Richard Auffrey does some research, concludes the restaurant usually cited as the first probably wasn't, and introduces us to a Chinese band leader who may have opened the first, but then closed it because he liked touring with his band more.
The Boston Licensing Board could decide Thursday whether to punish China Pearl, 9 Tyler St., for what was promoted as a 4/20 dinner at which guests could enjoy roasted pig garnished with their choice of THC or CBD oil. Read more.
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.
A Boston health inspector yesterday ordered China Bo, 49 Warren St., shut for violations that included 10 pounds of raw chicken being stored too warm, dead roaches at the bottom of a pizza oven and rodent droppings by the front counter where customers pick up orders. Read more.
Richard Auffrey is a fan of Chinese soup dumplings, so he hied himself off to District Kitchen in Malden to try one of its super-sized soup dumplings - so large it comes with a straw to suck out the broth before you try to eat the thing. His conclusion: He's sticking to regular-sized dumplings.
A Boston health inspector yesterday ordered China Bo, 49 Warren St., shut for a variety of violations that included uncooked spring rolls being kept too warm, raw beef being stored in a sink meant only for hand washing, dirty utensils, including knives, rice cookers and cutting boards, rat droppings and at least one live cockroach. Read more.
A Boston health inspector yesterday gave Nanning Wok, 465 West Broadway, a clean bill of health, which allows it to re-open.
The inspection found absolutely no health violations at the take-out place, just four days after it was shut for a series of violations, some of which had been noted on inspections going back several months.
A Boston health inspector today shut Nanning Wok, 465 West Broadway, for violations that included letting cooked chicken fingers cool down too much and uncooked meat warm up too much and not doing anything about rodents and smokers. Read more.
UPDATE: The restaurant passed a re-inspection and can open again.
ISD ordered MDM Noodles, 351 Washington St., shut earlier this week for violations that included flounder and un-canned Spam not being kept cool enough, cooked lamb not being kept warm enough, a lack of adequate hand-washing facilities for workers and rat droppings on the floor of a closet at the end of the area where hot foods are prepared. Read more.
A Chicago woman in town for a bachelorette night in May wound up spending much of her time in an emergency room after a flaming rum and whiskey drink set her face and upper torso on fire at Crave Mad for Chicken on Kneeland Street, police, her attorney and the restaurant's owner told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.