Spring 2013 Eat Local Guide

These restaurants and cafés prioritize ingredients sourced from our region. They are proud of their links to farmers, fishermen, brewers and vintners and they welcome your questions. Support them and support our local food community. Paid Advertising. Advertising in this guide is by invitation only.

Acton  |  Belmont  |  Boston  |  Brookline  |  Cambridge  |  Dorchester  |  East Walpole Essex  |  Gloucester  |  Hopkinton  |  Ipswich  |  Jamaica Plain  |  Lexington  |  Lincoln Manchester, NH  |  Marblehead  |  Medfield  |  Methuen  |  Milton  |  Needham  |  Newburyport Newton Highlands  |  Newtonville  |  Peabody  |  Salem  |  Somerville  |  South Boston Southborough  |  Stow  |  West Acton  |  West Medford  |  Winchester  |  Worcester


Sprigs Restaurant & Bar sprigs5 Strawberry Hill Road   |   978.263.3325   |   sprigsrestaurant.com

The best of Boston without the drive! Located two miles west of the Concord Rotary, Sprigs serves Chef Gregory Ludlum’s contemporary cuisine and seasonally changing menu in a comfortable antique house. We source produce from our own gardens, and from small, local farms. Warm and attentive service rounds out a wonderful dining experience.


Kitchen on Common kitchenoncommon442 Common Street   |   617.484.4328   |   kitchenoncommon.com

Kitchen on Common is a small, casual, family-run restaurant in Cushing Square, belmont, offering great food focusing on fresh local produce. our menu is seasonal and changes often depending on what is available fresh from the farmers market and the local farms that supply us with our produce.  open Monday–Saturday for lunch and dinner.

Vicki Lee’s vickilees105 Trapelo Road   |   617.489.5007   |   vickilees.com

A leader in the industry for our hand-crafted one-of-a-kind desserts using only the finest and freshest available. We pride ourselves in our commitment to superior quality & consistency. Vicki lee’s invites you to join us in our uber-chic café, serving lunch daily and Sunday brunch. now open 7 days a week featuring prepared foods, full service catering, chef demonstrations and a seasonally changing line of unique artisan giftware. We hope to see you soon! Mention this ad and receive a free “Anzac” cookie.


Flour 131 Clarendon Street  |  617.437.7700   |   flourbakery.com 1595 Washington Street   |   617.267.4300   |   flourbakery.com 12 Farnsworth Street   |   617-338-4333   |   flourbakery.com

flourOur mission at Flour Bakery + Café is simple: We are incredibly passionate about sharing the pure pleasure that mouthwatering pastries and foods and warm hospitality can bring into your life. We offer rotating daily and weekly specials, all made with the freshest ingredients. We love what we do and we hope to see you soon.

Four Burgers Four-Burgers-logo134 Boylston Street   |   617.426.4041   |   fourburgers.com

A better burger is our promise to you!  We offer grass-fed beef from Northeast Family Farms, wild Alaskan salmon, all-natural turkey and organic vegan black bean burgers to suit your lifestyle and satisfy your burger craving. We make a big deal about what goes into our burgers, but, mostly, we make a bigger deal about what doesn’t go into them.


The Fireplace thefireplace1634 Beacon Street   |   617.975.1900   |   fireplacerest.com

The Fireplace located in brookline, Massachusetts, is a cosmopolitan new England grill serving food with integrity while celebrating the bounty of the region and its Colonial influences. in addition to being the first Green Certified Restaurant in boston, the restaurant has won numerous awards and mentions including Greenest of them All (Boston Globe 2009).

LiNEaGe lineage242 Harvard Street   |   617.232.0065   |   lineagerestaurant.com

Located in the heart of Coolidge Corner, linEaGe features modern American cuisine with an emphasis on seafood. in our “hook to table” kitchen, seasonally driven ingredients are the focus. An all American wine list and daily printed menus showcase the dedicated fishermen, artisans and growers of new England and beyond.

