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Widowmaker Brewing New Brewery in Braintree MA

Widowmaker Brewing  in Braintree open offically opened its taproom on Woods Rd during September 2017 .

Widowmaker features a 70-seat taproom, and its beer selection includes a pale ale, two kinds of stouts, a blonde ale, an IPA, and a double IPA.

Widowmaker will be bringing in   food trucks to provide sustenance for visitors during open hours.

Currently on Tap -subject to change

Greenbush Pale Ale, 6.8% ABV Greenbush pours a golden haze and emits an instant passion fruit aroma. What started as a single-hop Mosaic pale ale has evolved over time, but still remains over 80% Mosaic. A dry finish to one of our of favorite offerings.

Donut Shop Coffee Stout, 6.5% ABV The flavor of Donut Shop is multi-layered. It pours a thick, caramel head with an aroma of dark coffee and hints of chocolate and roast. At initial taste you get sweetness up front and a nice silky mouthfeel, rounding out to a subtle coffee finish. Cold Brewed by Widowmaker Brewing, using roasted beans from Red Eye Coffee Roasters: 3 Otis Street in Hingham MA

50-Year Storm, American DIPA, 7.8% ABV Vaya con Dios! 50-Year Storm pours a hazy gold with a thick white head. A well-balanced beer with floral notes upfront and a grapefruit finish. Australian hops and lots of them!

Sens Lives, American Blonde, 4.3% ABV Pours a light golden haze with big aromas of citrus and grapefruit. Very little bitterness makes this beer extremely drinkable, a perfect summer beer.

Pure Hoppy: Simcoe, American IPA, 7.2% ABV Our single hop IPA series, constantly evolving always hoppy! Simcoe is one of our favorite dual purpose hops and we could not be happier with how it plays in the latest version of Pure Hoppy!

com-RAD Russian Imperial Stout, 10.1% ABV We decided to have some fun with Donut Shop and see if we could bring the smooth creaminess of our in house favorite to a big textured Russian Imperial. Brewed with Belgium Candy syrups as well as following Donut Shop’s coffee additions, we could not be more pleased with the results! Cold Brewed by Widowmaker Brewing, using roasted beans from Red Eye Coffee Roasters: 3 Otis Street in Hingham MA

Saint Catherine’s Gryo Food Festival 2017 in Braintree MA

Saint Catherine’s Braintree  will be hosting a  fall  Gyro Food Festival on  Friday  September 29th and  Saturday September  30th 11am-11pm.   Enjoy great gyro, delicious loukoumades, and various Greek desserts.

Saint Catherine Greek Orthodox Church
119 Common St, Braintree, Massachusetts 02184

Saint Catherine Braintree Greek Food Festival 2017

Saint Catherine’s Greek Orthodox Church will be holding a Greek Festival Thursday June 8th to Sunday June 11th at their location in Braintree MA. There will be lots of kids activities plus plenty of Greek food.


Festival Hours 12-8pm

“Special Event”

“A Taste of Greece” Wine and Food Tasting

6:30PM – Advance Tickets ONLY

Contact: stcatherinewinetasting@gmail.com


Festival Hours 11am—11pm



Festival Hours 11am—11pm




Festival Hours 12 Noon—9pm
Saint Catherine Greek Orthodox Church
119 Common St, Braintree, Massachusetts 02184


Joe’s American Bar & Grill at the South Shore Plaza Braintree Closing

Sad news to report regarding a popular South Shore Plaza Braintree restaurant.  Joe’s American Bar  & Grill shared the following their facebook page.   I know many  will miss this restaurant after shopping at the mall.  Joe's American Bar & Grill at the South Shore Plaza Braintree Closing

Joe’s American Bar & Grill at the South Shore Mall in Braintree will close permanently on February 19, 2017. We appreciate the years of patronage from the South Shore community. At this time, we are not renewing our lease.

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Joe’s American Bar & Grill is a neighborhood staple for traditional American cuisine. At Joe’s, we focus on using the freshest quality ingredients for all our dishes as well as providing a comfortable and fun atmosphere for all our guests.

