Community Food & Drink

Residents Association Slams Process For New Liquor Licenses [Video]

North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) President Ford Cavallari called out the “elephant in the room” at the group’s February meeting, referring to the new all-alcohol licenses recently granted by the Boston Licensing Board. [See All-Alcohol License Upgrades Granted to Three North End Restaurants] “Royal Rumble” and “gifts of up to $350,000” were the terms used by NEWRA Read More…

Food & Drink

All-Alcohol License Upgrades Granted to Three North End Restaurants

The Boston Licensing Board granted three all-alcohol licenses to North End restaurants this week. The new awards come as part of the ten new citywide licenses up for grabs as a result of 2014 State legislation. The new licenses are ‘upgrades’ for existing beer and wine licenses. The latter will be returned to the city and eventually re-granted to other Read More…

Food & Drink

Goody Glover’s Receives 2:00 Closing Hour Extension from Licensing Board

The Boston Licensing Board approved a 2:00 a.m. closing hour extension (from 1:00 a.m.) request this week for Goody Glover’s Irish restaurant & bar at 48-50 Salem Street. The all-alcohol license amendment applies to the inside of the establishment, not the patio that generally closes at 9:00 p.m. The decision is a notable one for Read More…

Food & Drink Police & Fire

Licensing Board Hears Dispute About Chairs in Street Between Cops and Cafe Cigar Smoker

Universal Hub reports from Tuesday’s Boston Licensing Board hearing regarding an altercation between Boston Police and David Riccio about chairs in the street in front of Caffe Vittoria on Hanover Street. North End cigar smoker fumes at cops who tell him he can’t set up chairs in front of a hydrant And Caffe Vittoria in Read More…

Food & Drink

Beer with that Sandwich, Now Available at Volle Nolle

Nearly a year after first presenting to the NEWNC and NEWRA neighborhood groups, Volle Nolle was awarded a beer and wine license by the Licensing Board for its sandwich shop at 351 Hanover Street. Much of the delay was due to the lack of alcohol license availability under a State cap. Persistence by Torri Crowell Read More…

Food & Drink Government Police & Fire Transportation

Globe Investigates Valet Parking Violations; Mayor Establishes New Late Night Task Force

The Boston Globe highlights the lack of enforcement of valet parkers, an integral part of the North End restaurant scene. “Valet parkers, the Globe found, pay little heed to the requirement that arriving cars be quickly moved to garages or lots. They routinely ignore regulations that forbid double parking and taking up metered spaces. Some grab resident Read More…

Food & Drink

Alcohol Licensing Update for North End / Waterfront from NEWRA’s ZLC Committee

At last week’s meeting of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) meeting, an update on licensing issues in the neighborhood was presented by Zoning, Licensing & Construction Committee co-chair, David Kubiak. A written report, customarily prepared by the ZLC Committee, is available at www.NEWRA.org. Highlights include: The old Hot Tomatoes Restaurant at 261 Read More…

Business Food & Drink

Doc’s Long Wharf, Volle Nolle & Nonna’s on Licensing Board Agenda

On next week’s agenda for the Boston Licensing Board, there are three licensing items in the North End / Waterfront area: Doc’s Long Wharf, Volle Nolle and Nonna’s Market. Doc’s Long Wharf is looking to transfer an unused alcohol license to a South Boston “Paramount” establishment. Doc’s was the subject of the legal case where Read More…