Tatte Bakery & Café Tatte1003 Beacon Street   |   617.232.2200   |   tattecookies.com

There is a sense of magic in Tzurit Or’s cakes, cookies, tarts and pastries, and her two Tatte bakeries & Café as well. Inspired by the holiday sweets of her childhood, Or serves top-quality European-style sweet and savory dishes. Each is a spectacular presentation, from the nut-layered brownies, to the Nut Boxes that hold whole nuts blended with caramel, or tarts filled with oven-roasted tomatoes.


Belly Wine Bar belly-logo1 Kendall Square   |   617.494.0968   |   bellywinebar.com

BELLY Wine Bar. Yep, we’re the baby of the fam – and you know what that means. We’re the most mischievous, quirkiest, and definitely the most fun to be around! But we love our big siblings The Blue Room & Central Bottle Wine + Provisions – same gene pool and all.

The Blue Room Blue-Room-logo1 Kendall Square   |   617.494.9034   |   theblueroom.net

Good + Friendly since 1991. We’ve been committed to excellence, quality and uniqueness in our kitchen, on our wine list and through our service for almost two decades.  If it’s local, home grown, seasonal, mom + pop and tastes good – we’ll make sure to serve it.

Cambridge Brewing Co. cbc_logo1 Kendall Square   |   617.494.1994   |   cambridgebrewingcompany.com

CBC blends a passion for fresh, flavorful beer and imaginative cuisine, since 1989. CBC is a destination for people with discerning palates and a thirst for adventurous and unique beer styles. We work with local farmers and artisan purveyors to enhance your dining experience and further our mission of promoting sustainable restaurant practices.

Craigie on Main Craigie-logo853 Main Street   |   617.497.5511   |   craigieonmain.com

Chef Tony Maws, 2011 James Beard Award winner, Best Chef, Northeast, pioneered French-inspired “nose-to-tail refined rusticity” with  “no exceptions” sustainable ingredients. Boston Globe “10 Most Influential Restaurants” of the decade; GQ “#2 of 10 Best New Restaurants in US”; Food Network “Best Breakfast in MA”; “Top 100 Wine Restaurants in the US”, Wine Enthusiast.

Flour flour190 Massachusetts Avenue   |   617.225.2525   |   flourbakery.com

Our mission at Flour Bakery + Café  is simple: We are incredibly passionate about sharing the pure pleasure that mouthwatering pastries and foods and warm hospitality can bring into your life. We offer rotating daily and weekly specials, all made with the freshest ingredients. We love what we do and we hope to see you soon!

Four Burgers Four-Burgers-logo704 Massachusetts Avenue   |   617.441.5444   |   fourburgers.com

A better burger is our promise to you!  Our Grass Fed Beef from North East Family Farms, Wild Alaskan Salmon, All Natural Turkey and Organic Vegan Black Bean burgers provide you with choices to suit your lifestyle and quality and flavor to satisfy your burger craving.  We make a big deal about what goes into our burgers, but, mostly, we make a bigger deal about what doesn’t go into them.

Henrietta’s Table henriettaThe Charles Hotel, Harvard Square One Bennett Street, Second Floor   |   617.661.5005   |   henriettastable.com

Henrietta’s Table is an award-winning farm-to-table restaurant, which emphasizes a fresh and honest cooking philosophy. Executive Chef Peter Davis uses sustainable and native ingredients from local producers in and beyond Massachusetts to create an original and simple approach to classic regional cuisine.

Rendezvous rendezvous502 Massachusetts Avenue   |   617.5761900   |   rendezvouscentralsquare.com

The food at Rendezvous features chef/owner Steve Johnson’s direct, accessible style of cooking and places an emphasis on the market approach to cooking. The freshest, top-quality ingredients—from local farmers, fishermen and specialty purveyors—are prepared with care and attention to detail, inspired by the flavors and aromas of the western Mediterranean. The wine list is carefully curated to complement the menu and features small, artisan producers. We look forward to meeting you at the Rendezvous!

