Where can I get really good ramen in Boston?
The manager of bb.q Chicken on Harvard Avenue, whose father founded the global bb.q chain in South Korea, is suing the Korean Broadcasting System, a reporter and a producer over a story last fall that alleged the manager is living high on the hog with money siphoned by the father from corporate accounts. Read more.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports what could be the end of Sami's, which has been feeding hospital staffers and medical, college and high-school students in the Longwood area since 1979.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Roadworthy on Washington Street, near the Dedham Mall, is closing for good this weekend.
A manager at Dorset Hall, 367 Neponset Ave. in Dorchester, says the restaurant has taken several steps to keep sometimes boisterous patrons from disturbing residents of nearby homes at closing time. Read more.
The Swellesley Report reports the death of Mike Kamio, the founder of the well known local chain and father of three.
Susan Senator was a regular at the recently shut Peet's.
There are so many coffee shops in Brookline but to me, none have the quirky, warm, comfortable feel of Peet’s. CC Peet’s is like the nerdy shabby beloved absent-minded-professor of coffee shops, kind of Intelligentsia with a hippie edge.
And it will be on High Street, Boston Restaurant Talk reports. No word if they will serve pot pies along with the hash.
Associated Press reports that while NECCO's old Valentine's Day hearts may be gone this year - be honest, who actually ever ate those things? - the owner of a Sudbury gourmet-food shop won an auction to the rights to the Sky Bar, and she is now working with the bankrupt company's longtime research director on how to produce the four-chambered candy bar in small batches.
Monumental Cupcakes reports it's been sold and its South Street storefront will be turned into something else. To its credit, the place survived long past Peak Cupcake and outlast most other Boston-area places with "Cupcakes" in their names - although unlike many of those other places, it also offered baked goods besides cupcakes.
The proposed owners of a new restaurant in a Chestnut Hill Avenue spot that has been causing problems for years vow they won't repeat the mistakes of the past two places there - which included having workers drag unconscious patrons into alleys and letting under-age BC students belly up to the bar. Read more.
"Got us again!" the Italian seafood place sighed today. They're offering a $100 reward for the return of the pilfered art.
The Boston Licensing Board this week considers a request from a Newton restaurateur to turn the failed Agoros pizza place at 356 Chestnut Hill Ave. into a bar and grill. Read more.
NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the Living Room on Atlantic Avenue is closing Jan. 19, in one of those lease things that seem to be driving more and more local restaurants and gathering spots out of business.
Time to pour one out for Durgin-Park, the Boston landmark that opened in 1827 and closed last night, after serving its last prime rib, baked beans (in a bean pot) and Indian pudding, after the New York company that's owned it since 2007 decided it was never going to make money again. Read more.