In Boston, it's not just enough to pay for a food-serving license - you actually have to serve food. And not just any food, but food you've cooked or prepared on your own premises.
The owner of Croke Park, 268 West Broadway, assured the Boston Licensing Board today he would put in a food-prep area and start serving simple sandwiches, such as BLTs, after police cited him for having a food-serving license but not having a kitchen or food-prep area on premises.
Croke Park patrons have long relied on "take-in" food from the neighboring Burger King or two nearby pizza places. The pickles and potato chips bartenders have at the ready were not enough to satisfy license requirements.