Rialto Rialto-logo1 Bennett Street, Harvard Square   |   617.661.5050   |   rialto-restaurant.com

James Beard Award-winning Chef Jody Adams drops a map of regional Italy over New England farms and fisheries at Rialto, where Harvard Square's chattering classes break bread over Lobster Bucatini and Slow-Roasted Duck. The Boston Globe awarded Rialto a coveted four stars in three consecutive reviews and Gourmet Magazine named it one of the “World’s Top Hotel Restaurants.”

The Table at Season to Taste seasontotaste2447 Massachusetts Avenue   |   617.826.9037   |   seasontotastecatering.com

We are passionate about local sourcing and believe that the ingredients should dictate cooking techniques and menu content. The table d’hôte format best reflects that farm-to-table philosophy. our intimate kitchen and rustic farm table allow guests to see the highest quality ingredients crafted into a truly unique dining experience.  Reservations only.

Tatte Bakery & Café Tatte318 Third Street   |   617.354.4200   |   tattecookies.com

There is a sense of magic in Tzurit Or’s cakes, cookies, tarts and pastries, and her two Tatte bakeries & Café as well. Inspired by the holiday sweets of her childhood, Or serves top-quality European-style sweet and savory dishes. Each is a spectacular presentation, from the nut-layered brownies, to the Nut Boxes that hold whole nuts blended with caramel, or tarts filled with oven-roasted tomatoes.


Ashmont Grill ashmont_logo555 Talbot Avenue   |   617.825.4300   |   ashmontgrill.com

Bringing a cup of culinary cheer to Peabody Square since 2006, Chris Douglass' modern tavern fare - from grass-fed burgers to grilled brook trout and homestyle desserts - is a hit in teh 'hood with its ambiance of community, cocktails and conciciality. Weekly wine club, $1 oysters, trivia.

Tavolo Tavolo-logo1918 Dorchester Avenue   |   617.822.1918   |   tavoloristorante.com

This large ristorante steps away from Ashmont Station brings Italian flavor to The Dot with fresh antipasti and pizzas, plus authentic recipes featuring fish, lamb, pork, vegetables, seafood and more. Wednesday’s Pasta Tour event explores all 20 Italian regions.  See and be seen in the bar, get cozy in the romantic alcove, or watch the street scene with family and friends from a window seat.  Soon, everybody will know your name.  Weekend cooking classes.  Take the T or park free across the street.


Ever So Humble Pie Co. Ever-So-Humble153 Washington Street   |   508.660.9731   |   eversohumble.com

Handcrafted from scratch using locally sourced ingredients, our pies and pastries will take you back to a bygone era. Our pie shop is located in a historic century-old factory building with beautiful grounds alongside the Neponset River.  Your outside table is waiting-everything tastes better when enjoyed al fresco!


Woodman’s of Essex woodmans121 Main Street   |   978.768.2559   |   woodmans.com

Enjoy the Best of Local Seafood at Woodman's where the fried clam was invented in 1916. This “American Cult Classic” (Zagat) serves traditional NE fare" in the rough" all year round. Self service,  gluten free menu, and kids eat free seasonally. Nestled in heart of Cape Ann with easy access to beaches and other area attractions.


Ohana Ohana51 Main Street   |   978.283.3200   |   Ohanacapeann.com

Sophisticated New American cuisine with a menu influenced by French techniques, Italian flavors, & Asian spices. Featuring locally sourced fish, meat, produce, and artisanal foods in a relaxed setting with fine wines and custom cocktails. Ohana also offers both on-site and off-site catering for intimate gatherings to elaborate parties.

The Willow Rest Willow-Rest-logo1 Holly Street   |   978.283.2417   |   willowrest.com

The Willow Rest is considered by neighbors, visitors and foodies from all over the North Shore to be their home away from home.  We use only the finest ingredients (locally grown is our first choice) for breakfast, lunch, and our prepared foods. Artisanal cheeses, local meats and fresh produce too.


