The Boston Licensing Board last week gave the owner of a South End pizzeria permission to open a new place on Columbia Road, next to the Strand Theatre. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to grant permission for a new pizza place on Hanover Street that would replace the flower store that replaced an old pizza place. Read more.
Jennifer Che reports on her visit to Mario Batali's new pizza place on Fan Pier, where pizzas are cooked for just 90 seconds - in a 1,000-degree oven.
It doesnâ€™t replace the North End by any stretch, and if youâ€™re a visitor looking for one place to enjoy Italian food in Boston, I would probably still head to the North End. However, if you work or live in the area (or are attending a conference at the Boston Convention Center), itâ€™s an excellent place to enjoy a great meal.
Sgt. Luke Taxter at District D-4 reports somebody tried, but failed to hold up Cappy's Pizza, 82 Westland Ave. at knifepoint around 6:10 p.m. yesterday.
He's described as white, in his 20s, 6'2" and about 180 lbs. He wore a black puffy jacket and a red hat.
In some other towns, people would toss a pair of sneakers over a utility line. But as Rob Bellinger shows us, Somerville is not just some other town. Yes, that's a slice of pizza connected to a lock hanging from a wire over Cross Street East.
Suya Joint, which had a beer and wine license when it was on Poplar Street in Roslindale, wants to sell that license to a downtown pizza place rather than use it at its new location at 185 Dudley St.
A new law that expanded the number of liquor licenses in Boston with the goal of bringing more restaurants to neighborhoods just like Dudley Square has so far failed to result in any new liquor licenses in Roxbury.
Suya Joint had an older license, which could be re-sold - with the Boston Licensing Board's approval - anywhere in the city.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports Pepe's Pizza, which had planned to open up in Washington Square in Brookline, now plans to take over the Papa Razzi space in the Chestnut Hill Mall.
Your move, New Mall Across Rte. 9, whadaya got?
The Boston Licensing Board decides today whether to let the Domino's at 1260 Boylston St. extend its delivery time from 3 to 4 a.m.
William Mohan, director of licensing for Domino's in Boston started a hearing today by welcoming the all new Boston Licensing Board and declaring how happy he was that Mayor Walsh's statement on his purge of the old board members said the new board was part of new push toward economic opportunity across the city.
Varano's attorney, William Ferullo, told the Boston Licensing Board today he expects Strega Pizzeria and Cafe, 371 Hanover St., to be operating in about 30 days.
Ferullo had to appear before the board to explain why his client wasn't using the beer-and-wine license it agreed to let Varano transfer from his shuttered Cross Street deli last year.
Ferullo said the delay was due mainly to issues related to installation of kitchen vents at the new site in what is a condo building next to Varano's Strega Ristorante.
City officials backed and praised efforts by two culinary entrepreneurs to open a restaurant on Bunker Hill Street that will focus on small-plate dishes and pizza.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to approve both a food-serving license for Brewer's Fork, 29 Bunker Hill St. and the request of owners John Paine and Michael Austin to buy the beer, wine and liqueurs license of a Japanese place in Chinatown for $75,000.
Mario Batali will pay $410,000 for the liquor license of the closed Castlebar on Washington Street so he can serve libations to patrons of his planned wood-fired pizza place on the South Boston waterfront
Batali's attorney, Joseph Hanley, told the Boston Licensing Board that Batali will spend $2.5 million in total to outfit his planned Babbo on Fan Pier.
As required, Hanley answered the question of the public need for the new restaurant: He said the Innovation District is attracting innovators, who need an innovative restaurant in which to eat.
The Boston Licensing Board next week considers a request from New York celebrichef Mario Batali to buy the liquor license of the recently shuttered Castlebar in Oak Square.
If the board approves, Batali will be able to serve harder libations to customers of his planned Babbo pizzeria in a new building under construction on Fan Pier.
The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.
The Boston Licensing Board today gave South End Pizza and Grill on Tremont Street permission to stay open until 2 a.m. seven days a week and Levi's Restaurant and Lounge the OK to stay open that late on Fridays and Saturdays.
At a hearing on Wednesday, city officials had backed South End Pizza's request, but opposed Levi's application, because of unspecified police concerns and a desire to have the owners meet with more neighborhood groups than just the Four Corners one they had gotten the OK from.
South End Pizza and Grill, 768 Tremont St. in the South End, received warm support from city officials for its proposal to extend its closing time from midnight to 2 a.m., seven days a week, at a Boston Licensing Board hearing today.
The pizzeria says it wants to extend its hours to serve the growing number of students in the area. The Chester Square Neighborhood Association, the mayor's office and city councilors Tito Jackson,, Michelle Wu and Ayanna Pressley all supported the proposal.
Two former employees of Papa Gino's allege the local chain avoided paying them overtime for work weeks that sometimes spanned 70 hours by classifying them as "managers" even though they weren't managers.
Jean Max Similien of Stoughton and Jay Jenks of Dedham filed what they hope will become a class-action suit last week in US District Court in Boston.
Steve Baillargeon asks:
Best place for pizza around Newton Centre?
The owner of the building that used to house MJ's Pizza goes before the Zoning Board of Appeals on Aug. 5 for permission to lease the space to a new pizza place.
West Roxbury-based Pizzeria Uno is suing the owners of five of its franchises in Puerto Rico (yes, you can fly all the way to Puerto Rico and eat the same pizza you'd normally eat in Dedham) on charges they stopped paying franchise and advertising fees last year.
Uno's suit, filed in US District Court in Boston, seeks nearly $500,000 in back payments, plus penalties and lawyers' fees.