At least one corner of the City that Always Sleeps is willing to accept food late into the night: The Boston Licensing Board today approved a request from Perros Paisas, 350 Bennington St. in East Boston, to stay open until 3 a.m.
The vote comes after a hearing Wednesday at which the mayor's office said no direct neighbors opposed Andres Jaramillo's request and the Eagle Hill Civic Association actually supported the idea of letting people chow down on his Colombian hot dogs until then.
Fans of rolling up the sidewalks early, though, might take solace that across the harbor, City Councilor Ed Flynn opposes a proposal by Broadway's Best Pizza, 483 East Broadway in South Boston, to extend its closing time on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. to allow for extra pickups and deliveries - the dining area would be closed in the extra hours.
An aide to the councilor said "a lot of residents" had expressed concern about a 3 a.m. pizza closing time and the fact the place had no met with residents since before the pandemic. Tina Thomas of Broadway's Best said she was taken aback by that, because the mayor's office told her there was no need for a neighborhood meeting because nobody opposed the idea.
The board voted to defer any action until after the pizza place holds a meeting with neighbors. Chairwoman Kathleen Joyce said the board "has had problems" elsewhere in Boston with late-night pizza.
A Domino's on Old Colony Avenue in South Boston is open until 2 a.m.