Chow down on all of your pub favorites at Owen and Olli's Restaurant and Pub.
With G-free dishes and fare that's low in fat, you won't feel guilty about dining out at Owen and Olli's Restaurant and Pub.
Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from this restaurant's drink list.
No need to splurge on a babysitter — tots will be right at home chowing down at this restaurant.
Owen and Olli's Restaurant and Pub provides seasonal outdoor seating — be sure to grab a chair before it's too late.
Wifi is on the house at Owen and Olli's Restaurant and Pub, so bring along your tablet or laptop.
At Owen and Olli's Restaurant and Pub, you can dine with your immediate family and your extended family due to the easy seating for large parties.
The restaurant's background buzz is a bit loud, so those seeking low-key conversation are advised to dine elsewhere.
Give the restaurant a call to reserve your table ahead of time.
Put the suit away when heading to Owen and Olli's Restaurant and Pub — dress is casual, as are the vibes.
Leaving the couch is half the battle. Your foods awaits your pickup at this restaurant.
Drivers can take advantage of the parking lot near Owen and Olli's Restaurant and Pub and save time on hunting for a parking spot.
At Owen and Olli's Restaurant and Pub, bikers can lock their bikes safely outside.
Prices at Owen and Olli's Restaurant and Pub are moderate — most diners plunk down about $30 per meal.
The restaurant's dinner menu receives the most attention, though breakfast and lunch are also options.
When you want to relax and grab a quick bite to eat, come munch on some pub fare at Owen and Olli's Restaurant and Pub.
Owen and Olli's Restaurant and Pub's classic Irish feel will make you feel right at home.
Take your Thai cuisine with a fill of first-rate reviews when you dine at Rostip Thai Restaurant.
Enjoy a low-fat or gluten-free meal at Rostip Thai Restaurant, a local favorite.
This restaurant welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family.
The restaurant can fill up quickly, so reservations are recommended.
Can't get enough of Rostip Thai Restaurant's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
Can't stay long? Not a problem with the restaurant's take-out and delivery options.
Rostip Thai Restaurant is just steps away from a parking lot.
Store your bike at a nearby rack and enjoy a bite to eat at Rostip Thai Restaurant.
Rostip Thai Restaurant accepts all major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
When only the best will do, treat yourself to the highly-rated Thai dishes at Rostip Thai Restaurant.
So when you don't feel like dressing to impress but want top-notch Thai all the same, head to Rostip Thai Restaurant for the best of the best.
Enjoy an evening out with out all of the stress with the delicious Thai food at Rostip Thai Restaurant.
Treat yourself to a new lunch or dinner option today and enjoy a tasty Thai dish from Rostip Thai Restaurant.
Visit Bobola's Family Restaurant for some true American comfort food.
Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list.
Families will feel right at home at this restaurant with its kid-friendly menu and atmosphere.
Sometimes it's annoying to plan events for big groups, and sometimes it's easy with great restaurants like Bobola's Family Restaurant helping you out.
Bobola's Family Restaurant does not take reservations, so plan accordingly.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy this restaurant's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
Forget circling the block, Bobola's Family Restaurant has plenty of nearby parking options.
No matter what you choose off the menu at Bobola's Family Restaurant, you won't completely break the bank with prices averaging around $30.
Don't look any further, head to Bobola's Family Restaurant for your next American meal.
See what great American fare is cooking up next at Bobola's Family Restaurant.
Make your way over to the highly-rated Bobola's Family Restaurant and taste your way through some great American dishes.
Dracut's Scola's Restaurant knows how to perfect pasta, and foodies rave about its cream-of-the-crop Italian eats.
If you're in need of a booster seat, this restaurant's got you covered. This is a great spot for the whole family.
Whether it's just you and a date or you're bringing the whole gang, it's best to call ahead and make a reservation.
Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up Scola's Restaurant for their catering services.
Some say walking is the greatest thing in life. This restaurant knows it's carryout.
Forget circling the block, Scola's Restaurant has plenty of nearby parking options.
Make use of the safe and efficient bike parking at Scola's Restaurant.
