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Hough’s Neck Chili Bowl Cook Off 2018 in Quincy MA

The 9th Annual Chili Bowl  chili cook-off will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018
1-4pm at   Hough’s Neck Congregational Church in Quincy MA.   Who will win the title of “Quincy’s Champion Chili”?

There will be categories for both home cooks and restaurants, the event will offer attendees the Hough’s Neck Chili Bowl Cook Off 2018 in Quincy MAchance to sample and savor up to 20 different varieties of chili, with trophies and medals awarded to the champion chili winners as voted on by attendees. Past participating restaurants have included The Common Market, The Four’s, Louis Restaurant, the Wheelhouse Diner and Wild Willy’s Burgers. Coop’s Bar and Grille got a last year for its victory chili

Admission to the cook-off is $5 and includes all the chili attendees can eat. Hot dogs, beer, soda and snacks will also be available for an additional charge.

Sample up to 20 different chili recipes and vote for your favorite!
Soda, beer, hot dogs, chips, bake sale and more!

Admission: $5 per person

Sponsored by Hough’s Neck Congregational Church 310 Manet Ave., Quincy


Quincy Food Truck Music Festival 2017

Quincy mayor Koch will be hosting a food truck and musical festival on Saturday September 30th from 12-6pm in Quincy Center.

Quincy Food Truck Music Festival 2017

From noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, a portion of Coddington Street will close down to make way for a variety of food trucks and musical performances.   A lineup of musicians will perform on the lawn in front of Quincy High School.

The food trucks and the live bands are still be to be announce but save the date.

Free admission


Houghs Neck ChowdaFest 2017 in Quincy MA

The 12th Houghs Neck annual Chowdafest will be held on Saturday September 9th from 2-6pm. at the Hough Neck Maritme Center. The great festival features chowder from 20+ local restaurants and a dozen individual contestants.  Admission is $5.00 per person

There will  Live entertainment by SuperFly  , a cash bar featuring products from Burke Distributors, and local non-profit organizations selling alternative food and beverages, this event is fun for the whole family Houghs Neck ChowdaFest 2017 in Quincy MA

Here are some of the expected participants from base years

The Kitchen Wizard
Inn at Bay Pointe
Abby Park
Clam Box
The Union Chowder House
Wood Road Deli
Warren’s Place
The Wheelhouse Diner
The Lobster Stop
The Fours
The Chantey at Marina Bay
Peggy’s O’Neil’s Pub
Louis Houghs Neck
Kelly’s Landing
The Tavern at Quarry Hills
Gennaro’s Eatery
Coop’s Bar and Grille
Captain Fishbones Marina Bay
Bernie’s General Store
Adam’s Pub at Best Western
The Houghs Neck Community Council is a 501 (c) 3 organization uses this event to raise fund for community programs. This event allows the children and family
programs of the Community Council to be free. Programs include Easter Bunny Fun Day, 3rd of July Family Fun Day, Harvest Fest and the Children’s Christmas Party.

A portion of the proceeds also help the Council fund its publication “The Bulletin”. Which is a monthly newspaper distributed to every household in Houghs Neck.

Houghs Neck Maritime Center and Public Landing
137 Bayview Ave
Quincy, MA 02169

Quincy Center Outdoor Seating & Patio Dinning Options

Tons of places to eat & drink outdoors and enjoy the sun and warm weather these days in Quincy  Center:    The outdoor dining season is underway and there’s an  place   for eating a steak under the stars or enjoying the game with a cold drink with friends

Thanks to the Quincy is Everything for compiling the list 

Roof deck ALBA Restaurant 1486 Hancock St,  Quincy Center Outdoor Seating & Patio Dinning Options

Patio at Fuji at WoC   1400 Hancock St

Patio at KKatie’s Burger Bar Quincy  1440 Hancock St

Patio at The Pour Yard 210 Washington Street

Patio at Craig’s Cafe   1354 Hancock St

Patio at The Townshend  1250 Hancock St

Patio at Rozafa Mediterranean bistro 1089 Hancock St

Patio at The Fours Restaurant & Sports Bar  15 Cottage ST

Seats outside Gunther Tooties Quincy    1253 Hancock Street

Revel  Quincy  79 Parkingway,

Where to Dine at Marina Bay Quincy Port 305 Restaurant

Port 305 is a seafood restaurant and bar  located on the Marina Bay waterfront  that maintains a casual elegance for its diners. Being located near  Boston, this restaurant  has access to some of the freshest seafood around, and it definitely takes advantage of that.

