Bukhara Reopens After Shutdown for Health Code Violations; Second Time in 6 Months

The Bukhara restaurant reopened on Thursday after being shutdown on August 23 by the city for health code violations -- for the second time in six months. On Thursday the Centre Street restaurant had reopened, but with very few customers around 6 pm. There was a sign on the door that said the business has an "A" sanitary inspection grade from the city. Another sign said that health code violations can be reported by calling the Boston Public Health Commission at 617-534-4718. UniversalHub.com reported that the Centre Street restaurant was shutdown earlier this month for violations "...including a lack of hot water in the sink used by employees to wash their hands and equipment that needed cleaning, including a can opener, a microwave and the inside of an ice machine."


Wonder Spice Cafe Being Replaced By Thai and Sushi Restaurant

Longtime Jamaica Plain restaurant Wonder Spice Cafe will be closing and transferring its alcohol license to a Thai and sushi restaurant, which would take over the Centre Street spot. Wonder Spice Cafe appeared at a Boston Licensing Board hearing on Aug. 22 to transfer its license to Sweet Rice, a restaurant in Charlestown, which was first reported by Boston Restaurant Talk. Sweet Rice's owner Pichai Chairatthanawanit told Eater.com that it was a positive hearing. meetings with a few neighborhood associations are necessary to gain local support to have the license transferred.


Smoothie and Juice Alert! Carrot Flower Opens on Centre Street

Carrot Flower, a new smoothie, salad and juice bar, opened this week. The new café took over and completely renovated the Centre Street space long occupied by antiques store Cobwebs. Smoothies ($8), which are all dairy- and gluten-free, read like a who's who of healthful ingredients. They include the Green Street Tea with pineapple, spinach, matcha, lemon and coconut water; the Monkey Gone to Heaven with blueberries, banana, peanut butter, honey and coconut milk; and Pear Ubu with pear, kale, banana, almond butter and almond milk. Fresh juices ($6 to $7.50) are similarly packed with healthful ingredients, such as the Kurious Oranj with orange, carrot, ginger and turmeric; the Serious Green with kale, spinach, celery, lemon, ginger and mint; and the Beet Happening with beet, apple, carrot and ginger.


New Restaurant: Evergreen Eatery + Cafe Open for Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch

The Evergreen Eatery + Cafe recently opened by the Green Street T station, adding another good option in Jamaica Plain for breakfast, brunch, lunch, coffee and more. "My wife and I, also my brother’s family live on Sigourney Street three minutes away from the Eatery. I always felt the need for an establishment for our neighborhood to assemble and enjoy coffee, pastries and comfort foods," said owner Phil Paik to Jamaica Plain News. Paik is also not new to the Jamaica Plain restaurant scene as he is the longtime owner of the popular JP Seafood Cafe on Centre Street. There are two sections to the restaurant.