West Roxbury Burger King has license suspended for two days for opening when its license was suspended for two daysBy adamg - 10/25/12 - 4:14 pm
The Boston Licensing Board today ordered the Burger King on VFW Parkway to shut for an additional two days after a police detective found it open on the first day it was supposed to be shut as two-day punishment for staying open late without permission.
Cissy Huang is left feeling unpleasantly stuffed after consuming an entire oyster burger at Grass Fed in Jamaica Plain:
I mostly blame the remoulade.
So Richard Chudy, the Boston Burger Guy, raved about the burger at the Citizen Pub on Boylston Street, finding fault only with the bun.
An outraged David A. DuBois, CEO of the Franklin Group, which owns both the pub and Tasty Burger, replied by calling Chudy an asshole and saying he'd like to meet him in person to drive the point home even more.
MBTA Transit Police report they've nabbed the guy who allegedly destroyed a $3,000 cash register at the South Station McDonald's, possibly in a snit over it being closed when he wanted to buy something.
Timothy Chace, 28, of Dorchester, was arrested on a charge of malicious destruction of property with the aid of people who recognized his photo from a wanted poster, police say.
More specifically, somebody called police and told them where he worked, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports:
The owner of Ten Tables in Jamaica Plain tweets she is taking over the closed Bon Savor to build a burger place called GrassFed. Opening is planned for Feb. 1.
Richard Chudy reports the burger at Clink is good, but not orgasmically, $17 good:
[T]his is very good burger, but anything that is this expensive has to be out-of-this-world. A fried egg and cheddar cheese in no way make this a luxurious burger, you end up paying for the allure of the Liberty Hotel, which is unique in its own way, but the ambiance should not dictate the price of a hamburger.
Compare to the $22 burger at Asana.
The Allston Civic Association will oppose plans by the owner of the Brighton Mills McDonald's to extend his hours until 2 a.m., the Crimson reports.
The association voted 7-6 to oppose the later hours. Members cited the precedent that letting the burger joint stay open would have and said only transients from away would be likely to eat there that late. Owner Bob King says he needs the extra hours to make up for the anticipated loss of revenue during the relocation of the nearby Charlesview Apartments.
King also owns the McDonald's on Harvard Avenue. Last year, the civic association fought King when he proposed a 2 a.m. closing there, citing similar concerns. However, the Boston Licensing Board - the ultimate arbiter on closing hours - voted to extend the hours, in part because the Kelly's across the street already had a 2 a.m. closing time.
The owner of the McDonald's at 718 American Legion Highway goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Weds., Oct. 6, seeking permission to stay open 24 hours a day. The burger outlet is currently open 7 a.m. to midnight.
Wicked Local Brookline has bad news for people hankering for a b.good burger on Harvard Street. All three of you, apparently.
Looking at where the burger chain is opening up fast and furious, a Boston resident could get a complex. Are they in league with FiOS Guy or something?
Boston Burger Blog goes to Remy's place on Boylston Street and winds up aghast:
... The Remy Burger is not only bad, it's unprecedented, so offensive it's almost shocking. ...
The Boston Licensing Board voted today to let the franchisee of the McDonald's at Harvard and Commonwealth avenues stay open until 2 a.m.
The board overturned its decision five years ago to limit the restaurant to an 11 p.m. closing time after a hearing yesterday at which franchise owner Bob King said he would have to shut the outlet without additional revenue from the extra hours. He also pleaded for fairness because the board had voted last year to let a rival Kelly's open until 2 a.m. in the old Marty's right across the street from his outlet.
The move was opposed by the Allston Civic Association, which does not like bars and restaurants open that late.
You don't tend to think of a McDonald's just disappearing, but that's what happened to the one on Hyde Park Avenue. Don't worry, though - it's being replaced by an all new McDonald's (whose franchisee also owns the Harvard Avenue McDonald's).
And while it's normally hard to feel nostalgic about some twisted plastic tubing, darnit, those tubes are the first play-place tubes the kidlet ever climbed in.
The McDonald's at Harvard and Commonwealth avenues has became the latest battleground in a rapidly escalating war over restaurant closing hours in Allston.
Bob King, owner of the franchise, told the Boston Licensing Board today that McDonald's will make him shut the outlet unless he can increase sales - and the only way for him to do that, especially with a competing Kelly's opening up across the street, is to extend the current 11 p.m. closing time to 2 a.m.
The board decides tomorrow whether to grant the request. King originally sought 3 a.m.; over the past year, a number of Allston restaurants have sought board permission to open until 3 a.m.; the board has scaled all back.
The MetroWest Daily News reports a Marlborough city-council committee is urging approval of a Sonic burger stand on Rte. 20, over concerns by one councilor the stand would bring traffic to a standstill as hordes of frenzied burger buyers descend on the quiet little city from around the region.
There's already a Sonic in Peabody, with a second one being built in Wilmington.
William McAdoo reports from the Boston Burger Bash - with photos, videos and, of course, the name of the winning chef.
Ever vigilant Jay Fitzgerald notices that the Times has written Yet Another Story about Shake Shack, the New York burger stand that wants to open up on Boston Common. This time, we learn the owners are seeking to open a branch in Kuwait, which is somewhere out there in the world, so, therefore, Fitzgerald acknowledges, this would mean a Boston Common stand would make us world class. Or something. If Shake Shack even opens here, because the story implies that the owners are still only considering Boston and seem a bit hurt that Bostonians might have gotten all snarky at them.
As he now does every year, the Food Monkey plans to break his Yom Kippur fast tomorrow evening by attempting to down a Godzilla Burger at Eagle's Deli in Cleveland Circle - that's one pound of meat and a matching pound of fries, starting at 6 p.m.
A guy about to tuck into a five-pound cheeseburger at Eagle's Deli in Cleveland Circle. If he eats all of it - and the fries, he gets a free
trip to the CCU meal.
Chain to open up to 15 restaurants in the Boston area over the next six years, Mass. Market reports.