For the second time in two months, a federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by two Boston-area women who claimed they were not just put out but deserving of damages because honey is not the main sweetener in Honey Bunches of Oats cereal. Read more.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports some "bacon masters" plan to take over the recently closed Roadworthy space on Washington Street in Dedham, near the mall. Unlike Roadworthy, Small Batch Cafe will concentrate on breakfast and lunch, so presumably the bacon expertise will come in handy.
The signs on the doors of the IHOP at 1850 Soldiers Field Road today blamed electrical problems for closing the 24-hour restaurant, leaving the South Street Diner on Kneeland Street Boston's only sit-down restaurant open 24 hours a day seven days a week. Mid-afternoon, a utility crew worked on the Birmingham Parkway side of the IHOP.
A California restaurant chain called the Broken Yolk Cafe is suing Robert's Broken Yolk of Malden in an attempt to make it change its name - and to pay for the "irreparable injury" the chain's reputation has suffered from the alleged name poaching. Read more.
The Boston Licensing Board said today it will hold off any action on a proposed liquor license for a Friendly Toast on Stanhope Street today because the manager proposed for the restaurant is a New Hampshire resident, and Massachusetts regulations require all managers of restaurants with liquor licenses to live in state. Read more.
Centre Street near the Roche Center gets all the attention as a restaurant row, but the past couple of years have seen the rise of an interesting cluster of take-out restaurants along Washington Street between Grove and Birchwood streets.
Seacoast Online reports the owner of Friendly Toast has sold the place to a pair of New Hampshire entrepreneurs, who plan "culinary-driven" enhancements for the restaurant, which serves other breakfast goods besides toast.
OK, so we're not so tough: This morning, I drove the kidlet and the kid from next door to school, to minimize their risk of cracking heads on slippery sidewalks. Since I had to scrape off the car (again!), I didn't have time to make myself coffee (you know, one of the four essential food groups), so rather than having breakfast at home, I stopped at the newly opened Sugar Baking Co. in Roslindale Square (Washington Street, across from the Dunkin' Donuts).