More than 20 local restaurants and vendors are participating in the 24th Annual Taste of Jamaica Plain on Thursday. Plus, there will be a magician, juggler, acrobat, and more! Along with a variety of delicious food and beverages, there will be an auction with lots of great items, musical entertainment and lots of family fun, including Dozer and the Homewreckers, Jenny the Juggler, magician Sir Cedric Purcell, Bella Curva acrobat, and Spontaneous Celebrations stilt walkers. You can bid now on auction items at biddingforgood.com (search ESAC). Tickets include parking and entrance to the event.
Six of JP’s favorite restaurants and local activist group Boston For All are coming together again for an exciting week of fundraising for legal defense of immigrant children starting Nov. 10. From Nov. 10 through 15, through participating in ‘Dining For a Difference 4’ – the fourth such collaboration – customers
of the restaurants will be directly supporting the work of Kids in Need of Defense (KIND). KIND’s work to provide legal support for immigrant children in the legal system informs the stated mission of all involved to support immigration justice.
It's finally come to this -- Doyle's closed in October and now all of the great historical memorabilia that decorates the old pub will be auctioned on Wednesday morning. The good news? Well, you can own a piece of history of Doyle's. The auction is taking place on the premises at Doyle's (3484 Washington St.) on Wednesday, Nov. 6, starting at 11 am -- and it seems like everything must go!
While one beloved pub is closing down, another one, the Brendan Behan Pub is looking to expand its seating. The Brendan Behan Pub is scheduled to appear at the Nov. 6 Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council Zoning Committee meeting seeking to add an outdoor patio behind the restaurant with 23 seats and access to its existing bar. No work is needed to be done for the patio to be created.
If you haven't gone and paid your respects to Doyle's -- it's time to do so -- as the restaurant is expected to close by the end of October, if not sooner. While there hasn't been an official date announced, numerous employees told Jamaica Plain News that the restaurant, which has been open since 1882, would not be open in November. No special event is expected to celebrate the closing. It's also not clear what will happen to the Doyle's Road Race, which attracts hundreds of runners. "It’s heartbreaking.