The interior of the restaurant is quite small, with the centrally located bar dominating the dining room. There are only a few booths scattered around the bartops, as well as a small deck outside where guests can gather when the weather permits.  There is a great function room as well.

The menu at Port 305 is very seafood heavy, but those that are in the mo od for something different have several things to enjoy as well.   Port 305 is a sister restaurant to Siros, an upscale Italian restaurant that is around the corner on the Marina Bay  boardwalk

Check out the  buzz

I sat at the bar with 2 friends and we had drinks and appetizers. Erin our bartender was great, fun to talk to, funny and very personable. The apps were very good and the Apple Sangria was amazing. Next time I go I will have dinner but based on what I did eat I’m sure it will be fabulous!

Great food, fun and knowledgeable staff and captivating views… a must go-to spot for a night or day out.

Wonderful atmosphere, wonderful seafood    wonderful service, wonderful view of the Marina bay waterfront. A great experience for our girls night out

Great. Food. And drinks. Really enjoy their  mussels.  I

Great place good food plenty of beers plenty of TVs there. Great views in the summertime. The employees are stellar.

first time out in Quincy after a client meeting and Port 305 was well known by the locals. There are a few bars in the area along the  Marina Bay docks.    Nice view, but we just missed the sun going behind the building which would have brightened up the outside deck a little. We sat outside anyway since the day was great. It was a beer and  app afternoon. The clams and Nachos were good. Pot stickers went pretty fast as did the wings. Reasonable prices and a good beer selection. I can’t imagine there are too many places for the local businesses to head to after work so this place must get busy.

I recently attended a small function here. For a buffet, the food was superb. It was served fresh, tastefully and hot. It was displayed very nicely and the variety was fantastic. The staff was extremely friendly, continually helpful and always willing to go out of their way to get you anything . Great place for a small function.

Sat outside overlooking the marina on a gorgeous sunny day.The quality of the food was excellent.  I had the Turkey Club with Asparagus – fresh and flavorful  My boyfriend   had a burger with pub fries – perfectly cooked and tasty  This is a perfect spot on a sunny day – pricey, but well worth it for the view of Boston harbor.


Spring and Summer Kitchen Hours – Open 7 days for Lunch and Dinner
Sunday through Thursday 11 am – 10 pm
Friday and Saturday 11 am – 11 pm

Port 305, 305 Victory Road (Marina Bay), North Quincy, MA, 02171.

Shaking Crab Cajun Seafood Now Open in Quincy’s Hancock District

Shaking Crab Seafood restaurant has opened up the Hancock District  Quincy Center  April 2017 .  It   features Cajun-style seafood, serving up mussels, lobster, shrimp, and more, shaken up with a spice blend in a bag — and served in that bag. Also on the menu: fries, onion rings, wings, fried oysters, mac and cheese, mochi, and a few other items.    Shaking Crab  also has a location in Newton MA.

How to order

Step 1 Pick your seafood
Step 2 Choose your sauce -Shakin,Gulf, Seoul
Step 3 How spicy?
Step 4 Add your sides

Here are some of their reviews of food in both Quincy and Newton

I got the blue crab with a side of potatoes and it doesn’t come on a plate; it comes in a bag that they shake with all the spices and stuff mixed in. It’s messy food and it’s absolutely delicious. I got mine spicy but they have non spicy options as well. Keep in mind: they do provide bibs, wet napkins, a plastic bag to dump all the shells in, and gloves. Your hands and clothes will stay clean. Stay open to the experience, your face will get messy, but the food is really really good. Or at least, I enjoyed it. And I thought the servers were very nice and attentive. Can’t wait for the official opening of this place. It’s a wonderful addition to the Quincy food scene. Highly recommend giving this place a try

My recent trip to Shaking Crab was quite wonderful! The food was delightful in both taste and fun. The variety of sauces captured my taste buds while the plentiful bags of seafood filled my stomach. In addition, the set up of the restaurant makes for an inviting environment into the Shaking Crab experience. This was awesome, and I don’t even like seafood!

