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By adamg - 5/5/22 - 1:53 pm

The Boston Licensing Board today took no action on requests by the owners of Boston Chops on Washington Street in the South End to sell their liquor license to a proposed parmigiana-based restaurant in Copley Place - and to then transfer the liquor license from their closed Boston Chops on Temple Place downtown to the Washington Street restaurant - because of a lawsuit by their Temple Place landlord. Read more.

By adamg - 4/29/22 - 3:49 pm

Floramo's Restaurant in Chelsea, MA

Boston Restaurant Talk reports plans are in the works to tear down Floramo's on Everett Avenue in Chelsea - where "the meat falls off the bone" - to make way for an 11-story life-sciences lab building.

By adamg - 9/26/20 - 9:56 pm
Closed notice in door of Nusr-et

Salt Bar's joint is closed for now, on city orders.

Boston licensing officials ordered the Nusr-et steak place in Park Square shut less than a week after it opened, for violations of city and state Covid-19 and fire regulations. Read more.

By adamg - 4/3/20 - 9:16 am

Boston Restaurant Talk reports that Fleming's Steakhouse in Park Square has closed permanently.

By adamg - 10/14/19 - 10:24 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the Del Frisco's Grilles in Chestnut Hill and Burlington are closing in a week.

By adamg - 5/31/19 - 11:55 am
Future home of Wolfgang's Steakhouse

Steakhouse will moove into this building.

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday approved plans for a New York-based chain of steakhouses to open its first Boston restaurant at One Boston Place - that hulking modernish office building at State and Washington streets across from the Old State House and the Ames Hotel. Read more.

By adamg - 9/21/16 - 1:24 pm

Christopher Coombs and Brian Piccini hope to replicate the success of their Boston Chops steakhouse in the South End in the large space in Downtown Crossing where Mantra used to be. Read more.

By adamg - 5/3/16 - 11:24 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports we'll be getting a Mastro's Steakhouse. In a luxury residential building on Fan Pier, natch.

By adamg - 1/4/16 - 2:52 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk gets a (steak) tip that Tuckaway Tavern and Butchery in bucolic Raymond, NH is a-fixin' to open a second outlet in the now cow-less but still giant-cactused old Hilltop property in Saugus, which closed in 2013.

The restaurant itself served up a lagniappe on its Facebook page today about the potential new space.

By adamg - 4/29/15 - 11:23 am

The Boston Licensing Board decides tomorrow whether to let a chain of high-end seafood and steak places open in the new building atop what used to be part of the parking lot for the shuttered Anthony's Pier 4.

Ocean Prime is seeking permission to spend $315,000 to buy the liquor license of the old Mantra restaurant in Downtown Crossing for its $3.8-million restaurant at 100 Pier 4, attorney Joe Hanley told the board this morning.

By adamg - 3/23/15 - 12:39 pm

Rob Bellinger is gearing up for a series of local road trips to find the best steak tips in the Boston area. Look at his map; are there places he's missing?

It turns out that steak tips are not well-known outside of New England, or even outside of Boston. I mentioned them on a business trip to LA, and my coworker responded with a "What are you talking about?" I asked a Southern friend if they were served in his state - "Oh yeah, usually smothered in gravy, like a steak and gravy sort of thing." Sorry, buddy, but that’s not what we’re talking about.

By adamg - 11/10/14 - 12:07 pm

Marissa Breton wants to know where to find the best steak tips.

By adamg - 8/23/14 - 10:00 am

Pip asks:

Any tips for a good but not overly expensive steak place in Boston for a group that don't get to see each other often? Please.

By adamg - 3/9/14 - 6:16 pm

Poster advertising Nick Varano's new steak place in the Park Plaza. Guess he's not too concerned about how many women patrons he'll get - or about his spelling.

The photo of the poster is by Charles Draghi, who knows something about the restaurant business himself and who has some choice comments about the poster in the comments under the photo.

UPDATE, Monday morning: The poster is gone, replaced by one showing a woman balancing on one high heel on an uncooked steak .

By adamg - 12/5/13 - 3:25 pm
Indian figures for sale

For the right price, these could all be yours.

Pretty much everything that wasn't stolen in the HIlltop's final days goes on sale in two online auctions on Dec. 14.

By adamg - 10/10/13 - 9:08 am
Hilltop Steak House

Boston Restaurant Talk rounds up sources that indicate the restaurant with the giant neon cactus and the lifesize fiberglass cows is closing forever in a couple of weeks.

By adamg - 1/14/13 - 10:10 am

The Herald reports Yet Another Steakhouse is planned for the South Boston waterfront.

Nancy, who works there, writes that what the area really needs is a drugstore:

The closest one is Downtown Crossing. It's a PITA for people who work down there.

By adamg - 8/24/12 - 8:44 pm

The Tremont Street steakhouse shuts forever tomorrow.

By adamg - 8/3/12 - 9:36 am

Michael Conlon, who owns restaurants across Boston, goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week for permission to re-open the Stockyard on Market Street in Brighton.

According to his application, Conlon would keep the Stockyard name. Conlon needs board permission to buy the landmark restaurant's liquor license.

Among Conlon's restaurants: The Paramount and the 21st Amendment on Beacon Hill, another Paramount in South Boston, West on Centre in West Roxbury and the Blarney Stone in Fields Corner.

By adamg - 7/10/12 - 7:09 pm

The Stockyard this evening.The Stockyard this evening.

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