Thursday, May 9, 2013
The restaurant is without a sign and a license to brew its own craft beers in Framingham, but is officially open for business serving beers brewed at other Beer Works along with a full lunch, dinner and drinks menu.
Framingham Beer Works is open. The restaurant is open daily from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Located at the former Bugaboo Creek site, the restaurant in the popular Beer Works chain has been having a soft opening since mid-last week. The restaurant was hoping its sign would arrive Monday, and then Tuesday and even yesterday. But even without a sign, the restaurant has seen steady business during its soft opening, with many Framingham and MetroWest customers curious about what was happening inside. On Tuesday, when Framingham Patch took a tour, one man was glancing through the window to see what was happening inside and came in and had lunch at the bar. Another couple pulled into the lot to see what the business was and eventually stayed for lunch. …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Framingham Selectmen approved the owner's restaurant and beer and wine license Tuesday night.
Extravaganza Brazilian American Pizza & Bar plans to open this month in Framingham The restaurant at 47 Beacon St., formerly the site of Daniela’s Cantina, received a beer and wine license, along with a common victualer’s license from Framingham Selectmen Tuesday night. Attorney Charlene Cabral said the restaurant, whose management team includes a former owner of Superior Pie, will be “unique in Framingham and in the state." It will feature a blend of Brazilian and American food in a fun environment featuring life-size murals on the walls, said Cabral. She said the restaurant hopes to open on Tuesday, April 30.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Framingham Patch reported in Sept. 2012 that Beer Works would be opening in the former Bugaboo Creek, and employees of the North Station Beer Works location tell Patch the Framingham location will open by month's end.
Renovations have taken longer than planned, but employees at the Canal Street Boton Beer Works, tell Framingham Patch the Framingham Beer Works should open by month's end. Framingham Selectmen gave approval for a Framingham Beer Works to open in the former Bugaboo Creek Restaurant in September 2012. Last fall, the owners told Framingham Selectmen the building needed to undergo renovations and they planned to open in late 2012. Selectmen approved an all-alcohol and restaurant license for Slesar Bros. Brewing Company. The Framingham Beer Works would be the seventh location for the brewing company, with the other locations in Boston (North Station, Fenway and Logan Airport), Hingham, Lowell and Salem. The company is know for pub food and …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
A Route 9 restaurant in Framingham is undergoing renovations; and will re-open under a new name, with open-air dining, when weather permits.
In August 2012, Joseph Zhang purchased Chef Orient on Route 9 in Framingham. This month, Zhang announced the restaurant would undergo renovations and will re-open under the name Samba West. Zhang is also the owner of Samba Steak & Sushi on Route 9 in Framingham. Samba West, says Samba's Facebook page, will be a "Chinese, Japanese, Thai cuisine sports bar." Tuesday night, Framingham Selectmen unanimously approved the proposed renovations to the restaurant property. Selectmen (3-0) also approved an entertainment license for a DJ and karaoke for Samba West. Attorney Peter Haranas, representing Zhang, said most of the renovations were cosmetic in nature. He said the amount of seating would not change. One major change involves removing part of…
Monday, March 18, 2013
The owner of a Waltham Mexican restaurant plans to open a second location in Framingham on Route 9.
The owner of a Waltham Mexican restaurant plans to open a second location in Framingham on Route 9. Carlos Olmedo, whose family owns and operates Taqueria Mexico in Waltham, said he plans to open a second location at 250 Worcester Rd. The restaurant will occupy the former Top Shelf Restaurant location and the space currently occupied by PC Healthstop, which will be moving across to the street to 255 Worcester Rd., said Marlene Aron of Metrowest Commercial Real Estate. Aron and Fara Khedmaty of Metro Business Brokers, represented the owner of the building, who owns PC Healthstop. Olmedo told Framingham Patch "We have been in business about 25 years. It all started with my grandparents when they came to the states, looking for a better life…
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The empty train station depot in downtown Framingham will become a diner this summer, modeled after ones in Newton and Watertown.
After successfully opening two diners in Newton and Watertown, restaurateur Don Levy is ready to open his third in Framingham. The Phantom Gourmet said Levy turned an old train station depot into one of the "coolest" restaurants in Newton. (Watch the attached video.) He now wants to do the same with Framingham's empty train depot downtown. The Deluxe Depot Diner located at 417 Waverly St. will occupy the existing Framingham train depot with an expected opening in Summer 2013. The Phantom Gourmet said Levy turned an old train station depot into one of the "coolest" restaurants in Newton. (Watch the attached video.) He now wants to do the same with Framingham's empty train depot downtown. Let Patch save you time. Get great local stories …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Mexico City Taquería opened last Wednesday on Route 135.
As a teenager Mayra Ramirez learned all about how to make delicious fresh, homemade cuisine growing up in Mexico City from her mama. Since coming to the United States 13 years ago, Mayra and her husband Francisco have both been working in the food industry. But last Wednesday, the Framingham couple opened Mexico City Taquería, a take-out restaurant specializing in serving tacos, burritos, and other Mexican dishes. Now, they are the owners. "We serve food just like I cook at home," said Mayra Ramirez. "Everything is fresh. Nothing is frozen." Ramirez's husband is one of the chef's at the Taquería, which specializes in tacos. The menu has nine types of tacos - including veggie, chorizo and fresh fish, along with the traditional "carnitas, …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
In the same plaza where Green Chili restaurant closed, LandoZ Hometowne Grille will be opening in December.
LandoZ Hometowne Grille will be opening in the Pinefield Shopping Center in Saxonville on Dec. 1. Owner Brenda Lando tells Framingham Patch, they will be next to Robinsons Hardware. The grand opening is set for noon on Saturday, Dec. 1 on Jinglebells Day at the plaza. "LandoZ Hometowne Grille hopes to bring to Framingham family-friendly and affordable comfort foods ranging from mini slider burgers for the kids to the Big Dog and the Double Dog Dare challenge for the adults," said Lando. Brenda and her husband Sean, who have lived in Framingham for 18, years will be co-owners. The couple have two children, one a freshman at Framingham High and the other a sophomore in college. Both kids and parents have been involved in the community, …