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By adamg - 10/25/23 - 11:47 am

Update: Board voted to grant a liquor license, should one be found at City Hall.

Victoria's Diner, which has been slinging hash at 1024 Massachusetts Ave. in Newmarket Square since 1949, has a new owner who says he plans to keep things mainly the way they are, just upgraded a bit and with 24-hour service every day and, if he can get it, a license to serve liquor until 1 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 2/25/23 - 12:00 pm
Inside the Busy Bee in Brookline

Patrick Magure takes us behind the counter at the Busy Bee on Beacon Street in Brookline on a Saturday morning: Read more.

By adamg - 5/23/22 - 2:02 pm
Westbury Restaurant on Centre Street

Update: The new owner is Erdi Kembora of West Roxbury.

The yellow sign above the restaurant name says it all: On May 28, the Westbury Restaurant, next to where the bowling alley used to be before the post office moved in, gets a new owner - longtime owner Antonios Sevastos is retiring after serving up breakfast there for more than 30 years. Read more.

By adamg - 5/7/22 - 1:53 pm

Update: Owner denies threatening anybody.

The US Department of Labor yesterday sued Sound Bites Cafe and its owner, Yasser Mirza, on charges he reacted to an employee seeking back overtime pay by threatening to have something bad happen to his family unless he called off federal investigators looking into the issue. Read more.

By adamg - 3/24/22 - 5:44 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Friendly Toast hopes to open an outlet at Legacy Place this summer.

By adamg - 1/30/22 - 10:03 am
French toast ready to eat

Carmen Sandiejo shows the French toast (and berries) she was about to tuck into at the height of the storm yesterday.

Need more inspiration? Here at French Toast Central, we've got plenty, thanks to folks who, in between shoveling, gazing out the window and more shoveling, sent in photos of their French toast: Read more.

By adamg - 1/26/22 - 12:33 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Western Avenue breakfast place is moving to make room for some new development (life sciences, of course), although it hasn't said where. Collier County, FL, perhaps?

By adamg - 10/6/21 - 10:17 am

Rachel Lazar went before the Boston Licensing Board today asking permission to open an 18-seat daytime restaurant at 383 Dorchester Ave. that will be available as a meeting space in the evening. Read more.

By adamg - 8/17/21 - 10:55 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Mike and Patty's is aiming to open on Centre Street where Sorella's used to be in Hyde Square.

By adamg - 7/7/21 - 10:32 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that the Friendly Toast is opening an outlet at the Chestnut Hill Mall, sorry, the Shops at Chestnut Hill, in the space left vacant by the demise of Besito.

By adamg - 1/7/21 - 7:46 pm
Maskless? Come on in, sign at the Breakfast Club says

A roving UHub photographer spotted two large signs in a front window at the Breakfast Club, 270 Western Ave., yesterday that says the joint is barred by federal law from asking people who come in without a mask why, so they're going to welcome in everybody without a mask without any questions asked, no matter any so-called restrictions enacted by evil socialists in government. Read more.

By adamg - 11/10/20 - 2:38 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Kitchen Cafe on South Street is closing forever on Nov. 20, victim of a Covid-19-related loss of business.

By adamg - 9/21/20 - 10:52 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Mul's Diner on Broadway has moved into space in Amrhein's across the street.

By adamg - 8/31/20 - 1:21 pm

The Friendly Toast in Kendall Square announced today it will not be re-opening after its Covid-19-forced shutdown earlier this year.

Via Boston Attitude.

By adamg - 10/3/19 - 9:54 am
Box of cereal

For the second time in two months, a federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by two Boston-area women who claimed they were not just put out but deserving of damages because honey is not the main sweetener in Honey Bunches of Oats cereal. Read more.

By adamg - 9/13/19 - 8:53 am

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports the owner of the Bunker Hill Street restaurant wants to retire and hopes to replace the restaurant with a three-unit building that he'd live in.

By adamg - 7/14/19 - 7:57 pm

Fawn asks:

Looking for breakfast reco’s for Boylston St/Newbury, but on a Monday

By adamg - 7/8/19 - 2:19 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports some "bacon masters" plan to take over the recently closed Roadworthy space on Washington Street in Dedham, near the mall. Unlike Roadworthy, Small Batch Cafe will concentrate on breakfast and lunch, so presumably the bacon expertise will come in handy.

By adamg - 12/4/17 - 5:11 pm

The signs on the doors of the IHOP at 1850 Soldiers Field Road today blamed electrical problems for closing the 24-hour restaurant, leaving the South Street Diner on Kneeland Street Boston's only sit-down restaurant open 24 hours a day seven days a week. Mid-afternoon, a utility crew worked on the Birmingham Parkway side of the IHOP.

By adamg - 9/15/17 - 10:47 am

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved a food-serving license for Joseph Adamo's 320 Cafe at 320 Spring St. in West Roxbury. Read more.

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