Restaurant News: Breakfast Beer, BBQ and Burgers

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.


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, Selectmen also voted this week to impose a three-week alcohol license suspension on Scioli's, which will take effect Friday, March 1.


Willy's Participating in Restaurant Week

Willy's Restaurant in Shrewsbury is participating in Worcester Restaurant Week, and is offering entree choices that include sushi combos, honey walnut chicken and pan seared top sirloin steak.

Have You Been to 2Ovens Yet?

When Bertucci's announced it would be opening a new casual dining restaurant in Shrewsbury, Patch lit up. Now that it's open, diners are loving it. Have you been?

Dean Park Pizza Opening Under New Ownership

As of Feb. 28, Dean Park Pizza anticipated to close in a couple of weeks for renovations. It will re-open under new ownership, according to a longtime employee of the pizza place.

According to the employee, Christo Baltas, whose parents were the original owners of Dean Park Pizza, has purchased the business from present owner Louie Karageorgis (who has owned it for 16 years), so don't get too sad! 


Bison Burger Opens

Bison Burger, one of the last retail spaces at Hopkinton Square to be filled has opened for diners to enjoy some unique offerings.

The restaurant shares a kitchen with neighboring Quattro, and is a more relaxed family dining establishment.


Jordan Marsh Blueberry Muffins Return to Shopper's World

John Harvard's unveiled a Jordan Marsh-style blueberry muffin dessert ($5.99), of which $1 also will go to the Framingham History Center. The dessert featured a Jordan Marsh-style blueberry muffin, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and topped with whiskey-whipped cream.

Samba Thanking Customers with Gift Certificate Promotion

Samba Steak & Sushi is running a customer appreciation promotion to thank all its customers for their patience while they were closed. Samba's closed in January when its pipes froze. It re-opened last week.

The Route 9 restaurant, between Feb. 22-28, will match a customer's dinner bill with a gift certificate in the same amount.

Panache Coffee Sold

Resh Ramlukan, the owner of Panache Coffee on Route 9, announced this month on Facebook she sold the business she launched five years ago. 

Serving up Beer for Breakfast

John Harvard's Brew House has introduced a six pack of breakfast-themed beers and ales, along with a handful of new brunch items for a limited time.


Northborough Restaurants Participate in Restaurant Week

Northborough restaurants participating in Worcester Restaurant Week are A.J. Tomaiolo's, Bistro Limoncello and Guiseppe's Grille.

A.J. Tomaiolo's choices include Shrimp Lamosa, Veal Campangia and scallops casserole, according to its Facebook page.

Guiseppe's Grille has a huge menu, including everything from New York strip to salmon to a lobster roll. And Bistro Limoncello rocks and eggplant parm and other scrumptious entrees.

Hillside Grille Open for Seating Soon

Voyiatzis has Hillside has described Hillside as a "new style restaurant with gourmet food for a Blue Jeans Pizza price."


Who Has the Best Fish Fry?

Fish on Fridays is a staple for many people during Lent (and beyond). A question on Westborough Patch's Facebook page asked readers, "Where's the best place to get fish on Fridays?" The discussion included these reader suggestions:

Sapporo; Westborough House of Pizza; South Street Diner; JP's; Mulligan's Taverne; Central House; Harry's.

More Frozen Yogurt Coming

Two people considering opening frozen yogurt shops in Westborough contacted Health Inspector Terry Gilchrist last month.

Regatta Deli Progressing on Health, Building Issues

Westborough health and building officials said Tuesday night that the Regatta Deli has made admirable progress addressing issues they raised during inspections last month.

Cheng Du Adds Entertainment

Westborough’s Cheng Du Restaurant has opened the 157 Bin Wine Bar and Piano Lounge, according to a press release from The Entertainment Agency.


Firefly's Lands on List of National Best BBQ Restaurants

Firefly's in Marlborough was the only New England restaurant to land in Intelligent Travel's 10 Best BBQ Joints in America.

Marlborough's own Firefly's Restaurant makes the list at number nine, being noted for their sauces and sweet tea.

New Restaurant Opens 

Arara has opened on Mechanic Street featuring Brazilian and American food.


Lord's Lunch Counter Serves Up Last Cup of Coffee

The lunch counter at Lord's, recently operating as Ruthie's Diner, closed on Saturday in preparation for the department store's closure on Feb. 28.

Dan B. February 28, 2013 at 11:17 AM
Dean Park Pizza DID NOT CLOSE ON 2/24 and they are going to be open for a couple more weeks before renovations! I had lunch there yesterday. Please fix this misinformation as this type of story could hurt their business.
Danielle Horn February 28, 2013 at 01:36 PM
Thanks, Dan: the info we had was based on the story that ran at the time - but I'll clarify!
Margaret Carr February 28, 2013 at 02:57 PM
Is Lord's being converted to another business or is the space vacant?
Theresa Knapp February 28, 2013 at 03:12 PM
Thanks for your message. The space will be vacant for approximately one year while the new owner, Salvatore Capital, finds a new tenant(s) which will decide the layout of the building. As of this time, he plans on keeping the existing building. Check out this story for more info, http://patch.com/A-0ZsD


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