Monday, May 20, 2013
A sneak peek inside neighboring Arlington's soon-to-be newest restaurant, and the latest details on its opening date, chef, menu and more.
Here are the latest details on Menotomy Grill & Tavern, the new East Arlington restaurant slated for 25 Mass. Ave. Opening date: Owner Billy Lyons, of Arlington, said Menotomy Grill & Tavern should open to the public by the end of next week. “We’re just waiting on a gas connection,” he said Friday. Lyons, who has been in the restaurant for roughly three decades, said he designed about 90 percent of the restaurant himself. “I’ve had it in my head for years,” he said. Chef and menu: Lyons has hired Mark Thompson as the restaurant’s chef. The two worked together at Stoddard’s Fine Food & Ale in Boston. Thompson was also the chef de cuisine at Chez Henri in Cambridge for nearly a decade. Here is the restaurant’s opening menu. Drink special: …
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Menotomy Grill & Tavern’s opening menu … Also, for a sneak-peek inside the almost-ready restaurant in neighboring East Arlington, be sure to check out, “First Look: Menotomy Grill & Tavern.” APPETIZERS SOUP OF THE DAY 6 LOBSTER & COD CHOWDER 8 House Bacon, Chervil ROASTED GARLIC HUMMUS 9 Crispy Pita Chips, Marinated Olives HOUSE SMOKED ST LOUIS RIBS 9 Guava BBQ Sauce, Napa Cabbage & Pickled Jalapeno Slaw FRIED DILL PICKLES 7 Spicy Remoulade Sauce SHRIMP & POBLANO PEPPER FRITTERS 10 Old Bay Seasoning, Jalapeno Aioli CHIPOTLE CITRUS WINGS 10 Ranch Dipping Sauce PEI MUSSELS 11 Spy Ponder Ale, Garlic & Herbs, Grilled Sour Dough HOUSE SMOKED PULLED PORK TACOS 9 Pickled Red Onions, Cilantro, Lime, Grilled Flour Tortillas HOUSE SPECIALITIES …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
The state's Restaurant and Business Alliance said there was "no sign of opposition" at a hearing this week.
The Joint Committee on Revenue in the Massachusetts legislature held a hearing this week on the notion of a potential meals tax holiday for August and one supporting group liking its chances. According to the state's Restaurant and Business Alliance (R.A.B.A), the hearing held Tuesday for the Meals Tax Holiday Bill saw "no sign of opposition" to the measure. Twelve legislators have signed on to the bill primarily sponsored by Rep. Keiko Orrall of Lakeville and Sen. Michael O. Moore of Millbury. If passed, the legislation would go into effect from Sunday, Aug. 11 through Thursday, Aug. 15. "We should offer a Meals Tax Holiday to benefit employees and small local business owners inside Massachusetts to help stimulate the economy," said …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
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The newly launched site offers tips, info and digital know-how for small business owners.
Patch has launched a new site to educate and empower small businesses with the digital tools, social media strategies and marketing know-how needed to ensure long-term growth. Readers will have access to exclusive interviews with well-known founders and CEOs and small business industry experts who share their experiences, advice and tips for success. One of the latest articles features an exclusive interview with successful real estate entrepreneur, Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group. In this Q&A, Corcoran discusses the how to take advantage of the size of a small businesses, and why making big “mistakes” made all the difference in her success. Click here to read about the tactics Corcoran used to grow her business. …
Friday, May 17, 2013
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Thursday, May 16, 2013
I'm hoping to drive my old beater into the ground before we need to get another car, but I'm on the lookout. What's your next car going to be?
My wife and I drive a perfectly good 2002 Nissan Sentra with 127,318 miles on it. "Stella" has four wheels and gets us from Point A to Point B. We've reached the stage in the life of the car where we don't repair body damage (as you can tell from the accompanying photo). I'm ashamed for my Dad to see it. But hey, it's paid for. Even though I'd love to get 200K miles out of Stella, she has some mechanical problems, like a seized bolt that has left the transmission fluid unchangeable for about eight years. She could conk out any old day. So we've been on the lookout for our next car. I'm paying attention to car commercials, asking friends about their cars. You know the feeling. We're looking for something that gets good gas mileage, and is…
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Family-run Holovak & Coughlin in neighboring Arlington is closing its doors Sunday, May 19.
After a half century serving area teams and athletes, Arlington's Holovak & Coughlin will close its doors Sunday, May 19. The family-run business at 14 Mill St., which opened in 1964, was recently sold to Dallas-based BSN Sports, the largest distributor of team sports apparel and equipment in the United States, according to its website. It does appear the Coughlin family will have some sort of relationship with the new venture. The family left this message (attached) for their customers. “The Coughlin family thanks you for your loyalty and patronage. It has been our privilege to serve Arlington and the surrounding communities for just over 49 years.” What’s your reaction to the news? Where will you go for sporting goods now? Let us know by…
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Check out this home for sale in Medford.
96 Gaston St. in Medford is for sale and is currently listed on Zillow.com for $369,000. It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, is 1,533 square feet and was built in 1915. Here is more from Zillow on the listing: Located in North Medford near Wrights Pond and the Fells is this charming Bungalow on a side street. Move-right into this well kept 3BR, 2BA single family finished with period detail, LR w/gas fplc, DR, and eat-in updated kitchen. Large back deck and spacious yard off the kitchen perfect for entertaining! Upstairs are 3BRs and charming bathroom with claw-foot tub. Roof replaced in 2012, replacement windows throughout, central AC and newer gas hot-air furnace. The home is listed by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.