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By adamg - 1/22/20 - 12:48 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Haley House Bakery Cafe in Roxbury has had a "soft opening," with a more formal grand opening set for Feb. 1. It had closed a year ago.

By adamg - 1/16/20 - 10:56 pm

Swissbakers, which closed all its Boston outlets last month, reports it re-opened its outlet on Western Avenue in Allston today: Read more.

By adamg - 1/15/20 - 3:36 pm

The Globe reports the restaurant with the sky-high views will be closing forever in April - along with the Skywalk.

Via Boston Restaurant Talk.

By adamg - 1/15/20 - 12:12 pm

Boston Police report arresting a 14-year-old they say was wanted on a warrant "in connection to an ongoing investigation into several unarmed robberies involving food delivery drivers in the area."

Police say officers nabbed him around 5:45 p.m. on Annunciation Road "after a brief struggle" on Monday.

By adamg - 1/15/20 - 11:21 am

Tsaocaa Tea, a chain of bubble-tea places, wants to open an outlet at 10 Tyler St. in Chinatown. Read more.

By adamg - 1/15/20 - 10:51 am

The Boston Licensing Board said today it would hold off a vote on letting a Burger King franchisee open an outlet on River Street on the Hyde Park/Mattapan line after aides to several elected officials said they could not support the proposal until at least after the franchisee meets with Belnel Road-area residents, who say they don't want to see a burger place open until 2 am. in their backyard. Read more.

By adamg - 1/14/20 - 10:07 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved a proposal to turn a cell-phone store on Kneeland Street at Tyler Street into a take-out place selling matcha ice cream and boba tea. Read more.

By adamg - 1/12/20 - 2:43 pm
Proposed Burger King on River Street in Hyde Park

Proposed BK, in front of old paper-mill building once proposed for a fancy riverside restaurant.

A Burger King franchisee goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday for a food-serving license to open an outlet in the Shops at Riverwood on River Street on the Hyde Park/Mattapan line - with a proposed closing time of 2 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 1/10/20 - 4:18 pm

Emerson College announced today that a bakery and a taqueria will be moving into space in its newly renovated Little Building at Boylston and Tremont streets, and that it is currently negotiating leases with an Asian noodle place and a juice bar for the building. Read more.

By adamg - 1/10/20 - 11:34 am

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday gave Tasty Burger a license to start slinging burgers and chicken on buns at 48 Winter St., near Tremont, but deferred action on its request for a separate beer and wine license, which would have set it up for a high-end burger war with the beer-selling Mooyah around the corner. Read more.

By adamg - 1/6/20 - 12:15 pm

The Dorchester Reporter alerts us that the Bowery, in Dorchester Lower Mills, has set up three yurts in its rear patio area for people who don't want to give up that outdoor dining experience just because it's winter here in Boston. In addition to in-yurt heaters, the experience also includes furry chairs and blankets.

By adamg - 12/30/19 - 7:44 pm

No Name Restaurant - South Boston, MA

The No Name Restaurant on Fish Pier announced tonight it's closed for good - hours after it filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, with documentation showing its two biggest creditors are the city of Boston and Massport: Read more.

By adamg - 12/27/19 - 12:17 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports An Tain on India Street is shutting down, its liquor license to be sold to some Seaport hotel.

By adamg - 12/23/19 - 10:22 pm

NetwerkBear asks:

I’m home for Christmas and don’t wanna cook and want Chinese instead. Anyone know what’s open? (Boston north preferably)

By adamg - 12/23/19 - 10:24 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Tom's BaoBao, a Chinese steamed-bun place in Harvard Square, has closed, its owners dreams of opening 30 bao-bao places across the Northeast at an end.

By adamg - 12/19/19 - 1:48 pm

KO Pies has become the Dread Pirate Roberts of East Boston Australian meat pies: The East Boston Times-Free Press reports that after getting ready to shut down this year, KO will be open through 2020.

By adamg - 12/19/19 - 9:08 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports the Boston Licensing Board has denied the chain's request for a food-serving license for its proposed Codman Square outlet "with prejudice" after hearing from residents that the square already has more than enough greasy, fatty food in the form of McDonald's and KFC. The vote means Popeyes will have to wait at least a year before reapplying for a license there.

By adamg - 12/16/19 - 9:30 pm

Cambridge Day reports on the end of the Central Square Au Bon Pain, four years after the one in Harvard Square closed.

By adamg - 12/13/19 - 7:05 pm
Food robot in Downtown Crossing

Roving UHub photographer Ted S. spotted one of the meal-making robots outside Spyce, the robo-take-out place on Washington Street in Downtown Crossing, which is undergoing renovations. Tough to tell whether it's coming or going or has gone on strike for more oil or something.

By adamg - 12/5/19 - 9:50 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Euro-style Swissbäkers closed every last one of its outlets in the Boston area yesterday.

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