Could only find one review of the South Shore location

We went to Joe’s American Bar & Grill, at the South Shore Mall today. First things ordered were spicy Bloody Marys. They hit the spot! Just had to ask for olives and our waiter delivered. No apps, though the Ahi tuna tartare and Baja fish tacos were tempting! First we had fresh baked bread and butter on the house. Then, a Chili-Lime Chicken Salad with Blackened Chicken, Southern Fried Chicken sandwich with sweet potato fries and, pasta with meatballs for the kid. If only the salad came with more of their charred jalapeños. Good stuff! Our last round of drinks were a delicious Ginger Bourbon Lemonade and Manhattan. Our waiter was great. Highly recommend!


Joe’s American Grill is  part of the  Back Bay Restaurant Group.  Joe’s still operates restaurants in several other Massachusetts locations in including  Newbury St, Boston, Dedham, Framingham and Woburn.  

Who knows what will replace it? Davios is coming to the Plaza in the coming months.  Wonder what will replace Joe’s



Davio’s Italian Steakhouse to Open at South Shore Plaza Braintree

Update-Davios is expected to opened  up in October 2017 at South Shore Plaza in the lower level of the mall across from Milton’s clothing store.  


South Shore Plaza in Braintree will be home to a new steakhouse in 2017 -Davios Northern Italian Steakhouse.  Davios currently has location in Boston, Chestnut  Hill  and Foxboro in the local area.  417823_648000098549298_677201667_n

In 1985, at the young and ambitious age of 24, Steve DiFillippo purchased a locally-owned family restaurant called Davio’s on Newbury Street in Boston’s trendy Back Bay. As Boston’s culinary tastes evolved, he transformed the location into a destination. He retooled the menu, the space, the wine list. The new Davio’s soon garnered rave reviews.

The idea behind Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse was simple, regional Italian foods with a focus on the grill.  Everything made by hand from the best ingredients. Serve everything from aged steaks to simple-yet-unique pasta creations. Mirror this philosophy in the kitchen with our expert and attentive staff in the dining room, seeing to your every need and taking pride in your enjoyment of the meal. Steve has since opened locations in Foxborough, MA; Philadelphia; Atlanta; Chestnut Hill, MA; Manhattan, and Lynnfield, MA.

This will be  another great place to celebrate a special occassion on the South Shore

The Braintree Forum reported this

The board approved liquor and restaurant licenses for Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse at South Shore Plaza. The restaurant will take over the space at the mall that had been occupied by Rodizio Grill, a Brazilian steakhouse that closed early last year after nearly two years of operation.

Here is  some of the buzz

My girlfriend brought me here last night for my birthday dinner, and it couldn’t have gone better. Our waiter, Adam, was very knowledgeable and helped guide us through the entire menu as it was our first visit. We knew we wanted a sweeter wine, but the wine menu was so intimidating. He suggested one that fit our criteria which we ordered, and it was great. The bread and butter we were brought was fantastic, airy and delicious. For food, we ordered the spring roll sampler, spaghettini, and lobster mac & cheese. I’m typically not a fan of any type of seafood, but all the food was so delicious. The shrimp spring roll was actually my favorite of the five sampled. I even had a few bites of my girlfriend’s mac & cheese, despite me telling her when she ordered it that I don’t like lobster (it was delicious!). It just goes to show that if something is prepared correctly and paired with the right flavors, even someone who doesn’t like seafood will rave about it at Davio’s. My spaghettini was equally good; a nice fresh sauce and the pasta was perfect. Our waiter kept our glasses full and was completely accommodating throughout our meal. Finishing it off with the warm-center chocolate cake with vanilla gelato, it was one of the most satisfying dinners I’ve had. With a bottle of wine, an appetizer, two meals, and a dessert, it was a full meal at a decent price with exceptional service and great atmosphere.

