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The Taste Of SouthCoast Food Festival New Bedford MA

The Taste Of SouthCoast festival will be held on   Sunday, May 17 from 12 noon to 5 pm. Located on Pier 3 in New Bedford’s historic working waterfront. The “tasting” goes until 3:15, but music and fun continue right through 5:00 pm with The Dave Charnley Band. This band will be sure to please people  with a mix of Chicago style blues, country, Caribbean and swing.


Sample and taste a variety of offerings from more than 20 area restaurants, caterers and bakeries. The following have signed on to date: All Friends Smokehouse; Artisan Bake Shop ; Black Tie Cookies; The Black Whale Seafood & Raw Bar; Brazilian Grill; Brew Fish Bar & Eatery; Café Arpeggio; Capriottis Sandwich Shop; Dorothy Cox Chocolates; E.J.’s Restaurant & Deli; Emma Jean’s Bakery & Café, Candy House & Ice Cream Shoppe; Fay’s Restaurant & Catering; Freestone’s City Grill; Lindsey’s Restaurant; Mad Good Cookie Co.; Morton’s Fork Catering; No Problemo; Olive Garden; Tia Maria’s European Café and Ying Dynasty.

The major feature of Taste of SouthCoast is a spirit of friendly competition that will culminate in awards. Participants cast their votes for their favorites in the following categories: The “People’s Choice” Awards will go to the most voted for food and dessert offering and “Best Booth Presentation” awards will go to the participant that receives the most votes for best decorated and creative booth.

The “Taste” offers something for everyone to enjoy! New England crafted beers, locally grown and bottled wines, and soft drinks are available to complement the food offerings. The GLCPS will do face painting for children, The New Bedford Fire Museum will offer antique fire truck rides, and our friends from Buttonwood Park Zoo will bring surprise visitors.

The Taste Of SouthCoast is held rain or shine under the tents on City Pier 3. The GPS addressis 228 MacArthur Drive. Parking is free at the downtown at meters, at the Whale’s Tooth Parking lot with free shuttle service. Parking is also free at the Elm Street Parking Garage, and the YMCA.

TICKET prices remain the same as last year: $15 in advance and $18 day of the event for adults, $5 for children 6-12, free for 5 and younger. Tickets are on sale now through our website (there is an additional $1 processing fee added to each ticket purchased on-line) and at all area Cardoza and Douglas Wine & Spirits locations. For more information call 508-990-2777or e-mail dnb@downtownnb.org.


A Taste of Hingham 2015

The 2015 Taste  of Hingham will be held on Saturday May 16th  from 12-3pm  in Downtown Hingham MA.  Sample an abundance of chowders, signature dishes, ice cream, sweets and more from dozens of Hingham’s finest restaurants, markets and shops. Enjoy live music, free horse-drawn hayrides and fun for all ages at this 10th annual street fair .  100% of the proceeds from the event are distributed to non-profit organizations by the Board of Outreach of the Hingham Congregational Church.


1979192_989033454455298_6017669359021495795_oOver 30 of Hingham’s finest restaurants and food purveyors offered samples of their very best offerings last year. The crowds love this opportunity to taste a little bit of every thing from across Town, and to then cast votes for:

‘Hingham’s Favorite Chowder’

‘Taste of the Town’

‘Hingham’s Best Accompaniment’

‘My Favorite Frozen Desert’.

Here are some of the expected restaurants

Bloomy Rind
Brewed Awakenings
Burtons Grill
Caffe Tosca
Fruit Center Marketplace
JAM Gourmet
Kate’s Table
Legal C Bar
Muang Thai
Nona’s Homemade
Peel Pizza
Puopolo Candies
Sadie Mae’s Cupcake Cafe
Scarlet Oak Tavern
Stars on Hingham Harbor
Stone Hearth Pizza
Stop & Shop Lincoln Plaza
Sub Galley
The Corner Meat Shop
The Fresh Market
The Snug Irish Pub
The Square Cafe
Trader Joe’s
Union Fish and Raw Bar
Whole Foods Market

Tickets now on sale at Carolann’s and Puopolo Candies

$25 family / $12 individual

day of the event: $30 family and $15 individual

Braintree Restaurant Week 2015

Braintree will be celebrating its 1st restaurant week from Sunday March 8th to Saturday March 14th. Braintree’s Restaurant Week is the first event of Braintree’s 375th
Anniversary Celebration.  The Braintree 375 Committee is pleased to have organized a Braintree version  of Restaurant Week as part of this yearlong Anniversary Celebration
encouraging participating restaurants to create “375th” theme menu offerings  with a percentage of sales going to the 375th Anniversary Celebration and  Braintree Historical Society.


They are encouraging residents to go out and experience these customized delicious menu creations and special price offerings available only during Restaurant Week in honor of Braintree’s 375th Anniversary. The snow has really impacted small local businesses and the 375 committee hopes folks will go out and support these participating restaurants.

