Tuesday, April 2, 2013
An unconfirmed report by the Boston Globe states that the Charlestown restaurant may be replaced by a Legal Sea Foods.
Todd English may be planning to close Olives in Charlestown, the Boston Globe reported Monday. Citing a rumor that was posted on Facebook and circulated among various food blogs, the Globe reported that English would be closing the local restaurant and that a Legal Sea Foods Legal Test Kitchen would be moving in. However, the Globe also spoke to someone close to English who said the restaurant would not be closing anytime soon. What do you think about the rumor? Are you surprised by the possible closure? Would you miss Olives? And how do you feel about a Legal Sea Foods coming to town? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
An E! television "docu-series," will include scenes following Charlestown's most famous chef, Todd English.
Todd English, whose Charlestown Olives location reopened this year after a long stretch of inactivity, will soon return to your television screen—though this time he'll be on basic cable instead of PBS. The Boston Herald reported Tuesday that English will be one of several personalities profiled in an upcoming "docu-series" about New York restauranteurs. The show, according to The Herald, will also include Anna Boiardi. Boiardi, heir to the Chef Boyardee supermarket pasta empire, also wrote “Delicious Memories: Recipes and Memories of the Chef Boyardee Family.” More at the Boston Herald.
Monday, July 9, 2012
Strike comes shortly after the restaurant's grand opening.
On Saturday, July 7 around 3 a.m., officers responded to Olives at 10 City Square for a report of vandalism. According to a police report, the general manager and bar manager, who were both on the premises, said they saw a white male in his early 20s with light brown hair throw a brick at the front door of the restaurant. The brick cracked the glass and damaged the door’s metal frame. The vandal then grabbed the brick and threw it again—this time at a front window. The strike cracked the window, and the managers told police that the suspect fled down Park Street toward Warren Street. Officers checked the area, but were unable to find the suspect. The Todd English restaurant, which had long been closed after a May 2010 fire, recently …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Celebrety Chef Todd English was in Charlestown last night to celebrate the grand reopening of Olives. English took to the open kitchen to prepare some of the dishes himself while a crowd of VIPs (including, for reasons we still don't understand, your Charlestown Patch editor) squeezed together around the central bar. The dishes heavily featured olive oil—which made its way into even the night's signature cocktail. The Grand Opening marks the end of the restaurant's long saga toward reopening, which was marked by frequent, unfufilled promises to the Boston Licensing Board that openning day was just around the corner.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Long-shuttered restaurant posts hiring day for Monday.
The phone message at Olives hasn’t changed in weeks, but it still insists that the restaurant is ready to open “any day now”—and it might be. Yesterday, Olives posted a job advertisement on Craigslist looking for “talented individuals to help round out our culinary team.” “If you are looking to advance your career in a fast paced, hands-on atmosphere, this is the opportunity you've been waiting for,” the ad reads. “If you are up to the challenge, please apply in person with your resume on Monday April 23rd between 12noon and 4pm.” Charlestown Patch has called Olives several times in the past weeks and has reached an answering machine each time.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Boston Police confirm construction progress.
Celebrity Chef Todd English expects to reopen the doors of Olives, his City Square restaurant, soon after the new year. English told the Boston Licensing Board that renovations to his restaurant are nearly complete and he could welcome diners as soon as January, according to Universal Hub. If those doors remained closed, though, it wouldn’t be the first time that English missed a projection. After the restaurant suffered a fire in May 2010, an employee at Olives told Charlestown Patch that the eatery could open this past spring. The projection later moved to the fall—specifically September—which came and went without any diners entering 10 City Square. In light of that, Universal Hub reported, the board asked for an independent assessment …
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
The city's licensing board is voting this week on whether to revoke Todd English's liquor license for Olives in City Square.
Friday, August 12, 2011
A spokeswoman for Todd English Enterprises told Boston.com the restaurant is still expected to re-open this fall. No firm date yet.
Today is Friday, Aug. 12. Here are five things you need to know today. 1. The doors have opened at Olives -- though not to the public quite yet. Crews appear to be working on repairs, as evidenced by the main entrance (slightly ajar) at the City Square restaurant this week. Also spokeswoman for Todd English Enterprises told Boston.com things are still on track for a fall re-opening. But no firm date yet. 2. Hey -- here's your incentive to give yoga a try. Groupon is offering a discount at Charlestown Yoga: $45 for 10 classes. You've got another 24 hours or so to buy it. Click here for the deal. 3. It's Friday. You gotta dance. Boston Swing Central will make that possible tonight during their second annual summer-movie inspired dance -- …