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By adamg - 2/4/23 - 10:57 am

Cheryl-Ann's Bakery,1010 West Roxbury Parkway, long known for its challah, bubkes, rugalach and other kosher baked goods, reports it hopes to re-open this spring, more than a year after a fire forced it shut: Read more.

By adamg - 2/2/23 - 1:29 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved plans for a proposed restaurant at 879-881 Blue Hill Ave. in Dorchester that would feature Dominican and Spanish food in a large space with 240 total seats, including in a lounge and a function room. Read more.

By adamg - 2/2/23 - 11:38 am

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a request for a Panera to stay open 24 hours a day - inside the lobby of Brigham and Women's Hospital at 75 Francis St.

By adamg - 2/1/23 - 3:32 pm

Two investors who are part of a group that has bought up a number of Boston-area dives and their buildings in recent years today bought the building that houses the shuttered Jacob Wirth restaurant on Stuart Street for $5.27 million, according to Suffolk County Registry of Deeds records. Read more.

By adamg - 1/27/23 - 2:20 pm

McDonald's today sued Boston Market, for the second time, over rent it says the chicken chain owes for subleases at Massachusetts Turnpike rest areas in Framingham, Westborough and Ludlow. Read more.

By adamg - 1/27/23 - 12:30 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Comfort Kitchen has opened in a long abandoned comfort station on Columbia Road in Uphams Corner - as a cafe during the day and a sit-down restaurant with a bar at night, featuring "the flavors and ingredients of the African diaspora - global comfort food - connected from Asia to the Americas."

By adamg - 1/26/23 - 4:04 pm

The Boston Licensing Board this week canceled the license of La Parrilla on Hancock Street following a hearing at which police said three people were shot in October an illegal after-hours basement club run by the son of some woman in New York, rather than the licensed owner. Read more.

By adamg - 1/26/23 - 3:06 pm

Tina St. Gelais Kelly asks:

What are your go to’s for healthy-ish meals downtown Boston? Sweet green is 13.86 for the bowl I have been getting and they have priced me out. Any advice?

By adamg - 1/24/23 - 1:14 pm
La Parrilla after the shootings

La Parrilla after the shootings (via Dorchester Reporter).

Diustin Cruz, the owner of La Parrilla, 299 Hancock St. in Dorchester, didn't appear at a licensing hearing today on a triple shooting early on Oct. 30 in what police say was an illegal after-hours club, where customers could order an entire bottle of liquor or take puffs on a hookah until the sun came up. Read more.

By adamg - 1/22/23 - 10:26 pm

The Globe reports. CommonWealth considers that the restaurant meant a lot more to the neighborhood than just food.

By adamg - 1/17/23 - 10:00 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Gyro City on Peterborough Street is no more, although the one in Brighton remains open.

By adamg - 1/9/23 - 2:09 pm

The Boston Licensing Board last week approved a proposal by the owners of the closed Brasserie, 560 Harrison Ave. in the South End, to re-open the place under the management of Loic Le Garrec, of Petit Robert Bistro, and under the new name of Marseille. At a hearing last week, Brasserie's attorney said the restaurant would re-open as a brasserie, but with Le Garrec's own flair.

By adamg - 1/9/23 - 1:43 pm

The Boston Licensing Board last week approved plans by Alamo Drafthouse Cinema to purchase the liquor license of the closed Canary Square in Jamaica Plain for the ten-screen movie complex it wants to open at 60 Seaport Blvd. - the fourth time in four years that a Seaport chain has taken a liquor license out of JP. Read more.

By adamg - 1/9/23 - 11:03 am

The other day, Tim McCormack had a chat with a butcher at M.F. Dulock in Somerville about why it's so hard to find goat meat. It has to do with the fact that, unlike beef, people only tend to want goat for stewing. He explains why that makes butchers reluctant to regularly carry goat (note: click on the "Show more" links for each entry).

By adamg - 1/5/23 - 12:41 pm

Grillo's Pickles, started by a man who sold pickles from a cart outside the Park Street T stop, yesterday sued Wahlburgers over the competing pickles the burger chain now sells, alleging they have lying labels because they are not preservative free and because they might be based on Grillo's 100-year-old secret family pickle recipe. Read more.

By adamg - 1/5/23 - 11:52 am

The Boston Licensing Board today approved plans by Mei Mei to open a cafe - and a new dumpling factory - at 58 Old Colony Ave. in South Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 1/4/23 - 3:12 pm

Laughing Monk Cafe, 737 Huntington Ave., hopes to more than double in size by taking over vacant space next door, which will let it expand into banh mi and breakfast, its attorney told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.

By adamg - 1/4/23 - 12:02 am
Wanted for mid-day coffee rage

Boston Police report this guy got steaming mad over the way a worker at the McDonald's at 301 Warren St. in Roxbury prepared his coffee around 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, to the point where he felt he had grounds to shove "a glass encased bakery warmer off the counter, causing it to shatter behind the counter."

If Time for Decaf Guy looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-343-4275 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or by texting TIP to CRIME (27463).

By adamg - 1/3/23 - 5:28 pm

Bukhara, which apparently last served something before Thanksgiving, remains closed, with a "For Lease" sign in the window, leaving Tikki Masala as the only Indian restaurant across from the Forest Hills T stop.

By adamg - 1/1/23 - 10:23 am

The Mariano family announced yesterday they have closed their BC Baking on Como Road in Readville, at least "for a little while:" Read more.

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