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Sorelle’s Italian Bar & Grill Route 18 Abington Now Opened

Sorelle’s Italian restaurant is finally open in April 2017    Sorelle Bar & Grill   opens  up in the former location of long time Italian favorite  Vin & Eddie restaurant on Route 18 in  Abington.   We are finally glad to see it open as it took them a lot longer than anticipated.  While Vin & Eddie’s served traditional Italian food, Sorelle will have more modern cuisine, including baked cod with fried polenta, acorn squash tortellini, and arugula pesto.

The Chef and Owner Andrea  Schnell’s  experience  includes working    upscale  The Winsor House in Duxbury and Square Café in Hingham.  She  spent the last 13 years as Executive Chef of the highly successful restaurant Square Cafe, in Hingham, MA. As Executive Chef of the Square Cafe, Schnell has garnered praise from some of the regions toughest food critics  (including many Swampies) and has established a following of regular customers, locals and visitors of Hingham, who can’t get enough of her inventive cuisine.  During her time  at the Square Cafe, she has received numerous awards and accolades from publications such as Boston Magazine, Boston Globe, Patriot Ledger and South Shore Magazine

Here is the Swampie Buzz  so far

The restaurant is beautiful. Very friendly greeters. Our reservation was for 6:15 pm. We got seated right away. The place was packed! Waiter was very friendly. He recommended this beautiful antipasto. I ordered the cod. It came with asparagus and polenta sticks. All yummy! Hubby had the salmon. It came with fingerling potatoes…i forget the veg. I took a bite of his salmon and it was very good. Food presentation is beautiful! The restaurant emptied out quite a bit by 7:30. Waiter let us sit and chat with our friends. No rush to get us out. By 8:15 we noticed that it was packed again so we left. I would go back to try other items on the menu. I hope they change up the menu now and then or add daily specials.

Finally! There’s no need to go into Boston or Providence! The beautiful atmosphere makes you feel like Chef Andrea  brought a little bit of Italy home to us! Delicious flavors yet not too exotic. Appetizers were nothing short of amazing. From the brussel sprouts to the calamari. Short Ribs melt in your mouth! Chicken Saltimbocca was delicious. The service was warm and friendly. Reasonable prices and so close to home. We will definitely be back very soon!

Our server, was fabulous!!! He was very knowledgeable, made recommendations and along with all the staff, was very attentive. The food was amazing!! We started with the roasted pear salad which was delicious!! My husband had the salmon and I, the Chicken Saltimbocca. Both meals  were very generous portions and delectable!! We decided  to take  desserts to go as we were very full. I ordered the tiramisu and my friend  the bread pudding, both desserts were again very delicious! Our whole evening at Sorelle was amazing!!! I suggest everyone try this new amazing restaurant, you won’t be disappointed, ! We will definitely be back!!!

Open Daily for dinner at  Mon-Sat at 5pm and Sun 4pm

1400 Bedford Street
Abington, MA, 02351
United States




Mia Regazza to Open 2nd Local Restaurant in Marshfield MA 2017

Update!! Mia Regazza is now open in  Marshfield as a June 1st 2017 

Local Abington  Italian favorite Mia Regazza will be opening a second location at the Marshfield Tavern. in late Winter Early Spring 2017. Mia Regazza to Open 2nd Local Restaurant in Marshfield MA 2017

From  the Marshfield Wicked Local

The couple is hoping to close on the Marshfield property in late February and do about four to six weeks of cosmetic work on the interior of the building, including changing out the flooring, repainting some rooms, lighting changes and replacing the kitchen equipment, among other changes.

Once open, the restaurant will serve lunch and dinner seven days a week from 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. and will employ about 50 people.

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Here is the Swampie Buzz

Dinner at Mia Regazza. Started off with the antipasto for one which was large enough for two! Delicious! Hubby had eggplant parm. I had the Chicken and sausage Mediterranean. Great service from our waitress Kristen. Always a great meal at Mia Regazza.

Some I took the advice of some fellow swampies and tried Mia Regazza…all I can say is excellent service (by Chelsea) and excellent food and presentation???? we sat outside in the gazebo area and it was very relaxing…cant wait to go back!!!! Restaurants lately have been subpar so this was very refreshing. It was my brothers birthday and he had a free birthday tirimisu!!! Yummmo!! Excellent food excellent value!!

It was 5:30 got right in, the waitress was good got our drinks, bread and oil right away. My wife got a special shrimp, lobster, haddock, clams, thin pasta and cream sauce. It was delicious the sauce was a little thin so we got messy. I had the Mia medley 2 steak tips, 2 scallops wrapped in bacon, stuffed lobster tail, roasted potatoes and asparagus. It was all good but the lobster tail the meat was so stuck to the shell I couldn’t get a bite. It was very loud and the bus girl tried to grab our plates twice while we were eating. No place is perfect over all it was very good and the bill was under $60.

