Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The family-style restaurant opened 'softly' last month. Have you tried it out yet?
It took longer than expected, but Jimmy Voyiatzis and his so John opened up the Hillside Grill about a month ago, and it's "been better than expected." The Hillside Grill, which sits in a building complex at 73-79 Main Street, is owned by Voyiatzis, and presently shares the lot with Boost Fitness, which moved in last year. Dropping in to the restaurant last week, Northborough Patch enjoyed a plate of fish and chips and a salad. The plate was filled with a generous portion of fresh battered haddock, crispy fries and a greek salad. With an open floor plan, including the kitchen, this bright, roomy establishment is like a cross between a cafe and an upscale pizza shop. Guests at a neighboring table were also enjoying their first visit to …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
We post a roundup of restaurant openings and closings in the area.
Have you noticed a new restaurant while driving around the MetroWest area recently? We know you don't just stay in town when you want to eat out so here is a round-up of restaurant news around the area. Milford Selectmen Roll Back Hours at Scioli's, and impose temporary alcohol license suspension. Milford Selectmen ordered a six-month rollback on alcohol serving hours for Scioli's Pizza Bar. The rollback on serving hours, to 11 p.m. daily, follows a court decision that affirmed the town's decision to curtail alcohol sales at the bar and restaurant. Selectmen voted to approve the hours rollback after a hearing in which police and customers described a fight in the parking lot that seriously injured two customers. In a related action, …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Sea Dog in Northborough recently announced its closing.
According to its Facebook post on Monday afternoon, Sea Dog Steak & Ale has decided to close. "Sea Dog Steak & Ale has faithfully served the Metro West area over the past year," reads the post. "Due to the changing needs of the city and of our company, we have decided to close our Sea Dog Northborough Main St. location." The post urges customers to visit its Woburn and Nantucket locations. "Please visit our Sea Dog Woburn and Nantucket locations. We regret any inconvenience this may cause for our Sea Dog Northborough customers. Your continued patronage is appreciated. Thank you to our valued customers." Visit Northborough Patch for developments on this story.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
What type of food would you like to see?
Mexican, Italian and burgers are some of the offerings. But with so many vacant storefronts and buidlings, now is the time to think about what we want. So we want to know, what type of food or restaurant is currently missing? Let us know in the comments section.
Monday, July 16, 2012
You eat there. How often does the Health Department inspect restaurants in town?
In the wake of the closing of Great Wall Restaurant due to repeated health violations, many have asked "how often are restaurants typically inspected by the Health Department in Northborough." According to Health Agent Jamie Terry, legally she is required to perform at least two inspections per year at each food service establishment in town. She also categorizes the establishments by "low risk," "medium risk" and "high risk." "A low risk establishment sells only pre-packaged food and it is very limited in what is sold (i.e. bottled water, soda, gum)," said Terry. "A medium risk establishment is where most of the establishments fall. A high risk establishment is either defined by the population served (i.e. nursing home due to high risk …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Have you been to Yoong Tong? Tell us, and other readers, what you think.
Set in one of the many little plazas along Main Street in Northborough, Yoong Tong specializes in Thai cuisine ranging from appetizers to salads to curry dishes, noodles and soups. We know what you think of it, and they may want to know, too. Have you been to Yoong Tong? Please share your review with your fellow Patch neighbors and friends. To review the place click here and scroll down to the "Rate This Business" section. Or rate other food establishments in the restaurants section of Northborough Patch.
Friday, May 4, 2012
By a slight margin, Patch readers chose Romaine's the best Mother's Day brunch in town.
Moms are the most important people in our lives, or among the most important. And Mother's Day is a great way to show you care, with a meal that combines breakfast and lunch. She deserves both on one plate. Brunch. And it's the best in buffet form. Though many restaurants offer specials and tailor its menus to cater to the holiday, only a couple in town put on a traditional Mother's Day brunch. According to our readers, by a slight margin, Romaine's Wood Grill and Bar takes the prize for the category, winning 60 percent of the vote in our "best of" poll. "This food is always great, the staff very attentive, and the atmosphere just right," wrote reader Michael Horgan in a review. "Romaine's reminds me of an up scale restaurant in Boston. …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Readers, we ask of you, who's got the best Mother's Day brunch in town?
Many restaurants in town are open on Mother's Day and will be featuring Mother's Day specials, such as Sea Dog Steak and Ale and Bistro Limoncello. But only two offer traditional, buffet-style Mother's Day brunches: Romaine's Wood Bar and Grill Guiseppe's Grille If we're leaving one off of the list, please let us know in the comments section. Also, share the story with your friends, family and fellow patrons to help your favorite eatery earn the win! If you own or represent one of these businesses, follow the above link and claim your listing. It's completely free, and it will help you get the word to the community about what you do! Voting in the poll below is open until 9 a.m. Friday. Because this poll is not scientific, it is not the …
Friday, March 16, 2012
Two weeks ago, Sea Dog Steak & Ale won the "best sandwich." Fans came out again to vote for the restaurant for "best place to spend St. Patrick's Day."
It seems Sea Dog Steak & Ale, which opened less than a year ago in Northborough, already has throngs of avid fans. Following a "best sandwich" win a couple of weeks ago, Sea Dog has won the "best place to spend St. Patrick's Day" poll. Sea Dog took 38 percent of the total vote, followed by The Celtic Tavern, which was second with 20 percent. "We work very hard at being a reputable restaurant and to be a little part of Northborough's many quality options and reasons to visit," said Mike Botelho, general manager. "We are offering buckets of beer, including Murphy's Irish Stout. We are going to be roasting up a delicious corned beef and cabbage that makes you think it was prepared in Cork, Ireland, itself. We have special Irish Whiskey drink…
Friday, February 3, 2012
Jonathan Brannon walks us through the rib smoking process at Texas BBQ Company.
In case you missed it, we talked with Jonathan Brannon, pitmaster at Texas BBQ Company, months ago. His grandfather Billy started the Texas BBQ Companies in Texas and Arizona, and his dad, owner Dave Brannon, brought the business to New England, opening in Northborough in 2006. Today, we watch the pitmaster walk us through the preparation of those famous ribs. And, just in time for Super Bowl Sunday. Brannon adds that lots of catering and take-out orders are coming in. Visit the site to make sure you get yours.