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By adamg - 9/15/23 - 1:41 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved a request from Saigon Chicken House, 223 Adams St. in Dorchester, to buy the beer-and-wine license from a defunct South End Thai place. Read more.

By adamg - 4/26/23 - 1:13 pm

Update: All approved.

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let Dorchester resident Yimi Lajara open Mofongo Factory Restaurant at 299 Hancock St. in Dorchester - and to allow a franchisee to open Halal and spicy-fried-chicken places at the South Bay mall. Read more.

By Oliver Blake - 4/25/23 - 8:52 pm

Raising Cane's will open its second Boston outlet on Wednesday at 755 Boylston St., between Fairfield and Exeter streets in Copley Square. Read more.

By adamg - 2/3/21 - 9:05 am

Scott asks:

Any recommendations for Nashville Hot Chicken in Boston? Restaurants or markets? Been eager to try it.

By adamg - 9/25/19 - 2:40 pm
New Popeyes going in on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury

Boston's newest Popeyes, on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury, is getting nearer to opening, just a quick jog up the road from the Chick-fil-A on the Dedham side of the line. Read more.

By adamg - 11/15/18 - 10:52 am

When news broke last week that Chick-fil-A had an agreement to move into the Boylston Street location now occupied by a Boloco, it was news not just to fans and haters of the chicken chain, but to Boloco.

Boloco owner John Pepper says today: Read more.

By adamg - 11/8/18 - 3:47 pm

Biznow reports the chicken-on-a-bun chain has decided Tom Menino has not been mayor long enough and is looking to replace the Boloco at 569 Boylston St. in the Back Bay. Read more.

By adamg - 10/26/18 - 2:31 pm

The Boston Licensing Board voted yesterday to deny requests from Wingz and Tingz to serve up chicken wings and things until 3 a.m. on Fairmount Avenue in Hyde Park and Blue Hill Avenue in Grove Hall.

The decision means the Hyde Park branch has to stick with its current midnight closing time and Grove Hall with its current 11 p.m. closing time.

By adamg - 8/4/17 - 3:10 pm

The Boston Licensing Board voted yesterday to revoke the food-serving license for New York Fried Chicken, 1251 River St., because listed owner Riaz Ali Shah hid the real owner of the take-out place and because he's agreed to plead guilty to federal tax and immigration fraud charges. Read more.

By adamg - 8/1/17 - 12:32 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides Thursday whether to give the listed owner of New York Fried Chicken on River Street in Cleary Square a couple of months to get his affairs in order and sell the take-out place or whether he has to shut down immediately because he's agreed to plead guilty to federal tax-evasion and immigration fraud charges. Read more.

By adamg - 7/8/17 - 12:45 pm

The Boston Licensing Board next week considers what to do about New York Fried Chicken, 1269 River St., one of whose co-owners pleaded guilty earlier this year to tax evasion and visa fraud - unlike his co-owners, who had the foresight to flee to Pakistan first. Read more.

By adamg - 5/26/16 - 11:33 pm

Brian Martell of West Roxbury is transforming an old pizza place into a new chicken takeout place that will serve up the poultry cooked several different ways. Read more.

By adamg - 12/8/13 - 1:53 pm
Raising Cane One Love

Cause of the love lawsuit.

The estate of reggae star Bob Marley is suing Raising Cane's, which has a franchise on Comm. Ave. near BU, for using "One Love" in its marketing efforts.

In a lawsuit filed last week in US District Court in Boston, Fifty-Six Hope Road Music, Ltd., charges Raising Cane's, which is best known for chicken fingers, has nothing to do with the reggae star, who died in 1981.

Fifty-Six Hope Road, based in the Bahamas, is owned by Marley's widow and children. The suit was filed by a law firm in Chelmsford.

The suit notes Marley recorded "One Love" in 1977 and that the song is well known worldwide:

By adamg - 8/7/13 - 9:28 am

Daniel Guzman asks:

Any recommendations on a good pollo a la brasa/Peruvian chicken place in Boston (or Cambridge)?

By adamg - 8/3/12 - 9:45 pm

The Herald reports that dbar is now offering a Chic-2B-gAy fried-chicken plate. Proceeds from sales of the meal (which includes mashed potatoes and a biscuit) go to Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders.

By adamg - 7/20/12 - 7:59 am

The mayor is vowing to block the chicken chain from opening a location on the Freedom Trail after its president said gay marriage could bring God's wrath down on America, the Herald reports. The chain is looking at replacing the Purple Shamrock near Faneuil Hall.

Northeastern skewers plans for campus Chick-fil-A.

By adamg - 3/26/12 - 7:40 am

On a random road trip yesterday, we ended up in Woonsocket, RI (OK, so, yeah, pretty random). It was getting late, we hadn't gotten lunch and we stumbled on a place called River Falls. Looked like your basic burger-and-steaks-in-an-old-mill restaurant. But then the waitress started to tell us their Sunday special was Ma Glockner's, but she couldn't finish because I basically yelled "berched chicken!" which kind of startled her because people don't generally yell out the day's specials.

By adamg - 2/28/12 - 8:10 am

UPDATE: The News has updated its report: The university has decided that because of the vote, it won't allow a Chick-fil-A at the school.

The Huntington News reports the Northeastern Student Government Association voted 31-5 last night to denounce the university's proposal to allow a Chick-fil-A in a remodeled student center.

By adamg - 2/24/12 - 4:32 pm

Southie Wing Quest flies the coop and samples wings from across eastern Mass.

By adamg - 2/16/12 - 4:42 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a request by Pollos a la Brasa el Chalan in Day Square to extend its closing time from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.

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