Went to Mia Regazza Sunday with my wife, son and father-in-law. Really good food. First pic is the chicken eggplant combo,next is the sausage chicken bolognaise, next the seafood fra diavlo and next was the eggplant parm. Mmmm good. The desert was lemon berry pie. Delicious! I want to add that the service was excellent, from the bus boy to the water attendant to our server. I would recommend this place to everyone

Service per usual was outstanding from start to finish. We started out with the special martini of the day. Along the lines of a creamsicle I had back in the childhood days…yummy. Fresh bread with olive oil and shaved Parmesan was delish. Our dinners included pan seared scallops with risotto and asparagus, chicken Parmesan (not pictured), chicken and sausage Alforno, and chicken and sausage Mediterranean. We all thoroughly enjoyed our dishes. I never leave disappointed!


Marshfield Tavern

1 Proprietors Dr, Marshfield, MA 02050



Pizza Pandemonium Abington’s Best Pizza Competition 2016

Abington’s first Pizza Pandemonium will be held on Saturday  June 11th  5-7pm  at the Abington Senior Center hosted  by the local charity Hug Foundation. Pizza Pandemonium Abington's  Best Pizza Competition 2016

We invite you to taste all the pizza from area pizza shops and then vote for best pizza. This family friendly event is open to everyone and is part of Abington’s Founder’s Weekend.
Adults: $10.00
Kids under 12: $5.00
Family of 4: $25.00

Abington Senior Center
441 Summer St, Abington, Massachusetts 02351

Eat to Defeat ALS 2016

On Tuesday April 5th, restaurants throughout the country will commit to contributing a minimum of 10% of net sales to help raise much needed funds and awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) research and care through the ALS ONE campaign.    Phantom Gourmet is orgnizaing this event.

Eat to Defeat ALS 2016

Here are the South of Boston particpating restaurants

Mia Regazza 268 Washington St., Abington MA

Grill 63 | Jamie’s Pub Braintree MA


Tin Rays Restaurant, 9 Winter Street, Brockton, MA

Cameron’s Restaurant & Lounge, East Bridgwater MA


The Farmer’s Daughter, 122 Main Street, Easton MA

The Foundry, 520 Foundry Street, Easton MA

Maguire’s Pub, 503 Foundry Street, Easton MA
The Pizza Depot 700 Depot Street, Easton MA
Mamma Mia’s 73 Main Street, Carver MA

Mama Mia’s 333 Columbia Rd, Hanover MA

Cedar Cafe 2053 Washington Street, Hanover MA

The Quarry Restaurant and Lounge, 415 Whiting Street Hingham MA

Mamma Mia’s 134 Main Street Kingston MA

Port Bistro 114 Main Street, Kingston MA

KKatie’s Burger Bar 1899 Ocean St Marshfield MA
Mamma Mia’s 93 Careswell St, Marshfield MA


Steel & Rye, 95 Ellot Street Milton MA

Kentucky Fried Chicken, 11 Washington Street Norwell MA


The Mayflower Grove Grill 35 School Street, Pembroke MA
Alumni Sports Cafe 95 Washington Street, Pembroke MA

Lucky Dawg Tavern, 224 Mattakeesett St, Pembroke MA

Mamma Mia’s 3 Village Green – Pinehills, Plymouth MA
Mamma Mia’s 122 Water Street Plymouth MA

Cabby Shack 30 Town Wharf, Plymouth MA



La Scala, 1070 N. Main Street, Randolph MA

Mill Wharf 23 Mill Wharf Plaza, Scituate MA
Jamie’s Pub 360 Gannett Rd, Scituate MA
Jamie’s Pub, 769 Bedford St., Whitman MA

McGuinnan’s Pub, 546 Washington Street, Whitman MA

Uncle David’s, 643 Washington Street, Whitman MA

Grand Slam Pizza and Pub, 269 N. Main Street, W. Bridgewater MA

ALS ONE is a partnership of the top ALS experts from leading Massachusetts institutions, including ALS Therapy Development Institute, UMass Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital and Compassionate Care ALS. These venerable institutions are combining forces with the goal of finding a treatment for ALS within the next four years, while simultaneously working to improve the care model for persons living with ALS and their families. ALS ONE is a d/b/a of the ALS Knights. For more information, visit

Cream Etc New Farm to Table Restaurant in Abington MA

Cream Ice cream has been a staple on Route 18 in Abington  for several years, they have recently branched out in full service farm to table  restaurant which past local breakfast Patty’s Joe Cafe was.   They were recently featured in the Boston Globe.

