Eileen Murphy captured a cruise ship as it passed Sullivan's at Castle Island yesterday.
Bonapita, a Downtown Crossing place that features Mediterranean pita sandwiches served fast, has begun outfitting the old Burger Fi place on Spring Street for its second outlet.
The former Burger Fi at 77 Spring St. is also a former diet-burger place and a former Finagle-a-Bagel.
The Board of Appeals yesterday approved a proposal to station a food truck serving Mediterranean-style Halal food at the Sunoco station at 1250 Boylston St. in the Fenway. Read more.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports the West Roxbury-based Pizzeria Uno has shut its location at 280 Huntington Ave. The Kenmore Square Uno, however, remains open.
The Boston Licensing Board next week considers a request from the owner of the now shuttered Drinking Fountain on Washington Street to sell her liquor license to Pink Taco, a totally not suggestively named Los Angeles chain that plans to open up at 374 Congress St. Read more.
A Boston health inspector today ordered Flat Black Coffee, 50 Broad St., shut until it can clean up the mess caused when its ice machine caught fire. This includes cleaning up the "heavy buildup of water, soot, and chemical discharge on floor," thoroughly cleaning pretty much every surface in the place and having somebody haul away the remains of the ice machine.
The bartender at a Salem Street restaurant was fired and could yet face criminal charges for putting his phone in a potted plant in the unisex restroom and then setting it to take video just as a woman patron was entering one night earlier this year. Read more.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports Lala Rokh on Mount Vernon Street is closing for good on Aug. 11.
Meredith Sandiford brings us the shocking news that not only is the Robinwood Cafe on Centre Street in JP gone, it's being replaced by something not even a Snoop Dog fan could love.
Huzzah! David Finnerty ran across this Minuteman picking up an iced coffee at a Dunkin' Donuts near Faneuil Hall this sweltering Independence Day.
Patrick Bench asks:
Best recommendations for restaurants that do not use single use straws in Boston? Is there a list available?
Workers were busy inside the former Jerusalem Trading on Poplar Street in Roslindale Square yesterday, doing the work required to turn the old home-furnishings stuff store into a restaurant that will serve Cajun seafood in a bag - after resolving whatever ISD issues had stopped work there for several months. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board's Feb. 14 agenda had a pair of unusual items. Under number 10, Redd's in Rozzie's owner, Charlie Redd, sought permission to sell his restaurant's liquor license to bartaco, a national upscale taco chain seeking to open its first Boston outlet, in Fort Point. Under number 11, Redd sought one of the "neighborhood" liquor licenses the city had won under a state law first proposed by City Councilor Ayanna Pressley. Read more.
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