Chef Mehmet visits the kitchen of The Chefs' Table Series to cook his signature dish Chicken Dardanelle with co-host Joe Murphy. Mehmet celebrates his birthday this week, and we are excited to learn how to make this dish.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
More than 1,000 people dined and drank their way through 50 booths at the 3rd Annual Taste of MetroWest, presented by the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce Tuesday night.
Who hasn't heard someone complain about hospital food? Tuesday night, many were talking about MetroWest Medical Center's food but it was a good thing. Taste attendee Leslie Singer Useloff said she "loved the 'hospital food' from Metro West Medical Center." She was not the only one. MetroWest Medical Center won "best appetizer" for its Margarita Shrimp and "best presentation" at the 3rd Annual Taste of MetroWest at the Sheraton Tuesday night. The event, which attracts more than 1,000 attendees and 50 of the area's best restaurants and brewers, is presented by MetroWest Chamber of Commerce. While chatting with diners, Patch picked up some buzz about a few Wellesley locales. Award winners Tuesday night, besides the medical center were: Pepper…
Monday, January 28, 2013
11 Forest Street location soon to be filled by popular gastropub from West Newton.
In Mid-December, after China Sky shuttered its doors, we asked What Should Replace China Sky? One user seems to have hit the nail on the head, as Jim Montalto wrote simply, "The Local." A story on the Swellesley Report says that rumors of the West Newton-based gastropub eyeing a space in Wellesley are not exaggerated. See the full story on The Swellesley Report. The Newton location opened in 2008. In October 2011, Frank Santo, owner of The Local Restaurant, sat down with Newton Patch to talk more about the restaurant there and his other projects. “The customer is my boss,” he told Newton Patch. “Everyone has a boss and the customer is mine. They tell me what they want, and that’s what I do.” Launched in 2004, China Sky closed its doors …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
As one door shuts, could another one open? What would you want to see in Wellesley to replace the reportedly outgoing restaurant?
Launched in 2004, China Sky recently closed its doors with a note saying they were making repairs--however, that may not be the case. Reports indicate the Forest Street restaurant is not just "closed for repairs," but gone for good. The Swellesley Report updated their story on the closing yesterday. Swellesley also says inquiries have come in from a number of sources expressing interest in the property. So, we're turning to you: If you could choose, what would you put there? What would you like to see on Forest Street?
Friday, November 9, 2012
A new all-American eatery named for a World War I nun opens up on Worcester Street
The following is a press release from Justine's Table: NOW OPEN: JUSTINE'S TABLE RESTAURANT IS METROWEST'S NEWEST B.Y.O.B. DINING DESTINATION WELLESLEY, Mass. (November 8, 2012) – Owner Gordon Breidenbach is pleased to announce the opening of Justine's Table, a new all- American restaurant on Route 9 (978 Worcester Street, Wellesley). Named after a courageous, caring nun and family friend who saved lives of many soldiers during the first World War, Justine's Table celebrates our nation's regional fare with a warm ambiance, quality American fare, friendly service, and tableside presentations of desserts and salads. The restaurant's warm décor is accented by a rich mahogany bar (right now, the restaurant is BYOB), wine caddy service, a …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
In Wellesley, a patron must order food to order drinks at any restaurant. One Wellesley residents wrote a letter to the editor arguing for a change to this bylaw.
Below is a letter to the editor written by Wellesley resident Dave Andelman, president of the Restaurant And Business Alliance, the CEO of Phantom Gourmet, Inc.: I was proud and pleased when my brother Dan bought a home in Wellesley. Because he has two small children, I volunteered to bring them takeout from Captain Marden’s one night. Realizing I was early, I went to The Cottage, where I sat down at the bar to enjoy a glass of Pino Noir after a very long day at work. The bartender, rather than greeting me, said “Do you know our policy?” I confessed that I did not. He informed me that, in Wellesly, one must order food in order to order a drink. Since I was about to have dinner with Dan’s family, I didn’t want to eat. However, I did …
Friday, February 10, 2012
Valentine's Day is fast approaching and those of us who have procrastinated need to make plans and could use some advice.
Valentine's Day is just around the corner and for the Question Of The Day, we want to know the most romantic restaurant in Wellesley. Might be the atmosphere, might be the food or the locale. The Cottage, Blue Ginger, Cafe Mangal and Alta Strada are good choices, but if you're into more low key dining, how about Old School Pizza, Maugus or even Papa Razzi? If you're stuck, here's a list of restaurants posted on The Swellesley Report You tell us. Where is the most best place in Wellesley to take your valentine for a romantic dinner?
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Editor and reader picks of the week.
This week’s Patch Picks asked where the best burgers in town are served. Here are the reader and editor picks: Reader Amber wrote, Roche Bros. black pepper-crusted burgers (from the meat counter) on the grill beat any restaurant's burger hands-down. The Cottage – Often on “best of” food lists, this restaurant, though it touts a healthy menu, makes a mean burger. Old School Pizza – It’s a pizza shop, but word on the street is the newest pie-makers in town make a tasty burger as well. Green’s Hardware – Green’s doesn’t serve burgers or any food for that matter. But they do sell grills on which burgers can be cooked. And we all know the best way to enjoy a burger is off the grill.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Answer this week's question, and we'll list your top five answers on Thursday in Patch Picks.
Each week, Wellesley Patch highlights editor and reader picks of great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off, and more in our Thursday feature called Patch Picks. We've looked at great places to watch sporting events, romantic restaurants and non-profits. This week, we want to know from you—What is your favorite family-friendly restaurant in the Wellesley area? With numerous options to choose from, what is your favorite go-to eatery in town? Do you have a specific dish you tend to lean towards? Or do you enjoy trying something different every time you sit down? Provide your answers in the comments section below, via Facebook, Twitter or by e-mail. On Thursday, we'll highlight the top five on …