Chinese food

By - 4/13/15 - 10:59 am

The Boston Licensing Board last week granted Seven Star Street Bistro on Belgrade Avenue permission to buy the beer, wine and liqueurs license from Estragon on Harrison Avenue in the South End.

At the same time, the board awarded Estragon a full-alcohol license under a state law granting Boston extra licenses for certain traditionally under-licensed neighborhoods and city "Main Street" business districts.

Seven Star was... Read more

By - 4/8/15 - 11:00 am

Seven Star Street Bistro on Belgrade Avenue leans tomorrow whether it can buy a beer-and-wine license from Estragon on Harrison Avenue.

The deal is contingent on Estragon replacing the license with one of the new all-alcohol licenses approved by the state legislature to spur restaurant development in neighborhoods that have been losing liquor licenses to downtown and the waterfront.

The Boston Licensing Board votes on... Read more

By - 3/12/15 - 6:29 pm
Water closet sign in Chinatown

Meg Krench snapped a photo of this unusual restroom sign at Dumpling House in Cambridge, wonders how folks would caption it.

By - 12/25/14 - 11:54 am

Is this the year Chinese food and a movie jumped the shark for Jews on Christmas? With national media now making an annual ritual of Christmas Chinese food story (how come nobody ever writes about another Jewish tradition on Dec. 25: Filling in for Christian co-workers so they can have the day off?), more and more Christians are looking to join the fun. It's... Read more

By - 12/24/14 - 8:55 am

The restaurants this morning. Photo by Neal Doyle.

CFD Ladder 1 reports what turned into a two-alarm fire erupted at 228 Broadway shortly after 3 a.m.

Neal Doyle reports the two businesses - Beauty's Pizza and MuLan Taiwanese Restaurant - both appeared this morning to have been totally destroyed.... Read more

By - 12/9/14 - 4:47 pm

A Harvard Business School professor goes nuclear - he's still considering whether to sue - when a Chinese restaurant in Brookline overcharges him by $4.

By - 11/2/14 - 10:17 pm
Golden Temple vehicle collides with trolley

Around 9 p.m., the driver of a Golden Temple delivery vehicle proved unable to gau around a trolley in Washington Square, Brookline. The two vehicles were still there 30 minutes later when Joe Ranft arrived on scene. Rachel Chernick reports:

Driver side bashed up but seems fine.

Naturally, the collision brought C Line service to a halt, but T inspectors used their noodles... Read more

By - 9/12/14 - 2:42 pm

The Boston Licensing Board voted yesterday to suspend Young Kong's food-serving license for two days as punishment for an incident on Aug. 3 in which a police lieutenant found it open 80 minutes after its licensed 1 a.m. closing time.

Linda Pan, owner of the 300 Centre St. eatery, said her parents mistakenly kept serving food after she had to go home to care... Read more

By - 9/11/14 - 10:12 am

The Boston Licensing Board agreed with eatery manager Angus Mui to delay any action on his request for later hours until after he can meet with neighbors to explain why a 1:30 a.m. closing time is no longer enough.

Mui told the board the community really needs later-night Chinese food and cited hungry third-shifters at the nearby Gillette plant and the postal annex, and even... Read more

By - 9/9/14 - 1:02 pm

Boston Licensing Board Chairwoman Nicole Murati Ferrer lambasted the owner of Young Kong, 300 Centre St., today for being found open at 2:20 a.m. on Aug. 3 - an hour and 20 minutes past the place's licensed 1 a.m. closing time.

Owner Linda Pan said she had to leave early that night because her son fell ill at home. With only one car in the... Read more

By - 9/5/14 - 10:08 pm

The South Boston Chinese Restaurant, 429 W. Broadway, is scheduled to appear before the Boston Licensing Board next week to request permission to extend its current 1:30 a.m. closing time to 4 a.m.

South Boston has not always taken kindly to the idea of late night food.

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

By - 8/6/14 - 2:36 pm

Beijing Kyoto, 112 South St., will be replaced by a sit-down restaurant serving ramen-noodle soup, assuming the Boston Licensing Board approves.

Koichi Watanabe will re-open the restaurant as Amateras, with 45 seats.

Meanwhile, the new owner of the shuttered Apollo Grill and Sushi, 84 Harrison Ave., says she's extensively remodeling the place so that she can re-open it as a Panera-like bakery cafe, only one... Read more

By - 7/12/14 - 7:36 pm
Aftermath of brawl in Chinatown

Juan Perez thought he was just getting some late dinner at Peach Farm, 4 Tyler St., early this morning. He got to watch a fight, too, when a group of about 10 people launched a scrum shortly before 2 a.m. that left food all over the floor and part of a wall tumbled onto the ground.

He reports at least some of the participants did... Read more

By - 6/10/14 - 12:15 pm

The owner of the long shuttered Tonic says he's negotiating with the owners of a longstanding Wellesley Chinese restaurant to open a new location in his space across from the Forest Hills T stop.

Coran McCormack had to appear before the Boston Licensing Board this morning to explain why it shouldn't take away his liquor license, which has gone unused since he shut the bistro... Read more

By - 5/21/14 - 2:57 pm
Los Antojitos

Centre Street near the Roche Center gets all the attention as a restaurant row, but the past couple of years have seen the rise of an interesting cluster of take-out restaurants along Washington Street between Grove and Birchwood streets.

Two months ago, a Salvadoran family bought North of the Border, which was owned by a Guatemalan guy, renamed it Los Antojitos and... Read more

By - 5/20/14 - 3:04 pm

Chau Chow City, 81 Essex St., learns Thursday whether it faces any penalties for an April incident in which detectives say they found four people, at least one under age, drinking alcohol-infused "tea" and playing a drinking game that is illegal in Massachusetts restaurants.

Sgt. Det. Robert Mulvey and Det. William Gallagher told the Boston Licensing Board this morning that when they arrived at the... Read more

By - 5/17/14 - 11:07 am
Pu-Pu windows broken

Alex Jones surveyed the damage at the Pu-Pu Restaurant on Centre Street at Landseer this morning.

By - 5/2/14 - 12:13 pm

The Boston Licensing Board next week considers a deal in which the landlord of the defunct Morton's Steakhouse on Boylston Street would sell its liquor license to Boston Beer Works on Brookline Avenue so that Boston Beer Works can in turn sell its beer and wine license to Mei Mei on Park Drive.

Phew.

The move means Morton's will be off the hook for ... Read more

By - 4/23/14 - 4:51 pm

Chinese Mirch, which offers a menu with Indian-accented Chinese dishes, is prepping a location at 251 Massachusetts Ave.

The small New York-based chain, which already has an outlet in Framingham, goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday for permission to open, with proposed hours of noon to 1 a.m. The restaurant would also have a seasonal patio with 36 seats.

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