Monday, September 24, 2012
The food service and accommodations industry makes up a serious chunk of Boston's economy.
How much do we like our hotels, restaurants and bars in Boston? Enough that the accommodation and food service industry employs nearly 50,000 people within The Hub proper. According to data from the Boston Redevelopment Authority, hotels, bars and restaurants make up the city’s sixth-largest sector, with nearly as many workers as Boston’s legendary educational services industry. The biggest chunk of those workers handle our food—9,592 bring it to our tables, 8,580 are classified as “combined food preparation and serving workers” (such as fast food workers), and another 3,225 are designated as cooks. Another 1,958 are classified as “food preparation workers,” and 3,016 serve us our coffee. Amid all those numbers, a blessed 2,631 serve us …
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Patch readers from around the Boston area chose their favorite dinner spots, and here are the results.
This week we asked Patch readers from around Greater Boston an important question: Where's the best place to eat dinner in your community? After five days of voting, here are the results: South End Union Bar & Grille, 1357 Washington St. Back Bay Parish Café and Bar, 361 Boylston St. Beacon Hill 75 Chestnut, 75 Chestnut St. Somerville Highland Kitchen, 150 Highland Ave. Charlestown Navy Yard Bistro and Wine Bar, 1 6th St # 199 Medford Pizzeria Regina, 44 Station Landing Melrose Turner's Seafood Grill & Market, 506 Main St. Malden All Seasons Table Restaurant, 64 Pleasant St. Stoneham Gaetano's, 271 Main St. Wakefield Caffe Italia, 21 Water St.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Hundreds of Hub foodies have taken to social media to urge Bravo’s “Top Chef” to come to Boston for its 10th season.
Can you feel it? A growing movement, some might even say an epidemic, is spreading throughout the city, well, you could say “like butter on your breakfast toast.” #yougottatryboston Hundreds of local foodies, chefs, students and regular ol’ Bostonians have taken to social media and are flooding Bravo’s “Top Chef” Twitter handle, @BravoTopChef, with 140-character pleas as to why the competitive cooking show should film its 10th season in Beantown (in addition to the city’s delicious baked beans). The Tweets are all followed by the key #yougottatryboston hashtag, which has become the calling card of the movement. The Hub’s food zealots have also created a Facebook page with more than 1,300 fans and a near constant stream of posts. Even Mayor…
Friday, August 12, 2011
All the latest for Back Bay foodies
Restaurant Week 2011 Beer Tuesdays at Sel de la Terre Cheese Tuesdays at L'Espalier Tapas Thursdays at Turner Fisheries Bethel Heights Wine Dinner at Legal Sea Foods