Saturday, September 29, 2012
Also in our restaurant roundup, an Anodver football fan opens a burger and wing joint inspired by a Super Bowl party.
We know Wilmington residents don’t just stay in town when they want a night out and a break from cooking. Restaurant coming and goings, new business and the best dishes and recipes are among the items that have appeared on Patch sites around the region over the past month. Below is a look at the restaurant and food stories covered in the past month. NORTH READING Liquor License Approved for Ginger Gourmet in North Reading Management from the Ginger Gourmet Restaurant attended the Board of Selectmen meeting Monday night, for the second time, to have their liquor license approved. The board voted unanimously to approve the license. The Asian restaurant, Ginger Gourmet, will be opening at 265 Main St. in lot #10. According to Manager Mark …
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Apple Crisp is a Fall staple. Welcome the arrival of the season with this perennial favorite dessert.
"By all these lovely tokens September days are here, with Summer's best of weather and Autumn's best of cheer." ~Helen Hunt Jackson When September mornings begin getting cooler and sweaters make their reappearance, I immediately begin craving apples. Those crisp days trigger memories of fun family apple picking days and the subsequent making of pies, crisp and applesauce. I cannot effectively articulate how I much I love this season. I grew up in New England and lived here until I was thirty. It was on my thirtieth birthday that I decided I needed a change of scenery. So with a friend I moved to Florida, where I resided for three years before moving back. Now don't get me wrong, I am not knocking Florida. In fact my parents live half the …
Monday, September 3, 2012
Heav'nly Donuts on Main Street has found success since it opened earlier this summer.
Heav’nly Donuts got off to a fast start in Wilmington. But the town’s newest coffee shop may just be starting to rev up its engine. “So far it’s been a great start. There are a lot of kinks to work out when you’re bringing a fresh business to town,” said Renny Schofield, who opened the Main Street location on August 20. “Right now we’re getting very close to firing on all eight cylinders.” According to Schofield, about 40 percent of Heav’nly Donuts’ current business is regular customers. He added that many customers have come through trying coffee, donuts and more for the first time so that number is likely to grow. With about a half dozen Dunkin’ Donuts locations in town, several less than one mile away, Schofield knows the competition is…
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Think you don't like cauliflower? Think again, after trying this easy and tasty recipe.
"Green Eggs and Ham was the story of my life. I wouldn't eat a thing when I was a kid, but Dr. Seuss inspired me to try cauliflower!" ~Jim Carrey During our vacation last week there was a lot of talk about food. I suppose that is to be expected when you put four people who love to cook in a house with a gourmet kitchen. The house had an AGA stove. Have you heard of an AGA stove? No? Neither had we. This stove is always running and has four separate ovens that vary in temperature along with two hot plates on top that are also always heated. Though there was a bit of a learning curve for us when we first arrived, by mid week we were in all madly in love with AGA and wanted one of our own. (Though at the cost of 10 grand I don't see her in …
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Here is a recipe that tastes great and is both easy to make and easy on your wallet.
"Laughter is the valve on the pressure cooker of life. Either you laugh and suffer, or you got your beans or brains on the ceiling." ~Wavy Gravy "How much do you usually spend at the grocery store?" is a question I have been asking friends and collegues a lot lately. Week after week I leave the market having shelled out (on average) between $175-$200. After talking with countless people I realize that I am not alone...the majority I spoke with were in the same financial ballpark. This knowledge didn't made me feel any better though, and I have become determined to cut our weekly bill. (I've read blogs from women who are able to feed a family of four on fifty dollars a week but that just seems like an impossible dream) I have been diligent …
Sunday, August 5, 2012
After a long hot summer day at the beach, pool or working in the yard, cool off with this refreshing peach mojito.
"Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education." ~Mark Twain During a hot and humid weekend like this one, it is important to stay hydrated by drinking lots of water. Once evening falls, however, I like to stay hydrated by sipping a cold refreshing adult beverage. Though wine is generally my (adult) beverage of choice, it's always fun to try something new. I found a recipe for Peach Mojitos in an old issue of Cooking Light and decided to give it a try. The verdict? Yum! This is a great summer drink. It does take a bit of work to manipulate the peaches, so if you are short on time (or energy) you can use frozen ones. Peach Mojitos Ingredients: Directions: Enjoy and …
Sunday, July 29, 2012
We provide a recap of the top restaurant and food stories from the last month in area Patch towns.
We know Wilmington residents don’t just stay in town when they want a night out and a break from cooking. Restaurant coming and goings, new business and the best dishes and recipes are among the items that have appeared on area Patch sites over the past month. Below is a look at the restaurant and food stories local Patch sites have covered over the past month. Read through our round up for the latest food news in the area. WILMINGTON Mary Buscone’s business is still several weeks away from opening its doors. But it’s not difficult to predict that Wilmington’s newest ice cream shop will be well-received in the community. “I think I get 20 messages a day asking when we’re opening,” said Buscone, the owner of Fro-Yo to Go, which will open …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Fro-Yo to Go plans for August 11 opening day as owner Mary Buscone hired only Wilmington residents for construction and operational jobs.
Mary Buscone’s business is still several weeks away from opening its doors. But it’s not difficult to predict that Wilmington’s newest ice cream shop will be well-received in the community. “I think I get 20 messages a day asking when we’re opening,” said Buscone, the owner of Fro-Yo to Go, which will open on August 11. “It’s been no secret that we’re coming to town.” Fro-Yo to Go, located in the Square One Plaza at 2 Lowell Street, will provide 12 flavors of self-serve frozen yogurt along with a variety of topping choices. Customers fill their own cup and can do so with multiple flavors if they desire before hitting the toppings bar. Buscone teamed with business partner Tracy Botelho in planning the business for the last year. Botelho is …
Sunday, July 22, 2012
A few simple ingredients add up to a fresh tasty appetizer that just screams summer.
"It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato." ~Lewis Grizzard My husband planted a small herb garden for me this year with rosemary, thyme, parsley and basil. Unfortunately the only one that made it was the basil (the rosemary and thyme didn't grow and something feasted on my parsley) but thankfully there is a lot of basil. Since we are heading to a party this weekend, have a ton of basil and locally grown tomatoes are in their prime I thought I would make a bruschetta to take with us. I found a recipe from Ree Drummond (aka The Pioneer Woman) that looked delicious. I figured that it would be a lot easier to serve it with garlic pita chips than toast a bunch of bread and arrange it on a platter. …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Patch readers nominated the best fast food in Wilmington, so vote to determine which one is the Readers’ Choice 2012 winner.
When you're hungry and in a hurry, there are plenty of options in Wilmington. But where is the best fast food in town? Cast your vote to let us know. Patch is relaunching its Readers’ Choice program and we’re asking you, your friends, family, neighbors, coworkers and anyone else who knows about the area to participate. Nominations were accepted on Wilmington Patch through July 9 and include: Winners in all Readers' Choice categories will be announced on Aug. 24. Sign up for the Wilmington Patch newsletter to get community information and updates on the Readers' Choice contest. The poll will open to accept votes from registered Patch users starting on July 23 and close at 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 17.