Monday, April 29, 2013
Sons of Italy to sponsor "Pizza Warz."
Monday, April 29
(Editor's Note: The following information was submitted by the Tewksbury Lodge 2872, Order Sons of Italy in America.) The Tewksbury Lodge 2872, Order Sons of Italy in America, is presenting the first ever “Pizza Warz” fundraising event in Tewksbury. Twenty Pizza Shops and Restaurants operating in Tewksbury have been invited to bring one or more style of their Pizza Pies, cut into sample size to the event. Guests will be able to sample a mini slice from the participating restaurants, all under one roof! The food will be judged by those attending, and three place winners will be recognized. The event will be held Wednesday, May 8, 2013 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Tewksbury Country Club, 1880 Main Street. The general public is welcome. …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
A Tewksbury Patch reader wanted to know when Tewksbury adopted the excise tax and if it has been profitable.
Question: When did Tewksbury voters adopt the excise tax on meals? I don't remember it. When did it go into effect and how much revenue has it brought in? Answer: The reader is talking about the .75 percent local excise tax on meals at local restaurants. The excise tax, which is on top of the state's 6.25 percent meals tax, amounts to about 15 cents on a $20 meal bill. For the answers to the reader's questions, we turned to Tewksbury Finance Director Karen Shree Kucala. According to Kucala, the town received three payments from the State Department of Revenue for the meals excise tax during FY 12 and one so far during FY 13. Here is her complete response: "The Town Adopted MGL c.64L ss 2(a) at the 2011 ATM on 5-2-11. The local excise, …
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Here are some of the items making headlines in nearby Patch Towns.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Landers Family Seeks Answers Years After Deadly Fire Forty-three years after a devastating fire that killed six members of the Wilmington family, the Landers are seeking answers as they hope to prove the deadly blaze was intentionally set. A fire on September 26, 1969, was ruled electrical in nature, a common classification during that time period. However, rumors flew around town in the weeks following the tragedy that a local man bragged to friends that he had started the fire. He was rumored to have been brought in for questioning at the time, but no charges resulted. “There isn’t much as far as evidence goes, so it has been hard,” said Fire Chief Ed Bradbury. Liquor License Approved for Ginger Gourmet in North Reading Management from …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Each week we take put together a roundup of news and information relating to food and restaurants from Patches around the Merrimack Valley.
Friday, August 31, 2012
We know Tewksbury 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 ANDOVER On Wednesday, Aug. 15, Chef Mary Dumont brought her talents to Smolak Farms’ “Whim” Restaurant for an unforgettable evening! Although the menu’s are desgined by the “Whim” of the chef, Chef Dumont used the best produce of the season from Smolak Farms and created a three course meal that included lobster in the first course, pork, smoked carrots, squash and more for the second …
Monday, August 13, 2012
Restaurant re-opens with a completely new look, featuring new furniture, fixtures and appliances and even new menu items.
Over the last 17 years Applebee’s Neighborhood Grille has become a familiar site in Tewksbury. Located on Route 38 at the junction of Route 495 it is one of those places that people are simply used to seeing every day. What many people don’t realize, however, is that, while Applebee’s still boasts the same friendly service and welcoming atmosphere that it’s famous for, it also has a whole new look that might surprise you. These days Applebee’s guests will still find themselves greeted with the smiling face they have come to expect but, at the same time, they will be “wowed” by a full front to back, inside and out renovation. General Manager Michael Calandrello could not be happier with his customer reactions. “It’s the ‘wow’ factor that …
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Reader wants to know what the fenced in area adjacent to John Ryan's Pub will be used for.
Welcome to another edition of "You Ask ... Patch Answers." Question: What's going on with that patio on the side of John Ryan's Pubs? Answer: Outdoor dining is definitely a growing trend in Tewksbury and John Ryan's Pub is about to join the party, so to speak. The Board of Selectmen recently signed off on John Ryan's Pubs' liquor license extending to the patio, which owner Bob Ryan says is 792 sq. feet will have 8-10 tables. "It's not the prettiest thing," he said with a smile, "but we think people will like it." The patio isn't open for usage quite yet, as Ryan is waiting for formal approval from the state's Acoholic Beverages Commission. He is hoping it could be open as early as this weekend but certainly by the end of June. Some other …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Hundreds of residents turned out to sample the offerings of some of Tewksbury's best restaurants.
For those who appreciate a variety of delicious food, there is no local event quite like A Taste of Tewksbury. Laste week, hundreds of residents gathered at the Tewksbury Country Club to sample the offerings of some of the town's best restaurants. The event is put on each year by the Tewksbury Rotary Club as a fundraiser for the group's scholarship program. According to Rotary officials, the event raised enough money to provide scholarships to five high school students. In addition to the terrific food, there were auction items, a silent auction and raffle prizes. Winning restaurants, as voted on by the diners, were as follows: Other participating restaurants included Capellini's, Ninety-Nine, Cafe Sicilia, Main Street Pizza, and French's…