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By adamg - 7/5/19 - 10:35 am

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.

By adamg - 6/12/19 - 12:16 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Chef Chow's House on Harvard Street has closed its doors forever and that it might be replaced by a hot-pot place.

By adamg - 5/24/19 - 1:36 pm

China Pearl, 9 Tyler St., got a formal warning yesterday not to allow any more pot-infused meals, at least not while such things are still banned in Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/19 - 1:37 pm
China Pearl

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.

By adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 1/18/19 - 8:54 pm

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.

By adamg - 1/7/19 - 9:44 am

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.

By adamg - 12/28/18 - 10:53 am

Bali Ha'i - Juanita Hall 's own voice - South Pacific

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Bali Hai, off Rte. 128 in Lynnfield, is shutting down next week.

So that leaves, what, Kowloon in Saugus and the Tahiti in Dedham?

By adamg - 12/10/18 - 12:04 pm

It took two follow-up inspections, but China Bo, 49 Warren St., finally met with a Boston health inspector's approval and was allowed to re-open on Friday, according to city restaurant records.

After being shut in November due to a variety of kitchen health issues, the restaurant failed two more inspections before getting cleared to re-open.

By adamg - 11/21/18 - 2:50 pm

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.

By adamg - 11/10/18 - 1:17 pm

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.

By adamg - 11/5/18 - 8:46 pm

UPDATE: Restaurant fixes all violations, allowed to re-open.

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.

By adamg - 6/7/18 - 9:49 pm

Brookline Police report arresting the owner of Taam China, 423 Harvard St. today on several counts of making secret recordings of people in a restaurant restroom over a three-year period. Read more.

By adamg - 10/24/17 - 11:14 am
Crumbled wall at Taam China in Brookline

Photo by Brookline PD.

The Brookline Police Department reports the facade at Taam China, 423 Harvard St., collapsed overnight. There were no injuries.

By adamg - 9/26/17 - 11:40 am

First the basement flooded at Ming Tsai's Blue Dragon on A Street. Then a water-main break sent water up into the restaurant's grease traps, causing a second, and smellier, flood. Read more.

By adamg - 7/21/17 - 11:26 am

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.

By adamg - 7/11/17 - 11:29 am

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.

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