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By adamg - 3/3/21 - 1:42 pm
Babushka customers support vodka bid

Babushka customers take break from shopping to support vodka bid.

Babushka Deli, 62 Washington St., has asked the Boston Licensing Board for permission to add specialty Russian vodkas to its existing beer and wine, in response, it says, to requests from the many Russian-Americans who live in an apartment complex behind the shop. Read more.

By adamg - 3/1/21 - 1:53 pm

The mayor's office announced today that restaurants will once again be allowed to offer outdoor dining on sidewalks or parking spaces starting at least on April 1, or maybe even a bit earlier, if we don't get hit with some awful snow or ice storm right before that would require city plows to rumble down streets. Read more.

By adamg - 3/1/21 - 11:35 am

The Boston Licensing Board today issued a warning to West on Centre for a Republican buffet breakfast last month that violated several of the state's and city's Covid-19 regulations, including maskless attendees wandering around as they sampled a buffet before crowding together at tables as speakers regaled them while standing at a microphone. Read more.

By adamg - 2/27/21 - 10:19 am

The Boston Licensing Board this week ordered a one-day shutdown for Rabia's on Salem Street after BPD detectives found too many people inside on Feb. 20. Read more.

By adamg - 2/26/21 - 9:01 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports Del's Lemonade is opening an outlet right on Mass. Ave. in Arlington.

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By adamg - 2/24/21 - 3:00 pm

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let the owners of Lala Rokh, which closed in 2018, sell their 97 Mt. Vernon St. location and its liquor license to Kristin Jenkins, an antiques dealer who hopes to open a "neighborhood American bistro." Read more.

By adamg - 2/18/21 - 11:51 am

The owner of Silva's Brazilian Market on Belgrade Avenue at Walworth Street wants to sell the shop and its beer and wine license to Lorenzo Mercado, who is proposing to re-open it as the Punta Cana Beer & Wine Market, with a closing time of 11 p.m.

The proposed license transfer goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Wednesday, in hearings that begin at 1 p.m.

By adamg - 2/17/21 - 11:39 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the two restaurants are seeking to transfer their liquor licenses to UrbanMeritage, the company that runs the retail space inside the Hotel Commonwealth. That usually happens when a property owner or manager wants to keep liquor licenses as they look for a new restaurant operator.

By adamg - 2/16/21 - 1:08 pm

The Boston City Council and various city departments have started looking at how to let home cooks legally sell some of their victuals and treats. Read more.

By adamg - 2/15/21 - 4:19 pm
Atlas Kebab and Grill, coming soon

A Walpole man is getting ready to open Atlas Kebab and Grill at 37 Bridge St., in Dedham, where the Subway used to be, across the street from Moseley's on the Charles and just over the river from Spring Street in West Roxbury.

The Dedham select board approved Mohammed Ouknouz's request for a food-serving license on Jan. 21.

By adamg - 2/15/21 - 3:07 pm
Simone Biles and a Queer Eye guy on the side of Olympic Pizza

OK, so Olympic Pizza is the only place to eat in Readville for anybody, never mind Olympic athletes (unless you count the Dunkin' Donuts across the street), but now we know where Simone Biles would eat if she made a wrong turn getting off 128 and got horribly lost, thanks to the billboard on the Hyde Park Avenue side of the place (or maybe she really loves their curly fries).

By adamg - 2/12/21 - 10:34 am

Boston Restaurant Talk chronicles the demise of Atomic Bean Cafe on Mass. Ave. near Central Square.

By adamg - 2/10/21 - 10:40 pm

Cambridge Day reports a fire hurt it, and the pandemic killed it.

By adamg - 2/9/21 - 4:45 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports kitchens at local Bertucci's are cooking up the stuff people who order delivery from Guy Fieri's Flavortown Kitchen are getting.

By adamg - 2/8/21 - 9:27 am

North End Stories presents : Episode 8 “Polcari’s Coffee Shop”

A chart with Bobby Eustace at Polcari's about coffee and a lot more.

By adamg - 2/6/21 - 12:44 pm

A WBZ reporter went to Doughboy Donuts in South Boston for reaction after soon to be former Mayor Walsh mentioned that's where he got his most recent cup of coffee before going down to Washington: Read more.

By adamg - 2/3/21 - 9:05 am

Scott asks:

Any recommendations for Nashville Hot Chicken in Boston? Restaurants or markets? Been eager to try it.

By adamg - 2/1/21 - 11:56 am

The Boston Licensing Board today ordered Rosa Mexicano, 155 Seaport Blvd., and Kava Neo-Taverna, 315 Shawmut Ave., shut for one night each after BPD detectives found them with way more patrons than allowed under current Covid-19 restrictions. Read more.

By adamg - 1/30/21 - 11:41 am
Where the beans?

A Pittsfield woman who claims she was shocked to learn that Breyers Delights Vanilla Bean Low Fat Ice Cream is not, in fact, made with vanilla beans, is now seeking more than $5 million in damages for herself and all other Massachusetts residents who should be similarly outraged at the alleged deception. Read more.

By adamg - 1/27/21 - 1:22 pm

The Pearl Seafood Grill and Raw Bar, in the South Bay mall expansion, hopes to open its doors on April 1, its attorney, Jon Aieta, told the Boston Licensing Board this morning. Read more.

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