Soeul seasoning is the Best flavor for seafood shakin’ in a bag. My favorites are the crawfish, littlenecks, mussels, fried oysters, and garlic noodles, but definitely don’t forget to add in the corn and sausages into the seafood mix. I’ve worked in the restaurant industry for over 10 years and this place hires the best servers to take care of you all night! They are friendly, great at what they do, modern/stylish and happy to serve. No negative vibe from anyone of them. Haven’t once had any bad service every time I stop in. I do have one recommendation for the place. They should label the bags with the flavor and spiciness so when there’s a large party, customers would know which is which because some of the sauces look the same. All in all 5 out of 5!

get the blue crab with the Seoul chili sauce. And the crawfish with the same sauce. It is so good. They are also children friendly. Everyone that I have brought loves it and are returning customers. The best time to go is early Saturday and Sunday before 3. And during the middle of the week. On the weekends I do take out. But I love it. And they remember my face everytime I come here. Can’t wait until they open the new one. Plus there service is great. They move fast and always check on you I don’t care how busy it is.

Monday 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Tuesday 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Wednesday 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Thursday 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Friday 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Shaking Crab – Quincy
18 Cottage Ave
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: (617) 481-1353


Wild Willy’s Burger Quincy Closing April 2017

Wild Willy’s Burger   in Quincy is closing-they shared on their facebook page today April 5th  the following 

It is with a heavy heart that we must inform you that Wild Willy’s Burgers in Quincy will be closing permanently on Sunday April 9, 2017 at 8pm.
We have realized over the past year that the time is right for us to move on.
We have tried to work tirelessly to deliver to you the highest quality, best tasting and most enjoyable
restaurant experience on a day in and day out basis. Our commitment to the highest standards has been
uncompromising since day one and we hope that you understand that we will sincerely miss your
friendly and fiercely loyal faces. Your unwavering support through the highs and lows of our journey
have been truly appreciated, but it’s time for the Ol’ Wild Willy’s chuck wagon to go off into the sunset!!!! So get em while they last!!! This may be your last chance to have a great Wild Willy’s Burger!!!!

Wild Willy Burgers has other  New England locations  and each are individually  owned/franchises  Watertown and Worcester plus  York ME and Rochester NH.

Don’t worry Quincy  KKaties Burger Bar opened in Quincy Hancock District a few months back plus 5 guys has open  up as well

Wild Willy’s Burgers
588 Washington Street
Quincy, MA 02169

Brick and Beam Restaurant to Open in Old Villa Rosa Quincy MA

Update July 2017  Brick and Beam  is  now opened from   4-10pm for dinner~ Enjoy  

A new restaurant  Brick and Beam  will be opening at the former   site of the long time Italian Restaurant  Villa Rosa in Quincy MA.    It is a expected to have June 2017 opening with 145 seats and expected to be a higher end restaurant  Brick and Beam Restaurant to Open in Old Villa Rosa Quincy MA

The  new eatery  will be run be run by by Ray Butler, who owns The Banshee in Dorchester, and Bret Kelly, who owns The North Star in Boston’s West End.

The Villa Rosa was open for almost 65 years and closed during the early summer 2016

Here is the buzz


We finally made it to Brick and Beam tonight. Loved everything about it. Had steak tips that melted in your mouth, really good chowder, shrimp cocktail and a burger!
Our waitress Nicole was just awesome!
We will be back. So happy we have a new favorite local restaurant.
When it first opened and then closed so many people’s comments we just plain mean! I for one are happy that they opened then closed to reinvent and opened again. Kudos to the owners for doing that. That was brilliant!
Wishing nothing but success for Brick and Beam.

