Chinese food

By - 4/26/17 - 4:49 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports East Ocean City on Beach Street has ceased to be.

By - 4/25/17 - 1:45 pm

The Board of Appeal today approved plans to replace an old pet-care place at the lonely corner of Tremont and Herald streets with a new seafood place that would offer outdoor seating in warmer months. Read more.

By - 4/6/17 - 3:05 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved its first license for a restaurant to let patrons bring their own beer and wine - to Seven Star Street Bistro on Belgrade Avenue in Roslindale. Read more.

By - 3/17/17 - 12:40 pm

The Boston Licensing Board next week holds a hearing on Seven Star Street Bistro's request for a license that would let patrons bring their own beer or wine to drink with their meals. Read more.

By - 3/6/17 - 9:33 am

A city health inspector has ordered the shutdown of the prepared food section at New York Mart (the old Ming's), 1102 Washington St., until managers fix several violations found in an inspection last week.

According to the inspector's report, cooked chicken and pork were both being stored at 110 degrees, when they should have been at least 140. The inspector also noted heavy grease and soil buildups throughout the kitchen area, including in the hood over the cooking area.

By - 2/11/17 - 2:00 pm

Scott Tetreault alerts us that the Flaming Grill and Buffet on American Legion Highway is now nearing completion - it's posted menu prices ($12.99 Monday through Thursday, $13.99 on Friday and Saturday) and is advertising for workers.

By - 12/31/16 - 12:18 am
Let flowing the delicious on the tongue: Lobster in Chinatown

JB Parrett noticed this poetic ad for seafood the other day at one restaurant in Chinatown.

Brad Kelly, though, noticed a more sinister crab at East Ocean City: "Dinner is daring you to come in:" Read more.

By - 11/25/16 - 5:35 pm
Flaming Grill and Buffet under construction in Roslindale

Work is well underway to turn a long vacant space in the Stop & Shop mall on American Legion Highway into what would be Roslindale's second sit-down Chinese restaurant. Read more.

By - 10/6/16 - 10:39 am

The Boston Licensing Board today rejected requests from several restaurants in the North End, Chinatown and the South Boston waterfront to serve hard liquor, saying there's no public need in an area already full of places to get a drink. Read more.

By - 9/19/16 - 9:08 am

Adriana Li notes the profusion of Chinese restaurants in Malden.

By - 9/8/16 - 1:12 pm

UPDATE: China Bo has passed a re-inspection and can re-open.

A health inspector shut China Bo, 49 Warren St. this week partly due to its lack of hot water for washing dishes and hands, partly due to the rodent droppings found atop the heat lamp used to keep food warm. Read more.

By - 5/24/16 - 11:44 pm

South Pacific actually closed in 2012, but the sign remained - until today.

By - 5/18/16 - 12:03 pm

Seven Star Street Bistro on Belgrade Avenue might seem like the exact sort of place the creation of "neighborhood" liquor licenses in Boston was meant for - a small, entrepreneurial effort by a young chef in an outer neighborhood.

But the legislation that created the new licenses limited them to Roxbury, Mattapan and Dorchester - and the city's "main street" districts. Roslindale has one of those districts, but Seven Star is several blocks outside its borders and so ineligible for one of the new licenses. Read more.

By - 5/6/16 - 4:18 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday ordered a two-day shutdown for Empire, 1 Marina Park Dr., because police found three underage students with scorpion bowls during an inspection on Feb. 21 - almost a year after it got a one-day suspension for a similar offense. Read more.

By - 5/3/16 - 7:52 am

Benny Wong asks:

I have been looking for a good Dim Sum location not in Chinatown.

By - 2/20/16 - 1:23 pm

Lucky Peach surveys the oddities of Chinese food as it is served in the Boston area.

"I could not lobby Kowloon into opening a Kowloon in the south of Florida,” she says of the Saugus-based favorite that's peak Boston Chinese, though it wasn’t for lack of trying: "There are so many people who want that style of cooking."

H/t MC Slim JB.

By - 2/17/16 - 10:42 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Bali Hai in Lynnfield is for sale.

So that leaves us with, what, Kowloon in Saugus and the Tahiti in Dedham?

By - 2/12/16 - 4:39 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved a request from Mala, 129 Brighton Ave., to extend its closing time from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. Read more.

By - 1/22/16 - 7:40 am
New Joy Luck Hot Pot Restaurant in Boston's Chinatown

In addition to retaining the old pagoda-ish overhang and lights, the new Joy Luck Hot Pot Restaurant is keeping the red and yellow colors of the McDonald's it's replacing at the corner of Washington and Kneeland streets.

By - 12/23/15 - 10:34 pm

Around 10:20 p.m. at Southern Avenue and Hopestill Street near Codman Square.