Dining

By - 4/23/19 - 10:14 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Green Briar Pub on Washington Street in Brighton Center will have its final last call on May 6.

By - 4/22/19 - 11:56 am

George DeFina, 71, owner of DeNo's on Centre Street in West Roxbury, died Saturday.

DeFina, who grew up in Roxbury and graduated from the Boston Trade High School, opened DeNo's in 1983.

By - 4/17/19 - 10:40 pm
Only One Jamaica restaurant coming to Hyde Park Avenue

Signs advertising the impending arrival of Only One Jamaican restaurant went up today at 1345 Hyde Park Ave. where a D'Angelo sub shop used to be, next to the Shun Hao Gift Shop and near the Shaw's. Read more.

By - 4/14/19 - 1:23 pm
Black Hole Donut at Little Dipper in Jamaica Plain

Matt Karolian couldn't help but be drawn in this morning to one of the specials at Little Dipper in JP - which is already heavily astrothemed. But shouldn't the hole have been chocolate?

By - 4/11/19 - 3:16 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the P.F. Chang's at the CambridgeSide mall has ridden off into the sunset (presumably on the chain's trademark giant horses).

By - 4/8/19 - 1:44 pm

WBZ reports Friendly's is shrinking even more, closing outlets in Waltham and Framingham as part of an overall retrenchment across the Northeast. The Norwood Friendly's will remain open, at least for now.

By - 4/2/19 - 12:24 pm

A fight in which an innocent bystander got smashed in the nose with a plate got New Moon Villa on Edinboro Street called before the Boston Licensing Board this morning. Read more.

By - 4/2/19 - 11:26 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Cafe Jaffa on Gloucester Street is no more.

By - 3/29/19 - 3:30 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk pours the news on Trillium Brewing Co.'s plans for space near Park Drive and Brookline Avenue.

By - 3/29/19 - 3:27 pm

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports on the restaurant boat, which will be berthed at the Charlestown Navy Yard.

By - 3/27/19 - 10:26 am

Jamaica Plain News reports that Jamaica Mi Hungry, which has been running a food truck around Boston, is looking to open a permanent restaurant in the space next to the Jackson Square T stop when the Mooyah burger place went belly up.

By - 3/26/19 - 1:40 pm

A man didn't like being told he couldn't vape inside Stephanie's on Newbury Street, so after threatening the manager who asked him to stop, he pushed the manager into a high-top table, then aimed three three punches at him, landing at least one on the manager's temple. Read more.

By - 3/22/19 - 10:32 am

Ken Sazama has created a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to say good bye to the workers at Hyde Square mainstay Sorella's, which is closing for good at the end of this month. Read more.

By - 3/21/19 - 12:11 pm
Old Symphony 8 sign

An aggrieved citizen files a 311 complaint about the sign advertising a restaurant below it that recently re-opened after being shut for years, only with a new name:

This sign for a long closed retiring is a blight on the area - it can't be legal to just leave it there? Please initiate removal

By - 3/20/19 - 2:07 pm

The Boston City Council today approved a measure that would require city agencies, such as Boston Public Schools, to pay more attention to where the food they buy comes from and how it's prepared. Read more.

By - 3/20/19 - 10:40 am

Steve Garfield reports that Bukhara Indian Bistro, currently on Centre Street at Burroughs Street, is moving to 3698 Washington St., across from the Forest Hills T stop, on April 1. Read more.

By - 3/18/19 - 5:53 pm

UPDATE: Market cleared to re-open on March 27 after passing a re-inspection.

A Boston health inspector today shut Ming's Supermarket, also known as New York Marts, 1102 Washington St. for a variety of health violations that included dead bugs on a hot-foods light shield and rodent droppings under a sink employees are supposed to use for hand washing. Read more.

By - 3/10/19 - 3:31 pm
Seaweed snacks now kosher for Passover

The Dedham Stop & Shop always seem to have one of the largest selections of food that's kosher for Passover outside of Harvard Street in Brookline - and not just the traditional stuff like matzoh and gefilte fish. Among the selections this year: Roasted seaweed snacks.

By - 2/27/19 - 11:44 am

Gerly Adrien at Tipping Cow in Somerville reports Tipping Cow and a couple of partners will be replacing Monumental Cupcakes on South Street with Monumental Market, which will feature ice cream, nut-free baked goods and coffee.