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By adamg - 10/11/19 - 10:27 am

The Well, a coffeehouse that sprang from an East Boston church and which currently has shops at South Station and on State Street downtown, hopes to open a coffeehouse in East Boston's Central Square. Read more.

By adamg - 10/4/19 - 10:45 pm

Cambridge Day reports the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission has ruled city inspectors improperly cited a regulation involving the use of candles to cook food in their campaign against a Cambridge restaurant that had tea candles on tables for ambience.

By adamg - 10/3/19 - 9:54 am
Box of cereal

For the second time in two months, a federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by two Boston-area women who claimed they were not just put out but deserving of damages because honey is not the main sweetener in Honey Bunches of Oats cereal. Read more.

By adamg - 10/2/19 - 1:09 pm

Dunkin' Donuts, sorry, Dunkin', goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week for a permanent license for a new outlet at 37 S. Huntington Ave. in Jamaica Plain. Read more.

By adamg - 9/30/19 - 1:20 pm

The Beacon Hill Times reports that the group that bought several dive bars last year is now planning to turn the Beacon Hill Pub into the sort of high-end dining spot the nobs of Beacon Hill have come to expect. They're working with the former owner of Lala Rokh to find a suitable operator - and are also looking to convert the apartments in the building into "executive suites" for business people in Boston for awhile.

By adamg - 9/30/19 - 12:14 pm

This time it's Courtside in East Cambridge, Boston Restaurant Talk reports. Christine Varriale sighs:

Now I just found out that Courtside closed and this past weekend was their last weekend of karaoke!!! Why even live in Boston anymore!!!

By adamg - 9/30/19 - 11:02 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that even as work continues on a new Popeyes in West Roxbury, the outlet in Kenmore Square has apparently flown the coop.

Obligatory Red Sox reference here.

By adamg - 9/27/19 - 11:09 am

The Huntington News reports on the formation of Northeastern's newest student organization: Cheese Club. And it's just what it sounds like.

By adamg - 9/26/19 - 9:55 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Uno Pizzeria and Grill on Boylston Street has closed for good, leaving just one Uno left in the entire city (plus its headquarters, in West Roxbury).

By adamg - 9/25/19 - 2:40 pm
New Popeyes going in on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury

Boston's newest Popeyes, on VFW Parkway in West Roxbury, is getting nearer to opening, just a quick jog up the road from the Chick-fil-A on the Dedham side of the line. Read more.

By adamg - 9/24/19 - 1:37 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Air Canada is opening a short-term poutine place at 267 Washington St. in Downtown Crossing on Oct. 3. For ten days, Bostonians will be able to try Montreal and Toronto versions, as well as Japanese and Brazilian examples.

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 - 9/19/19 - 3:53 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports its sudden demise.

By adamg - 9/19/19 - 3:37 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved the sale of the liquor license now held by Doyle's on Washington Street in Jamaica Plain to the owner of a planned Davio's in the Seaport.

By adamg - 9/18/19 - 11:27 am

The Boston Licensing Board could vote tomorrow to grant a food-serving license to a proposed boba tea outlet in East Boston's Central Square. Read more.

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 adamg - 9/16/19 - 6:18 pm
Fairmount Grille on Fairmount Avenue

Restaurant this afternoon, doors locked, but tables and chairs still in place.

Hyde Park Main Streets is confirming a query from Boston Restaurant Talk that the Fairmount Grille on Fairmount Avenue suddenly shut today - even before it was due to open.

The restaurant, which brought "upscale dining at affordable prices" to the neighborhood, replaced Townsend's in 2013, after the landlord changed the locks when the older restaurant stopped paying its rent.

By adamg - 9/13/19 - 8:53 am

The Charlestown Patriot-Bridge reports the owner of the Bunker Hill Street restaurant wants to retire and hopes to replace the restaurant with a three-unit building that he'd live in.

By adamg - 9/10/19 - 4:19 pm

Yes, that Doyle's, the Doyle's that has been open since 1882, the Doyle's that has long been both a neighborhood hangout and an essential stop for any politician looking to win Boston votes, Boston Restaurant Talk reports.

History of Doyle's.

Photo tour of the interior.

By adamg - 9/5/19 - 9:23 am

Meg McClaff alerts us that the Starbucks at 165 Newbury St., between Dartmouth and Exeter, will serve its last latte ever sometime before 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 24 - forcing its regulars to walk a whole two blocks to the one at 750 Boylston St., or, if that one becomes overloaded beyond endurance, a half mile to the one at 350 Newbury St. or the one at 443 Boylston St.

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