K_F_o_l_e_y wrote:Going to Troquet for the first time since moving back to Boston on Saturday... Any recs from the current wine list? Is it still as good as it used to be?
So how was it?
I gather there is a 30 seat limit, and mandatory waiter service, which given the areas involved pretty much means we are talking about tiny ethnic restaurants being the only beneficiaries. I don't know any fine dining, 30-seat restaurants in those areas (analogous to the brilliant Laurel in Philly). Very annoying how restrictive this is. Get ready for drinking rieslings at Vietnamese restaurants.Tom Gibson wrote:The law reads like there will be a lot of little restaurants in Rozzie and Dorchester that will have BYO by summer time. I hope it sparks some higher end type places to open and become great landing spots.
I guess that means they actually have an application form now, so technically that is progress!Gerry Morrisey wrote:I just read that due to the high number of restrictions and lengthy application process the city has yet only received one completed application. Just so typical of city, the only thing they are good it is finding a way to screw it up.
K_F_o_l_e_y wrote:I guess that means they actually have an application form now, so technically that is progress!Gerry Morrisey wrote:I just read that due to the high number of restrictions and lengthy application process the city has yet only received one completed application. Just so typical of city, the only thing they are good it is finding a way to screw it up.
Where did you read this?
Have had breakfast there via there "Astro diner" and it was pretty good. Excited to try it for dinnerK_F_o_l_e_y wrote:SEVEN STAR STREET BISTRO in Roslindale just received Boston's first BYOB license:
http://www.universalhub.com/2017/boston ... ?nocache=1
"...customers over 21 will be able to bring in one bottle of wine or one container of beer - which can be up to a growler-sized 64 ounces - each, between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. (they won't be able to go out to refill their supplies, though)."
According to Facebook, they need to finish training staff before they can permit byob.
Unbelievable. Boston's new BYOB "program" is an embarrassment. I mean if they don't want to allow it, don't allow it, but if you're going to set it up, then do it so more than one or two restaurants can possibly qualify.K_F_o_l_e_y wrote:THAT DIDN'T LAST LONG: Boston's only legal BYOB is closing
https://boston.eater.com/2017/6/13/1579 ... le-closing
I've been there 4 times now, most recently last night. Go for the house-made pastas, which are the best things on the menu.
Steve C and I went to Sam's a few weeks ago, which was the first time in years for me. It was awesome!
I meant to say we went to Sweet Basil.
Welcome to Boston!
I kind of just meant official city guide in terms of wine shops, events, meetups, restaurants, etc. I literally just visited the city for the first time last weekend, was here for 36 hours, and had to find an apartment...any help I can get is appreciated.K_F_o_l_e_y wrote: ↑December 5th, 2018, 2:24 pmWelcome to Boston!
What do you mean by "official city guide"?
The long and short of BYOB in the Boston area is this:
1) In MA, if a restaurant has a liquor license, BYOB is illegal
2) If the restaurant doesn't have a liquor license, BYOB is permissible only if the city in question permits it, and if the restaurant has any necessary approvals from the city (there are a few such cities, such as Needham, Withrop, Woburn, Watertown, etc.)
3) In Boston, BYOB is only permitted in a few of the outlying neighborhoods, and then only if the restaurant has a license, which to my knowledge only 1 restaurant currently has (I believe ~3 other restaurants have applied and may get a license)
4) If you buy wine at a restaurant and want to take leftovers home, the restaurant has to seal it in an approved bag with the bill stapled to it
5) Wineries (not retailers) can ship wine to MA but need a MA license to do so
6) If you know the restaurant owner, you may be able to arrange something under the table. But if you do, please don't post about it by name online (yes, I know this thread runs contrary to that). I've been told by several restaurant owners in Boston and nearby towns that inspectors are cracking down and even calling up pretending to be customers
7) Occasionally events are organized on WB or other boards, so feel free to do so. That's a good way to meet people. I maintain a large email list, but most events are organized by email and the organizers use their own lists and usually don't post anything on WB
Let me know next time you are headed back to Needham. I'll try to sneak out of the house for a glass or two.K_F_o_l_e_y wrote: ↑November 14th, 2018, 4:41 pmI meant to say we went to Sweet Basil.