Thursday, January 3, 2013
The local grocer launched a four-pack of the month club.
Centre Street’s local grocer has made it easier than ever to enjoy the multitude of New England-based craft beers. City Feed and Supply launched a beer share program this week. Once per month, members will receive four 22 oz. bottles of handpicked beer – brewed at breweries within 300 miles of Jamaica Plain – along with a locally produced food item to pair them with, according to City Feed’s website. "With over sixty licensed breweries in Massachusetts alone, New England offers such variety in beer style & brewing method that we’d like to take you on a monthly 'tour' of our regional breweries by curating monthly four-packs of new releases and tried-and-true favorites so you can enjoy and learn more about the beers that we’re excited to …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Hunkered down for the storm and need to stock the pantry? JP's City Feed has you covered if you live in the 02130.
As we begin to feel the effects of Hurricane Sandy here in JP, one local grocer is making a timely offer: Free delivery through 1 p.m. Monday. Craig Panzer of City Feed says to call 617-524-5539 until 1 p.m. Monday. They're only taking credit card phone orders. Panzer writes, "We want to make sure your pantry is stocked up for the days ahead. Need that bread, butter, milk, peanut butter & jelly? Sandwiches with those groceries? How about some bags of ice in case we lose power?" For all storm news in one place, visit the Hurricane Sandy topic page at JP Patch.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
In related news, this year's Centre/South Main Streets Volunteer of the Year is Shamus Moynihan
Every year Mayor Thomas Menino and Boston Main Streets honors a volunteer and business of each of the mayor's 17 Main Streets programs. The award ceremony and reception will take place tonight at Massachusetts Collage of Pharmacy. Each winners will have their hand shaken and a picture taken with the mayor and enjoy a fabulous celebratory reception afterwards. JP Centre/South Main Streets is proud of announce that this year City Feed and Supply will win Business of the Year. I can safely say that I know City Feed and Supply almost as well as anyone. I presently live across the street from the Boylston Street City Feed & Supply and visit the store sometimes three times a day. At 7 a.m., if my room mate/best friend tells me we are out of …
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
The store's Centre Street location aims to sell a small selection of local beers and wines.
City Feed has moved a step closer to gaining a license to sell beer and wine. This morning the Boston License Commission approved the store's application to sell beer and wine, according to owner David Warner. A state board must also approve before sales can begin. The license would be a seven-day-a-week "package store" license. No alcohol drinking will be allowed on the premises. At at recent meeting of the JP Neighborhood Council, Council Member Michael Reiskind said City Feed hopes to have a small selection of local beers and wines at its Centre Street location. The display would be at the back of the store so it could be cordoned off before noon on Sundays.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
The Blue Nile will re-emerge in Hyde Square as a small 20 seat Ethiopian restaurant, a world away from its original life as a nightclub. Plus other news from last night's JP Neighborhood Council committee meeting.
In a small but well attended monthly meeting of the JP Neighborhood Council's Public Service Committee, five people spoke in favor and none against the petition by Ellena Haile of Marathon Food, LLC, to open a small Ethiopian restaurant. Haile seeks a seven-day common victualers license that will include beer and wine, as well as an entertainment license for non-live performance, specifically a TV and recorded music. She has leased the vacant space and plans seating for twenty with no bar at 389 Centre St., the former location of Velouria Espresso. She will go before the Boston Licensing Board a week from today with the unanimous support of the committee. The new restaurant will be known as The Blue Nile, the same name as Haile’s …
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Their delicious "vegetarian egg sandwich" is like a cruelty-free egg McMuffin.
City Feed and Supply is a unique concept that requires some explanation. Is it a store? A restaurant? Or is it a social movement? The answer to all of these questions would have to be, “Yes.” In 2000, founders Kristin Cortese and David Warner started the first City Feed on Boylston Street. The tiny store in JP’s Stonybrook neighborhood offered a coffee bar, baked goods, and a small selection of freshly made sandwiches. A little like a “holistic Store 24,” City Feed also sold a selection of groceries with an emphasis on local, organic, fair trade, and natural options. Following its success, a second, much expanded City Feed opened in 2008 on Centre Street with a bigger deli menu, and a wider range of products including cheese, dairy, …
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Although many residents are welcoming Whole Foods with open arms, some are more measured in their response, including the local businesses who will be competing with the national organic food chain.
Jamaica Plain prides itself on its widely varied flavors and heterogeneity, its Latin Quarter, its embrace of gay culture, its lively downtown — and its stubbornly independent streak. That includes a history of making up its own mind about which chains it will allow into town: Dunkin Donuts and CVS are OK; others have been kept out. More than once, opinionated townspeople have intervened in the local marketplace. City Feed and Supply was the unintended beneficiary of just such an intervention when it was rumored that a D'Angelo's sub shop would be taking the Centre Street space previously occupied by a Videosmith. D'Angelo's was thwarted. A year later City Feed moved into the spot. It appears that the same activists might be gearing …
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Great JP gift ideas for the guy or gal in your life.
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- James Morgan
Saturday, February 5, 2011
With Valentine's Day little more than a week away, now is the time to start thinking about how you will declare your undying devotion.
Friday, January 21, 2011
The reliance on big, distant farms and food-processing plants is beginning to shift; more people are willing to buy fresh and local. It’s like a giant ship that is turning a little; customers have to realize that they are holding the wheel.
[Editor's note: This column was filed before news broke that Whole Foods will come to JP.] When City Feed & Supply decided to expand from the tiny store near the Stony Brook T to a larger location on Centre Street, those of us who had come to value the little café/store/neighborhood meeting place were anxious. Would the new place be too big, would it have the same vibe? We remembered how much the original City Feed store had changed the Stony Brook neighborhood. Instead of the convenience store of dusty canned goods in a haze of cigarette smoke with the TV blaring in the background, City Feed provided a community café with fair trade coffee, high quality baked goods and other good food, a place to sit and chat with neighbors, a place for …