Water Fresh Farm 151 Hayden Rowe Street   |   508.435.3400   |   waterfreshfarm.com

Come on down to our farm and nurture yourself with our soups, sandwiches, and prepared meals made with ingredients freshly harvested from our hydroponic greenhouse and from other like-minded local producers. Discover what fresh tastes like!


Chrissi’s Café & Fine Catering 8 Hayward Street   |   978.356.6941   |   chrissisfinecatering.com

A unique local café & market that offers a variety of options including, full service fresh sustainable seafood, prepared meals, artisan foods, made to order sandwiches, local specialties & daily lunch specials with gluten free options.


City Feed and Supply City-Feed-logo672 Centre Street   |   617.524.1700   |   cityfeedandsupply.com

City Feed and Supply has been building connections between local and regional food producers and local eaters since 2000. How else can you get a locally grown tomato year round in New England? Try our #9, Farmer’s Lunch sandwich, featuring locally grown pickled green  tomatoes. Enjoy!

The Haven thehaven2 Perkins Street   |   617.524.2836   |   thehavenjp.com

The Haven provides our customers with “something different.” We love introducing our patrons to traditional Scottish recipes made from scratch and using local ingredients. We offer unique Scottish ales, local craft brews and a diverse wine menu. We invite our guests to enjoy themselves in an intimate pub atmosphere.

Ula ulaIn the Brewery complex   |   284 Amory Street   |   617.524.7890   |   ulacafe.com

Ula was founded on the conviction that providing a friendly, comfortable and creative space where individuals can casually interact with community members is equally important–for customers, employees and the community at large–as offering delicious coffee and tea, fresh and creative bakery items, and hearty soups, sandwiches and salads. Recipient of the 2010 Green business Award.


Nourish nourish1727 Massachusetts Avenue   |   781.674.2400   |   nourishlexington.com

A welcoming table....that’s our goal. our eclectic menu provides great tasting options for meat-eaters and vegans alike. We work with local/regional farmers and local food producers to offer responsibly sourced food at reasonable prices. live music Friday/Saturday nights. Building community around food, music and art. A tasty good time!


AKA Bistro aka_bistro145 Lincoln Road   |   781.259.9920   |   akabistrolincoln.com

AKA bistro brings a city dining experience to Lincoln serving both authentic Provençal fare and innovative Japanese sashimi, prepared by award-winning Executive Chef Chris Chung. Whether choosing from the French bistro or the sashimi menu, everything will be fresh, seasonal and the surrounding farms of Lincoln will provide much of the produce.


Dancing Lion Chocolate 917 Elm Street   |   603.625.4043   |   DancingLionChocolate.com

A bowl of hot drinking chocolate warming your palms. A true croissant, rich with freshly-churned butter. A delightful surprising lunch that changes daily. A perfect chocolate truffle smooth with New Hampshire cream. Exceptional food begins with exceptional ingredients, and we at Dancing Lion Chocolate believe local tastes better.


5 corners kitchen 2 school street   |   781.631.5550   |   5cornerskitchen.com

One of Boston's "Top 5 French bistros" in the Zagat 2011-2012 guide. We focus on cuisine, wine + warm hospitality. Our food is sourced locally when possible, responsible and crafted with love. You will be welcomed by our knowledgeable professional staff that will provide you with a memorable experience.


Zebra’s Bistro and Wine Bar zebras21 North Street   |   508.359.4100   |   zebrasbistro.com

New American bistro with Chef Brendan Pelley’s seasonally driven menu of ingredients from their own   garden, local fishermen, small local farmers, artisans and purveyors in relaxed atmosphere with unpretentious service.  The offering from the raw bar, the house made charcuterie and local artisanal cheeses are a “must try.”

