NBC Boston reports Eastern Standard has given up plastic straws to help the environment.
Matt Karolian asks:
Such a weird question, but does anyone any restaurants/caterers that serve American Chop Suey?
Boston Restaurant Talk reports that both Tremont 647 and Sister Sorel on Tremont Street are closing April 1.
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.
Larry Davidson likes the Industry, a new higher-end restaurant at 750 Adams St. with features more typically found downtown or along the waterfront, such as valet parking and a "nitrogen fueled draft beer system" - although he says he's going to keep the Ashmont Grill as his primary go-to Dot restaurant.
Well, there was one small problem with the menu. Usually when I go to a new restaurant I find two or three entrees I really want to order, which makes it a relatively easy choice. But at The Industry I wanted to order everything on the list of entrees!
Boston Restaurant Talk reports on possible plans for the Green Street spot where La Rana Rossa used to be.
The Boston Licensing Board votes tomorrow whether to let George Vinal and Angelo Stamos buy the Crossroads Irish Pub, 495 Beacon St. and turn it into a "neighborhood dining concept" called St. Locale. Read more.
Anusha Mookherjee asks:
People of Boston please help me. Where can you get a great grilled cheese with bacon?
The Boston Licensing Board could decide in a couple weeks whether Chris Douglass gets a liquor license for the Third Rail restaurant he's planning for the old trolley substation at Washington Street and Cummins Highway. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let Fiore's Bakery, 55 South St., stay open until 10 p.m. so it can begin offering what owner Charlie Fiore called "low-key" dinners. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let chef Douglass Williams buy the beer and wine license from the defunct CluckIt so he can open a neighborhood place serving "Italian influenced, American executed" food. Read more.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Briar Rose on Hyde Park Avenue has wilted.
It's the latest restaurant to close (or to never even open) at that spot. It was also Kevin Twohig's second go at a restaurant on Hyde Park Avenue, after Maggie Mae's up at Canterbury Street in Roslindale (where Delicias Dominicanas is now).
Douglas Bacon, who owns several restaurant/bars in the Allston area, said today he's completely recasting two and seeking a bit of an hours change at the third. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board tomorrow considers approving a proposal to transfer the beer and wine license held by Gerard's on Adams Street in Dorchester to the soon-to-open Aloft Hotel on D Street - and to grant a new full-service liquor license to Gerard's purchasers, who are planning on renovating the Dorchester institution. Read more.
Aurum, which sells calzone-like sandwiches in Hyde Square, goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week seeking a beer-and-wine license.
The 377A Centre St. eatery, now open until 9 p.m., is also seeking a midnight closing time.
The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.
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