Saturday, October 6, 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 for you ... especially if delivery is what you crave. The delivery is always free to Weston and Wayland and Theo's 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 …
Saturday, September 29, 2012
A few things to do this weekend, while staying close to home.
Lobster Fest When/Where: Sunday from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at Sandy Burr Country Club (103 Cochituate Rd, Wayland) The Buzz: This event is named Lobster Fest, but it is so much more than lobster. The menu features steak and chicken and chowder and, for the grand finale, Lizzy's ice cream sundaes. If great food isn't enough, perhaps the good deed attached to it will be. The fest benefits the Wayland Council on Aging. Price: $60 District Wide School Barbecue When/Where: Sunday from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. at Happy Hollow School The Buzz: It's the start of a new school year and the perfect time to make some new friends. This picnic event will bring together families from throughout Wayland for hamburgers, veggie burgers, hotdogs, jerk chicken and much …
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).
Sunday, September 23, 2012
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 9, 2012
This week's bite is in Concord.
"New American cuisine" with a romantic twist. 80 Thoreau, on 80 Thoreau Street Concord, clever, I know, but don't judge a book by its cover on this one, offers fine local dining at its best. The food is fantastic and their atmosphere is perfect for a one-on-one date or a group gathering. Interesting dishes to try: First course I would go for their Pork & Rabbit Terrine, then their Grilled Sirloin for the main course and their Warm Corn Pudding to top it all off for desert. Drinks: Whether you're at your table or at the bar, they offer a wide variety of wines, liquors and beers.
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 in the area. Out of these four chains, which would you choose to be stranded on a deserted island with? 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 Acton, be sure to stop by Acton's 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
We are looking for your favorite burger in the area.
Patch recently relaunched the Best of Patch Readers' Choice competition, and in this week's Bites Nearby we want to know who you think has the best burger in Acton, Sudbury, Wayland and Weston. Chances are, you dine outside your home town. If you have a favorite burger, click on the highlighted links that will navigate you to our voting page. The voting period will end at 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 17 and the winners will be announced on Aug. 24. In Acton, it is a close call between: In Sudbury, Bistro 20 has a big lead. In Wayland, Prime131 and J.J. McKay's are neck and neck. In Weston, we're looking for some votes between: Cool Factors about each business: Acton: Sudbury: Wayland: Weston:
Sunday, August 5, 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 we get into the food, let's 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 offers more than 40 flavors. Location: 400 Littleton Road, Westford.