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By adamg - 2/11/20 - 11:04 am
Bubor Cha Cha

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Beach Street restaurant, which closed last fall, is open again, although with a bit of a different menu, and readers must understand how hard it is for the UHub staff not to try to turn this whole thing into a Jimmy Durante reference.

By adamg - 2/7/20 - 9:07 am

WBUR reports, notes something similar happened during the SARS scare in 2003 - at least until Mayor Tom Menino went on a walking tour of the neighborhood and didn't get SARS - that Chinatown is no more at risk from the new coronavirus strain than anywhere else and that you're far, far more likely to get the flu, which can also be fatal.

By adamg - 12/23/19 - 10:22 pm

NetwerkBear asks:

I’m home for Christmas and don’t wanna cook and want Chinese instead. Anyone know what’s open? (Boston north preferably)

By adamg - 12/23/19 - 10:24 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Tom's BaoBao, a Chinese steamed-bun place in Harvard Square, has closed, its owners dreams of opening 30 bao-bao places across the Northeast at an end.

By adamg - 11/30/19 - 12:56 pm

Deb asks:

Suggestions for Americanized Chinese food in Boston for visiting parent? General Gao's chicken, moo shu whatever, fried rice, lo mein, nothing too authentically Chinese or fusion, not take-out only.

By adamg - 11/25/19 - 12:23 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk alerts us to the opening of Machu Chifa, which specializes in chifa, "Cantonese-Peruvian style fried rice bowls that can be ordered with steak, pork, shrimp, or chicken."

By adamg - 10/30/19 - 11:49 pm

A re-inspection by a Boston health inspector on Oct. 26 of Grasshopper Restaurant, 1 N. Beacon St., found no violations.

The restaurant needed a re-inspection because of an Oct. 21 inspection that found a variety of health issues, some serious.

By adamg - 10/21/19 - 4:54 pm

Update: Grasshopper passed a re-inspection and was allowed to re-open.

An ISD health inspector today ordered Grasshopper Restaurant, 1 N. Beacon St. in Allston, shut for "gross unsanitary conditions" after an inspection that found a fly infestation and evidence of rodent activity throughout the kitchen, produce being left in direct contact with a "filthy floor," workers not washing their hands, "built up soils" throughout the kitchen, including on walls, the ceiling and cooking utensils and in the ice machine and raw food, including shrimp, being kept too warm. Read more.

By adamg - 10/18/19 - 10:08 am
Gourmet Dumpling House in Chinatown

UPDATE: They've' re-opened.

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Gourmet Dumpling House on Beach Street has been locked up by state officials for non-payment of taxes.

By adamg - 9/23/19 - 3:29 pm

Yes, it's a rumor that seems to pop up every few months, but this time records at the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds show that the owners of the Tahiti, on Mah Way (not the highway), sold the building and its roughly 1 acre of land to a Dedham home builder, Frank Gobbi, last month for $2.9 million. Read more.

By adamg - 7/5/19 - 10:35 am

Richard Auffrey does some research, concludes the restaurant usually cited as the first probably wasn't, and introduces us to a Chinese band leader who may have opened the first, but then closed it because he liked touring with his band more.

By adamg - 6/12/19 - 12:16 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Chef Chow's House on Harvard Street has closed its doors forever and that it might be replaced by a hot-pot place.

By adamg - 5/24/19 - 1:36 pm

China Pearl, 9 Tyler St., got a formal warning yesterday not to allow any more pot-infused meals, at least not while such things are still banned in Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/19 - 1:37 pm
China Pearl

The Boston Licensing Board could decide Thursday whether to punish China Pearl, 9 Tyler St., for what was promoted as a 4/20 dinner at which guests could enjoy roasted pig garnished with their choice of THC or CBD oil. Read more.

By adamg - 4/11/19 - 3:16 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the P.F. Chang's at the CambridgeSide mall has ridden off into the sunset (presumably on the chain's trademark giant horses).

By adamg - 4/2/19 - 12:24 pm

A fight in which an innocent bystander got smashed in the nose with a plate got New Moon Villa on Edinboro Street called before the Boston Licensing Board this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 3/18/19 - 5:53 pm

UPDATE: Market cleared to re-open on March 27 after passing a re-inspection.

A Boston health inspector today shut Ming's Supermarket, also known as New York Marts, 1102 Washington St. for a variety of health violations that included dead bugs on a hot-foods light shield and rodent droppings under a sink employees are supposed to use for hand washing. Read more.

By adamg - 1/18/19 - 8:54 pm

A Boston health inspector yesterday ordered China Bo, 49 Warren St., shut for violations that included 10 pounds of raw chicken being stored too warm, dead roaches at the bottom of a pizza oven and rodent droppings by the front counter where customers pick up orders. Read more.

By adamg - 1/7/19 - 9:44 am

Richard Auffrey is a fan of Chinese soup dumplings, so he hied himself off to District Kitchen in Malden to try one of its super-sized soup dumplings - so large it comes with a straw to suck out the broth before you try to eat the thing. His conclusion: He's sticking to regular-sized dumplings.

By adamg - 12/28/18 - 10:53 am

Bali Ha'i - Juanita Hall 's own voice - South Pacific

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Bali Hai, off Rte. 128 in Lynnfield, is shutting down next week.

So that leaves, what, Kowloon in Saugus and the Tahiti in Dedham?

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