Chinese food

By - 8/2/13 - 2:19 pm

Meat pieA meat pieThe Boston Licensing Board this week gave KO Catering and Pies, 256 Marginal St. in East Boston, two more hours in which to serve up its flaky down-under comestibles.

The Australian meat-pie place convinced the board - along with neighbors and city officials - to extend its closing time from 10 p.m. to midnight. City officials and members of the Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association said KO has proven an asset to the area as the shipyard is revitalized.

There was no such luck, however, for Yong Hon, 772 Blue Hill Ave., Dorchester, whose request to extends its closing time from 1:30 a.m. to as late as 2:30 a.m. on weekends was quashed by the board.

Unlike in the East Boston case, city officials rose as one to urge rejection, so that people getting out of bars would have one fewer place at which to raise hell.

By - 7/31/13 - 11:38 am

City officials are opposing a request by a Blue Hill Avenue Chinese take-out place to extend its closing time from 1:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. weeknights and 2:30 a.m. on weekends.

If anything, Yong Hon, 772 Blue Hill Ave., should be scaling back its hours, representatives of the mayor's office and city councilors Charles Yancey and Steve Murphy told the Boston Licensing Board.

They said Blue Hill Avenue has a problem with people congregating there after the bars close and noted that even Simco now only stays open until 1 a.m.

By - 7/11/13 - 7:59 pm

Boston Police are looking for a skinny kid who pulled a gun out of a backpack and robbed Asian Thai Eatery, 1068 River St., around 7:45 p.m.

The suspect is described as black, very thin, 17 or 18, about 5'9" and wearing a black baseball cap, a black shirt and light blue jeans. After grabbing cash, he ran down River towards Arlington Street. Both the backpack and gun were also black.

By - 5/7/13 - 7:40 am

Boston Police report delivery men for two separate Chinese restaurants were held up on the same Dorchester street last week.

By - 2/20/13 - 11:12 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the owners of the Chinese-food truck will be setting up a bricks-and-mortar restaurant in the Audubon Circle area on the Boston/Brookline line.

By - 1/18/13 - 2:42 pm

The Boston Licensing Board voted yesterday to suspend the license for Golden House on West Broadway for seven days after a Boston police sergeant found it open at 2:50 one morning - 50 minutes past its legal closing time.

The punishment - unusually severe for the licensing board - came despite owner Xian Wan's plea for mercy because he needed extra money due to his son dying of cancer.

By - 1/15/13 - 2:18 pm

The owner of a South Boston Chinese restaurant that has had issues with its legal closing time in the past told the Boston Licensing Board today he had no choice last fall but to stay open late into the night: He needed the extra money because his son was dying of cancer.

By - 11/13/12 - 6:44 am

DotRat has video of a guy proposing to his girlfriend right on the floor of the home of the scorpion bowl this past weekend.

By - 11/12/12 - 8:36 am

Limeduck was sad to see East Asia depart Somerville, but is now thrilled to bits with its replacement, DooWee and Rice, because, well, chicken hearts:

Crispy fried chicken hearts, that is. With fries and sauce. And scallions, but really, I'm mainly talking about the chicken hearts.

By - 10/2/12 - 2:46 pm

Newton Patch reports the South Pacific in Newton has closed its doors. Fans have already put up a memorial page on Facebook.

Sounds like the Tahiti in Dedham might need a group hug.

By - 9/20/12 - 10:46 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports city officials shut a Chinese restaurant on Blue Hill Avenue yesterday after inspectors found its kitchen air vent clogged with grease - and its basement clogged with rats and cockroaches.

The Fire Department in particular has paid close attention to the condition of restaurant air vents since the 2007 Tai Ho fire in West Roxbury, which started in a grease-filled vent and which killed two firefighters.

By - 8/30/12 - 10:20 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire that started in a stove at the Ga Ga Seafood Restaurant, 25 Tyler St., went to two alarms after it was reported at 9:46 a.m.

The fire displaced 24 residents living in seven apartments above the restaurant and did an estimated $300,000 in damage - to the restaurant and six nearby businesses - the department says.

By - 7/27/12 - 12:08 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday ordered a Meridian Street Chinese restaurant to shut for seven days after police once again found it serving food after it was supposed to be closed for the night.

By - 7/23/12 - 11:09 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk gets some details on Ming Tsai's proposed Blue Dragon restaurant.

By - 5/29/12 - 7:29 am

Pop Bop Shop finds both good and meh at Patricia Yeo's Moksa in Cambridge:

Overall, I found Moksa to be confusing. Does it want to be an Asian restaurant or a night club? How can it have dishes that are incredible as well as dishes that taste like nothing? Why was our waiter attentive for the first hour and then he vanished?

By - 4/6/12 - 9:02 am

Armed with an April food-truck schedule, David at Limeduck is attempting to sample the offerings from each truck. He starts with a visit to the venerable Savory Food Truck 1, which was dishing up Chinese food at MIT probably long before anybody at Clover was even born:

By - 11/1/11 - 8:10 pm

Marianna asks:

Any reccomendations for EDIBLE chinese delivery in Allston? "Good" would be even better!

By - 7/1/11 - 12:38 pm

A Chinatown restaurant caught serving well past its 2 a.m. closing time again was slapped with a one-day license suspension.

A manager at Bubor Cha-Cha, 45 Beach St., told the Boston Licensing Board at a hearing this week he didn't really know why the restaurant was still open at 3:15 a.m. on May 7 - when police issued the eatery a citation - but thought it might have been because the restaurant was short-staffed that night and so was simply slow to fill orders.

By - 6/27/11 - 11:47 am

Susan B. asks:

I am craving good, quality Chinese food and I have no idea where to go in Boston/Allston/Brookline. Any suggestions?

By - 6/26/11 - 12:26 pm

We finally got a chance last night to try Seven Star Street Bistro, Roslindale's newest Chinese takeout place (is there some zoning code we don't know about that prohibits sit-down Chinese restaurants in Rozzie?).

The Hunan Sesame Chicken was wonderful. So was the Steamed Black Forbidden Rice (is the "forbidden" stuff crack? Because I didn't want to stop eating it). I feel my connection to Golden House on Washington Street wavering.