In Hyde Park, fusion restaurant Zaz can now serve beer and wine. The small shop at 1238 River Street specializes in event catering but also offers an eclectic eat-in menu with things like fajita wontons, Creole-inspired small plates, wraps, and burgers. Universal Hub reports that Zaz, which opened in 2012, first applied for the license a year ago, but the city had no licenses to spare.
In Jamaica Plain, Ula Cafe earned a beer and wine license. The neighborhood bakery and cafe, located at 284 Armory Street in the Brewery Complex, hosts live music and other events, and owners told Jamaica Plain News the new license will help support those activities.
Another culinary and cultural JP spot, Tres Gatos, received a full liquor license approval from the board. Featuring an all-Spanish wine list, craft beer, and cordials since its inception in 2011, guests of the tapas bar-cum-bookstore and record shop helped drive the Tres Gatos team’s decision to expand its drink list.