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By adamg - 7/4/19 - 8:07 pm
Agawam Diner in Rowley

We headed north today to get some July Fourth clam stuff at the Clam Box, but the line was way too long for certain hungry members of the family, so instead we went to the Agawam Diner (conveniently located at the intersection of routes 1 and 133), where the specials include American Chop Suey on Tuesdays, boiled dinner on Thursdays, hamburg plates all the time and your choice of tonics (extra large is just $2.25) and frappes. If the food is too much, the waitress will offer you a Market Basket bag to carry out your leftovers. If you go, bring cash - credit cards not accepted.

By adamg - 6/5/19 - 11:39 am

Joseph Adamo, who has run Joe's 320 Cafe at 320 Spring St., where the Spring Street Cafe used to be, since last fall, hopes the Boston Licensing Board has a spare beer-and-wine license he could use to begin offering dinner. Read more.

By adamg - 4/30/19 - 11:12 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by the owners of American Provisions at East Broadway and I Street to add a restaurant that will focus on locally-sourced food - just like their store. Read more.

By adamg - 8/30/18 - 2:13 pm

Ed. note: Address corrected.

The Board of Appeals this week approved a proposed Newbury Street sandwich shop in which customers grab a bag, write their sandwich options and their name on it, then hand that off to a counter person for sandwich assembly. Read more.

By adamg - 6/18/18 - 7:07 am

Charlie Redd announced this morning that he'll be shutting Redd's in Rozzie in about a month. Read more.

By adamg - 3/26/18 - 7:07 pm

NBC Boston reports Eastern Standard has given up plastic straws to help the environment.

By adamg - 3/17/18 - 11:10 am

Matt Karolian asks:

Such a weird question, but does anyone any restaurants/caterers that serve American Chop Suey?

By adamg - 2/8/18 - 9:31 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that both Tremont 647 and Sister Sorel on Tremont Street are closing April 1.

By adamg - 9/15/17 - 10:47 am

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved a food-serving license for Joseph Adamo's 320 Cafe at 320 Spring St. in West Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 8/24/17 - 11:02 am
320 Cafe coming soon to Spring Street in West Roxbury

Joseph Adamo, a chef with more than 20 years experience at restaurants in Europe and the US, is looking to turn the old Spring Street Cafe on Spring Street at VFW Parkway into a new place called 320 Cafe, possibly in time for a fall opening. Read more.

By adamg - 8/11/17 - 10:41 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the impending opening of Milkweed, a cafe on Tremont Street at Burney Street, and that one of its menu items might be pancakes made with Lucky Charms.

The branding work that went into the cafe.

By adamg - 8/10/17 - 12:22 pm

Boston Magazine, whose writers can see the place from their office windows, reports that restaurant operator Douglas Bacon is getting closer to re-opening the long closed Symphony 8 on Westland Avenue under a new name: The Westland. Read more.

By adamg - 7/22/17 - 9:33 am

Larry Davidson likes the Industry, a new higher-end restaurant at 750 Adams St. with features more typically found downtown or along the waterfront, such as valet parking and a "nitrogen fueled draft beer system" - although he says he's going to keep the Ashmont Grill as his primary go-to Dot restaurant.

Well, there was one small problem with the menu. Usually when I go to a new restaurant I find two or three entrees I really want to order, which makes it a relatively easy choice. But at The Industry I wanted to order everything on the list of entrees!

By adamg - 7/22/17 - 9:12 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports on possible plans for the Green Street spot where La Rana Rossa used to be.

By adamg - 1/18/17 - 10:35 am

The Boston Licensing Board votes tomorrow whether to let George Vinal and Angelo Stamos buy the Crossroads Irish Pub, 495 Beacon St. and turn it into a "neighborhood dining concept" called St. Locale. Read more.

By adamg - 10/1/16 - 12:59 pm

Anusha Mookherjee asks:

People of Boston please help me. Where can you get a great grilled cheese with bacon?

By adamg - 9/14/16 - 2:05 pm
Chris Douglass with plans for proposed Roslindale restaurant

Douglass talks up Third Rail plans. See it larger.

The Boston Licensing Board could decide in a couple weeks whether Chris Douglass gets a liquor license for the Third Rail restaurant he's planning for the old trolley substation at Washington Street and Cummins Highway. Read more.

By adamg - 6/1/16 - 11:15 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let Fiore's Bakery, 55 South St., stay open until 10 p.m. so it can begin offering what owner Charlie Fiore called "low-key" dinners. Read more.

By adamg - 4/20/16 - 11:31 am
Old CluckIt in the South End

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let chef Douglass Williams buy the beer and wine license from the defunct CluckIt so he can open a neighborhood place serving "Italian influenced, American executed" food. Read more.

By adamg - 2/28/16 - 4:25 pm
Line at Sullivan's

If you're in line at the official closing time, will they still let you in? Robert Alvarez shows us the line five minutes before closing today at Sullivan's at Castle Island, which was doing land-office business all day.

H/t Joan Marshall for posing the question.

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