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Sam Adams Truly Aims to Cement Its Place as Boston’s Beer With Downtown Taproom

...Jim Koch of the Boston Beer Company has his sights set on the space at 60 State St., the former home to Hillstone, among other downtown locations. The goal is to one day...

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...open a downtown outpost for the Sam Adams Brewery, which has stood in Jamaica Plain (30 Germania St.) since its founding in 1984, according to the Boston Business Journal...

    Sam Adams Truly Aims to Cement Its Place as Boston's Beer With Downtown Taproom
    Like a sentry guarding the entrance to Faneuil Hall, a statue of Samuel Adams stands tall near a vacant space that a modern-day Sam Adams could one day occupy. Jim Koch of the Boston Beer Company has his sights set on the space at 60 State St., the former home to Hillstone, among other downtown locations.
    https://boston.eater.com

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Oisa Ramen Fills Downtown Boston With Noodles Soon

The small storefront at 2 Broad St. will have room for approximately 12 diners, including seats at a counter at the front...

    Oisa Ramen Fills Downtown Boston With Noodles Soon
    Moe Kuroki launched a ramen pop-up two years ago when she was missing the food of her hometown, Fukuoka, Japan. She started Oisa Ramen with a focus on tonkotsu ramen, the local favorite of Fukuoka, and as time went on, Kuroki expanded her ramen offerings, developing her skills from pop-up to pop-up, garnering a loyal fan base, and eventually connecting with another restaurateur to establish a permanent location in Downtown Boston.
    https://boston.eater.com

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Where to Eat on Christmas Day in Boston

Reservations are still open for Christmas Day dining at Fin Point, which offers New England seafood and raw bar options, plus pizza, pasta, and some classics like lobster rolls and burgers. (89 Broad St., Downtown, Boston)

The Christmas spread at Miel includes a rabbit and mushroom soup, prime rib, seared scallops, and a smoked pheasant breast with acorn squash. For dessert, there will be peppermint cheesecake and a classic bouche de noel. Menu available for $65 per person. (510 Atlantic Ave., Waterfront, Boston)

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...m., $50 for adults and $19 for kids under 12. Kids under three eat free. (40 Edwin H Land Blvd., Cambridge...

...from 5 to 10 p.m. as well. Reservations available by phone — (617) 574-7295. (10 Avery St., Downtown, Boston...

...7 to 10:30 a.m. and dinner service from 5 to 8 p.m. (776 Boylston St., Back Bay, Boston...

...and an eggnog crème brûlée for dessert. Reservations can be made online. (215 Charles St., Beacon Hill, Boston...

...with three courses available for $65. The restaurant also serves specialty cocktails, wine, and beer. (528 Commonwealth Ave., Kenmore Square, Boston...

Out by the harbor, Meritage will serve a prix fixe Christmas menu (with or without wine pairings) from 4 to 9 p.m., with a la carte options for children under six. Call (617) 439-3995 to make a reservation. (70 Rowes Wharf, Boston)

...11 a.m. to 4 p.m., for $75 per person and $25 per child. (1 Seaport Ln., Seaport, Boston...

A lobster Christmas is in store for diners at Abe & Louie’s. The restaurant will offer a boiled lobster dinner with two, three, or four pounds worth of meat, in addition to baked lobster with breadcrumbs and Maine lobster casserole. (793 Boylston St., Back Bay, Boston)

Go Mediterranean for Christmas dinner with a four-course meal with two entrees for the table and a special dessert tasting. Dinner priced at $65 per person. (79 Park Plaza, Back Bay, Boston)

Open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Ma Maison has both prix fixe and a la carte options available, including butternut squash soup, wild mushroom risotto, grilled rack of lamb, duck, and a traditional bouche de noel for dessert, along with many other items. (272 Cambridge St., Boston)

...open the rest of the day without the specials as well. Reservations recommended; check Reserve. (1 Kendall Sq., Kendall Square, Cambridge...

