Dining

By - 2/7/15 - 7:57 pm
Bear in a bar in Allston

And Will leans in to hear the bear's response, at Tavern in the Square in Allston. ...

By - 2/7/15 - 11:18 am
Boston sports bar in Oslo airport

Ari Ofsevit introduces us to O'Leary's, a Boston sports bar at the Oslo airport.

Gabi Schaffzin notes:

Be sure to get the Nomar burger.

Prairie Rose Clayton reports:

I've been there and let me tell you that is confusing as hell when you are jet-lagged after flying there from Boston.

By - 2/6/15 - 8:54 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Pepe's Pizza, which had planned to open up in Washington Square in Brookline, now plans to take over the Papa Razzi space in the Chestnut Hill Mall.

Your move, New Mall Across Rte. 9, whadaya got?

By - 2/4/15 - 12:29 pm

A Dunkin' Donuts franchisee goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week for permission to crank up the coffee machines at 330 Washington St.

By - 2/3/15 - 8:05 pm

The owners of the Boston Cheese Cellar on Birch Street said tonight they're closing the shop at the end of the month.

In a newsletter to customers, Kathy Lacher and John Pierce say they're looking for somebody who'd want to continue selling cheese to Roslindale. They plan to go out with a fondue party on Feb. 28.

Roslindale's only cheese shop opened in 2006; it was later joined on Birch Street by a wine shop.

By - 1/31/15 - 11:06 am

The bagels, of course, would be artisanally New York style, carefully crafted out of "well sourced ingredients." Boston Magazine introduces us to Adam Hirsh, who's going to start out using an unidentified pizza place's ovens to bake his bagels overnight (hmm, same old bagels?) while he looks for a more permanent storefront of his own.

Exodus Bagels.

By - 1/30/15 - 2:16 pm

Future Boston Alliance reports that Zaz, 1238 River St., has been awarded the beer and wine license it had long sought.

Also winning a beer and wine license: Ula Cafe in Jamaica Plain.

By - 1/27/15 - 11:12 am
Open Dunkin Donuts in a blizzard

TrueNE_79 spotted this open Dunkin' Donuts in Downtown Crossing this morning.

By - 1/24/15 - 9:28 pm

Simco's, 1509 Blue Hill Ave. in Mattapan Square, goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday for permission to extend its closing time from 1 a.m. to 3 a.m.

The venerable hot-dog stand, which years ago had later hours, got a one-day suspension last fall when a police lieutenant found it open at 1:45 a.m. one August night.

The board's hearings start at 10 a.m. in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.

By - 1/18/15 - 12:56 pm
Little Lamb logo

A Mongolian hotpot chain that wants to break into the US market is suing Little Lamb, 326 Cambridge St., on charges it's using the chain's name and logo without permission.

In a lawsuit filed last week in US District Court in Boston, Xiao Wei Yang Catering Linkage in Inner Mongolia, Ltd. says it originally signed a franchise deal with the owners of Little Lamb, but that it decided to pull out after learning, it says, the two owners were married, rather than competing restaurant operators. Also, company charges, Cheng Xu and Yonghua Qin then refused to pay the chef the company flew to the US to help them set up their restaurant.

By - 1/15/15 - 8:10 pm

A neighbor of the closed Busy Bee cleaners at 4381 Washington St. reports current building owner Stelio Koutonidis outlined his plans to build a neighborhood restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, at a meeting tonight.

By - 1/13/15 - 12:06 pm

A woman swearing like a sailor, the man who insulted her and the glass of wine she threw in response earned Papa Razzi, 157 Newbury St., a formal hearing before the Boston Licensing Board today.

According to both police and the restaurant manager who tried to quell the commotion around 9:10 p.m. on Dec. 3, a woman was loudly swearing about something around 9 p.m.

By - 1/9/15 - 7:27 am

Ariana Restaurant, currently at 129 Brighton Ave., is looking to decamp for a larger space in the new Charlesview complex at 384 Western Ave.

By - 1/8/15 - 2:10 pm

We could find out one day: Dunkin' Donuts announced today a deal with a franchisee to open 1,400 Dunkin' Donuts in China over the next 20 years. Dunk's currently has just 16 outlets in the Middle Kingdom.

In addition to coffee, Coolattas and bagels, Chinese Dunkin' Donuts offer mochi-ring donuts, which, the company informs us, are made with mochi, a "glutinous rice that tastes far more delicious than it sounds," in flavors that include green tea, mango and banana.

By - 1/7/15 - 4:56 pm

Wicked Local Hingham reports the iconic Castle Island food stand is looking to open a second outlet at the Hingham Bathing Beach.

By - 1/6/15 - 6:01 pm
No Justin Bieber fans in Jamaica Plain; you'll get charged extra

Gordon Hallett spotted this sign today in the Subway on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain today.

By - 1/2/15 - 5:31 pm
Cheesey burger and fries at BurgerFi in West Roxbury

Rich cheesey goodness at BurgerFi.

The BurgerFi recently opened on Spring Street, a couple doors down from Panera. Old timers could be forgiven for walking in and going "What's this doing in West Roxbury?"

By - 1/1/15 - 10:47 am
Bags of Utz products

From the complaint: Just look at those bags!

In its latest product-labeling lawsuit, Boston law firm Mirabella Law has found a pair of area consumers who claim they never would have eaten "all natural" Utz potato chips if they'd known the snacks were made with oils based on genetically-modified vegetables and with such "unnatural" ingredients as maltodextrin and citric acid.

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