We know Winchester residents don’t just stay in town when they want a night out and a break from cooking.
Restaurant coming and goings, new business and the best dishes and recipes are among the items that have appeared on Patch sites around the region over the past month.
Below is a look at the restaurant and food stories covered in the past month.
'Wings Over' Possibly Coming to East Arlington: A Wings Over, the franchise known for its airplane-inspired orders, such as the B-17 Bomber (60 wings), could be coming to East Arlington. Robert Savin, who already owns a handful of Wings Over franchises, is looking to open “Wings Over Arlington” at what is now The Wing Place and what was WhattaWing! not too long ago. The requested location is at 218 Massachusetts Ave., just a few doors down from the Capitol Theatre.
The restaurant, located at 33 Tuttle Street (near the train station) will feature stations for patrons to try a wide variety of dishes, from clam chowder and lobster sliders to rack of lamb, roasted tenderloin and, oysters on the half shell, and the Laurie’s 9:09 Crabcake, among other dishes, all of which can be sampled for $24.99. The restaurant will serve its regular menu Tuesday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. and Sundays from noon until midnight.
Portland Pie Co. May be Coming to Reading: A company that started as a maker of gourmet pizza pies with flavored pizza dough is considering opening a restaurant on Haven Street, its first in the Commonwealth. Portland Pie Co., which opened in Portland, Maine, in 1997, has expanded its menu with appetizers, salads and sandwiches and full liquor service in five locations, according to its website: in Maine, in Portland, Scarborough and Westbrook and in New Hampshire, in Manchester and Nashua.
Mr. Charlie's Could be on the Move: The City Council opened three public hearings regarding North Woburn projects, but all will need more discussion.In August, some North Woburn residents were upset to learn that a a CVS could be built on the current site of Mr. Charlie's ice cream shop, while that eatery would move across the street into the the old Dunkin' Donuts spot in the shopping plaza.
Upper Crust Pizzeria Files for Bankruptcy Protection: The Upper Crust Pizzeria chain, including a Lexington location, 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.
Yoga and Juice Join in Lexington’s Newest Business: With the opening of Lexington Center’s newest business, the town is actually getting two in the place of one. Lexington Power Yoga opened Oct. 1, at 1762 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 204, with an associated organic juicing enterprise called Simply Pure Juice. Customers will be able to order juices online or in the studio, and pick their order up at the Lexington Center studio on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, when they’ll also have juice available or retail sale. The pulp from the juices will be baked into green and carrot muffins also available or sale.