Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Grass Fed on Centre Street will be shutting down, with its owner hoping to transfer its current alcohol license to the owner of the burgeoning Chilacates chain. No word on what sort of food the new place will serve; Chilacates already has an outlet on Centre Street, across from JP Licks.
Oh, don't worry, it's not that Councilor Frank Baker doesn't love Wahlburgers as much as everybody else - how could he not? - it's just that given how scarce liquor licenses are in this town, he doesn't think it's fair that the Boston Licensing Board give them a license for a South Bay Mall add-on where construction has barely started. Read more.
UPDATE: The restaurant has passed a re-inspection and is open for business again.
A Boston health inspector yesterday shut the McDonald's at 540 Commonwealth Ave. because of a broken sewage drain that left the restaurant's basement covered in the sort of liquid that would pour out of a sewage pipe at a busy burger joint. Read more.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports the locally grown Tasty Burger is getting all cease-and-desist upside Chipotle's head over its plans for a burger chain called Tasty Made - with a logo in the same exact colors as Tasty Burger's.
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday handed a warning to the Tasty Burger on L Street for the beer-holding people Boston Police detectives said they found loitering outside its pick-up window during the St. Patrick's Day parade this year. Read more.
Jamaica Plain News reports Forest Hills residents will no longer have to hoof it all the way up to Centre Street for gourmet burgers, because Grass Fed is opening a second location in the space where Tonic used to be, across from the T station.
The city is holding a neighbors' meeting on Wednesday on the idea of converting the old Kelly's at Commonwealth and Harvard avenues into a Five Guys hamburger place. Read more.
UBurger, 140 Tremont St., goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week for permission to start serving beer and wine.
If the board approves, the burger joint would buy a beer and wine license from a Fuddruckers at the airport.
The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.
Tasty Burger thinks there's a market for a burger bar that also serves up beer and wine in the diesel-filled confines of Back Bay station.
The local chain goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week for permission to buy the beer and wine license of the defunct Parlor Pizza in West Roxbury for a proposed restaurant that would also feature 30 patio seats on Dartmouth Street - as well as entrances on both Dartmouth and Clarendon.
In addition to permission to buy the beer and wine license, Tasty Burger is also seeking permission to stay open until 2 a.m.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports b.good has closed on Newbury.
What seemed like most of South Boston showed up at Castle Island today for the first day of Sullivan's in 2014.
We arrived at the end of the line at Sullivan's around 2:15 p.m. We got to place our orders at 2:55 p.m.
Although the air temperature was 52, the wind chill was way, way lower, thanks to an unceasing and heavy wind that kicked up white caps on Pleasure Bay, where at least the wind surfers enjoyed it.
Jeremy Goldenberg asks:
Craving a really good burger in Allston. Anyone have any good leads?
The new owner of the McDonald's at 178 Border St. says a $1-million renovation of the facility should curb the appetite of drug addicts who keep shooting up in his restrooms.
Chief among the new changes: The new restrooms won't have locks, Peter Tripoletti told the Boston Licensing Board today.
Tripoletti was there to answer a citation by Boston Police for "permitting an illegality, drug use on premises," issued after several incidents over recent months involving the restrooms at the restaurant. Police say addicts would go into one of the restrooms, lock the doors and shoot up.
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.
Lt. Stephen Meade told the board at a hearing Tuesday that while the dining room was closed on Aug. 27 as part of the restaurant's penance, the drive-thru continued to serve customers. Meade said he checked this by getting into the drive-through lane himself and, when he got to the ordering station, was asked for his order. He said the person behind him got served as well.
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:
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