5 days ago

Planning Board Meeting (sign & facade), Room 111, 2/21/2018, 8:15 a.m.

1634 Beacon Street – Installing new painted wood signs for Porto Maltese restaurant. Pct. 13 (Approved 01/29/18)

1704 Beacon Street – Installing new painted façade sign for Grassona’s Italian restaurant. Pct. 13 (Approved 02/13/18)

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8:15 am    1374 Beacon Street – Install new façade sign (formerly Shanghai Jade), Pct 9

8:30 am    1368 Beacon Street – Install new façade letters and awning for Hamilton (formerly Yasu Sushi), Pct 9

1327 Beacon Street – Modifications to existing signage to add aluminum channel letters reading "cafe" and replace window mounted existing "Peets" signs with new 30"x 30" fabricated aluminum Peets signs. Pct. 10 (Approved 01/23/18)

    Planning Board Meeting (sign & facade), Room 111, 2/21/2018, 8:15 a.m.
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5 days ago

Grassona’s Brings Italian Cuisine to Washington Square

Fairsted Kitchen at 1704 Beacon Street in Brookline was officially reborn as Grassona’s Italian on January 24. Owner Steve Bowman...

    Grassona's Brings Italian Cuisine to Washington Square
    Fairsted Kitchen at 1704 Beacon Street in Brookline was officially reborn as Grassona's Italian on January 24. Owner Steve Bowman felt it was time for a change. "We really believe that restaurants are about evolution," he says. "I have this quirky idea that everyone can relate to the idea of an Italian grandmother who just wants you to eat and be happy."
    http://www.brooklinehub.com

Feb 07

Peking Garden TST – traditional Peking duck ( 北京樓 )

3 Salisbury Road,

    Peking Garden TST - traditional Peking duck ( 北京樓 )
    This is post #17, part of my #50PostsIn50Days personal challenge to document my first 100 days in Hong Kong. Other posts in this series may be found at the bottom of the original post. It's always fun to see where people who used to live in Hong Kong like to visit when they return.
    http://www.tinyurbankitchen.com

Feb 06

January 2018 in Review, From Ax-Throwing Bars to Ramen

Grassona’s Italian (1704 Beacon St., Washington Square, Brookline): Fairsted Kitchen owner Steve Bowman briefly closed his restaurant to renovate it and reopen it as Grassona’s Italian, serving red-sauce Italian classics.

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75 on Courthouse Square (220 Northern Ave.): 75 Chestnut and 75 on Liberty Wharf have a new similarly named sibling in the Seaport District, serving burgers, seafood and pasta entrees, and more — as well as a build-your-own bloody mary bar.

The Bagel Table (9 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill): Located in the longtime Rosie’s Bakery space at The Street, this new bakery features OMG! Bagels (a local brand) and serves some of Rosie’s greatest hits as well.

Blossom Bar (295 Washington St., Brookline): Like its Woburn sibling, the Brookline Sichuan Garden now has a snazzy cocktail bar inside. Those who loved dining at Sichuan Garden pre-revamp will still find a number of its dishes on the new, pared-down menu.

Cafe Landwer (900 Beacon St., Audubon Circle, Boston): This is the first United States location for the Israeli cafe chain, which will also open in Boston’s Cleveland Circle neighborhood.

Cava (1346 Boylston St., Fenway, Boston): This fast-casual Mediterranean chain comes by way of Washington, D.C., and it’s also expanding to Boston’s Back Bay and Cambridge’s Kendall Square, as well as Dedham and Hingham.

Globe Bar & Cafe (384 Boylston St., Back Bay, Boston): This Back Bay spot moved down the street, taking over the former Rattlesnake space. Yes, the rooftop will be open seasonally.

Hopsters (51 Sleeper St., Seaport District, Boston): The Newton-based brewpub and brew-your-own-beer facility has expanded to Boston proper (and has further expansion plans in the works). Go for a meal, a drink, and/or a brewing session.

Oisa Ramen (2 Broad St., Downtown Boston): This pop-up has found a cozy home in the Financial District, serving...

Olivia’s Bistro (136 Adams St., Nonantum, Newton): This Newton addition is serving wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizzas and more Italian food.

Tasty Burger (1 Nashua St., West End, Boston): The local burger chain’s sixth location is at North Station and features the group’s biggest bar (18 seats), at which beer and wine are served. There’s also a takeout window and free pool table.

Tatte Bakery & Cafe (399 Boylston St., Back Bay, Boston): Yet another expansion for the local cafe chain that now has eight outposts in Brookline, Boston, and Cambridge.

Xi’an Street Foods (182 Brighton Ave., Allston, Boston): Serving rougamo (flatbread sandwiches that resemble burgers), biang biang noodles, and other cuisine...

