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By adamg - 3/12/24 - 12:41 pm

The Zoning Board of Appeal today rejected a request from China Pearl, 9 Tyler St. in Chinatown for a live-entertainment permit, saying owner Brian Moy needs to first convince nearby residents the move won't mean extra late-night noise, crowd and safety issues in the tightly packed neighborhood. Read more.

By adamg - 2/6/24 - 2:17 pm

Bibliotequetress asks:

Looking for restaurant recommendations for *vegan/vegan friendly longevity noodles* in Boston, pref less expensive than Myers & Chang (a student wants to pick up the tab for her fam of 5).

By adamg - 1/29/24 - 4:50 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports a California chain called Baby Cafe Kitchen is opening outlets on Brighton Avenue in Allston - in that spot where the laundry place used to be - and on Beacon Street in Brookline.

By Sasha Patkin - 11/12/23 - 1:16 pm
Dried bean curd salad

Dried bean curd salad. Photo by Sasha Patkin.

When we think of comfort food - food that warms our hearts and bodies and makes the world OK again - we think of noodles. Ramen, pho, macaroni and cheese. There's nothing like coming inside from a brisk fall day and sitting down to food that's clearly been prepared with care and delighting in the comforting textures and sensations of a warm noodle dish.

That's exactly what we found at Home Taste. Read more.

By adamg - 10/27/23 - 10:54 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports YGF Malatang, a West Coast chain of restaurants known for its extra hot Sichuan dishes, plans to open an outlet at 137 Massachusetts Ave. at Boylston Street.

By adamg - 10/2/23 - 9:09 pm

Ann E. Riordan asks:

Where can I get Chinese moon pies in/around Boston? Korean, Japanese or Vietnamese versions also work.

By adamg - 5/27/23 - 12:26 pm

A Boston health inspector this week ordered the closing of Dumpling Cafe, 693 Washington St. for a variety of health-code violations, including storing cut-up produce in an old chicken box and a broken water heater, which meant the kitchen dishwasher couldn't properly sterilize dishes and workers had no hot water for washing their hands. Read more.

By adamg - 3/28/23 - 2:50 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports, via the Salem News, that Salem Lowe will be re-opening next month with new owners.

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 - 12/12/22 - 11:36 am
Sign announcing retirement and restaurant closing on door of Mary Chung

Drew Starr reports that Mary Chung's eponymous restaurant will serve its last meal on Dec. 31. Read more.

By adamg - 12/1/22 - 2:24 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports China House on Hanover Street has shut down.

By adamg - 11/26/22 - 11:26 am

Richard Auffrey, who's already chronicled the history of Chinese restaurants in Boston, goes across the river to recount the story of Chinese restaurants in Cambridge, with a bonus trip up Rte. 2 to Fitchburg.

By adamg - 11/17/22 - 11:07 am

The Boston Licensing Board today ordered a one-day suspension for China Pearl/Shojo's liquor license after BPD licensing detectives found underage drinkers with fake IDs on Oct. 21 and then again the very next night. Read more.

By adamg - 9/15/22 - 11:46 am

The Boston Licensing Board today revoked the beer and wine license for Bubor Cha Cha, 45 Beach St., not because its current owners are involved in a legal tussle over who can run the place, but because they purchased it with an alcohol license that can't legally be sold. Read more.

By adamg - 8/24/22 - 1:41 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let a Chicago hotpot restaurant open up on Cambridge Street in Allston using the beer and wine license it hopes to buy from a defunct pizza place in East Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 8/23/22 - 8:47 am

And, yes, they have glassware that looks like you'd expect at a tiki bar. Richard Auffrey reports he likes Wusong Road, vows to return, says next time he might even try the New England Chop Suey - "Ma La spice, grilled tomato 'bolognese', home-made shanxi maoerduo noodles, spring onions, crispy garlic chips and Thai basil."

By adamg - 8/22/22 - 2:38 pm

What started as a 911 call in July about a larceny on Beach Street in Chinatown has spiraled into a licensing issue that could see a Chinatown restaurant lose its right to serve beer and wine - or even to stay open at all. Read more.

By adamg - 7/30/22 - 1:46 pm

The owners of China Gourmet, 23 Tyler St. in Chinatown, and six alleged accomplices were indicted this week on federal charges that they ran a ring that laundered hundreds of thousands of dollars - some trucked up from New York City at the bottom of shipments of meat and seafood - and collected stolen gift cards, which they'd redeem by buying hundreds of computers and other items at the Apple Store at South Shore Plaza in Braintree. Read more.

By adamg - 7/14/22 - 10:30 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Salem Lowe at Salem Willows, which has served chop-suey sandwiches for 50 years, is closing forever next month.

By adamg - 5/26/22 - 11:06 am

The Boston Licensing Board today approved plans by three restaurants on Hudson Street to purchase liquor licenses from shuttered restaurants elsewhere in the city. Read more.

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