Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Board of Health identified more than a dozen violations, including warm food in coolers, unrefrigerated items, mold & mildew in ice dispenser and unsanitized food and bar areas at a Framingham restaurant.
The Framingham Health Department inspector ordered The Chicken Bone to toss all of its food and identified more than a dozen violations that posed an imminent health hazard. There were 8 violations related to food borne illness risk factors. Framingham Board of Health Sanitarian Matt Armendo inspected The Chicken Bone on Tuesday, April 16 - the day after the Boston Marathon. Armendo re-inspected the Route 135 restaurant & pub on Wednesday, April 17 for the critical violations identified the day before to make sure they were fixed and corrected. Many of the violations identified were almost identical to issues brought up during the production of the Spike TV show Bar Rescue 2 years ago, said Framingham Board of Health Chair Michael Hugo. …
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Angry Ham's Garage was the last episode filmed for Spike TV's reality show Bar Rescue and tonight Spike will air it as its season finale at 10 p.m.
Angry Ham's Garage was the last episode filmed for Spike TV's reality show Bar Rescue in June. Tonight, Spike TV will air the Angry Ham's Garage episode as its season finale at 10. The reality TV show shut down the establishment on Saturday, June 25 and re-opened it under the name Octane Bar & Grill on Monday, June 27. In less than a month's time, the name had reverted back to Angry Ham's and many of the changes inside the bar, by the TV crew and consultant Jon Taffer, were gone. In July, when it came time to renew its licenses with the Town of Framingham, Angry Ham's chose to keep the old name and not Octane.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Spike TV's reality show Bar Rescue will air its episode on The Chicken Bone/The Bone Sunday night at 10. It will re-air on Monday at 1 a.m.
Framingham, if you don't lose power from storm Irene, consider tuning into Spike TV's reality show Bar Rescue at 10 p.m. The episode featuring the The Chicken Bone/The Bone will debut Sunday, Aug. 28 at 10. It will re-air on Monday at 1 a.m. Spike TV filmed the makeover of The Bone in June. A closing party was held for The Chicken Bone on Thursday, June 16. Two days later, the establishment opened under a new name - The Bone, with a new menu, a new logo and a new look inside. Bar Rescue is a new reality show, featuring bar and nightclub owner Jon Taffer, who has started, flipped or owned more than 600 bars and clubs in his career. He presently owns one of the most highly respected consulting firms in the bar and nightclub industry, …
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Chicken Bone owner Bill Rodenhiser posted a video on You Tube and wrote a letter to customers about the establishment's participation in Spike TV's Bar Rescue show in June.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Within in the last two weeks, The Chicken Bone/The Bone owner Bill Rodenhiser has posted a You Tube Video and written a letter to customers to discuss the establishment's participation in a bar makeover television show with Spike TV. His letter to customers new and old: "In less than one week’s time we were transformed from The Chicken Bone into the BONE! Our loyal customers had already affectionately named us “The Bone” years ago so it is only fitting that our new name was, in reality, chosen by all of you. From the surface our cosmetic changes may make it appear that we have thrown away our roots but nothing could be further from the truth. Our mission is what it has always been; to provide you with great food and great live music in a …
Despite participating in a makeover television show with Spike TV, both The Chicken Bone and Angry Ham's Garage told Selectmen they prefer their old names.
Angry Ham’s Garage, on Beacon Street, and The Chicken Bone on Waverley Street will revert back to their original names the establishments told Selectmen this week. Angry Ham's and The Chicken Bone underwent a makeover about a month ago that was prompted by a cable television show that upgrades bars and strives to make them more appealing to their market. The show changed Angry Ham’s sign to read “Octane” and used that name to promote the makeover. But Angry Ham’s representatives claimed that a name change was not economically feasible and the restaurant would reinstall its original sign and name. A number of items that the TV show producers had removed from the menu will also be reinstated, representatives told Selectmen uesday night. The …
Sunday, July 3, 2011
A popular hangout for many adult sports teams and locals, The Chicken Bone got a makeover thanks to Spike TV and its new reality show Bar Rescue.
Regulars, and a few who justed wanted a chance to be on television, lined up outside The Bone waiting to see what a Spike TV's new reality show Bar Rescue had done with Framingham's The Chicken Bone. The television show shut down the popular downtown establishment for about 48 hours in mid-June and then had a reveal party for the owner, staff, regulars and area residents. “I hope they didn’t take down the mural," said regular Jim LeClair, waiting in line outside before the grand re-opening. Jim Olimette agreed. "It was a huge mural that started in the back and went along the neighboring wall all the way up to the door.” The mural was removed by the television show, but owner Bill Rodenhiser, the owner of The Bone said “I am so excited to …
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
You may have eaten at both. Spike TV this month gave both The Chicken Bone and Angry Ham's Garage new names, menus and decor. Stop by and check out the "new" establishments yourself.
Two new places in town, now to eat. Sort of. Two local restaurants/bars this month were given a full makeover, thanks to Spike TV. Last week, The Chicken Bone closed for 48 hours and re-opened as The Bone. Saturday night, the Angry Ham's Garage closed and reopened Monday night as Angry Ham's Octane Bar & Grill. Spike TV was in town for two weeks filming two episodes of its new series Bar Rescue, which gives failing nightlife establishments one last chance at success. The new reality TV show will have its premiere Sunday, July 17, at 10 p.m. There is not an air date yet for The Bone episode, although there was talk of August. There is no air date yet for Octane either. Each local establishment had a party to celebrate its last night in its…
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Spike TV is taping a second epiosde of its Bar Rescue television show tonight and Monday in Framingham. To attend tonight's party, contact the producer below.
SPIKE TV is inviting Framingham residents, over age 21, to attend a taping of a second episode of its reality TV show Bar Rescue tonight and Monday night. Tonight, June 25 at 8:30 p.m. for the closing party and then the makeover reveal party will be Monday, June 27 at 8:30 p.m. Please contact producer Heather Gordon at email@example.com for more details, including the location. This is an exclusive event. All attendees must be 21 and be willing to sign a waiver to appear on television. SPIKE TV filmed at The Chicken Bone last week.
Friday, June 17, 2011
The Chicken Bone closed down last night but don't worry it will re-open with a brand new look courtesy of Spike TV Saturday night at 9/9:30 p.m.
UPDATE: Grand re-opening party moved back to 9/9:30 p.m. Saturday night, June 18 Last night, regulars of The Chicken Bone drank their last draft and licked their fingers from wing for the last time. The place was packed. The bar closed at 10 p.m. The doors shut shortly afterwards. But don't fret, the new and remade over Chicken Bone will re-open on Saturday night , courtesy of Spike TV’s new series Bar Rescue, which gives failing nightlife establishments one last chance at success. The new reality TV show will premiere Sunday, July 17 at 10 p.m. There is not a date yet for The Chicken Bone episode. Construction crews are currently demolishing and renovating the popular downtown establishment now. Work started late Thursday night as soon…