Monthly Archives: October 2015

Surfside Smokehouse Mayflower Wine Tasting Dinner in Plymouth MA

SurfSide Smokehouse  in Plymouth will be hosting their first wine tasting  dinner on Monday November 2nd  2015 at 6pm  based on the success of their first Mayflower beer tasting dinner.   Each of the courses will be paired a different wine to taste from malbec to chardonnay to pinot noir.  Reservations are required

Here is some of the swampie buzz from the beer tasting dinner held this past week.

Tonight I attended the the 5 course beer tasting dinner at Surfside Smokehouse…….what a fantastic menu! I’m not a beer drinker, but I did taste every beer that accompanied the course. Food was absolutely fantastic!! Hats off to Jimmy Agnew who was a wonderful host and to Chef Scott who prepared the outstanding courses.

Here is the menu and wines

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Give them a  call to make reservations  , 508 947 4111!

If you can make it the dinner they started a Living social deal

Surfside Smokehouse
14 Union St, Plymouth, Massachusetts 02360

 

Cakes by Paula Swamp Mob Desserts

Cakes by Paula  of Bridgewater  has been the dessert maker at 5 out of the 6 Swamp Mobs. She is truly an artist!   Make sure you use Cakes by Paula for all of you “cakes” and “cupcakes” need.  …Especially when it comes to Designing the right cake for you!

Whether you’re planning a grand formal affair or a small intimate party we can design the perfect cake just for you. Working with your specific colors, themes, lace from dress or your imagination your next cake from Cakes By Paula will be unique to you. Baking from the best ingredients available your cake will be as delicious as it looks. Call today to reserve your special day. 508-415-9890

Here are some of her creations for the Swamp Mob Dinners!

Paula opted to make a “Pasta Cake” “Pot of Pasta and Meatballs” for October’s Swamp Mob at Johnny Macaroni’s .  It was a vanilla cake with strawberry filling with a mascarpone cream cheese icing topped with a strawberry puree.

"Pasta Cake" "Pot of Pasta and Meatballs"

For the July Atina Asian Bistro in West Bridgewater, Cake by Paula created  “Off the Hook” cupcakes.    You will even see some Sushi roll cupcakes!! Yum

Off the Hook Cupcakes Cakes by Paula

May’s Swamp Mob was held at the South of Blues Depot with an Italian buffet! The night ended with  a sweet finish  Pizza Cake!!  Those cakes were scrumptious! Lemon or raspberry filled with white base, or chocolate. Everyone was guessing they were cheesecakes by the shape, but they were batter cakes. Paula is So talented!

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 Make sure you contact Paula for of your cake needs weddings,  baby showers, birthdays and many more celebrations ! See her gallery

Cakes by Paula Birthday, Showers, Wedding cakes

Friends of Whitman Park Wine Tasting 2015

Regal Marketplace  12th annual wine  tasting benefiting the Friends of Whitman Park will be hosted Saturday November 7th from 7-9 at Whitman town hall. 10389280_10206163047527448_4364141872388283657_n

There are many, many wonderful items that have been so generously donated for the silent auction and over 100 different kinds of wine (beer too) to be sampled. Local restaurants including Trio Cafe in Whitman Olde  Hitching  Post Hanson, Teds, Venus & Regal will also have food to enjoy. Wine glasses will be supplied and the first 100 people through the door get a free collectors glass!

 

Tickets are sold in advance at Regal Marketplace and Duval’s Pharmacy. $2 for $35 in advance or $20 each at the door.

Whitman Town Hall  54 South Ave

Sunday Dinner Restaurant Specials South of Boston MA

Going out to eat on a Saturday  check out the local dining specials South Shore South of Boston . Most of them are for dining in and have some restrictions. As always, the restaurant has a final say if the special is still on. sunday

All Friends Smokehouse Westport MA

“Football Sunday Deal – 18 wings (up to 3 flavors) and a 2 liter of soda $17.95

24 individual ribs, 2 large sides, and a 2 liter of soda $39.95

Dine in or takeout”

BaHa Brothers’ Sandbar Grill Taunton MA 

Stop in on Sundays for delicious half-price pizzas. (excluding gourmet pizzas)

Captain Fishbones  Marina Bay Quincy MA

Dinner for Two with a Bottle of Wine $ 29.99 Plus Tax & Tip Choose any two dinners with (2) caesar or garden salads and one bottle of these selected wines will be included in the price Dine in only 5-close Thursday-Sunday night

Ecco Trattoria Bar & Restaurant Weymouth MA

Pasta nights at Ecco Every Sunday, Tuesday, & Wednesday No coupons of any kind accepted on Pasta Night Items  Pasta Dishes Pasta Dishes (all served with choice of pasta) Mixed Greens Salad or *Caesar Salad included with all Pasta Night items  Most are $13.95

Riviera Cafe Brew house  Bridgewater MA

$1.99 cheese  pizza eat in only 12-9pm

Make sure you check out the local discount websites to help stretch your dining dollars Groupon ,   Living Social  and Restaurant.com

Make sure you check out local Entertainment books  and MassPass books as well.