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Cream Etc co-owners husband and wife Craig Perry and Lenora Cushing describe their food as farm-to-table and, indeed, every dish could start a conversation about how its ingredients were sourced. Last year, when the couple decided to open a breakfast-and-lunch place adjacent to their ice-cream shop, Cream, they knew they didn’t want to do it unless they could buy their ingredients locally. Since opening in August, they’ve learned a lot about regional farmers and food purveyors.

“Doing this, you start to really appreciate what you’re buying and selling and what farmers do to produce their foods,” said Perry. Cushing, a home cook, created the menu with chefs Phillip Caramello and Chris Monteiro, then began the search for local provisions.
Free-range chicken, eggs, and grass-fed beef come from Feather Brook Farm in Raynham. Produce, from several places, including Norwell Farms, Lipinski’s Farm in Hanson, Norton’s Second Nature Farm, and Stillman’s Farm in Lunenburg. Cheeses and yogurt come from Narragansett Creamery in Providence. A friend delivers maple syrup from Wheeler Farm, in Wilmington, Vt., lowering the cost of this pricey commodity a bit. Their coffee comes from Hingham’s Redeye Roasters, their milk from Hingham’s Hornstra Farms. And on and on it goes.

Here is some of the buzz on Cream on the Hockomock Swamp Supper club and if you give let them know about Hockomock Swamp Supper Club!


Cream, etc
Had breakfast yesterday at a wonderful little breakfast/lunch place on Route 18 in Abington by the Abington Ale House called Cream, etc. I had the skinny egg white omelette with sautéed vegetables and goat cheese. It was absolutely delicious! Came with both regular and sweet potato home fries. My choice of toast was the cranberry and nut bread. So yummy! The coffee (Redeye Roaster) was the best coffee I’ve ever had. My nephew had the eggs, applewood smoked bacon, home fries and toast which was perfectly prepared. His only suggestion was that there should be a 3-egg special on the menu as well as a 2-egg special. Their kids’ menu includes a glass of Hornstra Farms milk with a scoop of ice-cream (with parents’ permission, of course)! What I also loved about this place was that everything was SO fresh and SO clean and they supported New England farms and vendors. The owners were a husband and wife team who were very pleasant and our server was excellent and knowledgeable. If you haven’t heard of it, it is because they’ve only been open for 3 months. Hopefully, this review will entice you to give them a try. I will definitely go back there!

If you haven’t been to Cream etc. in Abington for breakfast, you’re missing out!! Fresh, local farm to table food at reasonable prices! Muffins made fresh each morning. So good! 12311117_10207968731758673_7955501611396098676_n
My husband got the breakfast burger…too much for me for breakfast, but it looked amazing…grass fed beef topped with bacon and a sunny side up egg!


1209 Bedford St.
Abington, MA
Tuesday — Saturday
7am — 3pm
8am — 3pm

Monday Dinner Restaurant Specials South of Boston MA

Going out to eat on a Monday 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.

Alba’s Restaurant Quincy MA

29.95 for 3 Courses  All Day ** Per person and cannot be shared **
BaHa Brothers’ Sandbar Grill Taunton MA 

Taco Tease Night every Monday night! $1.00 tacos. 4-10PM. (eat in only)
Monday Night dinning specials South Shore South of Boston

Barrett’s Ale house  Bridgewater  MA

Buy one entree, get the 2nd one half priced 2nd entree must be  equal of lesser value  Offer value with entree of $13.99 or more Dine in only 4-11pm



Crow’s Landing Hingham MA

$2 Sliders  Our own famous special blend. American, BBQ Bacon or Southwest Style.  Dine in only

D’Ann Sports Restaurant Abington MA 

Monday Madness
Anything On The Menu Only $12.99 from 4PM to 9PM Enjoy your favorite entree’s for only $12.99! From 4pm to 9pm

Also..buy any pizza and get a cheese pizza for only $1.00 from 4pm


Home Plate Bay Street Grill Taunton MA

Half Priced Pizzas ALL DAY

Prime Rib Special 4-9pm

Harry’s Bar & Grill Middleboro  MA

1/2 price quesadillas *Specials for in-house dining!*

Kelly’s Cellar Quincy  MA (Quincy Center)

Complete order of wings for $5.00

Main Street Grill  Weymouth MA
Boston - Most $25 Gift Certificates for $10

$4.00 Pizza   beginning at  5pm Dine in Only

Owen O’Leary  Brockton MA

Join us on Monday night  $2 in Brockton cheese pizzas and  50¢ in Brockton  wings after 9:00 PM (all year round) This is a 21+ promotion in the bar area only.

Riviera Cafe Brew house Bridgewater MA

$0.39 wings eat in only

The Hideaway  Restaurant Middleboro

1/2 price pizza  ( up to 3 toppings and excludes specialty pizzas ) Eat in only

Complete Dinner Specials Including Soup Or Salad And Dessert For $9.99

The Lodge Bar & Grill Randolph

Monday 1/2 off on Pizza & Wings (all day)

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