Shaken Cajun seafood in a bag could be arriving soon in Roslindale Square

The Boston Licensing Board next week considers a request for food-serving and liquor licenses from Shaking Seafood, which hopes to open on Poplar Street in Roslindale Square, where Jerusalem Trading used to be.

The restaurant would offer diners a choice of seafood and seasonings, which would then be put in a bag, shaken, and served.

And it could benefit from the Dorchester chef Chris Douglass's decision to pull the plug on his proposed restaurant at the former trolley substation on the other side of Adams Park. Douglass had gotten a "neighborhood" liquor license last fall, which he had to turn back to the city when he canceled his plans. Shaking Seafood is the first restaurant in Roslindale Square to apply for a liquor license, which means they could get it.

The restaurant is 15th on the board's hearing agenda for next Wednesday. The hearings begin at 10 a.m. in the board's eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.



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Quick question

Are they going to cook the food or just shake it in a bag?

; )

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I assume it depends on whether or not you've ordered ceviche.

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God forbid...

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..that Ros Square could get two restaurants that had a liquor licenses. All hell would break loose if that happened with rampant alcoholism, divorces, children born out of wedlock, declining school grades and hair loss.

We should be thankful that the City is keeping us on a short lease.

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You do realize ...

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That Roslindale Square already has more than two restaurants that serve alcohol, right?

And, as is usual in such cases, if you want to complain, complain to your state legislators. City officials are all in on increasing the number of liquor licenses in the city, at least in the outer neighborhoods (the Seaport and the North End seem to be doing fine), but they can't without permission from our betters - the suburban state reps and senators who still hold the reins on how many liquor licenses Boston can issue.

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Not really

the move to give Boston licensing powers was intentionally deep sixed by the rep from the Brighton neighborhood of Boston. Because he works for the liquor distributors and existing license holders, not his constituents.

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One out of 160

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If the will was there, Boston would have the right to determine this themselves.

Now, nothing would bar Boston from taking the lead of Cambridge and still limiting licenses, but Moran doesn’t have absolute control.

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