Surfside Smokehouse Mayflower Beer Dinner in Plymouth MA

SurfSide Smokehouse  in Plymouth is  super excited to announce the opening of their  Beer Dinner series & partnership with Mayflower Brewing Company!   Their first Mayflower beer dinner will be held on Monday October 26th at 6pm.

Together, we will offer you a 5 course Chef inspired beer & dinner experience.

Check out the menu here

Tickets are $39.00 and available by phone, (508) 947-4111 or e-mail bar@surfsidesmokehouse.com.

Grab your family, friends, co-workers, mail man, dog walker and anyone who enjoys good beer and food. You won’t want to miss this!

Surfside Smokehouse
14 Union St, Plymouth, Massachusetts 02360

Saturday Dinner Restaurant Specials South of Boston MA

Going out to eat on a Saturday  check out the local dining specials South Shore South of Boston . Most of them are for dining in and have some restrictions. As always, the restaurant has a final say if the special is still on. Saturday Dinner Restaurant Specials South of Boston MA

Captain Fishbones  Marina Bay Quincy MA

Dinner for Two with a Bottle of Wine $ 29.99 Plus Tax & Tip Choose any two dinners with (2) caesar or garden salads and one bottle of these selected wines will be included in the price Dine in only 5-close  Thursday-Sunday night

Main Street Grill Weymouth  MA

Prime Rib Dinner Friday & Saturday Queen Cut $19.99 King Cut  $21.99 with your choice of 2 sides.  Dine in only

Make sure you check out the local discount websites to help stretch your dining dollars Groupon ,   Living Social  and Restaurant.com

Make sure you check out local Entertainment books  and MassPass books as well.

Restaurant owners  have regular ongoing dinner specials please add them here   Remember to share your review at Hockomock Swamp Supper Club Facebook group 

Anniversary Date Night Restaurant in Braintree MA Area

Swampies this was a popular thread about a special anniversary date night in the Braintree area.

Anniversary Date Night Restaurant in Braintree MA area

My anniversary is on Saturday  and we are going to the movies in Braintree. I have never gone to the Cheesecake Factory because I heard it is very crowded. Should I go? Or go somewhere else in the area?  

Most Swampies are not fans of the chain restaurants 

Here are some Swampies responses

Happy anniversary! I happen to really like the Cheesecake Factory but I wouldn’t think of it as a special occasion place. I would have to agree with those that recommend Stockholders in Weymouth.

Believe it or not, a lot of the food at Cheesecake comes in FROZEN, it’s made at another location. I’ve also enjoyed meals on special occasions at Bella’s in Norwell, Scarlet Oak in Norwell, and a place in Braintree square, the name eludes me…begins with an S…  (Sintra’s Braintree Square)

For an anniversary, Stockholders gets my vote. Top notch food, service. Cheesecake is a quick lunch, drink type place.

We just celebrated our anniversary sat Scarlet Oak Tavern and it was fabulous. Meat and seafood items.

It’s just another (over priced) chain restaurant… way better options out there – especially for a special occasion dinner!

Best place for a special (like an anniversary) dinner would be Ava Cucina in Cohasset for us. Small and cozy, family owned and operated and delicious Italian fresh cooked meals. My favorite is the ravioli in a gorgonsola cream sauce, another of my favorite meals from anywhere. Comes with chicken on the regular menu but if steak tips are on special get those on it instead! Perfect for a romantic meal!

On a side note. Did you pre buy your movie tickets? If not I recommend you do. It’s all assigned seating (and huge recliner seats) so you can just walk in right when the movie starts. We love Braintree Theater.

Check out the  discussion  on the group page 

 

Johnny’s Macaroni in East Bridgewater Hosting a Swamp Mob

Johnny’s Macaroni will be the of location of the 6th Swamp Mob in its original East Bridgewater location .  A Swamp mob is a pre arranged dinner that Swampie mob the restaurant kind of like a cash mob.   Swampie have been hitting local restaurants to share in good food and conversations.  Calories never count at a Swamp Mob. If you are looking in join,there are a couple of seats still opened  for their Monday October 26th night but you need to RSVP.

