By - 10/22/18 - 4:51 pm
Taco Bell coming to Summer Street

Impending Taco Bell.

Cybah reports the culinary hole left by the closing of the Summer Street Subway is being filled by a Taco Bell.

Boston currently has just one Taco Bell, even if barely: On VFW Parkway in West Roxbury, just up from the Dedham line (it shares space with Boston's only Long John Silver's).

By - 10/22/18 - 9:48 am

Wingz and Tingz, 10 Fairmount Ave., goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday for permission to extend its closing time from midnight to 3:30 a.m.

The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. in Room 809 in City Hall.

By - 10/16/18 - 8:15 am

Jamaica Plain News reports the demise of Meatland in Jackson Square after 60 years. Hyde Square Main Street is looking for somebody who might want to reopen Meatland, which once inspired a font.

By - 10/9/18 - 6:00 pm

Derek Lumpkins asks:

Just realizing that I haven't had a good duck dish in Boston since last winter. Who's got something new on the menu this fall?

By - 9/25/18 - 3:50 pm
New Dunkin' cupss

DNKN? Cross-promotional opportunity with DKNY? More examples.

Dunkin' Donuts announced today it's changin' its name to just Dunkin' - because today's hard-chargin' consumers in this fast-paced world deserve a brand nimble enough to keep up with them, or somethin' like that, in the words of Dunkin' marketers tryin' to upscale a place that for decades has turned a profit selling simple coffee-like beverages and food-like substances to bleary-eyed people just tryin' to get to work: Read more.

By - 9/20/18 - 8:58 am

Aline Kaplan recalls the days when the Boston area was full of Pewter Pot Muffin Houses.

By - 9/19/18 - 9:00 pm

Roslindale Village Main Street reports that the JP-based Chilacates will be opening its latest outlet in the Washington Street space vacated by Redd's in Rozzie and Tony's Market. Read more.

By - 9/14/18 - 6:24 pm

The Frogmore on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain will donate all the proceeds from drink sales on Sept. 19 to groups aiding victims of the Lawrence-are gas-main disaster. They'll be offering free food to help get you thirsty.

By - 9/14/18 - 3:22 pm

When Certified Meatballs in South Boston gave up their keys. Yes, a restaurant focused on meatballs could not survive in South Boston.

By - 9/10/18 - 6:26 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports the owner of Van Shabu want to concentrate on a couple of suburban restaurants for now.

By - 9/10/18 - 10:18 am

The Breakfast Club, 270 Western Ave., passed a health re-inspection on Friday and a city health inspector cleared it to re-open.

On Aug. 31, a health inspector had found serious enough problems to order the diner shut.

By - 9/7/18 - 9:18 am

The owner of Village Pizza and Grill, 56 L St., has agreed to pay back wages to workers not paid time and a half for working overtime and to pay fines for letting teens work excessive hours and sometimes with hazardous equipment. Read more.

By - 9/4/18 - 1:15 pm

A city health inspector yesterday ordered Bourbon Street Cafe, inside the Corner Mall in Downtown Crossing, shut after a sprinkler went off because of a small fire, contaminating pretty much everything with non-potable water and leaving "grease and water soils on floors." Read more.

By - 9/3/18 - 8:53 am

The Attleboro Sun Chronicle reports Dunkin' Donuts has been using cups emblazoned with the Philadelphia Eagles logo to serve up iced coffee and tea there.

Panzer immediately reacted, covering up the offending graphic with a Koozie - an insulating cover - with a Patriots logo on it.

Just a logistics mistake, the company - founded in Quincy, of course - swears.

By - 8/30/18 - 8:34 pm

Bukhara, 701 Centre St., passed a re-inspection today and was given the OK to open again.

A city health inspector found the restaurant had fixed all the violations that forced its closure earlier this month, save for sealing some rusted storage shelving in the basement.

By - 8/30/18 - 2:13 pm

Ed. note: Address corrected.

The Board of Appeals this week approved a proposed Newbury Street sandwich shop in which customers grab a bag, write their sandwich options and their name on it, then hand that off to a counter person for sandwich assembly. Read more.

By - 8/28/18 - 11:36 pm

UPDATE, 8/29: Mess cleaned up, restaurant cleared to re-open.

A Boston health inspector shut Totto Ramen, 169 Brighton Ave., today after a sprinkler burst, sending sprinkler water all over the kitchen - from a large container of tripe stew to cutting boards and other food-prep surfaces to walls.

The restaurant can re-open once everything's been cleaned up and the kitchen passes a re-inspection.

By - 8/28/18 - 11:19 am

The Boston Licensing Board today gave local restaurateur Douglas Bacon a November deadline to re-open a Westland Avenue restaurant and bar he bought in 2012, closed for renovations and then never re-opened - or have the joint's liquor license taken away. Bacon said he hopes he can meet that deadline. Read more.

By - 8/25/18 - 11:38 am

A city health inspector ordered the Charles River Bistro, next to the Hatch Shell, shut for health violations that included "flies throughout kitchen/prep/ware washing area" and employees who need some basic food-safety training. Read more.

By - 8/24/18 - 11:06 am

UPDATE, 8/30: Restaurant cleared to reopen.

A city health inspector yesterday ordered Bukhara, 701 Centre St., shut for a variety of health violations, including a lack of hot water in the sink used by employees to wash their hands and equipment that needed cleaning, including a can opener, a microwave and the inside of an ice machine. Read more.