Incredible meal at Brick & Beam last night! Delicious and great size lobster roll, my new favorite fries, brussel sprouts that were perfectly crispy, and the meatball appetizer that is fit for any meal. Amazing energy ripples through the restaurant and topped with stellar service. Well done to the Brick & Beam team! We’ll see you again next week.

Love this place. Great food and great place to socialize. The interior design is very modern and cool. You don’t have to go into Boston when you have a place like Brick & Beam in the neighborhood. The staff is very friendly and the portions don’t leave you wanting more (1 lb meatball, anyone?). Can’t wait to go back and try something different from the menu.

Wicked friendly staff, great drinks, and very tasty dishes make this a perfect replacement for the old Villa Rosa. The inside is well laid out with two separate bar areas and a variety of seating. Even when it was packed on a Friday evening I could hear my friend and could see lots of people enjoying themselves in conversation. The big meatball appetizer was awesome and the steak tips were perfectly cooked. Looking forward to going back! Welcome to the neighborhood!

We are some of the local folks who waited impatiently for the plywood to come down. Knew they would be busy right off the bat but underestimated the mob. First visit was derailed but management promised to improve and impress. Tonight they did (above and beyond) and yes we will be back. Lobster roll, salmon and sticky pudding were loved by all. Thank you Brick and Beam for giving my folks such a lovely dining experience.


705 Adams St
Quincy, Massachusetts



Hough’s Neck Chili Bowl Cook Off 2017 in Quincy MA

The 8th Annual Chili Bowl  chili cook-off will be held on Saturday, January 28 2017
2 – 5 pm at   Hough’s Neck Congregational Church in Quincy MA.   Who will win the title of “Quincy’s Champion Chili”?

There will be categories for both home cooks and restaurants, the event will offer attendees the chance to sample and savor up to 20 different varieties of chili, with trophies and medals awarded to the champion chili winners as voted on by attendees. Past participating restaurants have included The Common Market, The Four’s, Louis Restaurant, the Wheelhouse Diner and Wild Willy’s Burgers. Coop’s Bar and Grille got a last year for its victory chili

Admission to the cook-off is $5 and includes all the chili attendees can eat. Hot dogs, beer, soda and snacks will also be available for an additional charge.

Sample up to 20 different chili recipes and vote for your favorite!
Soda, beer, hot dogs, chips, bake sale and more!

Admission: $5 per person

Sponsored by Hough’s Neck Congregational Church 310 Manet Ave., Quincy

KKatie’s Burger Bar Now Opened in Quincy’s Hancock District

KKatie’s Burger Bar Quincy has opened in Quincy December 2016.  You may  have been to one of its sister locations  in either Plymouth , Marshfield on the South  Shore and their Cape restaurant in Hyannis which opened earlier in 2016.    KKatie’s Burgers are made fresh daily. Pressed by hand. Always fresh. Never frozen.   They  use only the freshest ingredients, sourced locally when possible The Quincy location   will have the classic lineup of burgers, including the Big KKMac, which comes topped with cheddar jack cheese, select burger fixings, and their own  special sauce. There are also sandwiches, appetizers, and sides, plus beer, wine, and liquor. KKatie’s will have outdoor seating during the warmer  months.

KKatie's Burger Bar Now Opened in Quincy's Hancock District

It is a part of the new Hancock district which includes some new restaurant and a number of established ones

Here is some of the Swampie buzz on its other locations

Finally made it to Kkatie’s Burger Bar in Plymouth, and was pleased to find that it lived up to the hype. I was surprised to find the place packed at 7:45 on a Tuesday in the “off season”. Burgers took about 40 minutes, but it was well worth the wait. Hubby and I both ordered the peppercorn, horseradish burger with caramelized onions – delicious! I asked for medium rare, but my burger was cooked medium, it didn’t matter it was so juicy anyway. The waitstaff are very friendly and welcoming, feels like being at Cheers. We will definitely go back to try some of the other burgers.

