Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Bianchi's could re-open in the Lewis Street site left vacant by the closing of JD's Sports Bar.
The owner of Village Pizza and Grill, 56 L St., has agreed to pay back wages to workers not paid time and a half for working overtime and to pay fines for letting teens work excessive hours and sometimes with hazardous equipment. Read more.
You can work up an appetite driving sort of aimlessly around - especially if you forgot to eat lunch - so when we saw the Pizza Stop on Cypress Street in Brookline, we pulled over and went in - and were immediately struck by the large sorta-Lichtensteinish mural on one wall (especially impressive given that the whole place is really tiny).
Compare to the Phaeton legend painted on a wall at Nick's on Washington Street in Roslindale: Read more.
Boston Magazine reports that Bertucci's has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which means the chain can stay open - but can renegotiate leases and stuff, and might close some additional outlets. Another pizza chain based in the area (Uno's - yes, Uno's is headquartered in West Roxbury) has used Chapter 11 in the past.
Opponents of a pizzeria planned for Harvard Square are now accusing the place of fostering a race war and encouraging people to mainline heroin, Cambridge Day reports.
A Domino's driver was beaten and robbed of his pizza, money and car on Florence Street near the Flaherty Pool shortly before 9:30 p.m. Police recovered his car on Florence at Cummins Highway. Suspects were described as three black males in their late teens or early 20s, one in a black hoodie, another in a gray hoodie.
Stone Hearth Pizza on Western Avenue in Allston has closed for good, Boston Restaurant Talk reports.
Boston Police detectives report finding three underage Boston College students - one just 19 - quaffing draft Bud Light at Agoros Bar and Grill, 356 Chestnut Hill Ave., early on July 14. Read more.
Checkmate Cafe on South Street in Roslindale is more than happy to dispense parenting wisdom.
Cambridge Day reports &pizza, which you'd think would be a perfect Cambridge name, is trying yet again to move into a Harvard Square space, this time by teaming up with a bakery called Milk Bar.
Earlier, the pizza place narrowly avoided disaster by removing a trellis the Historical Commission had deemed unhistoric, only to founder on the shoals of the Cambridge zoning board, which put its municipal foot down and declared the square has enough pizza, thank you very much.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports La Rana Rossa cafe and pizza place, which opened last year on Green Street, is closing forever on June 16.
The co-owner of what was initially billed as a family-friendly pizza place on Chestnut Hill Avenue now says he is spending every night at the front door, turning away 200 to 250 underage BC students trying to take advantage of his restaurant's beer and wine license. Read more.
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