Bertucci’s (22 Merchants Row, Downtown Boston): The Faneuil Hall location of local pizza chain Bertucci’s opened way back in 1989.

Diva Indian Bistro (246 Elm St., Davis Square, Somerville): The Indian restaurant had been open for over 20 years.

Papagayo (283 Summer St., Fort Point, Boston): In an increasingly crowded neighborhood for Mexican restaurants and tequila bar, this location shut down, but Papagayo remains open in downtown Boston and Somerville’s Assembly Row.

Sultan’s Kitchen (116 State St., Downtown Boston): The Turkish restaurant, a staple of the downtown dining scene, had been around since 1981.

Tapeo Restaurant and Tapas Bar (266 Newbury St., Back Bay, Boston): Open for over 20 years, Tapeo cited the neighborhood’s “oppressive rents” as a factor in the restaurant’s closure.

Tilted Kilt (96 Brookline Ave., Fenway, Boston): Also known as “Scottish Hooters,” this “breastaurant” and sports bar chain didn’t last long in Fenway. In the region, a Billerica location remains open.

    January 2018 in Review, From Ax-Throwing Bars to Ramen
    2018 got off to a fast start in terms of local restaurant openings. A few Boston-based groups continued to expand in January, including Tatte Bakery & Cafe and Tasty Burger, while some non-local chains came to town as well, including Israel's Cafe Landwer and D.C.-based Cava, both serving fast-casual food with a Mediterranean feel.
    https://boston.eater.com

Feb 02

Select Board - February 6, 2018 7:00 P.M.

...Sale, and to Sell All Kinds of Alcoholic Beverages as Seven Day Common Victualler at 1632 Beacon Street for an Alternate Manager, Dylan Stewart...

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Question of granting a temporary Wine and Malt Beverages Sales License (Non-Sales) to Allium Market for a Cheese Pairing Class to be held on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 7:30pm-9:00pm at 1330 Beacon Street.

    Select Board - February 6, 2018 7:00 P.M.
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Jan 19

Select Board January 23, 2018 Executive Session 6:00 P.M., Public Session 7:00 P.M.

Public Hearing on the application of Respect Our Hospitalitah, LLC, Stephen Bowman, Manager, holder of a License to Expose, Keep for Sale, and to Sell All Kinds of Alcoholic Beverages to be Drunk on the Premises as a Seven Day Common Victualler at 1704 Beacon Street for the following:

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Question of approving a Power of Attorney that would authorize Housing Project Planner David Guzman to act on the Town’s behalf at the foreclosure of 24 Juniper Street, Unit 65.

...Lee, Owner and Manager, for a Common Victualler and Entertainment (Radio and TV) License at 1374 Beacon Street. Inside seating capacity is 40 and hours of operation are Sunday 11:00am-9:00pm...

    Select Board January 23, 2018 Executive Session 6:00 P.M., Public Session 7:00 P.M.
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Jan 10

Planning Board Meeting (sign & facade), 6th Floor Select Board Hearing Room, 1/17/2018, 8:15 a.m.

8:15 am    1626 Beacon Street – Install new façade signs for Coron Dental Studio, Pct 11

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1018 Beacon Street – Reface existing free standing sign for Kenmore Opitical (formerly Rise Realty).  Pct. 1  (Approved 12/7/17)

    Planning Board Meeting (sign & facade), 6th Floor Select Board Hearing Room, 1/17/2018, 8:15 a.m.
    http://www.brooklinema.gov

Dec 29

The Most Beautiful New Boston Restaurants of 2017

1665 Beacon St., Washington Square, Brookline

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253 Summer St., Fort Point, Boston

Prudential Center, 800 Boylston St., Back Bay, Boston

928 Massachusetts Ave., between Harvard and Central squares, Cambridge

11 Dorchester St., South Boston

    The Most Beautiful New Boston Restaurants of 2017
    Ambiance is everything: Some of the year's new restaurants hit it out of the ballpark in terms of design. It was a year of chandeliers in rustic spaces, vintage finds, greenery, and murals. So many murals.
    https://boston.eater.com

Dec 29

December 2017 in Review, From Sushi Burritos to Sake Sangria

Fairsted Kitchen (1704 Beacon St., Washington Square, Brookline): Saying farewell on New Year’s Eve, Fairsted Kitchen will be reborn in the new year (under the same ownership) as Grassona’s Italian, serving Italian comfort food.

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Allium Market & Cafe (1330 Beacon St., Coolidge Corner, Brookline): A specialty food market, cheese shop, and cafe inspired by Zingerman’s Delicatessen in Michigan.

Fat Baby (118 Dorchester St., South Boston): This Loco Taqueria sibling serves up sushi, cocktails, and more in a loud, energetic space in Southie.