Dig into some pumpkin tortelli or veal ossobuco at Bricco in the North End. The restaurant is taking reservations for Christmas Day and has plenty of wine, cognac, and whiskey to round out a special occasion. (241 Hanover St., North End, Boston)

Cube toasts and chinwiches and cola wings, oh my! Feast on Hong Kong-inspired dishes at this Chinatown spot, and don’t forget to save room for dessert. Reservations are still available on OpenTable. (86 Harrison Ave., Chinatown, Boston)

Taste the Caribbean in Cambridge this holiday, with options ranging from plantain balls with pork belly to ceviche, yucca fritters, and various empanadas. Main courses feature seafood, hearty cuts of meat, and rotisserie chicken. (450 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square, Cambridge)

The restaurant’s menu of French dishes includes fois gras, mussels, ribeye, cheese, and desserts, and reservations are still available on OpenTable. (1627 Beacon St., Brookline)

This new spot in Southie has dinner reservations available for Christmas Day, serving its American menu of small bites, burgers and sandwiches, and wood-fired pizzas. (726 E Broadway, South Boston)

    Where to Eat on Christmas Day in Boston
    This holiday season, let Boston's restaurants do all the work. While many restaurants are closed for Christmas Day, various spots around the city will be in full swing, offering brunch, breakfast, and/or dinner. Whether you're looking for something traditional (a la honey-glazed ham) or something a little out of the ordinary (all-you-can-eat meat feast, perhaps?), it's not too late to snag a reservation somewhere.
    https://boston.eater.com

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Public Improvement Commission hearing

8. On a petition by TGA 70 Federal Street LLC for the making of Specific Repairs within Congress Street, Boston Proper, located on its westerly side generally north of Federal Street, consisting of sidewalk reconstruction as well as new specialty pavement. (NB 11/16/2017)

4. 260 Franklin Street, Oliver Street; Boston Proper – Pedestrian Easement, Projection License – On a set of petitions by 260 Franklin Inc.

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Melnea Cass Boulevard – at address #600 between Sojourner Truth Court and Brook Marshall Road.

As shown on a plan entitled City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Temporary Earth Retention Plan, 100 East Newton Street, Boston, 1 sheet dated August 11, 2017.

As shown on a set of plans entitled City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Specific Repair Plan, Cross Street, 198 Hanover Street, Boston Proper, 2 sheets dated October 20, 2017.

1. 114-140 Western Avenue; Brighton – Pedestrian Easements, Specific Repairs, Private Utility License – On a set of petitions by the President & Fellows of Harvard College

2. 50 Staniford Street, William Cardinal O'Connell Way; Boston Proper – Pedestrian Easement, Specific Repairs – On a set of petitions by RAR2-50 Staniford LLC

3. 321 Harrison Avenue, 1000 Washington Street, Herald Street, William E. Mullins Way; Boston Proper – Pedestrian Easement, Specific Repairs – On a set of petitions by 1000 Washington (Boston) Owner LLC

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    Public Improvement Commission hearing
    As shown on a set of plans entitled City of Boston Public Works Department, Engineering Division, Specific Repair Plan, Madison Melnea Cass Apartments, Brook Marshall Road, Sojourner Truth Court, Melnea Cass Boulevard, 4 sheets dated November 13, 2017.
    https://www.boston.gov

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November 2017 in Review, From Dumplings to Doughnuts

Sweetgreen (47 Northern Ave., Seaport District, Boston; 60 State St., Downtown Boston): Two new Boston locations of the DC-based salad chain.

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Bodega Canal (57 Canal St., West End, Boston): Mexican food from the team behind Ward 8 and North Square Oyster.

The Broadway (732 E. Broadway, South Boston): Boston Beer Garden’s rebirth (under the same ownership) with nitro cold brew martinis on draft.

Caffe Nero (55 Northern Ave., Seaport District, Boston; 218 Legacy Pl., Dedham): This European-born cafe chain keeps expanding around Massachusetts. The two most recent openings are in Boston’s Seaport District and at Dedham’s Legacy Place development.

City Winery (1 Canal St., West End, Boston): New York-based music venue, restaurant, and winery.

Cupola (1231 Centre St., Newton Centre): A casual pasta spot (replacing Bottega Fiorentina) with a focus on Florentine and Tuscan cuisine. There will be Neapolitan pizzas eventually as well.

Flatbread Company (76 Guest St., Boston Landing, Brighton, Boston): This local pizza chain has expanded to the new Boston Landing development in Brighton, and it’s one of several locations that features candlepin bowling.

Gong Cha (44 Harrison Ave., Chinatown, Boston): This Taiwan-based chain serves a wide variety of customizable bubble teas and more.

Jugos Supremo (502 Massachusetts Ave., South End, Boston): A juice-filled South End sibling to Jugos, a Back Bay juice bar.

Lobstah on a Roll (537 Columbus Ave., South End, Boston): Replacing Emma’s Pizza, this new restaurant — which will soon have a sibling in Arlington — serves five-foot-long lobster rolls.

Luke’s Lobster (53 Northern Ave., Seaport District, Boston): This is Boston’s third location of the New York-born, Maine-inspired, fast-casual lobster roll restaurant.

