Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The restaurant would be at the site of the former Picadilly Pub.
A new restaurant will likely open in Waltham in March, according to the Boston Globe. The Copper House Tavern is set to open at the former Piccadilly Pub location in the Best Western Hotel at 380 Winter St. in Waltham in March, according to the Boston Globe. The eatery's owner, Greg Coughlin, told the Globe the food would include dishes like nachos, but with a twist. The restaurant’s website describes the food as “innovative.” Copper House joins the growing list of restaurants with plans for Waltham. Five Guys, Chipotle, Panera Bread, Jake ‘n Joes, and several others have all announced plans for new locations in Waltham.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
The Patriots are on a bye week but there is still a lot of football action this weekend. Find out where to catch games in the Waltham area.
Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are back in the playoffs and will be in search of their fourth Super Bowl title since 2002. The Patriots clinched a playoff spot and ended the season with a 12-4 record. Also, thanks to their Dec. 10 win over the Houston Texans (also a 12-4 team), the Pats earned a bye in the first round of the playoffs. While there will not be a Patriots game this weekend, there will still be plenty of action. It's also a good chance to watch the upcoming competition. To see how the Patriots stack up aginst potential second-round opponents, check out this video on Patriots.com. Games this weekend (Wildcard) AFC NFC Where to watch in the Waltham area: There are a number of local places to catch the game. Here are …
Friday, November 16, 2012
A new pizzeria has opened on Moody Street.
Charcoal Guido's Pizzeria Bar has opened at the top of restaurant row on Moody Street, according to its co-owner. The restaurant, located at 482 Moody St. between Tempo and Habanero's opened on Wednesday, Nov. 14, co-owner Lou Giovanetti said on Twitter. Giovanetti said there was no formal announcement as the restaurant is still ironing out details. The opening comes in the wake of several recent closings in the Moody Street area, which has left some eatery owners worried. However, several companies have proposed new restaurants in Waltham including Panera Bread, Chipotle and Five Guys.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The Costa Rican restaurant off of Moody Street is now vacant.
The Boca Restaurant & Bar located off of Moody Street has closed, according to the Boston Globe. The Costa Rican restaurant which opened on Pine Street six years ago, was sold, co-owned Roger Becker told the Globe. Becker said he wanted to focus on his other business. The closing is the third in recent months. Upper Crust on Moody Street recently closed in the wake of the company's financial and legal troubles. Also, Sadie's Saloon and Eatery, located next to Boca, recently closed.
Labor department claims Boston restaurant chain cheated workers.
The U.S. Labor Department has filed court papers claiming that Upper Crust pizzeria owes workers $850,000 in back wages, according to a Boston Globe report. The company, whose Waltham location recently closed, was found in a federal investigation to have violated minimum-wage and overtime laws between April 2009 and January 2011, largely by exploiting immigrant workers. This came on the back of a 2009 Labor Department investigation which ended in an order to pay workers $350,000 in back overtime. Upper Crust founder Jordan Tobins allegedly came up with a scheme to recoup this money by lowering employees' wages or firing them if they refused to give the mandated compensation back, the Globe reported. What followed was a 2010 class-action …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Breakfast at the Arcadia means lots of options for eggs, among other classic diner fare.
The Arcadia Restaurant is known for its hearty, diner-like breakfasts, which include many variations with eggs: omelets, eggs Benedict or Florentine, served with hash, sausage, bacon, or ham, and of course with home fries, toast and a bottomless cup of coffee. Two eggs prepared over easy came within a few minutes, even though the place was busy on a Saturday morning. The eggs were done perfectly (no burnt edges) and the dark Greek rye toast was warm and lightly buttered. Even the home fries were good. It's hard to avoid having them get overdone or cold. The coffee was also satisfyingly strong. The Arcadia also serves other breakfast fare, such as pancakes and French toast, as well as lunches until 2 p.m. of sandwiches and some "classic" …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The chain of gourmet pizza restaurants, including a Watertown location, filed for bankruptcy and reportedly owes $3.4 million to creditors.
The Upper Crust Pizzeria chain has filed for bankruptcy protection after defaulting on millions of dollars in loans, according to the Boston Globe. The embattled gourmet pizza chain was ordered by the Federal Labor officials to pay overtime to employees, and has been accused of improper use of assests for personal use by executives, and recently shut down some locations, including the Waltham restaurant. The Boston-based company defaulted on a loan to TD Bank in September, and owes $3.4 million to various creditors, according to the Globe story. The list of creditors to which chain reportedly owe money, according to documents filed in federal bankruptcy court, includes former attorney general Thomas F. Reilly of Watertown who is owed …
The Chicken Margherita Sub at Lena's is one of many subs and pizzas at this 65-year-old eatery on Main St.
We tried one of their specialty subs -- the Chicken Margherita. The chicken was nicely grilled and the add-ins fresh and fragrant: tomatoes, mozarella, basil leaves, and olive oil. And the bun was well-toasted, although the option of multi-grain bread would have added a richer texture. It was a satisfying meal and comes in either medium ($6.60) or large ($8.60). Lena's prides itself on having won a "best sandwich shop" in Waltham award several years running (from Market Surveys of America). They also serve many kinds of pizzas, calzones, panini, wraps and pasta dinners. Pizzas, their other specialty, come in either small ($11), large ($15) or Sicilian (thick crust and square: $18). The vibe: A small yet bright room, facing onto bustling …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
A local pizza shop has shuttered its doors.
Upper Crust's location in Waltham has shuttered its doors. The pizza chain's Moody Street location has permanently closed for business. The building has been emptied and the company left a message on its Facebook page. "Hey there, fans of Upper Crust in Waltham! We have moved our operations and stellar staff from Moody Street to our nearby pizzerias in Watertown and Lexington," the Facebook page reads. While no specific reason has been given for the closure, the company has faced recent troubles, including allegedly not paying workers.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The Blazin' Buffalo Wrap at this grill on Mt. Auburn Street is rich and spicy.
Heeding their slogan, "We're not just winging it," we tried one of the Wraps and Sandwiches: the Blazin' Buffalo Wrap at the East Side Wings and Grill. Like many of their wraps, it's built around grilled chicken tenders with various add-ins in a soft flour tortilla. The chicken tenders were well-spiced and plentiful, and were complemented well by the lettuce, tomato, red onion and blue cheese dressing. In fact, it could almost have made two meals, since the tortilla is hefty. If you like potatoes, we also recommend getting the thick homemade fries instead of chips, which cost a dollar more. (Total: $7.99.) The restaurant, which is under new management, also serves dishes with pork, turkey, corned beef, steak and grilled vegetables. Co-…