This is a grandiose, well decorated fine dining establishment. When you walk in and take in all its splendor you get a sense that tonight’s dining experience will be quite spectacular. Promptly greeted and seated for my online booked reservation. My server this evening; Katherine is extremely friendly and professional. Knows her craft and with passion paints a mental picture of each dish…
There’s not a person that walks by that doesn’t make eye contact with a smile. And even look like you have a question and the approach you offering assistance. There’s a person for everything; freshly grated Parmesan, ground Pepper, de-crumbling between courses and flatware changes… Yes tonight we feast!
First to come out of the kitchen are two scrumptious and warm house baked Popovers served alongside a dish of soft butter. If this is any indication of the cuisine here my taste buds are already starting to dance. Dare I say they are as delicious as the ones my wife bakes on special occasions?
For the soup, a Lobster Bisque… Just the right consistency with some chunks of Lobster and Micro Greens in the center for garnish.
My next course… The Braised Veal Agnolotti, Black Truffles and Parmigiano. Amazing! Rich in Flavour, nicely plated and leaves you wanting for more. Had it not been for the main dish that was coming next I’d have ordered another- Wow.
And for the main this evening… A Pan Roasted Maine Lobster done in a Lemon Tarragon Butter served over Horseradish Mashed Potatoes and Sautéed Green Beans… Another amazing dish. Not sure how they do it but each and every dish I had this evening was spectacular!
The dessert…Two handcrafted Cannolis served over fresh fruits. Not just fresh but like they were picked moments before after ripening to peak ripeness… Apples, Blueberries, Kiwi, Mango, Pineapple, Raspberries and Strawberries in a Citrus Bath…Add in my signature Cappuccino… It bears repeating… Wow!
This has been an amazing dining experience every inch of the way! Whodathunkit?! In Foxborough of all places. I will definitely be back next time business takes me to Foxborough. If you enjoy fine dining like I do, you’ll absolutely love this place!

2nd time here in a month. Both times were amazing!! We came back tonight for our anniversary, and we were not disappointed!! Katherine was our server for the evening. She was polite, witty, charming, very very pleasant. If I could request her every time I would. Atmosphere is beautiful, elegant, romantic. Sophisticated atmosphere, but not uptight or stuffy. We had the short ribs with horse radish mashed potatoes and the calamari. We were full after the calamari and had to take our entrees to go!! Food is amazing.



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Best Slice Pizza Palooza 2016 in Braintree MA

The Braintree Chamber of Commerce present the   4th  annual Pizza Palooza! A best of Braintree Pizza night on  Tuesday June 21st from 5-730pm at Braintree High  school. Best Slice Pizza Palooza  2016 in Braintree MA

Some of your favorite local restaurants and pizza establishments will go head to head in a PIZZA SHOWDOWN to be declared Braintree’s Best Pizza! Here’s your chance to sample as many different pizzas as you like and vote for your choice!

Tickets are $10 per person/$25 per family and can be purchased at the door, the day of the event.All proceeds will benefit the Braintree 4th of July Celebration.

This year’s participants are:
Brew House – Rosie’s – California Pizza Kitchen
Pizzeria Uno – Montilio’s – South Side Tavern
The Chateau – Richardi’s – Angelina’s
Campanali’s – Easy Pie – Wamps
Papa Gino’s – Georgianna’s

Braintree High School
128 Town Street, Braintree

A Taste of Greece Food & Wine Dinner 2016 St Catherine’s Braintree MA

St. Catherine Greek festival 2016 proudly presents A Taste of Wine and Food Pairing on Thursday June 16th at 630pm.    Join us for an exclusive festival experience as we learn about the food and wine of Greece.A Taste of Greece Food & Wine Dinner 2016 St Catherine's Braintree MA

Ticket price includes five wines presented by a local wine distributor paired with traditional foods, interactive discussion, tasting notes, recipe cards, commemorative wine glass, traditional taverna setting with Greek music.

$40/person, $75/couple, $270/table of 8

The their annual Greek festival comes early this year as well.

Saint Catherine Greek Orthodox Church 119 common St Braintree MA

Jake n Joe’s New sports bar planned for Braintree

Update Jake n JOES announced Wednesday that their location at 551 John Mahar Highway will open Jan. 14 2017  . The location was announced last year and brings a new business into the space that was once occupied by Bugaboo Creek Steakhouse.  They will begin to offer lunch on 1/30 

The Patriot Ledger Wicked Local is saying that a new Sport bar planned for Braintree in the former location of  Bugaboo Creek named Jake n Joe’s.

Jake's n Joes

A new sports bar will be opening this fall, taking the place of a restaurant which closed late last year.
The town’s license board Tuesday approved liquor and restaurant license for Jake n JOE’S Sports Grille at 551 John Mahar Highway. It will take over the space that had been occupied by Bugaboo Creek Steakhouse, which closed back in December 2015 .
Carl Johnson, a lawyer representing the restaurant, said Jake and JOE’S is a moderately-priced eatery owned by the Nocera family, which also owns the Chateau restaurants


Jake n Joes currently has sport bar restaurants in Norwood, Foxboro, Waltham and Woburn.

Jake N Joes

551 John Mahar Hwy
Braintree, Massachusetts


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

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