More places than you might expect are serving latkes.
The Crimson reports that Rami's, the kosher Israeli place in Coolidge Corner, is looking to expand and has listed Harvard Square as one of its possible new locations (along with Framingham and Sharon).
According to the Crimson, there's a glatt of interest at Harvard; says some even predict prospective students might decide where to go based on the presence of kashruth in the square.
Of course, the interest has to be tempered with the fact that the last kosher joint in Harvard Square didn't last long.
Kosher Blog reports the owner of a new kosher butcher shop going into Harvard Street is holding a contest to come up with a name for the place.
Kosher Blog has more on the proposed kosher butcher and gourmet shop on Harvard Street, including the owner's thoughts on the need for a nice kosher steakhouse in the area.
A Newton butcher shop was fined $1,000 today for advertising kosher meat even after it stopped paying for kosher certification, the state Attorney General's office announced today.
The Gordon and Alperin Butcher Shop made a business decision in 2008 to drop its kosher certification, but the AG's office said the shop continued to post "Kosher meat" signs in Hebrew and to advertise the same on a Web site.
Gordon and Alperin has since regained its kashrut certification, Kosher Blog reports.
UPDATE: Kosher Blog now reports (same URL as below) that the cafe is simply changing certification agents and that they will remain kosher.
Here's hoping that whatever kashrus issues caused this turn of events can be quickly turned around, and a dean of Boston kosher restaurants can be restored to its proper place!
Via Marc Stober, who adds:
... I guess if Jews have waited thousands of years for a return to Zion and are still waiting for the Messiah, we can wait a bit longer for a place to buy kosher meat with adequate parking. :)
To be replaced by a non-kosher joint, Kosher News reports - adding the main Milk Street Cafe will remain open.
Kosher Blog has the scoop on the changing of hands at the longtime Brookline kosher Korean/Chinese/American food place:
... No word yet on the details, but the thought of home-cooked Sephardi food is pretty exciting.
Kosher Blog relays the news that Shalom Beijing is closing as a kosher restaurant on July 25:
... While I would not recommend that Bostonâ€™s next kosher venture be another pan-Asian restaurant, I think a nice kosher sushi joint would be a welcome addition.