Tag Archives: Boston

5 Female Kitchen Workers Sue McCormick & Schmick’s for Sexual Harassment

Source: Grub Street NY

A group of five Boston McCormick & Schmick’s employees have filed a sexual-harassment lawsuit against the seafood chain, equating working alongside the men in their restaurant’s kitchen to “being treated like a prostitute.” Their complaint, written by the legal groups Fair Work and the Lawyers’ Committee for …

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Boston Teamsters Found Not Guilty in Top Chef Extortion Trial

Source: Grub Street NY

The group of Boston Teamsters on trial for trying to extort jobs from Top Chef was acquitted of all charges today by the jury. The four men — union veterans who ranged in age from 49 to 63 — were accused of attempting to intimidate producers into giving …

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America’s Newest Dorm-Room ‘Restaurant’ Specializes in Omakase Sushi

Source: Grub Street NY

America finally has a new dorm-room dining hot spot to replace Pith, the insanely popular pop-up that 21-year-old Columbia University student Jonah Reider rode to a Colbert appearance and Chicago restaurant job last year. This new “restaurant” has been operating out of a Boston University dorm, and …

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Padma Lakshmi Felt ‘Paralyzed With Fear’ by Teamsters’ Top Chef: Boston Threats

Source: Grub Street NY

The trial is finally underway for members of a Boston Teamsters union that allegedly attempted to extort the Top Chef cast and crew when they were in town filming season 12. The mess occurred back in August 2014, when federal prosecutors claim basically everybody on the show …

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Owner of 20-Pound Lobster Is Livid the TSA Took a Selfie With His Dinner

Source: Grub Street NY

On Sunday morning, seafood lover Christopher Stracuzza arrived at Boston’s Logan Airport for a flight back home to Georgia. He had a cooler he checked as oversize luggage because Dinnah — the colossal 20-pound lobster he’d acquired that weekend — wouldn’t fit into anything smaller. Enter TSA, which dedicates an …

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This Failed Dunkin’ Donuts Robbery Is Very Boston

Source: Grub Street NY

Quick PSA for anyone considering a doughnut-shop robbery: If you’re dead-set on this life decision, don’t do it in Boston at a Dunkin’ Donuts where there’s an on-duty police officer inside ordering coffee.

Boston PD couldn’t help but joke about the incident, which sounds like Casey Affleck’s

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Chef and Restaurateur Barbara Lynch Averages Two Breakfasts a Day

Source: Grub Street NY

Barbara Lynch is one of the most successful restaurateurs in the country: She owns seven businesses in Boston, and in 2014, won the James Beard Award for Outstanding Restaurateur. To add to her accomplishments, she’ll publish her first memoir on April 11: Out of Line: A …

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Wahlburgers Co-owners Sue Wahlbergs for Being Terrible Business Partners

Source: Grub Street NY

That gift from the reality-TV gods known as the Wahlberg trio is caught up in yet another lawsuit in their ongoing war with two business partners, who they once considered longtime family friends. Billy Leonard and Edward St. Croix, both part of the crew that founded …

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Boston Officials Threaten to Ban Glassware at Bars After Series of Assaults

Source: Grub Street NY

Boston revelers have been warned: if you keep fighting, no more glass for you. A series of assaults involving glassware at Boston bars has prompted the city’s Liquor Licensing Board to make a pretty extreme threat: banning the use of glassware at establishments where repeated incidents of Leonardo …

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New App Lets You Buy Cheap Leftovers When Restaurants Close

Source: Grub Street NY

Lots of people know food waste is a major problem. Far fewer actually want to consume sour milk or days-old bread. Thankfully, a new app could give guilt-racked citizens sort of the Goldilocks method: not too fresh, not too old, food waste that’s just right. It’s …

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Daniel Boulud Has a Soft Spot for Fish and Chips

Source: Grub Street NY

The Grub Street Diet debuted ten years ago, and to celebrate, we’ve asked some of our favorite subjects to once again chronicle everything they eat and drink. When he chronicled his diet in 2007, Daniel Boulud ate at many of his own restaurants — and, this …

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Burger Chain Says Chipotle Stole Its Name and Logo

Source: Grub Street NY

Chipotle’s foray into burger-flipping is off to what you might call an aggressive start: A small but growing Boston-area chain says the burrito giant purposefully ran roughshod over its trademarks when branding its new concept. Chipotle went with the name “Tasty Made” and…More »

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The Name Game: There Can Only Be One Brick & Mortar… Or Can There?

