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

Intrepid fact finder Richard Auffrey, though, finds the facts to dismiss the claim by the long gone Bob Lee's Islander on Tyler Street.

By adamg - 10/12/21 - 10:01 am

Jamaica Plain News reports that Happy Lemon, a large bubble-tea chain with an outlet at the Corner Mall downtown, hopes to open on Washington Street in JP. There's a Zoomed public meeting about the proposal at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

By adamg - 10/7/21 - 10:28 am

The Boston Licensing Board today gave restaurants in East Boston and on Beacon Hill permission to expand their beer and wine offerings to include liqueurs and the mixed drinks that can be made with them. Read more.

By adamg - 10/6/21 - 5:45 pm

Haymarket Pizza, which has been selling pizza by the slice in the heart of Haymarket for 50 years, announced today it's shutting down, the latest in a string of decades-old Boston places that have disappeared over the past couple of years.

The no-nonsense pizzeria originally opened as Al Capone's.

By adamg - 10/6/21 - 11:42 am
Joseph Eliseo in licensing hearing

Joseph Eliseo at licensing hearing.

The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to approve the sale of the Silhouette Lounge, 200 Brighton Ave. in Allston to an owner of a local real-estate concern - who promises to make no changes to the watering hole. Read more.

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By adamg - 10/6/21 - 11:24 am

The re-birth of the historic Jacob Wirth German restaurant on Stuart Street might coincide with end of the historic Marliave French and Italian restaurant at Bosworth and Province streets. Read more.

By adamg - 10/6/21 - 10:17 am

Rachel Lazar went before the Boston Licensing Board today asking permission to open an 18-seat daytime restaurant at 383 Dorchester Ave. that will be available as a meeting space in the evening. Read more.

By adamg - 10/5/21 - 10:03 am

Update, 10/14: Problems fixed and an inspector let the restaurant reopen.

Farrah's Cafe Restaurant, 1158 River St., which was shut on Sept. 23 for violations that included a leaky kitchen sink and live cockroaches in the basement, failed a re-inspection yesterday after an inspector found the sink still leaked and that the live roaches in the basement had been joined by live roaches in the kitchen. Read more.

By adamg - 10/4/21 - 7:15 pm

Eric Weinberger asks:

Where can you get a good wiener schnitzel in this town?

By adamg - 10/1/21 - 5:07 pm
Smokey McDonald's in Codman Square

The Boston Fire Department reports that firefighters responded to the McDonald's on Washington Street at Talbot Avenue in Dorchester's Codman Square for a fire around 3:15 a.m. The cause is under investigation.

By adamg - 9/30/21 - 3:39 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a request by the owners of the former Bella Luna and the current Haven for a liquor license with which to re-open the Bella Luna space at the Brewery complex on Amory Street - if it turns out the board has one to dole out. Read more.

By adamg - 9/29/21 - 5:13 pm

A man who was involved in the mass purchase of Boston dives a few years back has filed plans with the city to re-open the seemingly dead-and-buried Jacob Wirth on Stuart Street. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/21 - 4:00 pm
Philip Frattaroli

Frattaroli was not happy today.

On July 15, a doorman at the Cunard Tavern on Orleans Street in East Boston was trying to get an argumentative patron out of the place when a large rando - 6'3" and 260 lbs. or so - walked in off the street and punched the doorman, exposing an ankle bracelet of the sort judges order people awaiting trial or on probation to wear, according to police and restaurant owner Philip Frattaroli. Read more.

By adamg - 9/21/21 - 10:56 pm
Firmin, Feaster, Ciccolo, Joyce

Eddie Firmin, Joseph Feaster, Robert Ciccolo and Kathleen Joyce in Zoom hearing.

City licensing head Kathleen Joyce is considering cutting back closing time at Savvor, 180 Lincoln St. - and could even revoke its entertainment license - over a string of late-night incidents that the local police captain says is draining his resources when he's already got the Theater District and Faneuil Hall Marketplace to worry about. Read more.

By adamg - 9/20/21 - 9:40 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports a proposed bar called New Republik on Cambridge Street in Inman Square seems to be backed by some of the people who ran the now shuttered People's Republik on Mass. Ave.

By adamg - 9/17/21 - 9:12 am

Jennifer Dines pays a visit to the Pleasant Cafe, which has been serving pizza and other fare on Washington Street in Roslindale for 80 years now.

The article is the start of a program by the Boston Preservation Alliance and Boston Main Streets with the Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School, where, over the next year, students will write their own profiles of other "legacy" businesses in their neighborhoods.

By adamg - 9/13/21 - 4:48 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports.

By adamg - 8/24/21 - 10:13 am

Rachel Miller, who owns Nightshade Noodle Bar in Lynn, has been requiring would-be diners to show proof of vaccination. She reports she's been getting blowback, at least online, and tells the losers they can just stop now because she's not changing her mind: Read more.

By adamg - 8/23/21 - 8:54 am

Formaggio Kitchen on Huron Avenue in Cambridge announced yesterday that if you want to purchase any of its cheesy comestibles, you'll need to have a mask on.

Thank you for helping us keep our community safe and for all your support through the ups and downs of this pandemic.

The shop adds: "Thank ewe."

By adamg - 8/20/21 - 4:17 pm

WGBH reports on the now ex-manager of Offsuit, a literal hole in the wall that you had to know the code to enter owned by the better known Troquet on South in the Leather District. The place is closed now, due to his alleged actions.

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