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By adamg - 9/29/22 - 10:19 am

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a proposal by El Jefe's Taqueria to extend the closing time at its Emerson location, at Boylston and Tremont streets, to 2 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/22 - 11:54 am

The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to let El Jefe's Taqueria extend the closing time of its outlet in Emerson College's Little Building at Boylston and Tremont streets from midnight to 2 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/22 - 11:32 am
Virginia Schubert

Virginia Schubert at licensing hearing today.

The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to grant Virginia Schubert permission to re-open the Birch Street Bistro in Roslindale Square as Midnight Morning, and, if so, whether it also has any full-alcohol licenses for the new restaurant. Read more.

By adamg - 9/22/22 - 10:06 pm

Now that it's fall, the map you've been waiting for. Differentiates between "fresh + hot" and "pre-made/bakery," natch.

By adamg - 9/19/22 - 11:57 am

Birch Street Bistro announced this morning its closing forever on Saturday, after 19 years.

By adamg - 9/16/22 - 2:41 pm

WCAI reporter Jeanette Barnes reports that one of the first people to meet the Venezuelans shipped from Texas by the governor of Florida after they were moved to Joint Base Cape Cod today was Katiuska Valiente. Valiente, is a native Venezuelan and former Univision Nuea Inglaterra anchor who co-owns Peka Restaurant in Brighton Center, which serves Venezuelan food - which she brought with her for the immigrants.

By adamg - 9/16/22 - 2:00 pm
Red Line Pizza says it's open until 2:30 a.m.

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday ordered Red Line Pizza, 582 Dorchester Ave. in South Boston, to start complying with its license and close its doors to walk-in customers at 11 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 9/16/22 - 1:27 pm

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday warned the owner of La Chiva, 259 Bennington St. that he needs to step up his game and stop letting customers bring in beers to enjoy on its outside patio, since he doesn't have an alcohol license. Read more.

By adamg - 9/15/22 - 11:46 am

The Boston Licensing Board today revoked the beer and wine license for Bubor Cha Cha, 45 Beach St., not because its current owners are involved in a legal tussle over who can run the place, but because they purchased it with an alcohol license that can't legally be sold. Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/22 - 3:09 pm

A man who bought a pizza place called Big Daddy's on Western Avenue in Brighton in June is suing the brother of the man he bought it from for setting up a place called Big Daddy's Famous Pizza just 2 1/2 miles away on Chestnut Hill Avenue, saying the saucy move is costing him dough by confusing even some of his more loyal customers. Read more.

By adamg - 9/13/22 - 1:49 pm

A regular at Renegade's Pub, 1004 Bennington St. in East Boston, exploded in uncontrollable rage one July evening when the restaurant's co-owner and manager blocked her from leaving to drive away with her tiny dog because she appeared under the influence and they didn't want her to get behind the wheel. Read more.

By adamg - 9/11/22 - 9:19 pm
That's a lot of nog: Vanilla, lite and pumpkin

Remember when there was just one flavor of nog - egg? Roving UHub photographer Michael Halle couldn't help but notice all the nog for sale today at the Newtonville Star Market - and couldn't help but wonder how something could be "limited edition" nog if it's for sale for months at a time, like even before the end of summer.

By adamg - 9/11/22 - 5:23 pm

Tiki Oasis 2017 - Brother Cleve

Patrick Maguire collects toasts for Brother Cleve, musician, DJ and Boston cocktail mixologist.

By adamg - 9/9/22 - 11:55 pm
Sabra packaging with KVH symbol

KVH symbol on lower left of Sabra hummus, or homus, tub. From the KVH complaint

The Rabbinical Council of Massachusetts, which provides certification of kosher foods under the name KVH Kosher, today filed a trademark lawsuit against Sabra Foods of Norwood, which the council says continues to stamp its hummus with the council's "kashruth" symbol even after being told to knock it off. Read more.

By adamg - 9/9/22 - 5:24 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Tasty Burger, which opened at 1301 Boylston St. at Jersey Street when that stretch of Boylston mostly consisted of fast-food joints, gas stations and garages, is moving to Van Ness Street. Read more.

By adamg - 9/1/22 - 9:52 pm

The owners of the Simco's stands in Mattapan and Roslindale today acknowledged they paid 20 workers below even the federal minimum wage and refused to pay overtime, in a proposed settlement of a US Department of Labor complaint filed in US District Court in Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 8/26/22 - 12:39 pm

John Lerner has compiled a spreadsheet of Boston restaurants that have $1 oyster specials, and the times they're available.

By adamg - 8/26/22 - 11:59 am
Quote from Osho about creativity at downtown Sweetgreen

A roving UHub photographer with a keen memory for bizarre cult news looked up the other day while getting a salad at the State Street Sweetgreen and saw this anodyne quotation about creativity by somebody named Osho. Read more.

By adamg - 8/25/22 - 1:03 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today approved a plan by a dosa place on Boston Wharf Road to start selling crepe-like dosas as late as 2 a.m. every night. Read more.

By adamg - 8/25/22 - 12:48 pm
Biplaw Rai

Biplaw Rai at Wednesday hearing.

The Boston Licensing Board today approved plans by Biplaw Rai to turn a long abandoned trolley station on Columbia Road in Uphams Corner into a restaurant that serves food with "Asian and African inspiration" by night and more traditional cafe fare by day. Read more.

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