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By adamg - 7/5/20 - 3:51 pm

Herrell's in the bucolic city of Northampton (started by Steve Herrell, yes, that Steve, and his wife) reports several incidents in which people got so, so mad when they were told to put on a mask or to take their cone to go - one even threw the cone at the server when told they couldn't eat it inside.

H/t Drew.

By adamg - 7/3/20 - 9:49 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Les Zygomates has closed for good.

By adamg - 7/1/20 - 11:31 pm

Turtle Swamp Brewing announced today that it's re-opening its beer hall in the Roslindale Substation on Friday, noon to 10 p.m., but with more limited capacity, so it's suggesting calling ahead for reservations.

By adamg - 6/29/20 - 10:15 am

The Sustainable Business Network announced today it's canceled the Boston Local Food Festival on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, originally set for Sept. 20. Read more.

By adamg - 6/26/20 - 10:27 pm

Silk Road Bistro is a Chinese restaurant in Marlborough, whose homepage lists a series of warnings and instructions for picking up takeout these days, including stuff you'd expect - when you get there, ring the bell and announce your name, step back 10 feet, then wait for your food to be placed on a table at the door and wait for the worker who brought it out to step back. "DO NOT attempt to grab the food out of our hands." And then: Read more.

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By adamg - 6/26/20 - 2:20 pm

The owners of Bella Luna and the Milky Way have launched a Gofundme page to help them retire some $75,000 in debt and to provide some help for employees losing their jobs. Read more.

By adamg - 6/25/20 - 4:30 pm
Ice-cream truck on Boylston Street at the Public Garden.

Adam Castiglioni reports the original Boston Frosty ice-cream truck is back on Boylston and Arlington streets - and now taking credit cards.

By adamg - 6/25/20 - 2:41 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Kenmore Square Uno, the last of its kind in all of Boston, has served its last deep dish. Fans of whatever the chain keeps trying to push now instead of deep dish will have to just head on down to the Dedham Mall now (even their corporate HQ has moved out of town - from West Roxbury to Norwood). The chain has been in financial trouble for years, long before Covid-19.

By adamg - 6/25/20 - 9:11 am

The Dorchester Reporter clucks about eggs being laid right in Fields Corner.

By adamg - 6/24/20 - 11:20 pm

City of Boston Licensing Board: Emergency Informational Hearing for North End Licensees 6-24-20

Most North End restaurants are complying with state and city Covid-19 regulations, but those that aren't can expect to have their new patio areas shut immediately, city licensing officials told restaurant owners today. Read more.

By adamg - 6/23/20 - 11:12 am

The Boston Licensing Board has scheduled an emergency hearing for tomorrow on "the numerous complaints" both the board and ISD have gotten about lack of compliance with state requirements for social distancing, facial coverings and sanitizing and with city regulations allowing restaurants to put seats on parking spaces out front during the current state of emergency. Read more.

By adamg - 6/23/20 - 9:35 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the demise of Tango Restaurant on Massachusetts Avenue, closing after 20 years. Its last dinner service is this Sunday.

By adamg - 6/22/20 - 12:24 pm
Canary Square tables overturned

After being shut for 100 days due to Covid-19 concerns, Canary Square at South Huntington Avenue and Centre Street re-opened just this past Wednesday. This morning, co-owner Michael Moxley reports, he arrived to find several of the new tables for outdoor seating overturned: Read more.

By adamg - 6/21/20 - 7:47 pm
Sakurabana now closed

Mariebmorris reports a small sign posted to the door of Sakurabana, 57 Broad St. downtown announces its closing, that after 36 years in business, Covid-19 made it impossible for owner Hironori Koga to keep going.

By adamg - 6/21/20 - 3:13 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that O'Leary's, 1010 Beacon St., has shut down, with Covid-19 not being the only reason, though.

By adamg - 6/19/20 - 12:39 pm

COVID-19 Update: June 19, 2020

Boston Restaurant Talk reports on the restaurant part of Gov. Baker's press conference today.

By adamg - 6/19/20 - 8:56 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports.

By adamg - 6/18/20 - 3:50 pm
Empty Lawn on D

Who says nobody read the Globe anymore? Our own John Keith took a snapshot of the Lawn on D late yesterday afternoon, the day after Globe writer Christopher Muther fretted that the new outdoor dining at the Lawn on D is basically a Covid-19 breeding ground.

By adamg - 6/17/20 - 7:55 pm
Bella Luna logo

Bella Luna Restaurant and Milkyway Lounge, which survived a traumatic move from Hyde Square to the Brewery complex, couldn't beat Covid-19: It announced today it's shutting for good because the very nature of its business - a social gathering place - is now untenable due to Covid-19 concerns. Read more.

By adamg - 6/17/20 - 11:17 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the demise of New Saigon Sandwich on Washington Street.

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