Jacques Cabaret, 79 Broadway in Bay Village, goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday for permission to stop serving food - the day after it has to answer charges of not using the food-serving license it has.
The cabaret currently has a liquor license that requires it to make food available to patrons. On Tuesday, Jacques has to explain to the board why BPD detectives caught it on March 2 not offering food to customers, indeed, not having a kitchen or food-preparation area at all.
The next day, the board will consider Jacques' request to convert its license to a "general on premises all alcohol beverages" license, which does not require the sale of food along with alcohol.
The board's hearings begin at 10 a.m. both days in its eighth-floor hearing room in City Hall.