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By BenHa - 12/24/21 - 4:38 pm

I'm thinking about a great little dive in Watertown called "Home Taste." Or maybe I'll go all traditional and head down to Chinatown!

Tips are appreciated.

By adamg - 11/17/21 - 9:20 am

Richard Auffrey details the background behind the sign on Hudson Street for the China Pavilion, a restaurant that hasn't been open since 1990.

Also see:
Scotch 'n Sirloin | Sahara Syrian Restaurant.

By adamg - 10/19/21 - 9:20 am

Intrepid fact finder Richard Auffrey, though, finds the facts to dismiss the claim by the long gone Bob Lee's Islander on Tyler Street.

By adamg - 7/3/21 - 2:52 pm
Inside the buffet

Buffet today.

Flaming Grill and Buffet on American Legion Highway (in the Stop & Shop mall) re-emerged today in its true nature as a Chinese buffet. Read more.

By adamg - 1/7/21 - 11:49 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Kowloon owner Bob Wong filed preliminary plans with the Saugus Planning Board for split the property up and sell the pieces - but that fans of its Polynesian and Chinese fare don't have to worry just yet, because any shutdown is still several years off. Read more.

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By adamg - 12/1/20 - 2:11 pm

Update: Board issues two warnings to restaurant over the incident.

The owner of New Moon Villa on Edinboro Street in Chinatown had to answer a citation today for a Nov. 10 incident in which licensing detectives found three patrons dancing inside while sipping from the bottles of tequila and cognac they brought in with them - half an hour after the restaurant was supposed to be shut due to the state's current Covid-19 regulations. Read more.

By adamg - 10/8/20 - 1:29 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the demise of Chic Chick on Brighton Avenue.

By adamg - 8/13/20 - 11:29 pm
Wanted for Great Wok holdup

Boston Police report they are looking for two guys they say held up the Great Wok, 1284 Massachusetts Ave. in Edward Everett Square, at gunpoint shortly before 1 a.m. on Tuesday. Read more.

By adamg - 6/26/20 - 10:27 pm

Silk Road Bistro is a Chinese restaurant in Marlborough, whose homepage lists a series of warnings and instructions for picking up takeout these days, including stuff you'd expect - when you get there, ring the bell and announce your name, step back 10 feet, then wait for your food to be placed on a table at the door and wait for the worker who brought it out to step back. "DO NOT attempt to grab the food out of our hands." And then: Read more.

By adamg - 5/16/20 - 12:20 pm

Mandarin Gourmet, at the Putterham rotary, announced today it's re-opening Monday, for takeout only. It had closed last month for Covid-19 reasons.

By adamg - 5/9/20 - 10:41 am

WBZ interviews the owner of Kowloon in Saugus and a North End restaurateur about life after the shutdown ends - and how they're thinking about how to adapt to reduced seating capacities.

By adamg - 4/3/20 - 9:03 am
Mandarin Gourmet logo

Mandarin Gourmet announced last night that after serving its last takeout on Sunday, it will be closed until April 20: Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/20 - 9:22 am

Richard Auffrey looks into claims that the chop-suey sandwich was invented in Massachusetts, possibly at Salem Willows and declares the claim unlikely after finding ads for places across the country serving the sandwich around the same time.

By adamg - 2/11/20 - 11:04 am
Bubor Cha Cha

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Beach Street restaurant, which closed last fall, is open again, although with a bit of a different menu, and readers must understand how hard it is for the UHub staff not to try to turn this whole thing into a Jimmy Durante reference.

By adamg - 2/7/20 - 9:07 am

WBUR reports, notes something similar happened during the SARS scare in 2003 - at least until Mayor Tom Menino went on a walking tour of the neighborhood and didn't get SARS - that Chinatown is no more at risk from the new coronavirus strain than anywhere else and that you're far, far more likely to get the flu, which can also be fatal.

By adamg - 12/23/19 - 10:22 pm

NetwerkBear asks:

I’m home for Christmas and don’t wanna cook and want Chinese instead. Anyone know what’s open? (Boston north preferably)

By adamg - 12/23/19 - 10:24 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Tom's BaoBao, a Chinese steamed-bun place in Harvard Square, has closed, its owners dreams of opening 30 bao-bao places across the Northeast at an end.

By adamg - 11/30/19 - 12:56 pm

Deb asks:

Suggestions for Americanized Chinese food in Boston for visiting parent? General Gao's chicken, moo shu whatever, fried rice, lo mein, nothing too authentically Chinese or fusion, not take-out only.

By adamg - 11/25/19 - 12:23 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk alerts us to the opening of Machu Chifa, which specializes in chifa, "Cantonese-Peruvian style fried rice bowls that can be ordered with steak, pork, shrimp, or chicken."

By adamg - 10/30/19 - 11:49 pm

A re-inspection by a Boston health inspector on Oct. 26 of Grasshopper Restaurant, 1 N. Beacon St., found no violations.

The restaurant needed a re-inspection because of an Oct. 21 inspection that found a variety of health issues, some serious.

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