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By adamg - 6/2/21 - 2:24 pm
Delisle at hearing

Delisle at hearing.

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let former L'Espalier chiefs Matthew Dilisle and Peter McGough open a pasta-and-wine shop at 40 Main St. in Charlestown, where customers walking home from their jobs downtown could pick up some fresh pasta and pair it with what their attorney called "finer wines and more interesting beers." Read more.

By adamg - 4/6/21 - 10:13 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by Giacomo's, 355 Hanover St., to add tables with a total of 20 more seats on the second floor, and by Forcella in North Square to expand into a neighboring space and add 12 seats. Read more.

By adamg - 1/7/21 - 11:00 am

The Boston Sun reports chefs Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette are whipping up an Italian seafood restaurant on Newbury Street between Fairfield and Gloucester streets. They already have a deal to buy the liquor license from the former Uno on Boylston Street.

By adamg - 1/6/21 - 10:39 am

Boston Restaurant Talk provides the roundup of the latest restaurants to announce Covid-19-related winter shutdowns, including Terramia in the North End.

By adamg - 12/28/20 - 2:21 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today notified the owners of Rabia's on Salem Street they better cut it out with the maskless servers, the more than six people crowded at tables, the wandering violinists popping in to play for diners. Read more.

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By adamg - 12/21/20 - 11:43 am

City of Boston Licensing Board - Emergency LPI Hearing - 12-21-20

The Boston Licensing Board this morning told the manager and lawyer for Rabia's, 73 Salem St., that if they can't keep the North End's pair of wandering violinists out and if servers keep serving diners after 9:30 p.m. and won't wear masks, the place should just shut down. Read more.

By adamg - 11/9/20 - 9:42 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Jeveli's is closing tomorrow and that whether it's going into "hibernation" for the winter or whether it's closing for good is unknown. The restaurant has been serving basic Italian fare since 1924.

By adamg - 9/11/20 - 3:09 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday gave permission to an East Boston man who is planning to open an upscale trattoria on Bennington Street to buy the beer and wine license from a Dominican restaurant in Roslindale. Read more.

By adamg - 8/21/20 - 2:34 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that both Rustico, which had been around for 20 years and Popover King, which had been around for considerably less, have closed permanently.

By adamg - 7/10/20 - 10:34 am

Cinquecento on Harrison Avenue announced it won't be reopening: Read more.

By adamg - 5/15/20 - 9:08 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the permanent demise of Stella on Washington Street in the South End.

By adamg - 5/9/20 - 10:41 am

WBZ interviews the owner of Kowloon in Saugus and a North End restaurateur about life after the shutdown ends - and how they're thinking about how to adapt to reduced seating capacities.

By adamg - 10/24/19 - 1:11 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the impending demise of Papa Razzi, 159 Newbury St.

By adamg - 9/18/19 - 11:11 am

The Boston Licensing Board tomorrow will likely decide whether to approve a Seaport restaurant's $450,000 purchase of the liquor license now held by the venerable Doyle's on Washington Street in Jamaica Plain.

Also tomorrow, the board is scheduled to consider a request by one of the owners of the neighboring Midway Cafe to buy out the other. Read more.

By MrZip - 8/5/19 - 2:42 pm

Anybody have a recommendation for scungilli (conch, often sliced thin and marinated) salad in the North End/downtown? My go-to place has gone-too. I'd also happy knowing of a local market that sells scungilli.

By adamg - 5/5/19 - 2:11 pm

Steve is looking for help finding a source in the Boston area for Italian tomatoes, but not just any tomatoes - Bianco di Napoli tomatoes.

By adamg - 2/2/19 - 8:02 pm
Firefighters in Trattoria il Panino kitchen

The Boston Fire Department reports a fire in the kitchen ceiling at Trattoria il Panino, 280 Hanover St., went to two alarms and caused an estimated $150,000 in damage. Read more.

By adamg - 1/9/19 - 11:17 am

High-end family dining is coming to the North End. Jennifer Royale says her Table by Jen Royle "private dinner club" at 445 Hanover St. will feature large bowls and platters that diners seated at the two long tables will pass along as they go from course to course. Read more.

By adamg - 12/18/18 - 11:37 am

Bryant Rodriguez will attend the Allston Civic Association meeting tomorrow to introduce himself as the new owner of Carlo's Cucina on Brighton Avenue. Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/18 - 3:22 pm

When Certified Meatballs in South Boston gave up their keys. Yes, a restaurant focused on meatballs could not survive in South Boston.

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