Joppa Fine Foods Joppa SP13 The Tannery 50 Water Street   |   978.462.4662   |   joppafinefoods.com

The Local Table in West Acton is a café/bistro featuring the flavors of New England. We are a comfortable, welcoming place for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Saturday brunch. We feature freshly cooked meals made with local ingredients, a wide variety of craft beers and wines by the glass.


Mann Orchards 27 Pleasant Valley Street   |   978.683.0361   |   mannorchards.com

A family owned orchard since 1886, Mann Orchards is dedicated to homegrown produce, handmade pies and a friendly atmosphere. Farm to Table Country Lunches are served Mon-Fri from 11am-2pm and highlight locally grown seasonal products in each week's menu. Check out our website to see this week's menu!


The Plate 27 Central Avenue   |   617.698.8900   |   theplatekitchen.com

The Plate is a small neighborhood food shop offering handcrafted sandwiches, soups + homey baked goods. Recipes vary with the season’s local ingredients and are made and served by people passionate about food. We are open Tuesday-Sunday for breakfast and lunch, plus take away dinners on Thursday and Friday nights. Come taste what were cooking up at the plate!


Volante Farms volvante292 Forest Street   |   781.444.2351   |   volantefarms.com

Since 1917 we’ve been harvesting fresh produce from our three Needham fields. Our new farmstand this spring will feature our produce as well as a full deli, bakery, ice cream and indoor and outdoor seating. Enjoy a fresh sandwich or salad made with our homegrown produce and taste the difference!


Enzo Restaurant & Bar 50 Water Street, Suite 304   |   978.462.1801   |   enzo-restaurant.com

At Enzo Restaurant & Bar we’re excited to serve you delicious food and great drinks. Our menu is inspired by dishes found in the trattorias of Northern Italy. We use that inspiration to create seasonal menus that combine local ingredients and traditional New England recipes with those Italian flavors.


51 Lincoln 51icon51 Lincoln street   |   617.965.3100   |   51lincolnnewton.com

Locally sourced, globally influenced, 51 Lincoln is Newton Highlands’ neighborhood jam offering creative Modern American cuisine. The best ingredients, a passion for flavor, innovation and attention to detail are the foundation of what we offer our guests. In the summer, Chef Jeffrey Fournier keeps it hyper-local by growing in our rooftop garden.


George Howell Coffee 311 Walnut Street   |   617.332.6886   |   terroircoffee.com

George Howell, former owner of The Coffee Connection, returns with his first coffeehouse in almost 20 years. Come enjoy a cup of our single-estate Terroir Coffee/Espresso, which we roast daily in Acton, MA, pick up a bag of our fresh roasted beans, or grab a pastry, chocolates, honey, sandwiches and salads-all locally sourced!


Karl’s Sausage Kitchen One Bourbon Street   |   781.233.3099   |   karlssausage.com

Karl's Sausage Kitchen is pleased to announce the opening of our German cafe featuring locally made sausages and smoked meats, pastries and cakes, chocolates and coffee. Visit our new location at One Bourbon Street, for a taste of Germany, made in Massachusetts.


A&J King Artisan Bakers ajking48 Central Street   |   978.744.4881   |   ajkingbakery.com

We here at A&J King are dedicated to crafting the best breads and pastry we possibly can—and that means getting up early, staying up late and sourcing the best local seasonal products around. if we can’t make it great, we won’t make it.

Scratch Kitchen scratch_logoCorner of Derby & Congress 245 Derby Street   |   978.741.2442   |   scratchkitchensalem.com

We at Scratch strive to bring what is best of the seasons and of the region to our kitchen.  We believe in helping our regional and local producers in showcasing their efforts to the best of our abilities in creating dishes that let their hard work stand forward, Enjoy! Chef Bill Fogarty


Dave’s Fresh Pasta davesfreshpastaDavis Square 81 Holland Street   |   617.623.0867   |   davesfreshpasta.com

A specialty food shop minutes from the Red Line; we make fresh pasta, sauces and prepared foods. Our fantastic sandwiches are available for takeout or eat in. Visit our extensive selection of fine cheeses, grocery, deli, as well as dairy and produce sourced from local farms.  Our wine department specializes in wines from small producer & artisanal winemakers.

