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By adamg - 2/18/20 - 10:00 am

Marty Walsh and the CEO and board of Tufts Medical Center will eat lunch at Jade Garden on Tyler Street today and then stroll around the neighborhood to show it's a fine place to go and to send a message to cut the crap about COVID-19 already, that you're no more likely to contract the virus in Chinatown than anywhere else in Massachusetts, which is to say hardly likely at all. Read more.

By adamg - 2/15/20 - 10:23 pm

WBUR reports on a large community meal at China Pearl, organized by city councilors in both Boston and Quincy, to support Chinatown and show Covid-19 infeciton is no more likely there than anywhere else, which is to say, not likely. As opposed to the flu, the severity of which is now very high in Massachusetts.

By adamg - 2/14/20 - 11:11 pm

A city health inspector yesterday ordered Ming's Supermarket, 1102 Washington St. in the South End, shut for a variety of health issues, including all the frogs on a rear loading dock without a permit, 600 dozen eggs sitting in a too warm warehouse and rodent droppings found at several spots, including the produce area. Read more.

By adamg - 2/14/20 - 8:22 pm

Adam Shutes announced today he'll be closing his Boston Cheese Cellar on Birch Street in Roslindale Square at the end of the month.

By adamg - 2/13/20 - 9:49 am

The Daily Free Press reports (last item) that a photographer hired to take "professional photos" of food at Yoma Burmese Restaurant in Allston wouldn't let the owner take a look at the shots unless he got paid first, the owner refused to fork over any dough without a look, but the photographer really wanted his money, so he chased a worker into the kitchen, then tried to steal both money and an iPad before jumping into a getaway car.

By adamg - 2/12/20 - 1:50 pm

City councilors Michelle Wu (at large) and Ed Flynn (Chinatown, South Boston, South End, Downtown) have organized a dim-sum lunch at China Pearl in Chinatown on Saturday in part to show there's no more risk of coronavirus infection in the neighborhood than anywhere else in the city. Read more.

By adamg - 2/12/20 - 9:35 am

Boston Magazine reports on butcher Max Gitlen's plans to convert the former JP Gas on Centre Street into an outlet for "locally sourced, grass-fed meats."

By adamg - 2/11/20 - 11:04 am
Bubor Cha Cha

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Beach Street restaurant, which closed last fall, is open again, although with a bit of a different menu, and readers must understand how hard it is for the UHub staff not to try to turn this whole thing into a Jimmy Durante reference.

By adamg - 2/8/20 - 9:03 pm
Lenny's Tropical Bakery on Blue Hill Avenue

Roving UHub photographer Drew S. reports:

Lenny's Tropical Bakery on Blue Hill and Morton in Mattapan closing after 40 years! Today is the last day. We visited and said goodbye to the staff, the owners are retiring they tell us. Some of the best Jamaican beef and chicken patties in Boston's history.

By adamg - 2/7/20 - 9:07 am

WBUR reports, notes something similar happened during the SARS scare in 2003 - at least until Mayor Tom Menino went on a walking tour of the neighborhood and didn't get SARS - that Chinatown is no more at risk from the new coronavirus strain than anywhere else and that you're far, far more likely to get the flu, which can also be fatal.

By adamg - 2/1/20 - 7:46 pm
Obosa African Food in Roslindale

Workers were busy Saturday night at 146 Belgrade Ave. in Roslindale building out a West African restaurant in the space formerly occupied by a series of Albanian and pizza places that never seemed to last long. Read more.

By adamg - 1/31/20 - 10:38 am

Nicholas Agri wonders where he can get some ice cream in a small plastic Sox helmet.

By adamg - 1/29/20 - 9:58 am

Even in a cold northern town like ours, there are plenty of alternatives for your burrito fix rather than at a chain that was just fined $1.4 million for "an estimated 13,253 child labor violations and other state wage and hour law violations" at its 50 corporate-owned outlets in Massachusetts.

By adamg - 1/28/20 - 11:09 am

The Zoning Board of Appeal today approved plans by Pat's Pizza, 2254 Dorchester Ave., to expand into a neighboring building to allow for more kitchen space and seats. Read more.

By adamg - 1/27/20 - 6:40 pm

Donna's Cakes, 100 Spring St., announced today: Read more.

By adamg - 1/27/20 - 11:07 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Whaling in Oklahoma on Tremont Street in the South End seems to have shut down.

By adamg - 1/22/20 - 12:48 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Haley House Bakery Cafe in Roxbury has had a "soft opening," with a more formal grand opening set for Feb. 1. It had closed a year ago.

By adamg - 1/16/20 - 10:56 pm

Swissbakers, which closed all its Boston outlets last month, reports it re-opened its outlet on Western Avenue in Allston today: Read more.

By adamg - 1/15/20 - 3:36 pm

The Globe reports the restaurant with the sky-high views will be closing forever in April - along with the Skywalk.

Via Boston Restaurant Talk.

By adamg - 1/15/20 - 12:12 pm

Boston Police report arresting a 14-year-old they say was wanted on a warrant "in connection to an ongoing investigation into several unarmed robberies involving food delivery drivers in the area."

Police say officers nabbed him around 5:45 p.m. on Annunciation Road "after a brief struggle" on Monday.

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