You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at Scola's Restaurant, so plan your budget accordingly.
The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.
Scola's Restaurant is the place to go if you're looking for quality and highly-rated Italian food.
All your favorite Italian dishes under one roof? It's not a dream. It's Scola's Restaurant.
Deemed "pizza of the year" every year by Primo Pizza's loyal fans, this deliciously-cheesy pizza will have you reaching for seconds, thirds, and even fourths.
Get to dinner early — Primo Pizza does not accept reservations.
Can't find your khakis? No problem! Throw on a pair of your most comfortable jeans and you'll blend right in at Primo Pizza.
Grab this pizzeria's delicious food on the go with its takeout and delivery services.
Bring the Primo Pizza's great food to your place.
At Primo Pizza, drivers will appreciate the ample parking options in the area.
For those who travel by bike, Primo Pizza offers bike racks for diners.
Whether you're hungry first thing in the morning or prefer to eat a little later, Primo Pizza is conveniently open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Everyone's talking about Primo Pizza. Find out why when you treat yourself to a delicious pizza pie.
When you order pizza from Primo Pizza, you'll maximize any evening for sure.
Deemed "pizza of the year" every year by Family Pizza's loyal fans, this deliciously-cheesy pizza will have you reaching for seconds, thirds, and even fourths.
Life is all about choices, and they are not limited here with plenty of gluten-free and low-fat dishes.
Large groups will appreciate Family Pizza for its ability to seat them quickly.
For the nights you just want to stay in and cozy up, order in great takeout or delivery from this pizzeria.
Call Family Pizza for catering if you have a big event coming up.
Family Pizza's diners can make use of nearby parking lots.
The menu at Family Pizza includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner — stop by for your favorite meal.
Some people say that if you've had one pizza, you've had them all. Diners who've tried Family Pizza's pizza say it is the absolute best.
So for a hot slice of mouthwatering flavor, Family Pizza is the place for you.
In Boston, a sunny day is not complete without a delicious meal or cocktail on the patio. Of course, man’s best friend loves the warm weather as well, but not every place allows pooches to hang out with the patrons. Here are three spots that have their welcome mats and doggie treats ready to go.
The Terrace at Tamo Bistro & Bar | 1 Seaport Ln.
All summer long, the Seaport Hotel’s Tamo Terrace welcomes furry friends for Cocktails and Canines, held on Wednesdays through August from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. They roll out the red carpet with plenty of fresh and organic dog treats, plus a delightful selection of human-only cocktails.
The Yard at the Liberty Hotel | 215 Charles St.
The Yard at the Liberty Hotel hosts Yappier Hour every Wednesday night from April through October. From 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., enjoy a cocktail from the full bar while your dog sips a pup-tini. A snack menu from Clink seals the deal, though the comfy couches certainly don’t hurt.
Flour Bakery + Cafe | 1595 Washington St.
Of course, it’s easy enough to create your own puppy picnic by taking advantage of the patio spaces all around Boston. Start the day off right with a latte and a sticky bun at the South End location of Flour, where dogs can sun out on the patio.
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This article is part of Amanda Maguire’s Vegan Guide to Boston, which profiles Boston’s best vegan products and businesses.
One of the biggest concerns in going vegan is the prospect of having to give up your favorite comfort foods: the baked macaroni and cheese, the burgers with all the toppings, the old-fashioned milk shakes too thick to drink with a straw.
Fear not, because Veggie Galaxy Diner & Vegan Bakery (450 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge) has you covered. Owned by Adam Penn, Veggie Galaxy serves up plant-based meals that will take you right back to your childhood. Well, assuming your childhood included delicious meals made from scratch, right down to the burger buns and ketchup. I paid a visit to Veggie Galaxy to chat with Penn about his epic diner food and what makes it so noteworthy.
GROUPON: What is Veggie Galaxy's best-selling menu item?
ADAM PENN: Our best-selling item since the beginning has been the Kendall Square Burger.
[Editor’s note: It’s a black-bean or mushroom-chickpea burger topped with beer-battered onion rings, roasted red pepper purée, roasted garlic mayo, and baby arugula.]
