Soiree and Auction to Benefit Waban Library Center

Whole Foods event for Waban LIbrary Center

Whole Foods in Newton off Walnut Street is hosting a soiree and auction to benefit the Waban Library Center. There will be a live auction and a silent auction, food and beverage. Stephen Dean, auctioneer from Dean Associate sof Newton has donated his auctioneering services. Whole Foods has donated themed Gift Baskets, Thanksgiving Dinner and […]

Cook Restaurant Opens in Newton!

Chef Paul Turano newest venture “Cook” opens Saturday, September 14th. The new 80-seat restaurant in Newton, MA is a true neighborhood restaurant concept.  There is something for everyone: – lighthearted “snacks” (house made pretzel ($3), caramel-bacon popcorn ($5) and sweet and spicy peanuts ($5) – starters (a bag of clams with ramp tartar, salt and corn chow […]

Hot Dog Throwdown at Whole Foods Newton

Hot Dog Throwdown Whole Foods Newton, National Hot Dog Day

Come to a Hot Dog Throwdown at Whole Foods in Newton off Walnut Street! Celebrate with us  from 11:00 am to 1:00pm on July 20th. $1 Hot Dogs- Let the teams top your dog! A July 20th Event- National Hot Dog Day! Help choose which team has the best hot dog toppings! Now that’s a celebration! Whole Foods […]

Waban Kitchen Has New Patio

Waban Kitchen patio

51 Lincoln’s sister restaurant, Waban Kitchen, in Waban has a new outdoor patio! So perfect for summer dining! Where do you like to go for patio dining in Newton?

Newly-ish Renovated Volante Farms in Needham

volante farms needham

The renovated Volante Farms caught my eye driving back from a soccer party. I had never been there before the renovation but I had always heard people talking about it. I went to check it out and fell in love! This year-round Farmer’s Market of my dreams. The new building, completed about a year ago, has […]

Po Boy Has an Amazing Sandwich

Po Boys, Poor Boys, Newton New Orleans Restaurant, Po Boy sandwiches

This is exactly the kind of restaurant I love. Not too fancy. Very friendly. And with amazing food. I love New Orleans but we haven’t made it out there in over a decade. Now, the food has come to us! I feel very fortunate to have Po Boy in the neighborhood! It’s a small neighborhood […]

The Shake Shack at Chestnut Hill

The Shake Shack, Chestnut Hill, how long is line at The Shake Shack, Chestnut Hill Mall MA

How long is the line for The Shake Shack in Chestnut Hill? Well, we went at 8:10 pm on a Saturday night and it was a mere twenty minutes. But, at 9:00 pm, the line was twice as long! Is it worth the wait? It depends who you ask. My kids say, “Yes!” My husband […]

Le’s Pho in Dorchester is Worth the Commute!

Le's Pho restaurant, Le's Vietnamese Restaurant,

We have been going to Mr. Le’s restaurants for over a decade, starting with his tiny outpost (no longer there) in Chinatown, moving on to his Allston location, and occasionally making it to his Cambridge restaurant when we braved the parking challenges. We frequented Atrium mall frequently until it closed down last summer. And we […]

Tapas in Brookline: Newly Expanded Taberna de Haro

Taverna de Haro, tapas in Brookline, newly expanded Tapas restaurant Brookline,

  Our favorite Spanish Tapas bar is newly expanded. They took over the space next door and now there is a bar and much more seating. They also have the outside patio which will be welcome when the weather turns nice.   What is so great about Tapas is that it’s family friendly. We brought […]

Brewer’s Coalition: Newton Gastropub

Brewer's Coalition, Newton pub, Newton gastropub, Newton restaurant, new restaurant Newton, sliders

I’d heard good things about the new Gastropub in Newtonville, Brewer’s Coalition, so we brought along our  middle child in 5th grade who is our most adventurous eater to check it out. She enjoyed feeling like an only child. Lunch at the Brewer’s Coalition The hostess gave our daughter a child’s menu and a coloring […]