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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

The Tinker’s Son Irish Restaurant, Pub & Sunday Buffet Brunch Norwell MA

The Tinker’s Son  an Irish Pub and Restaurant in Norwell  was recently featured  in food section of Wicked Local   The Tinker's Son Irish Restaurant, Pub & Sunday Brunch Norwell MA

The Tinker’s Son, located Norwell center. This traditional Irish pub offers a menu full of belly-warming comfort food recipes straight from the Emerald Isle, like fish and chips, traditional lamb shank Irish stew and the ever-favorite bangers and mash. After dinner or weekend brunch, grab a pint and head into the main dining room to catch a set with one of your favorite local musicians. We sat down with chef and owner Brian Houlihan who told us every dish at The Tinker’s Son is cooked from scratch to combine fresh, local flavors with traditional Irish fare.

What’s the philosophy behind The Tinker’s Son?
I’m a chef by trade, and I believe in good quality food. Although it’s a pub and has that pub feel, the food is all made from scratch and we don’t take any corners–that’s the case in all three of our restaurants.
How did you come up with the name for the restaurant?
The Tinker’s Son was a poem my dad wrote in 1952, so its paying homage to him. It’s a story about the son of a tinker–a gypsy traveler–and how you shouldn’t judge a book by the cover. In the poem everybody thought because this guy was the son of a tinker that he was no good, but he ends up becoming a parish priest.
What are the most popular dishes?

Shepherd’s pie, fish and chips and Irish lamb stew. People misconstrue Irish stew as the thicker beef stew that’s popular here in America, when traditionally it’s much lighter. In Ireland it’s braised lamb neck or chop — here we use the shank on the bone — with root vegetables, cabbage, barley and parsnips served in a light beer and wine broth.


A few Swampie have shared their reviews and buzz 

Thanks for all the brunch suggestions. We decided on The Tinker’s Son in Norwell. I’ll admit to being a little hesitant when we arrived. It’s an odd building with peeling paint, just a bit sad looking. Thankfully the inside was a pleasant surprise – decorated with photos of Ireland, with a nice fireplace and lots of seating. We didn’t have a reservation so the hostess was so apologetic that we’d have to wait if we’d like a table. She did have 4 seats at the bar if we wanted to have brunch from the buffet. When we asked how long the wait was she said it could be as long as 10 mins – in reality it was more like 4 mins and she was still so sorry that we had to wait. We sat in front of the fireplace, and although I was afraid it might get too warm it was just right.
Our server was in high spirits – she obviously loves working here. She was helpful and playful, and got everything right.
We all ordered off the menu rather than the buffet. And we all enjoyed our dishes. An omelet cooked just right. Irish eggs Benedict. Poached eggs, fried eggs, home fries. The marble rye has carraway seeds (as I think it should), and the corned beef hash was freshly made with chunks of meat & potatoes (no way it came out of a can).
The coffee was good & she refilled cups without being asked. I haven’t had a Bloody Mary in a long time, but there was no way we could pass up the make-it-yourself Bloody Mary bar. 3 of us tried the bar & we all used different mixers (tomato juice, V8, house mix) & there were so many garnishes to choose from. My favorites – ham & cheese stuffed peppers and crisp bacon.
The room looked crowded but didn’t feel crowded. It was loud with conversation & laughter but we could still here the musicians playing Irish music in the background. It was the first visit for all 4 of us & I’m sure we’ll be back!

We ate at Tinker’s Son in Norwell this morning. They have a great Sunday Brunch, and live Irish music starting at 11 on Sundays. This is the third time I’ve had brunch there in the last few years, and I really enjoyed it every time. Our waitress was also very personable.

Tinkers Son is good… Irish Tavern family style  good food – menu & buffet, make your own Bloody Mary bar & usually a handful of local musicians playing some irish tunes.


We went to The Tinker Son’s in Norwell this evening the service was good. Our waiter had The Tinker's Son Irish Restaurant, Pub & Sunday Brunch Norwell MAnumerous tables both inside and outside and did a decent job of service. The clam chowder was excellent and our main courses consisted of Guinness braised short ribs which my Sig said tasted excellent. I had the Fricken Chicken which was cooked perfect and tasted good. Their was a group of Irish Musicians playing and added to a great atmosphere of the pub. We will definitely be going back in the near future.