Source: Eater Philly

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[Photo: Brick & Mortar, Cambridge/Facebook]

Franklin Mortgage alum Mike Welsh is currently working on a new project called Brick & Mortar, as originally reported by Zagat. The new restaurant and bar is going into the Goldtex building, which is happy news for its Eraserhood neighbors, who don’t have a ton of food and drink options nearby.

Gary Strack, however, was a little less thrilled by the news. Strack is a Boston chef and owner of Firebrand Saints, Central Kitchen …and Brick & Mortar, a well-known cocktail bar that’s been around for about ...

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The Five Days of Meat: See Tico’s Lamb Dish Prepared from Start to Finish

Source: Eater DC

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[Photos: Chris Coe/Eater.com]

Tico Boston and Tico D.C. aren’t the same exact restaurant, but they do have several dishes in common. One is the lamb with asparagus, cilantro, cucumbers, and chickpeas.

Eater Boston might be able to convince those who haven’t given it a try yet to do so before it disappears. They have a whole photo series dedicated to chef Leo Asaro making the dish from start to finish, from breaking down the lamb to garnishing it with cilantro yogurt. The dish is priced at $28 on the D.C. menu.
· Tico’s Leo Asaro Assembles a Lamb ...

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Beer Here!: Beer Advocate’s 11th annual Extreme Beer…

Source: Eater Philly

extremebeerfestlogo.jpgBeer Advocate’s 11th annual Extreme Beer Fest went down over the weekend up in Boston, and Serious Eats has the recap, highlighting ten of the best brews from the wildly popular festival celebrating “beers that push the boundaries of brewing.” The fest always features plenty of rarities and gimmicks, making it a fun read even if you don’t intend to plan a trip up to Massachusetts for the next one. (And while some of these breweries can be hard to find outside of their home states, watch for guest appearances and Beer Week events if something catches your eye ...

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Expansions: ">Totto Ramen has confirmed that…

Source: Eater NY

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“>Totto Ramen has confirmed that they will be expanding to Allston, Massachusetts
, taking residence in a former a fro-yo joint next to Tavern in the Square. No word yet on an opening date, but there’s still a good deal of work to be done on the interior. Hopefully ramen obsessed Bostonians will soon be able to get their fix. [Eater Boston]

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Expansions: Hand-pulled noodle tycoon Jason Wang hopes…

Source: Eater NY

xian-expansions.jpgHand-pulled noodle tycoon Jason Wang hopes to expand his growing Xi’an Famous Foods chain to both D.C. and Boston within the next five years. In the meantime, he’s got a new Upper East Side location already in the works, and is eyeing locations in Williamsburg, Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen and the FiDi. [DNAinfo via Eater DC/Eater Boston]

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Expansion Wire: Boston’s Clover is Eyeing the D.C. Market

Source: Eater DC

clover.jpgBoston’s Vegetarian-friendly food truck and restaurant chain Clover Food Lab has its sights set on D.C. The company’s being pretty transparent about the search for space on its blog.

Based on advice from very experienced operators who know a lot more about DC than I do, we’re thinking it would make sense to open 2 sites: 1 that is in a more developing area, the other in an already developed area. That’s our rough thinking. We have a lot to do to figure out if this is the right direction or not.

A site became available on H ...

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Expansions: Daniel Boulud is Heading to Boston to Take Over Asana

Source: Eater NY

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[Photo: Asana/Cal Bingham, Daniel Boulud/Official]

An employee at Boston’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel has confirmed that Daniel Boulud will be taking over Asana, the hotel’s restaurant. Eater Boston reports that Aaron Chambers, the opening chef at Boulud Sud (and a 2013 Eater Young Guns semi-finalist) will be Asana’s executive chef. Chambers left Boulud Sud back in December, at which point reps told Eater that he would be “spearheading a new project” this year.

Boulud has quite a massive international restaurant empire, but besides a couple restaurants in Florida, this will be his ...

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