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By Sasha Patkin - 8/17/23 - 1:43 pm
Crying Thaiger's house mock-duck curry

Crying Thaiger's house mock-duck curry. Photo by Sasha Patkin.

Co-written by Kelley McLaughlin.

The first thing you notice when you enter Crying Thaiger Rustic Thai Kitchen in Malden is that the walls are painted black. But that doesn't mean it's dark inside – the hip and edgy dark walls are colorfully decorated with metallic vintage Thai advertisements, and two distressed wooden accent walls work in concert with wooden tables and touches throughout the restaurant of popping, sunshine yellow to give the space a delightfully modern, quirky Bohemian feel. Read more.

By adamg - 1/4/23 - 3:12 pm

Laughing Monk Cafe, 737 Huntington Ave., hopes to more than double in size by taking over vacant space next door, which will let it expand into banh mi and breakfast, its attorney told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.

By adamg - 11/4/22 - 9:35 am

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved the sale of the closed Bangkok Bistro, 433 Washington St. in Brighton, to Piyawut Parinyawut, who will re-open it as BalaMao Restaurant. Read more.

By adamg - 10/25/21 - 10:59 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports a Hen Chicken Rice of Somerville plans to open an outlet on High Street in downtown Boston.

By adamg - 11/5/20 - 2:00 pm
Rutchada on Belgrade Avenue in Roslindale

Rutchada Thai Cuisine opened this weekend at 153 Belgrade Ave., near Walworth Street, replacing a Thai place that replaced a Chinese place that replaced a Taiwanese place that replaced a Vietnamese place that replaced a Chinese place. Read more.

By adamg - 5/15/18 - 1:40 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Chilli Duck on Boylston Street has closed, saying it could not earn enough to pay the rent the landlord now wants.

By adamg - 3/9/18 - 2:57 pm

After a hiatus of several years, Roslindale has a Thai restaurant again - Tasty Thai, which opened today at 153 Belgrade Ave., where 7 Star Street Bistro used to be. Read more.

By adamg - 1/18/18 - 4:36 pm

A cook from Thailand hopes to open Tasty Thai next month in the space formerly occupied by Seven Star Street Bistro at 153 Belgrade Ave. Read more.

By adamg - 12/7/17 - 3:54 pm
Josh Zakim at licensing hearing

Zakim makes rare appearance at licensing hearing in support of Laughing Monk.

The Boston Licensing Board today chose an existing Mission Hill Thai/sushi restaurant for the one liquor license it had over a proposed shaken-seafood place in Roslindale. Read more.

By adamg - 11/9/17 - 8:02 pm
Som Tum

The Thai restaurant at 1894 Centre St. in West Roxbury has new owners, a new name, a new menu and new decor: Sticky Rice has turned into Som Tum Modern Thai Cuisine.

By adamg - 8/21/17 - 10:02 am

Drew Starr reports that Pad Thai, which closed a few months ago on Boylston Street, is re-opening on Hemenway Street, where Rice Bowl used to be.

By adamg - 5/20/17 - 10:58 am

Patrice Taddonio reports she was at Thai Spice on Centre Street yesterday evening to pick up her takeout order when she realized she'd left her wallet 45 minutes away in Everett. Read more.

By adamg - 10/5/15 - 5:15 pm

A Boston health inspector reported today that S & I To Go, 168 Brighton Ave., passed an inspection after being shut last week for a variety of health issues.

By adamg - 9/29/15 - 6:16 pm

UPDATE, 10/5: Inspection passed, gets OK to re-open.

A city health inspector yesterday shut S & I to Go, 168 Brighton Ave., for violations that included cockroaches in the restaurant's supply of sugar and evidence that rodents had gotten into its rice. Read more.

By adamg - 7/10/13 - 2:42 pm

A Cambridge Street Thai restaurant has changed its request for a later closing time from 3 a.m. to 1 a.m.

The Boston Licensing Board now considers whether to let A@Time extend its serving times from the current 11 p.m. At a hearing today, a restaurant co-owner said he cut back the proposed closing time after meeting with the executive board of the Allston Civic Association, which said it could support 1 a.m.

The board sets hours for Boston restaurants and must approve any requests to stay open later.

By adamg - 7/1/13 - 10:55 am

Oh, good God, Allston. On the heels of the Boston Licensing Board letting the Harvard Avenue McDonald's open at 5 a.m., A@Time on Cambridge Street will seek permission to stay open until 3 a.m.

This is exactly what Allston Civic Association President Paul Berkeley warned about, that his members are "fearful we're just going to become a 24-hour community."

A@Time goes before the licensing board on July 10, in the board's eighth-floor hearing room at City Hall.

By adamg - 3/8/11 - 2:45 pm

Lunch is servedLunch is served.

Sticky Rice Cafe opened this week on Centre Street, where The King/Samia's used to be, just a short walk from Phuket and up the Street from Thai Spice. Unlike those two, however, Sticky Rice Cafe also has Japanese and Korean dishes on the menu - with sushi on the way.

By adamg - 10/19/08 - 1:53 pm

From now on, when West Roxbury's Tammy needs Thai food, she's going with Phuket instead of Thai Spice, because Thai Spice can't get its act together: Last night, she and some friends ordered food at 5:15 and it didn't arrive until after 7:

... We only had 2 dinners, 1 rice dish and 3 appetizers. The food was good, it was still warm (no piping hot) and the adults survived (barely)... but the kids were in a tizzy and stuffed themselves on Go-gurts before the food even arrived. If you have children, you understand what a 4-yo with low blood sugar, surviving on a sugar-ladened dinner can be like. Let's just say it wasn't pretty. ...

By adamg - 11/26/07 - 7:54 pm

Or maybe it was there all along and I just didn't know about it - until I happened to be sorting the mail the other day and noticed a menu.

In any case, Hyde Parkians don't have to go all the way up to West Roxbury, JP or Norwood for Thai anymore - unless they want a large menu to choose from. The unassuming Asian Thai Eatery, 1084 River St., is really mainly a Chinese restaurant with a few Thai dishes thrown in - don't even think of stopping by if you want pad Thai or golden cups, for example.

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