Monday, May 20, 2013
A sneak peek inside 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, 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 HERB ROASTED FREE RANGE CHICKEN …
Friday, April 26, 2013
How well do you know Arlington's restaurant scene?
Submit your answer in the comments below. And if you're really good, see if you can name what menu item it is.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
See what's moving into a long-vacant space.
A new Asian restaurant with a sushi bar is moving into two of the three long-vacant storefronts across from Summer Street Field. Sono restaurant received common victualler and all-alcohol licenses Monday from the Board of Selectmen in a unanimous vote. A common victualler license allows a business to serve food. The restaurant will occupy the two vacant storefronts to the right of 469-471 Summer St., leaving one vacant space between it and Arlington Cafe, which is actually a pizza place. It plans to open this June or July, its owner, Huanhuan Lin, wrote on his application for the licenses. The 1,807-square-foot restaurant is expected to seat 50, 40 at tables and 10 at the sushi bar, according to the application. It will not have a lounge …
Friday, March 15, 2013
All three would serve food.
Three new businesses are set to go before the Board of Selectmen Monday evening, according to the board’s agenda. Sono Restaurant, Anthony’s East Side Deli and Yummy’s will be seeking common victualler or operating licenses. Sono will also be seeking an all-alcohol license. Also on the agenda: "Selectmen to Consider Two Controversial Warrant Articles Monday" Sono Restaurant Not much was known about the applicants Thursday evening. However, Sono would serve Asian cuisine, and it’s slated for 469 Summer St. (pictured bottom), the vacant storefront across from Summer Street Field. In June, Thomas Vakalfotis sought to open Arlington Heights Liquors there, but selectmen granted the two available licenses to Mystic Wine Shoppe and the Meat House…
Thursday, March 14, 2013
See how much they went for.
A Mexican restaurant in East Arlington and a Thai one in the center are changing owners. The new owners of Zocalo Cocina Mexicana and Thai Moon went before the Board of Selectmen Monday to apply for new operating and beer and wine licenses. Both restaurants received the licenses in unanimous votes. Zocalo Zocalo’s three new owners, Nicolas and Maria Portillo and Jose Landaverde, all of whom own a third of the business, were represented by an attorney at Monday’s meeting. Nicolas Portillo, a native of El Salvador, already owns Portillo Food Market in East Boston, while Landaverde has been a waiter at Zocalo for almost a decade. The three incorporated as Arlington Restaurant Group. “We plan [on] operating the restaurant exactly as it …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Review Arlington’s newest Chinese restaurant in the comments below.
Now that Szechuan’s Dumpling’s open, we want to know your take. How is the food? How is the menu? How is the service? How does it compare to Jade Garden? Let us know by posting a comment below. Szechuan’s Dumpling replaced Jade Garden at 1360 Mass. Ave. in Arlington Heights. More info: New Arlington Heights Restaurant Opening Thursday
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The restaurant's menu has 55 lunch specials.
Szechuan’s Dumpling, the new Chinese restaurant in Arlington Heights, is opening Thursday, Feb. 21, according to a sign in one of its front windows. The restaurant, which replaces Jade Garden at 1360 Mass. Ave., had menus available outside Tuesday. Review Szechuan's Dumpling The restaurant’s lengthy menu (296 items in all) includes nine kinds of “dumpling/ravioli,” in addition to a number of beef, chicken, pork, seafood and vegetable dishes. It has 55 lunch specials for $6.95. The lunch specials are served with soup and white rice and are available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Szechuan’s Dumpling does not have a buffet listed on its menu, but it will deliver (781-648-8882). The restaurant’s hours are Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
See which restaurant will no longer be BYOB.
La Posada will soon be serving beer and wine. The Mexican restaurant, at 1312 Mass. Ave. in Arlington Heights, received a beer and wine license Monday night from the Board of Selectmen in a unanimous 5-0 vote. The family-run restaurant, which opened roughly three years ago, had been bring your own beer and wine (BYOB) up until now. That practice will now cease.
Monday, February 11, 2013
See which restaurant is trying to diversify its beverage menu.
La Posada will go before the Board of Selectmen tonight to request a beer and wine license, according to the board’s agenda. The Mexican restaurant, at 1312 Mass. Ave. in Arlington Heights, is up at 7:30 p.m., with the board’s meeting set to start at 7:15 p.m. in Town Hall’s Selectmen’s Chambers. La Posada’s owner, Magdalena Pizarro, will speak on behalf of the family-run restaurant, which opened roughly three years ago. Packed Agenda In addition to La Posada’s request, there are agenda items related to the town’s seasonal leaf-blower ban, overnight parking and library-card challenge. The board will hear the leaf blower bylaw amendment recommendation from the 2012 Special Town Meeting Leaf Blower Committee. There will also be a discussion …