Monday, May 7, 2012
Chef Brendan Babiarz recreates Union Fish's menu, mixing the best of the deck and the second floor into a new fun and tasty menu.
Over the winter, Chef Brendan Babiarz reinvented the menu at Union Fish, mixing the seafood shack atmosphere of the downstairs Deck, with the classy and casual setting of the second floor. Wath as he introduces his new dishes and some classics.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Two longtime friends and business partners have breathed new life into one of Plymouth's historic gems.
Pizza, wings, beer and good times are to be found at Lucioso's Pub at the Jenney Grist Mill. John Luce and Gabriel Daher's new restaurant takes the place of the Run of the Mill Tavern, which closed last year. Daher described the restaurant as having "a unique personality." Green and orange are the signature colors. Metal frogs stand at attention atop the fireplace, which, as Luce explains, echoes his interest in frogs and lizards and things. He was even the inspiration for Lucioso's mascot, a goteed, backwards cap-wearing cartoon frog indulging in pizza and beer. Pizza varieties here include bacon cheeseburger, pulled pork and hot pastrami, with Swiss, onions and honey mustard. There are more than 25 flavors of wings and tenders, like …
Friday, January 13, 2012
A bite nearby awaits in the most unexpected of places.
If you find yourself confronted with a long wait at the Registry of Motor Vehicles or a long day spent inside the building at 40 Industrial Park Road, The Jolly Bean Cafe may be a welcome sight. Owner Amanda Roy says The Jolly Bean is a coffee shop and cafe serving coffee, soups, sandwiches and hot dogs, located in lobby of the same building as the RMV and other state offices. On the menu are lattes, smoothies, low-fat yogurt muffins, in varieties such as marble crunch and whole grain cranberry apple, and breakfast sandwiches. Esselon Coffee, based in Hadley, Mass., provides coffee and espresso. Soupls are also available with a soup du jour each day. The Jolly Bean also offers a create-your-own grilled cheese option. Sandwiches and wraps …
Friday, December 30, 2011
After a long absence, Honey Dew returns to Plymouth, bringing with it cinnamon sticks and pistachio nut muffins.
Drivers and passersby on Main Street Extension downtown this week saw an odd sight: a life-sized coffee cup, with hands and legs, waving to all. To fans of Honey Dew Donuts, though, it was a sign that the local coffee and bakery chain is now closer to home. Honey Dew takes over the space formerly occupied by Dunkin' Donuts at 15 Main St. Extension after years away from town. Locals will remember that the company once operated in North Plymouth and at the Hess gas station. The closest locations have been in Carver and Buzzards Bay. That is exactly why Honey Dew decided to return, Carlos Mota, the owner of the Plymouth location, tells. He believes Plymouth is an "untapped area" ripe for expansion. With the Wednesday opening of his shop, he …
Friday, December 9, 2011
Come for the beer and stay for the food and music at this downtown establishment specializing in craft beers from near and far.
"How do you know you don't like Brussels sprouts unless you try them?," parents so often say. Karl Heine takes a similar approach when it comes to his business. People may be unaware that they are craft beer drinkers, the co-owner of the recently opened New World Tavern at 56 Main St., argues. So he invites them to come by and join other beer lovers, and "discover a world of beer." With 32 beers on tap and over 120 bottled varieties, there is "something for everybody,"Heine said. The draught selection runs the whole gamut, from Mayflower Thanksgiving Ale and Woodchuck Hard Cider to Wachusett Blueberry and Anderson Valley Oatmeal Stout. The New World Tavern, located in the former home of Guru Indian Grille, Music and Bar, is an "upscale …
Friday, November 25, 2011
An introduction to Brazilian cuisine or an indulgence in something familiar is to be had at the most recent addition to Plymouth's ethnic dining scene.
More and more, today's restaurants are opting to give diners the most choices, partly through their extensive menus. Trouble is, many sit down and cannot decide what to order. Chicken or pork? Steak or seafood? At Rio's Steak House in North Plymouth, however, you can have one of everything. This new establishment specializes in rodizio, which is a style of dining in which servers bring various grilled meats on skewers to the table. At Rio's, sirloin, pork, sausage, chicken and lamb are offered individually to customers continuously, according to manager Marla Dasilva. "For meat lovers, it's a great place to be," she said. In addition to the rodizio, there is an all-you-can-eat salad bar and hot buffet, all for one price. While the hot …
Friday, November 11, 2011
Let your inner crazy loose at this newly-opened restaurant and bar on the waterfront, while digging into all kinds of topsy-turvy foods and reveling in the live entertainment.
Once seated at Crazy Eddie's American Bar & Grill, the first thing you will notice is the panoramic view of Plymouth Harbor, courtesy of a continuous set of windows running the entire length of the dining area. This gives the restaurant, located at 6 Town Wharf in the building which formerly housed Weathervane Seafood Restaurant, an open and airy feel, and the sight of docks and boats matches a menu full of seafood. It's a "spectacular view from almost every seat in the house," general manager Cheryl Anusewicz said. Add the fact that Eddie's serves the "freshest seafood," straight from the boats into the kitchen, and you have the recipe for a classic New England eatery. Crazy Eddie's opened Oct. 6. Locals and visitors alike may be curious …
Friday, October 28, 2011
Autumn has arrived in Plymouth, and with it, all things pumpkin, apple and cranberry. With the addition of chocolate, caramel or peanut butter, you have the perfect creation ahead of October 31.
Halloween snacking does not just have to be about the bite-sized candy bars collected from trick-or-treating. A number of businesses in town are offering alternatives for locals seeking a special bite this year, including some fall traditions. Fedele's "Let's do...Chocolate": This sweet shop in the Village Landing Marketplace on the Waterfront is selling chocolate lollipops in the shape of ghosts and witches, pumpkin-shaped barley pops and peanut butter- and orange vanilla cream-filled pumpkins. Halloween gift bags and boxed chocolates are available too. Seasonal fudge varieties at Fedele's include pumpkin pie, cranberry walnut and maple walnut. This year, the store-made caramel- and chocolate-coated Granny Smith apples are selling well, …
Friday, October 14, 2011
Check out this traditional bakery for an old spin on the most basic of all bites.
While most business owners are moving forward in their day-to-day operations, Peter Nyberg, the founder and owner of Hearth Wood Fired Bread, is going backward. That is, he looks to the past for inspiration in creating his one single product, a loaf of bread. As he explains, bread itself has not changed over the years, rather the way it is made has. The process he has decided to adopt, however, abandons modern baking practices for the ones he has dug up from long ago. "We make bread the way bread is supposed to be made," Nyberg said. That includes "old-world techniques," such as using hands instead of machines, stone mills to grind the grain, elbow grease to mix and shape the dough, then baking the bread in a 60-ton wood-fired oven, all …