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
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
Delicias Dominicanas is moving kitty-corner across Hyde Park Avenue and Canterbury Street into the former Maggie Mae's bar. Its old space is being taken over by a Haitian restaurant, Le Lambi.
But fans of Haitian food need not despair: According to its Facebook page, Bel Lounge will also serve Haitian food.
Boston's Hidden Restaurants enjoys a night at Jazz Cafe on Washington Street (across from the Staples), which serves everything from Haitian and Creole dishes to Italian food:
... The Jazz Cafe and Bar is like no other restaurant we have been to in the Boston area; between its quirky atmosphere and oddly put-together menu, this is perhaps not a restaurant for everybody. But I... Read more