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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.

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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.

By adamg - 3/9/22 - 11:55 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Hei La Moon on Beach Street has posted signs on its doors that it'll be moving into the smaller Food Opera food court that is supposed to be replacing Chau Chow City, but which has run into financial difficulties.

Hei La Moon is on the first floor of that old parking garage off the Greenway that a Toronto developer wants to replace but keeps changing its mind about just how to do so.

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.

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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.

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

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