Sunday, October 7, 2012
Sometimes you just want to try something new... and it's great when it can be delivered.
COOL FACTOR: You know those nights when you don't really want to eat at a restaurant, but you certainly don't want to cook? Theo's Pizzeria and Grille is perfect if delivery is what you crave. Delivery is free to Weston and Wayland and Theo's, in Weston center, is an easy place to swing by on your way home to points further west. THINK OUTSIDE THE PIZZA BOX: Wanting delivery or a quick take-out meal doesn't always mean you want pizza, right? Good things Theo's stretches well outside the pizza box. Think hot subs — meatball Parmesan, anyone? — or cold subs — the Greek sub is like a Greek salad on bread; or perhaps give the pasta dishes, eggplant parm, for instance, a try. MUST TRY: Sure the non-pizza items are worthy of your taste buds, …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Whether you're in the mood for sushi or traditional Chinese fare, this place in Natick is for you.
COOL FACTOR: It is a rare restaurant that can provide both excellent sit-down service and quality take-out. Shanghai & Tokyo succeeds on this front, so whether it's a long-day-at-work-need-take-out kind of day or a take-a-date-for-a-quiet-casual-dinner kind of day, this is for you. DIFFERENT TASTES FOR DIFFERENT PALATES: Has your family had the "I want sushi"; "I want General Gau's chicken" debate? Keep Shanghai & Tokyo in mind. The restaurant's name says it all -- this is the best of the Americanized cuisine of both Japan and China (with some other regional fare thrown in for good measure). From fresh, quality spicy tuna rolls to orange chicken to pad thai, everyone will find something to enjoy. Oh, and the fried rice ... don't feel bad …
Sunday, September 23, 2012
We're staying in Concord this week, and taking a look at a casual, eclectic spot to grab a bite at any time of day (and into the night).
COOL FACTOR: The nook-and-cranny style of Main Street's Market and Cafe just off Concord Center offers plenty of cafe charm with an eclectic artsy element thrown in. The brick walls and high-top tables lend a bit of hipness to a restaurant that specializes in fresh foods you know and love. ENDLESS OPTIONS: Main Street's Market and Cafe is a must-know if you plan to spend the day exploring all Concord has to offer in the fall. You can start your day here with a hot cooked breakfast or maybe just a pastry and espresso, but then plan on stopping back by for fresh sandwiches made with local ingredients for your lunch. And don't miss the Main Street's chili -- it's a speciality made with butternut squash instead of beans. And dinner, well, they…
Sunday, September 16, 2012
This week's bite is in downtown Concord.
COOL FACTOR: Dining at Concord's Colonial Inn ranges from the casual pub ambience to fine dining. Warm days find locals and visitors alike flocking to the front portico for drinks and meals al fresco. Six function rooms are available for meetings and private dinners. RESTAURANT CHOICES: Merchant’s Row offers an atmosphere for special occasions or a special night out. Dining area is quiet and gracious. In the mood for a pub atmosphere? Then check out the Tap Room or the Village Forge Tavern. Great for casual dining or a drink with friends. Both pubs offer live music and hand-crafted drinks. MUST TRY: Head over to one of the pubs for the Colonial Wings. Delicious legs and wings, with or without spicy chuola sauce. ADDRESS: 48 Monument Sq. …
Sunday, September 2, 2012
This week's bite asks the tough question: If you were stranded on a deserted island, which of these four chain restaurants would you choose to be on the island with you?
As we have been running a weekly restaurant highlight, and most of them consisted of locally owned and operated businesses, we thought we'd take a bite out of the chain restaurants of the area. Out of these four chains, which would you choose to be stranded on a deserted island with you? Acton: Bickford's Family Restaurant – If you're in the mood for breakfast no matter the time of day, Bickford's offers a family friendly dining experience and a wide variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner meals. Bickford's is located at 20 Nagog Park, Acton. Sudbury: Friendly's – You can't go wrong with this traditional dining spot. With the recent closing of several Friendly's in the area, Sudbury's Friendly's is still serving their classic dishes, ice …
Sunday, August 26, 2012
This week's bite is in Wayland.
The healthy ice cream: Yogurt. Everyone loves it and as summer is coming to an end, why not head over to Wayland's Frozen Yogurt Innovations for a soft frozen treat. Locally owned and operated, Frozen Yogurt Innovations offers a fun dining experience and a variety of goodies. Yum Factor: You can't go wrong ordering the cheesecake flavor with crushed candy toppings. Cool factor: Frozen Yogurt Innovations cares about your health and the quality of their product. See their explanation of the health benefits of their yogurt. Location: Frozen Yogurt Innovations is located on 131 Main Street, Wayland. Phone: 508-650-3985
Sunday, August 19, 2012
This week's bite is for your sweet tooth and is located in West Acton.
If you ever happen to be passing through West Acton, be sure to stop by the old fashion and whimsical candy shop, Mia Bella Candy Box. Mia Bella has a funky Willy Wonka feel inside and offers just about every type of candy you can think of from the baby boomer generation to generation Y. Located at 583 Massachusetts Avenue, Mia Bella offers a fun candy shopping experience that is sure to bring you back. In a previous interview with Patch, owner, Julie Carroll said, "I want to sell an experience for everyone to just come in and really have fun. You’re never too old for candy."
Sunday, August 12, 2012
This week's bite is in Westford.
The closest thing Acton, Sudbury, Wayland and Weston has to a Disney Land – Kimball Farm brings out the kid in all of us — and their fried food and heaping ice cream scoops are to die for. Before get into the food, let's just cover the fun: OK – now the food: Kimball Farm offers great dishes – seafood, hamburgers, pulled pork and french fries. Their ice cream has been homemade since 1939 and more than 40 flavors are offered. Location: 400 Littleton Road, Westford.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
This week's bite is in Acton.
Well, it's 99.9 percent official. Johnny Rockets is coming to Acton. The one percent is the health permit that still needs to be filed. According to Acton's Health Director, Doug Halley, there has been no movement as of yet on the health permit but the building permit was recently granted and construction is underway. In an email from the VP of Brand Marketing/Communications for Johnny Rockets, Cozette Koerber mentioned to Patch a grand-opening later this summer. The location is where Friendly's used to be on 387 Massachusetts Avenue, Acton.
Monday, July 16, 2012
This week's bite is in Weston.
Warning – if you're lactose intolerant, leave this page. But Weston's Dairy Joy is much more than ice cream and not to be mistaken for a Dairy Queen. Dairy Joy offers organic ice cream and burgers and dogs. What to order: Ice cream and burgers aside, I'd say try their sweet potato fries. Cool Factor: Dairy Joy is a great spot for kids and adults alike to have a quick stop for some ice cream or burgers.