The Painted Burro painted_burro219 Elm Street   |   617.776.0005   |   thepaintedburro.com

The Painted Burro is Davis Square’s new upscale yet casual Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar from the family that brought you nearby Posto Restaurant. Our goal at The Painted Burro is to provide diverse food and drink inspired by Mexican culture using local ingredients. Cocktails, craft beer and an extensive tequila and mezcal list in a fun and unique venue.

Pizzeria Posto Posto_logo187 Elm Street   |   617.625.0600   |   pizzeriaposto.com

Wood fired Italian restaurant presented in a “farm chic” open air concept. Featuring inspired wood fired pizza, grilled meats & fish, hand made pastas, craft cocktails and an extensive glass wine list. Posto presents wonderful food and drink inspired by Italian culture using local ingredients, while providing a family friendly, approachable dining venue.


Local 149 local149-logo149 P Street   |   617.269.0900   |   local149.com

Local 149 is a neighborhood joint in the City Point section of South Boston. Its daily menu offerings have a no-boundaries approach to eclectic cuisine, hand-selected beers and crafted cocktails. The schematic layout of “Local” creates a cozy and communal yet fresh and sexy space for bar snacking, lunch, brunch, dinner or drinks.


Tomasso Trattoria tommasso154 Turnpike Road   |   508.481.8484   |   tomassotrattoria.com

Tomasso offers authentic Italian cuisine paired with unique Italian wines, served in a comfortable setting with genuinely warm hospitality.  Our seasonally changing menu is prepared using the finest sustainably and humanely raised ingredients from local farmers and fishermen. Please also visit our adjacent wine and gourmet shop, Panzano Provviste e Vino. open Monday—Friday for lunch and dinner; Saturday dinner and Sunday brunch.


Nancy’s Airfield Cafe nancysairfield302 Boxboro Road   |   978.897.3934   |   nancysairfieldcafe.com

Chef/owner Nancy McPherson has been serving delicious farm to table cooking at Stow’s Minute Man Airfield since 1996. Her able hand lends a savory touch to familiar classics and unusual international fare. Enjoy breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, craft cocktails and cheerful service all year round in this unique country setting.


The Local Table the-local-table251 Arlington Street   |   978.263.8743   |   localtable-acton.com

The Local Table in West Acton is a café/bistro featuring the flavors of New England. We are a comfortable, welcoming place for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Saturday brunch. We feature freshly cooked meals made with local ingredients, a wide variety of craft beers and wines by the glass.


Bistro 5 bistro55 Playstead Road   |   781.395.7464   |   bistro5.com

A Modern European bistro with a locally inspired menu by Chef Vittorio Ettore. This season Chef Ettore has some exciting events planned. Campania Wine Dinner - March 21st. Mother’s Day Brunch - May 12th. Strawberry Festival - June.


A Tavola atovla34 Church Street   |   781.729.1040   |   atavolawinchester.com

A Tavola serves an eclectic Italian menu focusing on local food. Our menu features “Piattini” (small plates) homemade pastas, local fish, house-cured meats & house-made pig roast. This season Chef Ettore will be offering, Brand New Catering & To Go Menus. Dinner: Tuesday Through Saturday.


Armsby Abbey armsby_abbey144 Main Street   |   508.795.1012   |   armsbyabbey.com

Recognized nationally for world-class craft beer offerings and known locally for our farm to table concept featuring a scratch, slow food kitchen sourcing ingredients personally from nearby farms. our bistro’s seasonal focus stretches through to the weekly offered Farmhouse brunch as well as the fresh, hand-crafted cocktails.  open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. *21+ after 6pm every night.