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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 [email protected] 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.
Oh, good God, Allston. On the heels of the Boston Licensing Board letting the Harvard Avenue McDonald's open at 5 a.m., [email protected] 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."
[email protected] goes before the licensing board on July 10, in the board's eighth-floor hearing room at City Hall.
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.
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. ...
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.
Pam braves all four of JP Licks' new Thai ice-cream flavors, which, yes, include pad thai:
... The ice cream is filled with short noodles, slices of green onion, chunks of peanut, and specks of cilantro. Is that a hint of garlic as well? This ended up being my favorite of the bunch because of how well it pulled off the unique combination of ingredients. I would never order this as a dessert, but for a savory snack, it was pretty tasty. ...
The Herald claims it may be an urban legend, but Harry Mattison wonders which Thai restaurant in Allston has a basement refrigerator stocked with new stem cells.
Seth Gitell reports that Saluté, Roslindale's latest cute little Italian bistro, has been sold and is now Geoffrey's, Roslindale's latest cute little American bistro:
They will also offer a weekend brunch menu, which is something the Square could use.
Roslindale Ed. note: Brunch? Did somebody say brunch?!? I am so there.
Gitell also has news of chef/menu changes at Bangkok Cafe.
Who'da thunk it? Centre Street in West Roxbury now has two places to get Thai food - Thai Spice (really more of a take-out place than a sit-down restaurant) and Phuket, which recently opened where Cafe Le Royal used to be (1856 Centre St.).
Nancy and I went to Phuket for lunch today. It shows promise, but could use a bit of work.
The last few times I've been to Bangkok Cafe, there haven't been very many diners. Today, I went to order some chicken massaman curry for lunch. There was nobody in the dining room. When I went back 15 minutes or so later to pick it up, still no people. Unless they're doing a land-office catering business, that's not a real good sign. Oh, well.
Some people say the quality's gone downhill since it opened (see the last review); the limited number of dishes I tend to order (basically, chicken massaman curry and more chicken massaman curry) still taste good.
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