The  original location has been serving customers for over 25 years.
We proudly offer some of the best Italian food and catering on the south shore. We are a kid friendly family restaurant serving traditional Italian food, fine Italian food, and Italian-American food.

Here is some of the Buzz on Hockomock Swamp Supper Club facebook group


My husband and I ordered the antipasto, then we each got the Italian platter (veal/chicken parm, ziti with sausage) I had a pumpktini martini. The portions were huge! The sauce was great. I’m picky too. We brought it home for 2 more meals each, maybe during the Pats game. We will definitely be going there again soon — at Johnny Macaroni’s.

 

Another fantastic meal at Johnny Macaroni. The Scala bread and oil and parmesan was delicious. I had salmon with lobster ravioli with a white sauce that had sun dried tomato and my son had baked scrod which he raved about. He could only eat half of his meal so he took the rest home for lunch at work the next day. Both meals were excellent. Scott the bartender is always friendly and professional. My son did a bartenders worse nightmare and told him to surprise him with a drink, “something unusual”. Scott thought for a minute and gave him something that had beer and rum in it. I’m not a big fan of either but the drink he made was really very good! I think it was called a dark and stormy? I have no reservations recommending Johnny Macaroni to anyone looking for a great meal.

Tonight I ordered the chicken florentine. I have to say, it was the best I’ve had. We also ordered bruschetta for the table. Delicious

Made it to Johnny Mac‘s 2 tonight in EB. The remodeled bar area looked very vice. We were seated & waited on pretty quickly. Everyone liked their meals, dinner & drinks plus tip came out to about $30 each. Not bad.
I got the piccata, which I would rate as ok. Not the best I’ve ever had but not bad.
I would go back but would try ordering a different dish next time.
Other reviews commented on the noise & I agree the place is noisy, so not the place for a quiet date night. But for a gathering with a few boisterous friends, it’s fine.

JohnMac

Dinner at Johnny Mac’s! I needn’t say more! But I will. That’s the portion of chicken and pasta you should get when ordering chicken parm!! And my pretty wife’s fettuccine Alfredo with chicken was fantastic. Our waitress Danielle, was not only super accommodating, but an absolute sweetheart.

Johnny’s Macaroni

582 West St, (508) 378-9335_origional location
1300 Plymouth Street, (508) 456-4460

Friday Dinner Restaurant Specials South of Boston MA

Going out to eat on a Friday   evening, check out the local dining specials South of Boston . Most of them are for dining in and have some restrictions. As always, the restaurant has a final say if the special is still on. Friday Dinner Restaurant Specials South of Boston MA

Captain Fishbones  Marina Bay Quincy MA

Dinner for Two with a Bottle of Wine $ 29.99 Plus Tax & Tip Choose any two dinners with (2) caesar or garden salads and one bottle of these selected wines will be included in the price Dine in only 5-close  Thursday-Sunday night

 

Main Street Grill Weymouth  MA

Prime Rib Dinner Friday & Saturday Queen Cut $19.99 King Cut  $21.99 with your choice of 2 sides.  Dine in only

Make sure you check out the local discount websites to help stretch your dining dollars Groupon ,   Living Social  and Restaurant.com

Make sure you check out local Entertainment books  and MassPass books as well.

Restaurant owners  have regular ongoing dinner specials please add them here   Remember to share your review at Hockomock Swamp Supper Club Facebook group 

Thursday Dinner Restaurant Specials South of Boston MA

Going out to eat on a  Thursday  evening, check out the local dining specials South of Boston . Most of them are for dining in and have some restrictions. As always, the restaurant has a final say if the special is still on.

All Friends Smokehouse, Westport MA

Kids Eat Free with purchase of adult bbq meal (dine in only)

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Barrett’s Ale house  Bridgewater  MA

Buy one Pizza,get onefree every Thursday 4-11pm

Captain Fishbones  Marina Bay Quincy MA

Dinner for Two with a Bottle of Wine $ 29.99 Plus Tax & Tip Choose any two dinners with (2) caesar or garden salads and one bottle of these selected wines will be included in the price Dine in only 5-close  Thursday-Sunday night

Riviera Cafe Brew house Bridgewater MA

1 cheese pizza plus 6 wings = $7.00   eat in only

T-Bones BBQ Restaurant  Plymouth 

All you can eat pasta buffet from 5-9 for only $3.95. Must purchase a beverage with it and no take out is allowed.

Make sure you check out the local discount websites to help stretch your dining dollars Groupon ,   Living Social  and Restaurant.com

Make sure you check out local Entertainment books  and MassPass books as well.

Restaurant owners  have regular ongoing dinner specials please add them here   Remember to share your review at Hockomock Swamp Supper Club Facebook group