Chinese food

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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By - 2/22/14 - 5:02 pm

Adam Salsman asks:

Where does one get excellent pork buns in Boston?

By - 1/24/14 - 4:32 pm

The Boston Licensing Board says it doesn't have any beer and wine licenses left to hand out, so if Mei Mei wants one for its new Audubon Circle location, it will either have to re-apply and hope it gets lucky or try to buy a license on the open market.

The board's decision came Thursday. Mei Mei had submitted hundreds of signatures on... Read more

By - 1/24/14 - 8:09 am

Eater Boston alerts us to a one-day kosher-ish homage to the Chinese New Year at a Chinatown restaurant:

What happens when you mix the Chinese New Year with Jewish cuisine with O Ya/jm Curley alum Mark O'Leary, and then you serve it all at Shojo? You get dishes like luobagao latkes with lox, matzoh ball ramen, and black & white challah, and you only

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By - 12/27/13 - 12:31 pm

Jordan Munson asks:

Best place in Chinatown (Boston) to grab a quick ramen lunch?

By - 11/7/13 - 9:09 am

Jacqueline Church, who lives next door to Chinatown, reacts to some white foodie's rant about how she allegedly only gets authentic food at a Chinese restaurant when she goes there with a Chinese acquaintance - and provides tips for trying things that might not be on the menu:

Don’t assume that Chinese restaurants are trying to dupe you or are interested in serving you

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By - 10/23/13 - 12:31 pm
Hom's

Where was Hom's and when was this taken? The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you know. See it larger.

By - 9/9/13 - 10:45 am

Zoe facade

Maggie Beiser forwards this photo by James McClurkin of the remains of the front of Zoe's Chinese Restaurant on Beacon Street in Somerville, which plummeted to the ground this morning. Mamajoan photographed city officials surveying the damage.

Dan O'Brien notes the collapse... Read more

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