Oath Pizza (1350 Boylston St., Fenway, Boston): The Nantucket-based chain formerly known has Oath Craft Pizza has expanded to Fenway with its avocado oil-infused crispy crusts.

The Popover Lady at Boston Public Market (100 Hanover St., Downtown Boston): Popovers, scones, fruit pies, and other baked goods.

Pressed Juicery (180 Linden St., Suite 107, Wellesley): A California-based juice chain serving cold-pressed juices and more.

Rogue Lounge (222 Friend St., West End, Boston): Sushi pizza and mai tais on tap in the former North Star space.

Shan-A-Punjab (500 Harvard St., Brookline): Indian food in the former Rubin’s Delicatessen space. It’s a relocation from right across the street.

The Smoke Shop (343 Congress St., Fort Point, Boston): Andy Husbands’s Kendall Square barbecue joint now has a second location in the former Tavern Road space.

Som Tum Modern Thai Cuisine (1894 Centre St., West Roxbury, Boston): One Thai replaced another (Sticky Rice).

Sushi Factory (140 Brighton Ave., Allston, Boston): An all-you-can-eat sushi spot from the owner of Hi B3ar Ice Cream Roll nearby.

Sweetgreen (47 Northern Ave., Seaport District, Boston; 60 State St., Downtown Boston): Two new Boston locations of the DC-based salad chain.

Top Mix Bar & Kitchen (257 Norfolk Ave., Roxbury, Boston): Top Mix focuses on cocktails — such as various martinis and a pineapple mojito — and also serves food, including sweet plantain ravioli, a maple bacon burger, and more.

Tuscan Kitchen (64 Seaport Blvd.): A giant, stately Italian restaurant with several sister spots in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Wit’s End (1248 Cambridge St., Inman Square, Cambridge): The menu features “dueling” items — two versions of the same dish, such as a bacon and gouda mac and cheese versus a lobster and mushroom one.

Zia Gianna (1739 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, Boston): Sicilian sandwiches, baked goods, espresso, and more.

Emerald Lounge (200 Stuart St., Downtown Boston): This five-year-old Revere Hotel nightclub has closed to make way for a new restaurant slated to open in spring 2018.

Self Portrait (77 Walden St., Cambridge): T.W. Food was revamped into a French bistro called Self Portrait in April, but it closed in November.

Cottage Tavern (1227 Hyde Park Ave., Hyde Park, Boston): This classic watering hole aims to transfer its liquor and food license to the Innovation and Design Building in the Seaport District.

Dudley Dough (2302 Washington St., Roxbury, Boston): The Haley House’s fair-wage pizzeria will close at the end of the year due to financial struggles.

Globe Bar & Cafe (565 Boylston St., Back Bay, Boston): It’s not closing for good; it’s just relocating down the street to the former Rattlesnake space. Relocation dates haven’t been announced yet.

Pikaichi (1 Brighton Ave., Allston, Boston): This Allston ramen destination will close on December 17 due to a rent hike but will try to relocate soon.

    November 2017 in Review, From Dumplings to Doughnuts
    November 2017 featured tons of openings, particularly in Boston's Seaport District and West End. It was a month filled with pasta, pizza, and yes, more juice bars. Non-local chains Caffe Nero and Sweetgreen continued to expand around the Boston area with two new locations apiece, while Luke's Lobster added a new location as well.
    https://boston.eater.com

Dec 04

Bates Bar and Grill to Open in Weymouth Landing

The address given for Bates Bar and Grill is 2 Commercial Street (which is where The Landing Pub was), while Ultimate Pizza had been at 6 Commercial Street.

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The address given for Bates Bar and Grill is 2 Commercial Street (which is where The Landing Pub was), while Ultimate Pizza had been at 6 Commercial Street.

    Boston Restaurant Talk
    Last year, we reported that a new restaurant may move into the South Shore space where a bar and a pizza place had been until being demolished after a fire. Now we have learned a bit more about the place.
    http://bostonrestaurants.blogspot.com

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One Less Gun: BPD Officers Recover Loaded Firearm During Struggle with Suspect Inside Busy Downtown Boston Bar

...call for a person with a gun inside Coogan’s Bar and Grill located at 171 Milk Street in Downtown Boston. On arrival, officers were informed by bar security staff that the suspect...

    One Less Gun: BPD Officers Recover Loaded Firearm During Struggle with Suspect Inside Busy Downtown Boston Bar
    At about 12:05 AM on Saturday December 2, 2017, officers assigned to District A-1 (Downtown) responded to a call for a person with a gun inside Coogan's Bar and Grill located at 171 Milk Street in Downtown Boston.
    http://bpdnews.com

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