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.
There are currently only four Dunkin' (you know, we used to call them Dunkin' Donuts) in Jamaica Plain. And there's a possibility that a fourth one is coming to the neighborhood in the near future. Jes Donuts, Inc., a Dunkin' franchisee, is scheduled to appear at the Boston Licensing Board to open a new restaurant at 37 S. Huntington Ave. The desired hours of operation are from 5 am to 9 pm, according to a public notice on Boston.gov.
If approved, it would be the fourth Dunkin' in Jamaica Plain, and join the franchise stores at 315 Centre St., 684 Centre St., 757 Centre St., and 7 Walk Hill St. This was first reported by Universalhub.com.
Jerk chicken, curry vegetable stew, pulled jerk pork are just a few of the scrumptious offerings at the newest restaurant in Jamaica Plain -- Jamaica Mi Hungry -- which recently opened in Jackson Square. Jamaica Mi Hungry started off as a food truck, and this its first brick and mortar business in Boston. They've also had a seasonal restaurant in Hampton, New Hampshire. The restaurant is owned by chef Ernie Campbell, and his partner Aquila Kentish is the general manager, and recently had a baby! The restaurant offers entrees such as oxtail braised in root beer ale, and curry goat, which come with two sides such as sweet plantains, mac and cheese, and dill slaw.
The owner of Doyle's has said the iconic restaurant that first opened in 1882 is closing, and that he has sold the liquor license to a steakhouse. “It’s very sad,’’ said Doyle’s owner Gerry Burke Jr to the Boston Globe. “I grew up here and I’ve had a wonderful childhood. It’s been my identity for as long as I can remember. It’s a terrible thing and I’m as sad as I can be.