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By adamg - 12/2/21 - 10:20 am

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a request from Las Palmas Market, 13 Chelsea St., to add spirits to its existing beer and wine offerings. Read more.

By adamg - 12/1/21 - 1:40 pm

A Connecticut chain that serves Japanese ramen and Vietnamese pho wants to open its first Boston restaurant at 44 Thomson Pl., but the Fort Point Neighborhood Association is asking the Boston Licensing Board to scale back its proposed 12:30 a.m. closing time to a more Boston time of 11 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 12/1/21 - 1:16 pm

The owner of Brodway's Pastry, 258 West Broadway, has plans to create what could be the neighborhood's first place where older residents could relax with an espresso after a day of shopping or just after dinner, like Caffè Vittoria or Caffè Paradiso in the North End. Read more.

By adamg - 12/1/21 - 12:36 pm

New manager, Charles Hitchcock, at Zoomed hearing today.

When the Pour House re-opens with a new manager, it will be exactly the same as patrons remember from the Before Times, an attorney for the proposed new liquor-license holder told the Boston Licensing Board today. Read more.

By adamg - 11/27/21 - 8:52 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk pours out the news: The owners of the Pour House, which closed at the start of the pandemic, are looking to turn the place over to a new group to re-open the Boylston Street watering hole. Read more.

By adamg - 11/24/21 - 1:45 pm

The Chelsea Record interviews Richard Katz, owner of the eponymous bagel place in Chelsea, who recounts his youth, his shop and where his customers come from:

I see people from Indiana, Michigan, coming down to take bagels down to Florida because the bagels from Florida suck.

By adamg - 11/24/21 - 1:20 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Cornwall's in Kenmore Square has shut due to the Citgo/Whoop construction next door, but that it hopes to re-open in March.

By adamg - 11/24/21 - 9:59 am

The mayor's office announced today that restaurants that offer outdoor dining outside of the North End - now with heating elements - can keep doing so for an extra four weeks. Read more.

By adamg - 11/24/21 - 8:49 am

As Covid-19 cases rise, WGBH reports Wu is looking at requiring proof of vaccination as an entry requirement for restaurants, theaters and clubs.

By adamg - 11/18/21 - 11:54 am

The Boston Licensing Board today gave Kenneth Blasi permission to buy out his brother Joseph and re-open Blasi Cafe, 762 Adams St. in Dorchester. Read more.

By adamg - 11/17/21 - 12:19 pm

The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to let a restaurateur re-open McGreevy's with a new concept that is nothing like the sports-focused college bar the place was until the pandemic hit last year. Read more.

By adamg - 11/17/21 - 12:02 pm
Brian Weller

The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to let a proposed indoor pickleball emporium recreate the best of the Catskills or a cruise ship at an old factory building at Old Colony Avenue and C Street, where patrons could play pickleball, shuffleboard or cornhole, then retire to a cabana to cool down and get something to drink. Read more.

By adamg - 11/17/21 - 9:20 am

Richard Auffrey details the background behind the sign on Hudson Street for the China Pavilion, a restaurant that hasn't been open since 1990.

Also see:
Scotch 'n Sirloin | Sahara Syrian Restaurant.

By adamg - 11/14/21 - 11:51 pm

The Model Cafe in Allston reports that for the past few weekends, somebody's been going into the restrooms and ripping the soap and towel dispensers and other things off the walls and hiding them above the ceiling tiles. Read more.

By adamg - 11/13/21 - 11:37 pm

Firefighters responded to Trillium Brewing, 50 Thomson Pl. for a rooftop fire shortly before 7:30 p.m.

The brewery was evacuated; there were no injuries. Read more.

By adamg - 11/11/21 - 10:50 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Blasi's Cafe, 762 Adams St. in Dorchester, is seeking to re-open.

Blasi's was heavily damaged in a two-alarm fire in September, 2017.

By adamg - 11/7/21 - 7:45 am
William Shatner and staff at Rino's

Brian Riccio forwards this shot of William Shatner after a meal at Rino's on Saratoga Street in East Boston last night. Looks like he enjoyed himself, even if they were out of Saurian brandy.

By adamg - 11/5/21 - 11:11 pm

Local 338 Bagels and Coffee, 1727 Centre Street in West Roxbury, has closed, Neal Doyle reports.

"Hopefully there will be new details soon" on a possible new owner, a sign in the store's door says. Read more.

By adamg - 11/4/21 - 9:22 am

Cafeteria, which shut last December, hopes to re-open soon, its attorney told the Boston Licensing Board yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 11/3/21 - 12:31 pm

The Boston Licensing Board could vote tomorrow whether to allow Total Wine to open a 23,000-square-foot store in the South Bay mall, where the OfficeMax used to be. Read more.

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