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... Read more
Boston Restaurant Talk reports the demise of Sal's on Brookline Avenue.
Brighton Main Streets reports the Washington Street mainstay is shutting on July 19 after 40 years.
The Globe reports New Yorker Mario Batali is opening a wood-fired pizza place on Fan Pier.
You may recall how last year, Batali was all set to buy Todd English's liquor license from his defunct Kingfish Hall for a wood-fired pizza place on Summer Street, only there was all the unpleasantness over English's license being seized and all and then Batali's would-be landlord... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board yesterday ordered a one-day license suspension for Halftime Pizza, 115 Causeway St., for an incident before a Bruins/Canadiens playoff game in which a customer walked out with a partially filled cup of beer - just as a detective from the Boston Police licensing division was walking in.
Owner Rita Pasquale said the man was a Canadiens fan who was probably unaware... Read more
A worker at Dirty Water Dough, 222 Newbury Street, suffered burns on his face and hands when one of the eatery's four ovens exploded this morning.
BFD spokesman Steve MacDonald reports:
They had four ovens. Three were on with the fourth - gas on but pilot light out. It built up with gas and fumes then came in contact with oven above it causing the... Read more
Boston Police report arresting two men for a robbery at gunpoint right outside the apartment from which they'd called for a pizza early Thursday.
Police report officers on patrol around 2:20 a.m. had their attention drawn to a car sitting in the middle of the road outside 77 Thetford St. A man standing outside the car said he'd just delivered a pizza to... Read more
The Dorchester Reporter reports on Hi Fi Pizza's latest tax-related shutdown.
Drew Starr asks:
Now taking suggestions for pizza/sub delivery to Symphony. Been too disappointed by Cappy's for too long.
Looks like the former Parlour Pizza is getting divided into two separate places: A new pizza place called Mangia Neopolitan Pizza and a froyo place called Yogoteria.
The Boston Licensing Board considers a food-serving license for both at 1727 Centre St. at a hearing next week. If approved, West Roxburyans with a yen for froyo won't have to make the trek to the new... Read more
Stash's says it serves New York-style pizza.
Its opening will end the pizza gap on Belgrade between Rustica Pizza off Walworth and the pizza district along Centre Street in West Roxbury.... Read more
A disgusted citizen on Mission Hill complains:
Pizzatalia littering with menus on missionhill. dozens of menus were left on door steps for the wind to blow everywhere. when contacted second time in twp hours about rectifying situation, pizzatalia became abusive. please fine and educate businesses to advertise responsibly. i have cctv recording of the event if need for documentation... Read more
Wicked Local Cambridge reports the landlord booted the long-time pizza place because it didn't want to pay to upgrade the "mechanics" of the eatery in an old building.
Sameh Alla goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday for permission to open Rustica Pizza at 146 Belgrade Ave., across from Seven Stars.
Rustica, which already has its sign up, would replace Prime Time Pizza, which replaced Arbri Cafe, which replaced Boston Brickhouse, which replaced Cafe Apollonia.
Alla is seeking hours of 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. for his pizzeria, which would remain the... Read more
Boston Restaurant Talk reports Mangia Neopolitan Pizza is looking to move into the space recently vacated by Parlour Pizza, which slightly less recently replaced the Upper Crust franchise on Centre Street.
What could make Mangia different from its predecessors in the space is that, in addition to pizza, it also serves frozen yogurt.... Read more
Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Parlour on Centre Street is now an ex-pizza place.
Police are looking for a trio of Hispanic men who held up a pizza deliverer at gunpoint around 9:40 p.m. outside 145 Intervale St. - to which he'd been summoned with a pizza.
After taking his phone, money and the pizza, one of the men drove off in his silver Isuzu Rodeo. The other two then stood there, opened up the pizza box and... Read more