Wednesday, June 12, 2013
The new East Somerville restaurant has been getting good online reviews from customers.
So, I completely missed this, but the long-awaited East End Grille in East Somerville is now open. The restaurant opened quietly on May 29 and currently serves dinner. In the upcoming week it will begin serving lunch and Sunday brunch, according to a quick phone call to the restaurant. The restaurant, at 118 Broadway, is in the former location of Khoury's, a bar known for being a little rough around the edges. Yelp users have been giving East End Grille some good reviews. One reviewer ordered sweet potato chips, mussels in a saffron broth, homemade fettuccine with peas and a lemon bar dessert. Others talked about a good beer and drinks list and reasonable prices. Check out the reviews here. The restaurant is still working on its website, …
Monday, June 3, 2013
Prizes, music, food and biking at an outdoor block party in Davis Square.
Redbones is hosting its 17th annual bike party and benefit Monday night. The party celebrates and promotes bicycling, and it benefits MassBike and NEMBA, a mountain biking group. As always, there will be valet bike parking, raffles, prizes and, of course, good eats. Prizes include bikes, gear and swag, and the The Second Line Social Aid & Pleasure Society Brass Band will perform live music. It's a block party that takes place outside, and it's is from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Prize drawings are at 7:30 p.m. The rain date is June 10. Learn more at Redbones' website.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
More than 35 restaurants participated in Tuesday's Taste of Somerville. Share your photos and stories here.
Taste of Somerville took place Tuesday night, and Somerville Patch was, sadly, not able to attend. More than 35 restaurants were scheduled to serve food at the event, which was organized by the Somerville Chamber of Commerce and benefited RESPOND, Inc. Some of the restaurants were newbies in town, including Bronwyn, which opened this month. Were you there? Did you grab photos? What was your favorite dish? We want details! (Share them here.)
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
An online map shows outdoor bars throughout the Boston area.
As spring turns to summer, some people think about heading to the beach or camping in the woods. Others think about staying right here in the city, getting together with friends and grabbing a cold drink outside. Thankfully, an online map created by the Boston Business Journal shows where you can enjoy an outdoor libation here in Somerville—and in Cambridge, Boston, Brookline and Quincy. Check out the map here. The list of places to enjoy an alfresco drink in Somerville includes: The map, which was posted in 2012, does miss some locations in Somerville. For instance, P.J. Ryan's has some outdoor tables, and The Independent also has an outdoor area. If you know of any other places to grab a drink outside in Somerville, leave a comment below.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Somerville's Magoun Square is becoming a local food destination as a popular food truck plans its first brick-and-mortar storefront and a new wings restaurant is also planning to open this summer.
Pennypacker's, a small food truck company known for its porchetta sandwich, is planning to open its first brick-and-mortar location in Somerville's Magoun Square. A Facebook post from Pennypacker's said the Somerville Zoning Board of Appeals approved plans for the restaurant on May 15 and that the Magoun square eatery could open this summer. A staff report written by Somerville's planning department says the restaurant will move into 514C Medford Street, a building that's also home to K2 Market, Caprese Pizzeria and soon-to-open King of Wings. Primarily a takeout restaurant, Pennypacker's will have seating for 10 and will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., the staff report says. Ward 5 Alderman Courtney O'Keefe, posting on Davis Square …
Some of Somerville's favorite restaurants, and some of its new favorites, will serve up dishes to support a local Somerville non-profit.
Taste of Somerville takes place Tuesday. The event features restaurants from around the city. You'll get to sample food from some old Somerville favorites. You'll also get a chance to try food from some newbies in town, including Bronwyn, Amsterdam Falafelshop and Daddy Jones. This year, Island Creek Oyster Bar will also be making an appearance. The event, organized by the Somerville Chamber of Commerce, benefits RESPOND, Inc. Here are the restaurants participating this year. It takes place Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, and you can get tickets here.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
It's an official opening date for a new Union Square eatery.
Get ready for fresh pretzels, hand-twisted sausage, veal Jägerschnitzel, an extensive German beer list and hard-to-find wines from Germany, Austria and Südtirol. Bronwyn, a new restaurant by Tim and Bronwyn Wiechmann, from Cambridge's T.W. Food, opens in Union Square on May 15. Boston Eater reported the news Tuesday, and Bronwyn's Facebook page confirmed it. The food blog lists a number of dishes and drinks customers will find at the new restaurant, which will feature Central and Eastern European cuisine. Boston Eater says the restaurant will be open for just dinner at first, but it will eventually serve brunch and "late-night sausage." The restaurant is opening in the space formerly occupied by Ronnarong Thai Tapas. T.W. Food Owners …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The popular Davis Square hot spot will come to 333 Commercial Street this August, with plans to operate a nanobrewery, beer garden and catering services.
A popular Davis Square BBQ spot will be opening a new location in Malden, the city of Malden has confirmed. Redbones will bring a full bar, complete with its beer and bourbon list, to 333 Commercial St., the present location of Rosebud Farms. Redbones opened in Davis Square in 1987 and has a popular food truck. Owners Robert Gregory and Caryn Whitney said they had plans to open an on-site nanobrewery at the Malden location, offer outside seating and operate catering services at the site. This would be in addition to offering the restaurant's existing BBQ and drink menus. Malden city officials joined Gregory and Whitney as they offered free samples to passersby near Malden Center Monday afternoon. "Many of the young people that have been…
Friday, May 3, 2013
A block party, a mariachi band, tripe soup and copious margaritas are some of your options for celebrating Cinco de Mayo in Somerville this year.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, we know Cinco de Mayo is basically an American holiday. That doesn't mean it's not fun. If you're looking to celebrate Mexican style in Somerville, here are some choices: Taza Chocolate Block Party Taza Chocloate is throwing a large party, with food from Olé Mexican Grill, margaritas, Mexican music, beer from Brooklyn Brewery and dueling taco trucks, to name just a few things. It's on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Taza's store, 561 Windsor St. El Potro The party continues in Union Square at El Potro, where there will be a party all day, with a mariachi band and gifts such as T-shirts and hats. Maya Sol If you want to celebrate where people tend to order their food in Spanish, check out Maya Sol, where there will be a …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
May will see an anticipated restaurant opening and a changing of the guard at a Davis Square landmark, according to a local food website.
The middle of May will bring some important restaurant happenings to Somerville, according to Boston Eater. The food website says Bronwyn, a highly anticipated new restaurant in Union Square from the owners of Cambridge's T.W. Food, could open as early as May 13. The restaurant will feature food from the area around Germany and Austria. We're talking sausages, pretzels and a killer beer list. Boston Eater said May 13 would be the earliest date Bronwyn would open, but sometime in mid May is likely. It also pointed readers to a cool photo of the restaurant's interior on Bronwyn's Facebook page. On the other side of Somerville, May 12 will be the last day Davis Square's Rosebud will be open, Boston Eater says. May 12 is Mother's Day. …