707 Main Street, Norwell, MA. 781-561-7361
Mon-Fri 11am-1am / Sat 10:30am-1am / Sun 10am-1am

New Years Day Brunch Restaurants 2016 South of Boston

New Year’s Day Brunch (aka “Hangover Brunch”) Where can you go for a New Year’s Day brunch on the South Shore on Friday January 1st 2016
New Years Day Brunch Restaurants 2016 South of Boston

What South of Boston restaurants serve New Year’s Day brunch?

New Years Day Brunch at Tavern on the Wharf Plymouth

The fun has been had, the New Year is here, start the day off right with family and friends here with us! Join us for a delicious Brunch on New Years Day! Mimosa’s on hand, specials to delight and our smiling faces and beautiful view to start the year off right!


New Years Eve Recovery Brunch at Tinker’s Son  Norwell

Grab a New Years Day brunch starting at 10:30am

New Years Day brunch at Monponsett  Inn Halifax

Our fabulous brunch will be available New Years Day 10am-3pm Reservations for larger parties recommended. $14.95 adults, $9.95 kids

Mirbeau Inn in new years day brunch Pinehills Plymouth

On New Year’s Day, Mirbeau will say ‘bienvenue’ to 2016 with a festive New Year’s Day brunch from 11am – 4pm in The Bistro & Wine Bar. Guests will enjoy an á la carte selection of appetizers, flatbreads, seafood, omelets, burgers, and breakfast classics, as well as live music.

Aquitaine Dedham New Years Eve brunch 

Brunch away any lingering effects of the NYE festivities at Aquitaine. The Dedham spot will be opening its doors with an a la carte brunch menu on January 1st.  10-3pm

Strawberry Fair Restaurant Norwell 40th Year Anniversary

Congratulations to Strawberry Fair restaurant in Norwell for their 40th anniversary in early December.  Olde Fashioned Goodness Served in a Charming New England Farmhouse . It is quite  feat to be in business that long especially the restaurant biz. The Patriot Ledger did recently feature on them. Strawberry Fair Restaurant Norwell 40th Year Anniversary

Strawberry Fair, a comfort-food restaurant on Pond Street, turns 40 years old next week. Over the past four decades, it has become well known for its traditional fare, friendly staff and welcoming ambiance.
The not-so secret ingredient to its success? Family.
“We are a family here,” owner Pat McKinley said. “We’ve all become friends, and we all do care about each other and are very supportive of one another.”
She’s talking about her staff, which she calls the “berries.”
“The décor is pretty much the same, the menu is pretty much the same, it still looks pretty much the same, but now we have three generations of family in here,” said Dottie Perrotti, who has worked at Strawberry Fair for 38 years. That makes her the longest-serving employee.

Here is the buzz from the Hockomock Swamp Supper club community-

I had lunch with two retired teacher friends at this former farmhouse that opened as family run restaurant 40 years ago.  It’s a nice place, with a cozy feel, for breakfast/brunch/lunch and offers a variety of options and vegetarian choices as well. (They are opened Friday and Saturday till 8 with dinner entrees. )  I ordered a half sandwich and soup: turkey sandwich on a choice of breads–the marbled rye was soft and fresh. The thick slices of turkey were very moist, They roast their turkey on the premises and it makes a difference!
The seafood bisque, a creamy tomato base with chunks of white fish, crab and cheese, was fresh and creamy, but lacked the richness I expected. It was served lukewarm. Debated asking for it to be popped in the micro, but I didn’t.  Lunch was $10.00. Menu prices seemed reasonable to me.Definitely a much loved place by many. The parking lot was jam packed at 1 p.m. on a Tuesday and people were waiting to be seated. They have outside seating too.

Another day, another lunch, this time with high school friends (yes, we probably lunched together 55 years ago at QHS) at Strawberry Fair, norwell. Such a quaint setting with a menu to match. Surely, different choices with brunch items served every day and a wonderful extended menu, many based on its New England roots. And the food was decidedly better than a year ago when I wondered if quality had slipped a bit. Not so, it was right up there, the Strawberry Fair I’ve known for years. Sorry, we all skipped shortcake but 3 of us had the soup and 1/2 sandwich, my favorite, and the other diner had one of the quiches that are offered daily

SUNDAY brunch 8am – 2pm
MONDAY brunch 8am – 2:30pm
TUESDAY brunch 8am – 2:30pm
WEDNESDAY brunch 8am – 2:30pm
THURSDAY brunch 8am – 2:30pm
FRIDAY brunch 8am – 2:30pm lunch 2:30pm – 4pm dinner 4pm – 8pm
SATURDAY brunch 8am – 2:30pm lunch 2:30pm – 4pm dinner 4pm – 8pm

14 Pond Street Norwell, MA 02061 · (781) 878-7878