Campanale’s Restaurant –

Offering a special 375 menu dinner for two with dessert and coffee $37.50 during the week. Friday & Saturday featuring a sirloin special with dessert and coffee for $37.50 per person

Four Square Restaurant & Bar –

Offers dinner for two at $37.50 this special price fix meal includes a salad, your choice of entrees and a bottle of wine

Granite Grill

Offering a price fix menu for two and a bottle of wine for  $37.50.

Maria’s Restaurant

Offering $3.75 kids meals and a price fix meal  for two at $37.50 which includes a bottle of wine, garlic bread with cheese and two entrees.


Sintra Restaurant

Specials all week including a price fix menu on  Friday & Saturday featuring a special appetizer and entrée for $37.50 per person and a paired Cabernet Sauvignon offered at $3.75 a glass.

Southside Tavern

Offering $3.75 appetizers from 3 – 6 pm, $3.75  kids meals all day & night and a price fix menu for two at $37.50 which includes a bottle of wine, one appetizer and two entrées


Day 757 The Square Cafe Restaurant in Hingham MA

The Square Café is a boutique style restaurant located at the heart of Hingham Square. Opened in 2001. The Square Café has won many of the Best of the South Shore awards over the years including best lunch spots, best appetizers and desserts And is the go to place for a business lunch,  or a romantic date night or a girls night out.

Upon entering the Square Café guests are greeted often by name by a friendly host or manager and led through the gorgeous Peter Niemitz designed dining room. The restaurant has natural and modern elements, crisp white tablecloths, leafy green walls and cherry hardwood floors. Its classic interior is comfortable, elegant and timeless.

The menu created by the talented executive  chef  Andrea Schnell is modern American with a French Asian influence. The straightforward, vibrant dishes are seasonally driven utilizing the best locally sourced, often organic ingredients. The flavors are crisp and clean with many items to choose from to suit different tastes and appetites. The menu is divided into three categories: Café Menu, Small Plates and Large Plates. The Café Menu provides guests with casual dining options such as burgers, sandwiches and salads. Small Plates are a complete meal in a smaller portion to accommodate less of an appetite or sharing  Some small plate menu items include Hot And Sour Seared Shrimp with Mango Fried Rice, Thai Lime Sauce, Coriander Peanut Asian Slaw and Pan Seared Muscovy Duck Breast Pancetta & Sage Brown Butter Sauce, Caramelized Butternut Squash, Port Wine Reduction, The large plate menu has some favorites including  Cider Glazed Pork Chop Spinach, Dried Cranberries, English Cheddar, Caramelized Onions, Sweet Potato Gratin and Grilled #1 Yellow Fin TunaYuzu Vinaigrette, Steamed Jasmine Rice, Pomegranate Syrup, Sautéed Baby Bok Choy  Make sure you check the award winning desserts that include Tahitian Vanilla Crème Brulee and the Chocolate Molton Cake or an Irish Coffee. They do have a full bar with many fine wines, bourbons, cognac and more!

The Square Café
Mon – Thu: 11:30 am – 9:30 pm
Fri – Sun: 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
150 North Street, Hingham, Massachusetts

Day 752 Oro Restaurant in Scituate MA

Oro  Restaurant is  fine dining with a casual vibe on the  Scituate Harbor.   It is  located in the historic   Welch Building where the culinary team chooses the highest quality ingredients from local farms and fishermen.   It is a great place for a girls night or a romantic date night.  Take a stroll along the harbor and then stop in for dinner or drinks.


Start off  Oysters  on the  half shelf which are local from Duxbury or maybe their highly rated  Sweet Corn Chowder with  littleneck clams and Berkshire bacon.   Their dinner menu is ever evolving  but some favorites include  Pork Osso Buco, parmesan polenta cake, swiss chard, pomegranate, fried leek or  Truffled Potato Gnocchi, herbed ricotta, wild mushroom, parmesan, shaved prosciutto.

They have recently started a Sunday brunch from 11am-3pm which include  a twist on traditional breakfast  favorites including  Nutella Stuffed French Toast and  Huevos Rancheros.   They also have some salads and burger options during the brunch hours.  There is often some light musical entertainment.

They also have a 3 course dinner for $30

– Choice of
Caesar Salad, rosemary croutons, parmesan crisp
Crispy Fried Artichokes, country mustard rémoulade, basil oil
Mixed Green Salad, marinated cherry tomatoes, Dijon vinaigrette

– Choice of
Baked Mac & Cheese, cavatappi pasta, parmesan, pesto bread crumb
Fish & Chips, house tarragon & caper tartar sauce, cucumber, red onion & cilantro salad
Chicken Pot Pie, confit chicken thigh, root vegetables, puff pastry

– Choice of
Cookie Sandwich, vanilla ice cream, whopper heath bar crumble
Featured Gelato



Open 6 nights
a week
closed Tuesday


Restaurant ORO
162 Front Street
Scituate, MA 02066



Regular Hours
Bar opens 4:00

Dining Room
Wednesday – Saturday

Sunday & Monday

Sunday Brunch
from 11am-3pm