Hey, there! Log in / Register

Dining

By adamg - 4/3/20 - 9:44 pm
Roche Bro.s logo

Roche Bros. announced today that in addition to closing its stores on Easter Sunday, like it always does, this year it will keep them closed the next day as well, to give a bit of an extra break to workers, some of whom have been foregoing some of their normal time off, so they can "rest and decompress from the daily toll this has put on everyone."

By adamg - 4/3/20 - 9:16 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Fleming's Steakhouse in Park Square has closed permanently.

By adamg - 4/3/20 - 9:03 am
Mandarin Gourmet logo

Mandarin Gourmet announced last night that after serving its last takeout on Sunday, it will be closed until April 20: Read more.

By adamg - 4/2/20 - 9:41 pm

Deno's Pizza and Subs on Centre Street has announced it's closed for now:

For the safety of our customers, employees and families we are currently closed.
We’ll see you soon....

By adamg - 4/2/20 - 12:53 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk breaks the news that a Chelsea company has managed to import some cases of Heady Topper and Focal Banger to the Boston area.

By adamg - 4/1/20 - 5:11 pm
South Street Diner logo

Sol Sidell's South Street Diner is continuing to sling hash and brew coffee around the clock even as Boston's other 24/7 eatery, the Brighton IHOP, has cut its hours to just 7 a.m to 11 p.m. because of current conditions. Read more.

By adamg - 4/1/20 - 10:11 am
Sullivan's logo

The iconic Castle Island take-out stand says it doesn't want to risk the health of either its customers or workers during the expected Covid-19 surge next month and so is shutting down, through at least the first week in May. Read more.

By adamg - 3/31/20 - 9:36 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports the Adams Corner pub will start serving a limited menu of food to go on Wednesday, cash only.

By adamg - 3/30/20 - 9:10 pm
Halfway Cafe logo

Halfway Cafe owner John Grasso announced today that the burgers-and-beer places are temporarily closing altogether tonight due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/20 - 3:03 pm

Solmon and Rokeya Chowdhury, who own the Shanti restaurants on Dorchester Avenue and in Roslindale Square and Kendall Square, alerted their customers today that they've temporarily closed the restaurants: Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/20 - 9:22 am

Richard Auffrey looks into claims that the chop-suey sandwich was invented in Massachusetts, possibly at Salem Willows and declares the claim unlikely after finding ads for places across the country serving the sandwich around the same time.

By adamg - 3/29/20 - 10:53 pm

Just not enough social distancing going on, so the city "encouraged" Kelly's and other eateries along Revere Beach Boulevard to stop doing takeout and all agreed, the city reports.

Also, Mayor Brian Arrigo slowly drove along the beach with a bullhorn, yelling at people to keep their distance. The city reported 83 Covid-19 cases as of today, up from just 8 at the beginning of the week.

By adamg - 3/27/20 - 10:08 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that a number of restaurants that had focused on sit-down dining in the Before Times are simply shutting down rather than continuing the takeout and delivery service they started after they lost their dining rooms.

By adamg - 3/26/20 - 10:19 am

Feed the Frontline - powered by Boloco

John Pepper, owner of the Boloco chain, has put up a GoFundMe page for people who'd like to donate to the care and feeding - especially the feeding - of people on the front line in the fight against Covid-19. The money will go to send meals to workers at hospitals in Boston (and Hanover, NH, where the chain has an outlet).

By adamg - 3/25/20 - 11:03 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Masa on Tremont Street has closed permanently.

By adamg - 3/24/20 - 9:22 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that, starting at noon today, restaurants that are still open and offering takeout can no longer allow patrons inside to pick up food. Also, the town urges people to either pay online or use a credit card - keep that dirty cash to yourself.

By adamg - 3/23/20 - 8:23 am

Roche Bros. announced this morning that customers can no longer bring reusable bags into its Roche Bros. and Brothers Markets stores, in an effort to protect its cashiers and baggers from Covid-19. Read more.

By adamg - 3/23/20 - 8:11 am

Porter Cafe on Centre Street in West Roxbury announced that last night was its final night of takeout service until after conditions improve: Read more.

By adamg - 3/21/20 - 9:11 pm

Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui and City Manager Louis. DePasquale announced today they're signing contracts with several restaurants in Harvard and Central squares to cook meals for the city's homeless population, at a time when local homeless shelters are having trouble with staffing for their own kitchens. Read more.

Subscribe to Dining