Joe & Maria's Open Space and More Nearby Restaurant News

Also in this month's restaurant round-up: Jake's Wayback Burgers opens its doors in Stoughton and Norton Patch gets an inside look at Montiones Biscotti.

We know Norwood 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.


What Should Go In the Old Joe & Maria's Space?

Two readers from Norwood weighed in, saying a dance club or a lounge should occupy the space left by Joe and Maria's, the former family-owned Italian restaurant that closed its doors in June of 2012.

Thoughts on Subway Replacing D'Angelo's 

Readers were asked in November what they thought about a new Subway restaurant replacing the old D'Angelo's on Vanderbilt Avenue. 


Panera Bread Lends a Hand to the Community

Panera Bread in Dedham was highlighted in November for taking part in various community activities, such as a cookie day, the proceeds from which were donated to Boston Children's Hospital. 

Uno's Honors VA Hospital Patients for Veteran's Day 

UNO Chicago Grill in Dedham took some time on Monday, Nov. 12 to say “Thank You” to local veterans by serving individual deep-dish pizzas and bringing flags to patients staying in the Veteran’s Affairs Hospital in West Roxbury.

Buca Di Beppo Closes its Doors

Buca Di Beppo in Dedham closed its doors in November. It was the company's third location that was recently closed, in addition to restaurants in Lexington and Seekonk, bringing the number down to only one restaurant in Massachusetts.


Get Free Frozen Yogurt at Orange Leaf While Helping Local Families in Need

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt at Cobbs Corner in Canton is collecting donations from customers this holiday season as part of the Orange Leaf Pajama Drive. Locally, the drive will benefit Father Bill’s & MainSpring (FBMS), the leading provider of emergency shelter, housing and supportive services in the South Shore area. Customers who donate one new pair of pajamas at the Canton Orange Leaf location (next to Five Guys Burgers) will be rewarded with a free 3-ounce serving of Frozen Yogurt.


Patriot Place GM Thrilled to Bring Capriotti's Sandwich Shop to New England 

The Foxborough Board of Selectmen in November reviewed the application for a new common victuallers license for Capriotti's Sandwich Shop at Patriot Place, which is famously known for its signature "Bobbie" subs. Both the restaurant's owners and the town's officials shared excitement over the shop's opening by the end of 2012. 


Foxboro Manadrin and the Blue Fin Lounge, the latter of which is located in Bass Pro Shops at Patriot Place, were penalized in November for serving alcohol to a minor during a Sept. 27 compliance check performed by Foxborough police. It was one of several establishments to be fined during the course of the month.

Waxy O'Connor's in Jeopardy of Losing Liquor License Following Most Recent Alleged Violation

In the same light, Waxy O'Connor's Irish Pub was found to be allegedly in violation of its liquor license for the fourth time since 2011, after Foxborough Police reported the establishment served alcohol to a minor during a September compliance check operation in town.

Bar Louie’s Liquor License Suspended 5 Days for Serving to Minor 

Moreover, Bar Louie at Patriot Place was prohibited from selling alcohol between Nov. 25-29, as it served a suspension imposed by Foxborough’s Board of Selectmen for serving alcohol to a minor on Sept. 27. It was Bar Louie’s second liquor license violation within the town’s three-year reach of regulation.


A Look Inside a Bakery Specializing in Traditional and New England Biscotti

Montione's Bakery, which has been serving pastries in Massachusetts since 1988, began selling its product in the North End in Boston in the early 1990s. The Norton bakery now ships its specialty twice-dipped biscotti nationwide, as well as sells retail and wholesale and caters weddings and special events. 


A Most Deserved Tribute to Local Hamburgers

Easton Columnust Ross A. Muscato muses on the nostalgia of a beloved restaurant in town known as McMenamy's Hamburger House.


Jake's Wayback Burgers Now Open in Stoughton

Jake's Wayback Burgers opened its doors in Stoughton this past month at the corner of Washington Street and Central Street, in the building last occupied by Little Caesar's Pizza. The restaurant offers music, fresh cooked food, and a friendly atmosphere.


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