Dining

By - 12/11/18 - 12:27 pm

A patron at Top Mix Bar and Kitchen on Norfolk Avenue in Roxbury left her clutch outside, went back out to retrieve it and found it but with $360 missing, then got punched in the face by the man who'd been captured on surveillance video lifting the money, police and the bar's owner told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.

By - 12/10/18 - 12:04 pm

It took two follow-up inspections, but China Bo, 49 Warren St., finally met with a Boston health inspector's approval and was allowed to re-open on Friday, according to city restaurant records.

After being shut in November due to a variety of kitchen health issues, the restaurant failed two more inspections before getting cleared to re-open.

By - 12/10/18 - 8:56 am

The Crimson reports Tealuxe is leaving Harvard Square on Dec. 23. The news comes days after the Crema coffeehouse announced its demise.

By - 12/6/18 - 10:37 am
New residential building

Architect's rendering.

Two restaurateurs known for their upscale establishments in Charlestown, East Boston and Faneuil Hall Marketplace are planning a 5,000-square outlet with "a creative menu and cocktail program and a lively oceanfront dining experience" at a luxury-apartment building under construction on Ocean Avenue, across from the Wonderland T stop. Read more.

By - 12/4/18 - 12:18 pm
Eat Pho.

Where Pho Hoa used to be.

Pho Hoa, the Beach Street pho place that closed in October, could re-open with a new name under new ownership as soon as both renovations and some unusual legal maneuverings are finished. Read more.

By - 12/3/18 - 12:59 pm

Sade - Smooth Operator (Official Video)

The Zoning Board of Appeals last week approved a smoothie shop proposed for Commonwealth Avenue, across the main entrance to the Boston College campus. Read more.

By - 11/30/18 - 4:10 pm
Caffe Aromi

Caffe Aromi, on Centre Street in Hyde Square, re-opened this week, with the same unusual backless chairs with air holes it had when it shut in 2015.

It's in the space once occupied by the June Bug Cafe, which the landlord rented the space to after essentially forcing out Bella Luna and the Milky Way Lounge and Lanes - a sad reminder of which remains on one of the handles in the doorway to the basement where the bowling alley used to be: Read more.

By - 11/27/18 - 12:15 pm

A company called Bitches Who Brunch that makes recommendations on where to eat on the weekend in New York, Chicago and Washington has been acquired by a social-sports league in Baltimore, which plans to expand the bitchiness factor to five new cities early next year, including Boston. Read more.

By - 11/24/18 - 11:51 am
Turkey at a Dunkin' Donuts

Nicholas Agri caught that most New England of scenes this morning: A turkey heading for the entrance of a Dunkin' Donuts, in Winthrop.

By - 11/21/18 - 5:58 pm
Atlantic Beer Garden gets torn down

Neil watched the Atlantic Beer Garden come down this morning to make way for one of those trendy waterfront residential towers. Read more.

By - 11/21/18 - 2:50 pm

A Boston health inspector yesterday ordered China Bo, 49 Warren St., shut for a variety of violations that included uncooked spring rolls being kept too warm, raw beef being stored in a sink meant only for hand washing, dirty utensils, including knives, rice cookers and cutting boards, rat droppings and at least one live cockroach. Read more.

By - 11/21/18 - 12:45 pm

Roslindale Village Main Street announced today that Jamaica Plain's Turtle Swamp Brewing will open a beer hall in the Roslindale Substation at Cummins Highway and Washington Street. Read more.

By - 11/20/18 - 11:56 pm
Lettuce lacking at the supermarket

Roving UHub leafy-greens photographer Jed Hresko reports the romaine was just the tip of the iceberg at the Jamaica Plain Stop & Shop tonight - they also rooted out the arugula.

H/t Ana Crowley for the headline.

By - 11/15/18 - 10:52 am

When news broke last week that Chick-fil-A had an agreement to move into the Boylston Street location now occupied by a Boloco, it was news not just to fans and haters of the chicken chain, but to Boloco.

Boloco owner John Pepper says today: Read more.

By - 11/12/18 - 9:13 am

When the temperature dips, Lisa Johnson's thoughts turn to clam chowder. And she's started the Chowdah Project to chronicle the New England specialty, from recipes to reviews of local chowder offerings.

By - 11/11/18 - 4:08 pm
Mooyah closed

Mooyah, next to the Jackson Square T stop, looks to be an Ex-yah now. Not only was it closed this afternoon, it's been stricken from the Mooyah Web site.

The outlet opened a little more than a year ago, several months after the second Grass Fed, in Forest Hills, closed. The original Grass Fed, on Centre Street, got a new owner, but has itself been closed for several months.

By - 11/10/18 - 1:17 pm

A Boston health inspector yesterday gave Nanning Wok, 465 West Broadway, a clean bill of health, which allows it to re-open.

The inspection found absolutely no health violations at the take-out place, just four days after it was shut for a series of violations, some of which had been noted on inspections going back several months.

By - 11/8/18 - 3:47 pm

Biznow reports the chicken-on-a-bun chain has decided Tom Menino has not been mayor long enough and is looking to replace the Boloco at 569 Boylston St. in the Back Bay. Read more.

By - 11/6/18 - 4:21 pm

A Boston health inspector yesterday ordered La Belle Capoise, 884 Morton St., closed for a number of health violations. Read more.