Dining

By - 12/17/13 - 3:09 pm

Of course, this being a more genteel age, axe-wielding revenooers didn't bust up a still out back of Estelle's on Tremont Street. Instead, a detective from the BPD Licensed Premises Division issued a paper citation for the bottle of Midnight Moon Moonshine sitting behind the bar.

The restaurant, which serves Southern food, is licensed to offer beers, wines and liqueurs. Moonshine, now a legitimate product,... Read more

By - 12/11/13 - 12:07 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let the owners of the Ledge, 2261 Dorchester Ave., sell the place - and its valuable liquor license - to a Dorchester resident who plans to remake it as a neighborhood, family-focused restaurant.

Eleanor Arpino, general manager of Davio's in Park Square for 12 years, wants to turn the Ledge into ester, which she said would serve... Read more

By - 12/8/13 - 10:44 pm

Nancy asks:

Anyone aware of any stores in the Boston/Somerville area holding any Heady Topper? Please?

By - 12/8/13 - 1:53 pm
Raising Cane One Love

Cause of the love lawsuit.

The estate of reggae star Bob Marley is suing Raising Cane's, which has a franchise on Comm. Ave. near BU, for using "One Love" in its marketing efforts.

In a lawsuit filed last week in US District Court in Boston, Fifty-Six Hope Road Music, Ltd., charges Raising Cane's, which is best known for chicken fingers, has nothing to do with the reggae star, who died... Read more

By - 12/7/13 - 12:58 pm

Jocelyn asks:

Any place sell yeast cakes in Boston area?

By - 12/7/13 - 12:30 pm

Rebecca Binder asks:

Trying to find unbleached high-gluten flour (not bread flour) and malt powder in Boston. Any ideas?

By - 12/5/13 - 3:25 pm
Indian figures for sale

For the right price, these could all be yours.

Pretty much everything that wasn't stolen in the HIlltop's final days goes on sale in two online auctions on Dec. 14.

The first auction, which starts at 10 a.m., features the boring stuff, such as chairs, generators and bathrrom and kitchen equipment (right down to the kitchen sink. The better auction starts at 2 p.m. and includes portraits of Indian chiefs, cowboy and... Read more

By - 12/5/13 - 8:59 am
Lion and pizza

Mike reports that when he ordered a pizza from the Randolph Papa Gino's last night, he made a request: "Draw a lion on box, please. Even if cheesy." As you can see, they delivered. He adds:

My one year old saw it and roared. Which was my entire reason for the request.

... Read more
By - 12/4/13 - 12:39 pm

The owners of jm Curley hoped to replace the shuttered 28 Degrees on Appleton Street with a new restaurant focusing on New England fare, including seafood.

The Boston Licensing Board votes tomorrow whether to let Merrill & Co. spend $300,000 to buy 28 Degrees's all-alcohol license.

At a hearing today, Merrill & Co. managers said they hope to open this spring after renovations.

They... Read more

By - 12/4/13 - 12:24 pm

Kevin Twohig says that besides a name change and some minor decor touches, he's not planning any major changes when he converts the shuttered Annabelle's on Hyde Park Avenue into the Briar Rose.

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to approve his request to buy Annabelle's liquor license. Both current and future district City Councilors Rob Consalvo and Tim McCarthy spoke in favor.

Twohig,... Read more

By - 12/3/13 - 11:55 am

And Caffe Vittoria in turn has the Boston Licensing Board steaming over the way one of its owners snapped at a beat cop and sergeant who told him to get three chairs away from a hydrant in front of the Hanover Street establishment.

The board decides Thursday what action, if any, to take for Oct. 3 incidents involving David Riccio, who owns the cafe with... Read more

By - 12/1/13 - 8:11 pm

Peter Morency wonders: "Where’s the best place to buy loose leaf tea?"

By - 11/27/13 - 12:00 pm

The Boston Licensing Board next week hears a request from the owners of the closed Annabelle's, 1300 Hyde Park Ave., to sell their liquor license to Kevin Twohig, who would use it to convert the place into an establishment called the Briar Rose.

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

By - 11/25/13 - 8:01 pm
Coming soon: Bagels

One of the Boston area's rare failed Dunkin' Donuts is getting turned into a bagel shop - on VFW Parkway northbound just past the Dedham line.

The Bagelville outlet is being outfitted by the owners of the bagel stand at Faneuil Hall Marketplace - who promise fresh bagels baked daily, along with bagel-based sandwiches and smoothies.

The parkway is already home to a Bruegger's.... Read more

By - 11/22/13 - 8:45 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the pizza chain is making its third attempt to set up shop in JP, this time in Egleston Square.

Even if local activists manage to keep the chain out again, JP residents will still be able to get a pie from the new Domino's that is almost fully armed and operational on Washington Street in Roslindale, mere steps from... Read more

By - 11/21/13 - 4:44 pm

The owner of Jimmies on Corinth writes she'd love to move into the old Select Cafe - or someplace else in Roslindale that's larger than her current location.

Oh, and don't worry we will get great bagels.

By - 11/21/13 - 3:36 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today ordered Cordon Bleu on River Street to shut for three days after a police investigation showed the restaurant's main offering appeared to be an illegal lottery run out of a back office rather than food.

Board Chairwoman Nicole Murati Ferrer wanted to order a five-day suspension, but she was outvoted by members Milton Wright and Suzanne Ianella.... Read more

By - 11/21/13 - 8:24 am

A legislative proposal would double the minimum wage for waiters and waitresses by 2016 after five years with no increase at all. That's an outrage, Mass. Restaurant Association says.

By - 11/19/13 - 2:16 pm

Police say food wasn't the main attraction at Cordon Bleu on River Street - it was the lottery they charge was being run out of a room in the back of the restaurant.

Restaurant owner Marie Ketty Sanon, though, says she was only collecting money to buy rice, beans, sugar and other staples for relatives of customers back in Haiti.

At a Boston Licensing Board... Read more

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