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By adamg - 9/26/20 - 10:43 pm
Fleet of battle-ready Dunkin' Donutsmobiles

Roy G Biv came across this fleet of Dunksmobiles ready to roll into action. He could not, of course, disclose the location.

By adamg - 9/26/20 - 9:56 pm
Closed notice in door of Nusr-et

Salt Bar's joint is closed for now, on city orders.

Boston licensing officials ordered the Nusr-et steak place in Park Square shut less than a week after it opened, for violations of city and state Covid-19 and fire regulations. Read more.

By adamg - 9/25/20 - 10:26 am

Trillium Brewing announced this morning it's re-opening its beer garden on the Rose Kennedy Greenway at High Street, starting at noon today. Read more.

By adamg - 9/24/20 - 11:10 pm
Guy with sign wishing death on people eating dinner outdoors in Marblehead

5 Corners Kitchen in Marblehead reports an unexpected challenge in running outdoor seating: A right-wing asshole with a sign: Read more.

By adamg - 9/23/20 - 10:34 am

WHDH reports that Gov. Baker is easing restrictions on bars where food is served: Starting Monday, people will be allowed to sit at bars again - if they order food to go with their alcohol and if they stay six feet away from other parties.

Also, the number of people who can share a table at a restaurant will increase from six to ten.

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By adamg - 9/22/20 - 11:16 am
Det. Eddie Hernandez with fake Massachusetts licenses from Applebee's

Det. Eddie Hernandez holds up fake Mass. licenses from South Bay Applebee's

A state-of-the-art license scanner designed to ferret out increasingly sophisticated fake IDs won't work when a waitress lets her underage friends drink up, a manager at Mija in Faneuil Hall Marketplace acknowledged today. Read more.

By adamg - 9/21/20 - 10:52 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Mul's Diner on Broadway has moved into space in Amrhein's across the street.

By adamg - 9/19/20 - 12:36 pm

A Dedham developer has filed for permission to tear down 100% Delicias on Hyde Park Avenue at Canterbury Street in Roslindale. Read more.

By adamg - 9/17/20 - 5:07 pm
Damien DiPaola

DiPaola talks heaters, tents along Hanover Street.

For the second time since the start of the pandemic, the Boston Licensing Board called in North End restaurant owners to urge them to do a better job breaking up lines of hungry people and ensuring their workers wear their masks properly.

But in a Zoomed hearing this afternoon, the board also laid out requirements for restaurants to add heaters to their expanded patio spaces along sidewalks and in parking spaces as the city expands patio season through December: Read more.

By adamg - 9/15/20 - 3:58 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today released new regulations that let restaurants that have permission to create patios on sidewalks and parking spaces due to Covid-19 can keep them open through at least Dec. 1 - and that restaurants with permanent patios can keep them running as long as the heaters and their patrons can hold out. Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/20 - 12:49 pm

Exodus Bagels reports its outpost at Washington and Green streets in Jamaica Plain might remain shut for a year, so it's started selling the sandwiches and coffee and other drinks it used to sell there out of its kitchen off Belgrade Avenue in Roslindale, at least Thursdays through Sundays. Read more.

By adamg - 9/11/20 - 3:09 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday gave permission to an East Boston man who is planning to open an upscale trattoria on Bennington Street to buy the beer and wine license from a Dominican restaurant in Roslindale. Read more.

By adamg - 9/11/20 - 2:36 pm
Dapper O'Neil and James Michael Curley

In the actual photo the mural is based on, Curley wasn't so thrilled.

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved the $2.4-million sale of the shuttered Squealing Pig on Centre Street at Hastings Street to two operators who plan to open a new pub called the Boston Ale House there - over the opposition of Hastings Street residents, who said they worry about patrons parking and carousing along the quiet way that starts just after the restaurant's locally famous mural featuring both a scene from the good old days on Centre and James Michael Curley shaking hands with Dapper O'Neil. Read more.

By adamg - 9/9/20 - 11:59 am

Update: The board approved the license request.

The owners of Roslindale Liquors on Corinth Street are seeking a license to open a new liquor store at the Stop & Shop strip mall at 950 American Legion Highway, near the Hyde Park line. Read more.

By adamg - 9/7/20 - 9:36 pm

Drew Starr asks:

Does anyone in Boston or within delivery distance of Back Bay make a patty melt on par with Friendly's?

By adamg - 9/5/20 - 12:18 pm

Michael Valerio, a Sicilian immigrant who started the Papa Gino's pizza chain, died Wednesday. He was 89. Read more.

By adamg - 9/4/20 - 12:01 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Pour House's landlord is looking to buy out the other partners in the Boylston Street place and possibly re-open it within a month, even as he works on plans to connect the buildings housing that restaurant with the neighboring and equally closed Lir and build above them.

By adamg - 9/2/20 - 10:06 pm

The Pour House on Boylston Street in the Back Bay announced tonight it's shutting down for good. Read more.

By adamg - 9/1/20 - 10:20 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports something called Boston Ale House could replace the recently shut Squealing Pig on Centre Street. The proposal goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week.

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