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By adamg - 10/8/20 - 1:29 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the demise of Chic Chick on Brighton Avenue.

By adamg - 8/13/20 - 11:29 pm
Wanted for Great Wok holdup

Boston Police report they are looking for two guys they say held up the Great Wok, 1284 Massachusetts Ave. in Edward Everett Square, at gunpoint shortly before 1 a.m. on Tuesday. Read more.

By adamg - 6/26/20 - 10:27 pm

Silk Road Bistro is a Chinese restaurant in Marlborough, whose homepage lists a series of warnings and instructions for picking up takeout these days, including stuff you'd expect - when you get there, ring the bell and announce your name, step back 10 feet, then wait for your food to be placed on a table at the door and wait for the worker who brought it out to step back. "DO NOT attempt to grab the food out of our hands." And then: Read more.

By adamg - 5/16/20 - 12:20 pm

Mandarin Gourmet, at the Putterham rotary, announced today it's re-opening Monday, for takeout only. It had closed last month for Covid-19 reasons.

By adamg - 5/9/20 - 10:41 am

WBZ interviews the owner of Kowloon in Saugus and a North End restaurateur about life after the shutdown ends - and how they're thinking about how to adapt to reduced seating capacities.

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By adamg - 4/3/20 - 9:03 am
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Mandarin Gourmet announced last night that after serving its last takeout on Sunday, it will be closed until April 20: Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/20 - 9:22 am

Richard Auffrey looks into claims that the chop-suey sandwich was invented in Massachusetts, possibly at Salem Willows and declares the claim unlikely after finding ads for places across the country serving the sandwich around the same time.

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 - 2/7/20 - 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 - 12/23/19 - 10:22 pm

NetwerkBear asks:

I’m home for Christmas and don’t wanna cook and want Chinese instead. Anyone know what’s open? (Boston north preferably)

By adamg - 12/23/19 - 10:24 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Tom's BaoBao, a Chinese steamed-bun place in Harvard Square, has closed, its owners dreams of opening 30 bao-bao places across the Northeast at an end.

By adamg - 11/30/19 - 12:56 pm

Deb asks:

Suggestions for Americanized Chinese food in Boston for visiting parent? General Gao's chicken, moo shu whatever, fried rice, lo mein, nothing too authentically Chinese or fusion, not take-out only.

By adamg - 11/25/19 - 12:23 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk alerts us to the opening of Machu Chifa, which specializes in chifa, "Cantonese-Peruvian style fried rice bowls that can be ordered with steak, pork, shrimp, or chicken."

By adamg - 10/30/19 - 11:49 pm

A re-inspection by a Boston health inspector on Oct. 26 of Grasshopper Restaurant, 1 N. Beacon St., found no violations.

The restaurant needed a re-inspection because of an Oct. 21 inspection that found a variety of health issues, some serious.

By adamg - 10/21/19 - 4:54 pm

Update: Grasshopper passed a re-inspection and was allowed to re-open.

An ISD health inspector today ordered Grasshopper Restaurant, 1 N. Beacon St. in Allston, shut for "gross unsanitary conditions" after an inspection that found a fly infestation and evidence of rodent activity throughout the kitchen, produce being left in direct contact with a "filthy floor," workers not washing their hands, "built up soils" throughout the kitchen, including on walls, the ceiling and cooking utensils and in the ice machine and raw food, including shrimp, being kept too warm. Read more.

By adamg - 10/18/19 - 10:08 am
Gourmet Dumpling House in Chinatown

UPDATE: They've' re-opened.

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Gourmet Dumpling House on Beach Street has been locked up by state officials for non-payment of taxes.

By adamg - 9/23/19 - 3:29 pm

Yes, it's a rumor that seems to pop up every few months, but this time records at the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds show that the owners of the Tahiti, on Mah Way (not the highway), sold the building and its roughly 1 acre of land to a Dedham home builder, Frank Gobbi, last month for $2.9 million. Read more.

By adamg - 7/5/19 - 10:35 am

Richard Auffrey does some research, concludes the restaurant usually cited as the first probably wasn't, and introduces us to a Chinese band leader who may have opened the first, but then closed it because he liked touring with his band more.

By adamg - 6/12/19 - 12:16 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Chef Chow's House on Harvard Street has closed its doors forever and that it might be replaced by a hot-pot place.

By adamg - 5/24/19 - 1:36 pm

China Pearl, 9 Tyler St., got a formal warning yesterday not to allow any more pot-infused meals, at least not while such things are still banned in Boston. Read more.

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