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By adamg - 9/23/16 - 12:55 pm

UPDATE, 9/26/16: Tasca passed a re-inspection and can re-open.

A Boston health inspector yesterday shut Tasca, 1612 Commonwealth Ave. for a series of violations, most seriously "visible mold" on the interior of the restaurant ice machine and sausages that were left out for 90 minutes at 86 degrees. Read more.

By adamg - 12/17/15 - 2:46 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved the transmogrification of Urban Art Bar, 709 E. Broadway, into a restaurant serving tapas and small-plate stuff. Read more.

By adamg - 4/13/15 - 10:59 am

The Boston Licensing Board last week granted Seven Star Street Bistro on Belgrade Avenue permission to buy the beer, wine and liqueurs license from Estragon on Harrison Avenue in the South End.

At the same time, the board awarded Estragon a full-alcohol license under a state law granting Boston extra licenses for certain traditionally under-licensed neighborhoods and city "Main Street" business districts.

By adamg - 4/8/15 - 11:00 am

Seven Star Street Bistro on Belgrade Avenue leans tomorrow whether it can buy a beer-and-wine license from Estragon on Harrison Avenue.

The deal is contingent on Estragon replacing the license with one of the new all-alcohol licenses approved by the state legislature to spur restaurant development in neighborhoods that have been losing liquor licenses to downtown and the waterfront.

The Boston Licensing Board votes on the dual license applications tomorrow morning.

By adamg - 9/10/14 - 3:01 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let Gallows owner Rebecca Roth Gullo take over the Hamersley's Bistro site at 553 Tremont St. after Gordon Hamersley retires next month.

Gullo needs board permission to purchase Hamersley's liquor license.

At a hearing today, Seth Yaffe, who would manage the as yet unnamed restaurants, said the menu would highlight "small, community plates" of international fare - in other words, tapas.

The board decides on the request tomorrow.

By adamg - 9/10/14 - 2:55 pm

Christopher Jamison wants to turn the shuttered Locke-Ober space on Winter Place into a new destination restaurant for the downtown set - right down to the fabled carved wooden bar that still sits there.

At a Boston Licensing Board hearing today, Jamison and Mark Malatesta, his proposed manager for the as yet unnamed restaurant, said they would even keep the old Yvonne's private club in the basement, although they said they would turn it into a function room.

By adamg - 4/21/11 - 10:03 am

Interview with the owner and manager of Tres Gatos, Jamaica Plain's new tapas place/bar/book and music store, by RhyNewService:

By adamg - 3/2/11 - 2:42 pm

Jacki reports on the new Tres Gatos bookstore and tapas bar:

By adamg - 2/15/11 - 7:07 am

On Les Gourmands du South End, Jeff dishes on his first visit to Michael Schlow's new Tico on Berkeley Street, which serves up a mixture of Latin American dishes. His verdict: He'd consider a return trip, but the music needs to be toned down.

By adamg - 10/18/07 - 8:31 am

Stephanie Rogers explains why you need to get to this South End tapas place. But do it on a Tuesday, when parking and tables are easier to find.

By adamg - 10/21/06 - 11:04 am

Boston Chomps recommends Muqueca in Inman Square for Brazilian seafood stew:

... My favorite however, was the cod capixaba. It's made from salt cod, and stewed in coconut milk. The stew also includes plantains, olives, and boiled eggs. A strange combination but DELICIOUS. It tasted even better after adding the hot sauce served at every table. ...

By adamg - 5/19/06 - 10:13 pm

Eileen loves BarLola for its tapas and sangria, although she allows:

... The only downside is that it's definitely a chick restaurant- it was packed with tables of women and gay men, and the occasional straight guy dragged there by his girlfriend, which isn't a downside at all if you're just going to get some food and drinks and have a good time with your friends. ...

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