neill.

At a hearing today, the proposed $250,000 purchase got the approval of city officials and West Roxbury neighborhood and business groups. O'Neill, who owns the Squealing Pig in Brigham Circle, said... Read more

By - 1/28/14 - 3:30 pm

Tango asks:

Anybody know anywhere near Downtown that I can buy chocolate covered espresso beans?

By - 1/28/14 - 11:57 am

Clint Randall asks:

Does anyone know where I can find dried porcini mushrooms and uncooked pearled barley?

By - 1/25/14 - 7:10 pm

The Dig shows us that Delux Cafe on Chandler Street seems to have closed up for good.

By - 1/25/14 - 10:52 am

Jeremy Marin asks:

Casual restaurant for family dinner with 2+ vegetarian options, Brookline/Allston?

By - 1/24/14 - 5:03 pm

Over the past few days, four catalytic converters have been detached from vehicles, according to Capt. John Greland at C-6:

On Tuesday, the owners of a 1998 Toyota and a 2000 Toyota discovered their cars parked at 2 Morrissey Blvd. were missing their converters.

Sometime between Tuesday and Thursday, a catalytic converter was sawed off the bottom of an Astrovan parked at ... Read more

By - 1/24/14 - 4:32 pm

The Boston Licensing Board says it doesn't have any beer and wine licenses left to hand out, so if Mei Mei wants one for its new Audubon Circle location, it will either have to re-apply and hope it gets lucky or try to buy a license on the open market.

The board's decision came Thursday. Mei Mei had submitted hundreds of signatures on... Read more

By - 1/24/14 - 8:09 am

Eater Boston alerts us to a one-day kosher-ish homage to the Chinese New Year at a Chinatown restaurant:

What happens when you mix the Chinese New Year with Jewish cuisine with O Ya/jm Curley alum Mark O'Leary, and then you serve it all at Shojo? You get dishes like luobagao latkes with lox, matzoh ball ramen, and black & white challah, and you only

... Read more
By - 1/23/14 - 9:33 pm

The West Roxbury Bulletin reports the owner of the West Roxbury Pub has sold the place to Diarmuid O'Neill, who plans to remake it into Eat with Jack O'Neill.

The Boston Licensing Board considers the sale at a hearing next Wednesday.

No word on the fate of the James Michael Curley murals that line the four walls of the pub's dining room.... Read more

By - 1/22/14 - 5:00 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports on a Koreanish/tacoish place that's opened on Bedford Street in the Financial District. "K-tacos, which have bulgogi or spicy chicken placed in corn tortillas," anyone?

Place has possibly the least descriptive name ever, though: InBoston.

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