Highland Fried (1217 Cambridge St., Inman Square, Cambridge): Earlier this year, the Highland Kitchen team took over East Coast Grill; now, they’ve revamped it into Highland Fried, zeroing in on fried chicken, barbecue, and Tiki drinks.

Kaju Tofu House (636 Beacon St., Kenmore Square, Boston): With one location in Allston and one recently defunct one in Harvard Square, Kaju Tofu House is back up to two locations with this new one in Kenmore, serving a range of Korean food.

Kor Tor Mor (24 College Ave., Davis Square, Somerville): Thai food with a focus on Bangkok street foods in the former Golden Light space.

La Colombe (29 Northern Ave., Seaport District, Boston): Boston’s second location of the Philadelphia-based coffee roaster and cafe chain. It’s also coming to Back Bay.

Moody’s Delicatessen (500 Boylston St., Back Bay, Boston): Waltham’s acclaimed delicatessen and charcuterie destination now has a Boston proper sibling serving up deli sandwiches and more. Note: Only open on weekdays.

Our Fathers (197 N. Harvard St., Lower Allston): A twofer from the Tasty Burger/Citizen Public House/Franklin Cafe team — a Jewish delicatessen on one side (takeout) and a full-service modern Israeli restaurant and bar on the other side. The bar’s got a strong gin focus.

Snappy Kitchen (234 Elm St., Davis Square, Somerville): Snappy Ramen hopped across Davis into a larger space and expanded its menu to include sushi, gyoza, and more — changing its name in the process. There’s still ramen, though.

Sunny Cafe (1000 Bennington St., East Boston): Sushi burritos, poke, bubble tea, and more.

Sushi Kappo (86 Peterborough St., Fenway, Boston): A casual spot from the team behind Ebi Sushi in Union Square. The new place serves sushi burritos, poke bowls, ramen, and more.

Sweetgreen (225 Franklin St., Downtown Boston): DC’s salad chain keeps expanding its leafy Boston-area reach. The newest location is in Post Office Square and is optimized for mobile and online order pick-up.

Trillium Garden at the Substation (4228 Washington St., Roslindale, Boston): Ever-popular Fort Point brewery Trillium has opened another seasonal “beer garden,” albeit indoors, in the old Roslindale substation. It’s expected to stay open into the spring.

16 Handles (1309 Beacon St., Coolidge Corner, Brookline): Another nail in the coffin of the froyo era.

British Beer Company (85 Providence Hwy., East Walpole): There are around a dozen other locations of this local chain around the area, but the longtime Walpole one is now gone. British Beer Company features an extensive beer list.

Dudley Dough (2302 Washington St., Roxbury, Boston): The Haley House’s fair-wage pizzeria closed due to financial struggles.

East Coast Grill (1271 Cambridge St., Inman Square, Cambridge): It’s really gone this time, sort of. The Highland Kitchen owners...

Emerald Lounge (200 Stuart St., Theatre District, Boston): The Revere Hotel’s nightclub closed in December, and the hotel plans to replace it with a new restaurant in spring 2018.

Globe Bar & Cafe (565 Boylston St., Back Bay, Boston): It’s not gone for good; it’s just relocating down the street to the former Rattlesnake space. It plans to reopen around January 2018.

Kamado Super Fusion (779 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, Boston): This sushi spot was open for a few years. It’ll be replaced by an Asian noodle soup spot called Asian Noodle Soup.

La Motta’s (1357 Washington St., South End, Boston): This Italian restaurant opened in late 2015 under the same ownership of the longtime previous occupant of the space, Union Bar & Grill. Now, it’ll be taken over by the Alpine Restaurant Group, reportedly opening a new Burro Bar there.

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

Sunset Grill & Tap and Patron’s (130 Brighton Ave., Allston): End of an era for this longtime comfort food spot with a massive beer list (and its upstairs pool hall, Patron’s). Sibling spot Sunset Cantina remains open on Comm. Ave.

    December 2017 in Review, From Sushi Burritos to Sake Sangria
    2017 did not end with a whimper. December was jam-packed with openings, including a number of highly anticipated spots, such as Jewish delicatessen Our Fathers in Allston; a sushi-focused sibling to Loco Taqueria, Fat Baby; and a Back Bay sequel to the acclaimed Moody's Delicatessen out in Waltham.
    https://boston.eater.com

Dec 29

Service At Golden Temple Going Down The Drain

The Chinese restaurant, located at 1651 Beacon Street

    Service At Golden Temple Going Down The Drain
    The Chinese restaurant, located at 1651 Beacon Street Brookline, MA 02445, is recently piling up a whole lot of negative reviews. "The service was horrible. The waiter said they were getting lots of takeout orders keeping the kitchen busy. There were five of us.
    http://brookline.com

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