I spent the weekend in Hyannis. On Saturday, I tried Kkatie’s Burger Bar for the first time. It is on Main Street in Hyannis. It is a casual and small place. It is a cool atmosphere. I had the turkey burger with lettuce and tomato. It was very good. The side option was the sweet potato fries. The fries were not good. The menu consisted of appetizers, burgers, and sandwiches. They offer a variety of burger creations. I will definitely be back to try some more. The other locations are Plymouth, Marshfield, and Quincy. The bartender was friendly. We were talking with him. He use to bartend at a few restaurants in Plymouth. Overall it was a good experience.

Marshfield  location  :Me and my wife went to a restaurant with great reviews. I had the Double Decker Burger with Tater Tots, instead of hamburger buns it was with 2 grilled cheese sandwiches…so good, and my wife had the Blue Burger with Truffle Fries blue cheese stuffed inside and caramelized onions, and blue cheese dressing…yum, the food was good, our waitress was great. Sorry I forgot to take a picture of her burger. We will definitely be going back there soon. There also opening one in Quincy too, I can’t wait for it to open.

Marshfield location : I broke a long burger fast at KKatie’s Burger Bar in Marshfield last Friday for lunch and was very pleasantly surprised. We started with a basket of deep fried pickles and banana peppers, both with a light crunchy coating. They worked dipped in either the provided ranch dressing or ketchup. The french fries that came with the burgers later appeared handcut. Everything from the fryer was superhot and fresh from the kitchen.

I’m pretty sure the patty was fried on a flattop, not broiled or grilled, but I didn’t confirm. I feel this is the best way to go when you order well done, because the patty was piping hot and moist. Reminded me of the great burgers at Mr. Bartley’s in Cambridge. It was also huge: 8 ounces is stated on the menu and, honestly, I started to slow down after 6. The “Hell” burger had fresh jalapenos, NOT pickled, which makes a huge difference. I also noticed that the menu is careful to note when a burger has blue cheese vs. blue cheese DRESSING, which makes all the difference — I’m going to give that a try next time. One of the “extras” you can put on your order is a fried egg. Service was quick. Decor and ambience is “friendly tavern.” Much of the seating is bar stools. The beer was served in a Mason jar.  I had a great meal and will be returning. I like this place a lot because they are paying great attention to doing one or two things very well.

I live only a few short blocks from this great restaurant and am ashamed I had only once grabbed a burger take-out from here last year! Kkatie’s Burger Bar, Plymouth, MA, was my destination for dinner this evening with my dear friend Jourdyn. This very popular downtown Plymouth eatery, 38 Main Street, was jam packed to capacity. Even with the crowd we were seated in less than 10 minutes. We had ordered drinks at the bar, and our waiter Luke (excellent waitperson with the best ever Irish brogue) brought our drinks to our table. I opted for a light and refreshing Stella Artois beer, which I ordered 2 more of during my meal, while my friend had a Long Island Iced Tea. Luke suggested my beer and it was perfect. We started with probably the biggest platter of nachos I’ve ever seen, topped with a scrumptious chili add-on, lots of cheese and other typical nacho toppings, accompanied by plenty of salsa, sour cream and guacamole. We barely made a dent in it, and asked our waiter to split it for us and box it in separate boxes. My burger of choice was their famous Black & Blue burger, which was cooked to perfection. It’s an Angus burger seared in Cajun spices with cheddar Jack cheeses melted inside, topped with creamy blue cheese dressing, lettuce, tomatoes and apple smoked bacon. I chose their curly fries. They were superb. Of course I boxed half of this meal. Jourdyn opted for a traditional bacon cheeseburger, with the usual toppings, which was huge, and their awesome house fries. Even their pickles were perfection! We chose to pay extra for the chili on our nachos, an extremely generous portion at a $3.99 up charge. The curly fries were $1.29 extra over regular fries, but well worth their awesomeness. Our check was only $56.71. Service was wonderful and we gave our waiter Luke $20. All in all a perfect night out. Walking the few blocks back to my home we gazed out over Brewster Gardens and caught a lovely glimpse of our beautiful Plymouth harbor! I highly recommend this restaurant!!!

KKatie’s Burger Bar

1440 Hancock Street
Quincy, Massachusetts