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By adamg - 11/25/20 - 9:48 am

The Dig interviews a Boston man who's started a new trend in the cocktail world by taping nips of Campari, Carpano Antica vermouth and Botanist gin together and selling them as a way to create instant negronis - pop their tops, then upend the three-micro-bottle assortment over a glass filed with ice.

By adamg - 11/23/20 - 9:59 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Villa Mexico on Water Street has closed, but hopes to re-open on Jan. 11.

By adamg - 11/22/20 - 1:50 pm

Yahya Noor, owner of Tawakal Halal Cafe, which serves Somali food in East Boston's Jeffries Point Tuesday through Sunday, is thinking of adding a menu that would be just vegetarian on Mondays and is seeking advice to go along the East Indian spices that would go on the dishes.

By adamg - 11/20/20 - 3:01 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Gaslight Brasserie du Coin on Harrison Avenue will be closing permanently after brunch on Sunday.

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By adamg - 11/17/20 - 12:23 pm

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Mayor Walsh said that with Covid-19 numbers rapidly increasing in Boston, he's begun to consider whether Boston needs to follow other cities, most recently Philadelphia, and shut restaurant indoor dining again - although he added we're not quite at that point yet and Bostonians can still turn things around the way they did earlier this year. Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/20 - 9:13 am

Richard Auffrey recounts his recent brunch at Tambo 22, a new Peruvian restaurant in Chelsea whose menu includes the tamburgeusa - basically a cheeseburger made with alpaca and short-rib meat.

It resembled the look of a beef burger but the taste was certainly different, with a more gamey and meaty element, similar in some respects to ground lamb.

By adamg - 11/11/20 - 4:29 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Grumpy White's in Quincy will serve its last meal on Nov. 21.

By adamg - 11/10/20 - 4:07 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Cafe Polonia on Dorchester Avenue has closed for good. Baltic European Deli, across the street, however, remains open.

By adamg - 11/10/20 - 2:38 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Kitchen Cafe on South Street is closing forever on Nov. 20, victim of a Covid-19-related loss of business.

By adamg - 11/9/20 - 9:42 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Jeveli's is closing tomorrow and that whether it's going into "hibernation" for the winter or whether it's closing for good is unknown. The restaurant has been serving basic Italian fare since 1924.

By adamg - 11/5/20 - 2:00 pm
Rutchada on Belgrade Avenue in Roslindale

Rutchada Thai Cuisine opened this weekend at 153 Belgrade Ave., near Walworth Street, replacing a Thai place that replaced a Chinese place that replaced a Taiwanese place that replaced a Vietnamese place that replaced a Chinese place. Read more.

By adamg - 11/2/20 - 9:22 am

WBZ reports three men were stabbed at Bastille Kitchen, 49 Melcher St., around 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. One victim walked to a nearby ER, the other two were taken by ambulance.

By adamg - 11/2/20 - 8:50 am

WBZ reports what's left of the once iconic New England ice-cream chain will be sold - even as it files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy for the second time in nine years.

In addition to Dunkin' and Friendly's, Legal Sea Food is also in negotiations to get bought up.

By adamg - 10/30/20 - 12:04 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Milk Street Cafe, one of Boston's few kosher restaurants and caterers, is closing up completely for the winter and will re-open in the spring due to Covid-19 concerns.

By adamg - 10/29/20 - 5:08 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the group that owns the Kinsale across from Boston City Hall and the Asgard in Central Square have reached a deal with their landlords to re-open the two bars in the spring.

By adamg - 10/29/20 - 3:03 pm

Boston Magazine reports Legal Sea Food is talking to the owner of Smith and Wollensky and three Strega restaurants about what Roger Berkowitz calls "an exciting new venture."

By adamg - 10/28/20 - 7:08 pm

The Moxie Congress, which, we guess, represents drinkers of the classic New England beverage, reports that Coca Cola, which owns the brand, is not discontinuing it. At least, not yet.

After hearing about the impending end of venerable Tab, the congress wrote Coke, which wrote back: Read more.

By adamg - 10/28/20 - 1:36 pm

Update: The licensing board approved the later closing time.

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let Mangu, 264 Hyde Park Ave., extend its closing time from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 10/21/20 - 9:19 am

With fewer BU students around, the Starbucks at 500 Commonwealth Ave. is calling it quits, at least until next semester, the Daily Free Press reports.

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