G: Could you tell us a little about the inspiration behind this dish and whether you initially expected it to be so popular?
AP: As a vegetarian/vegan diner, we knew from the beginning that there would always be some tension regarding … healthy food versus traditional comfort food. The Kendall Burger, topped with giant deep-fried onion rings, was our nod to the comfort food side of things, and it quickly became clear that that's what most of our customers are looking for. We still try to provide some healthy options as well, but most of our customers come to us because we're first and foremost a diner.
G: Are there any new menu additions you're particularly excited about? I noticed you offer Blue Plate Specials each week.
AP: Our most recent weekly Blue Plate Special is vegan chicken and waffles. It [was] a customer request a while back, and we finally got around to doing it. It's been more popular than we even imagined, so we extended it to a second week and are now planning to put it on our late-night menu. … We also recently added a Meatless Monday meatball sub, which is one of my personal favorites.
G: What makes Veggie Galaxy's food taste like home?
AP: Pretty much everything is prepared from scratch, including items that people at home would normally just buy from the grocery store, like our condiments, our seitan, and our burger buns. So, in our opinion, it's better than home.
G: Why did you opt to go plant-based with your menu and strictly vegan with your baked goods?
AP: The reasons for going vegetarian and vegan are pretty well known at this point, and it's not something we like to preach about. We're providing vegetarians and vegans the opportunity to enjoy classic diner foods without the meat. While we do have dairy and eggs on the menu, pretty much anything can be made vegan. We wanted to make sure vegans could enjoy our desserts, too, so we left the eggs and dairy out of those altogether.
G: What has been your best moment as a business owner at Veggie Galaxy?
AP: I don't know if I can point to one best moment. When we have a full dining room of happy customers, I can look back on all the effort that has been put in to get to this point and feel content in knowing that we're doing exactly what we set out to do.
G: When you're not making french toast stuffed with vanilla-nut vegan cream cheese, grilled corned-beef seitan reubens, and lemon meringue pie (my personal favorite), what are you cooking at home?
AP: Neither my wife nor I are really cooks. When we do cook, we keep it simple—herbed roasted vegetables over couscous is a favorite. I'm personally a big fan of pasta, so pasta and veggie meatballs are a favorite of mine. Though I have to admit that at home, as opposed to at the restaurant, we just buy the meatballs from the store.
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Photos: Aaron Scott
Though it had one of the quietest openings in recent history, Korean restaurant Seoul (156 Cambridge St.) is already making a name for itself. Its extensive menu of traditional Korean cuisine makes it a rarity for the area and a welcome addition to Beacon Hill.
Seoul has taken over the the space where Ma Soba used to be, and the owners obviously knew that major changes to the interior were just not needed. Still, the space somehow appears even larger than it did before, especially with floor-to-ceiling windows that push out to let in pleasant summer breezes. The decor is fresh and minimal, which keeps the spotlight on the food and its intricate flavors.
Seoul’s menu is divided into standard categories of appetizers and entrees, but it is written primarily in Korean with only the dish names translated into English. Luckily, the friendly, attentive servers are adept at guiding patrons through the menu and the different options available for each dish. To further customize each plate, banchan—a collection of small condiments—are delivered to each table and rotate for variety. My personal favorite was the kimchi, whose perfect blend of spice and tangy vinegar made it a great accompaniment to the already flavorful dishes.
To start, I had the scallion pancake, which was absolutely fantastic. Served on a cast-iron dish sizzling with heat, it was browned to perfection and chock-full of scallions for maximum flavor. The cake itself was light and not greasy despite its sizzle. The exterior was crunchy, while the insides were bursting with light onion flavor and gentle heat from the spicy kimchi that I elected to add. Personalization may be one of the best parts of this dish—you have the option to add different proteins or extra spice, if you so desire. I wanted to eat every single bite of this, and it’s enormous.
The japche quickly became another of my favorites here: vermicelli is stir-fried with lots of vegetables, soy sauce, and a bit of sweetness—and, in my case once again, some extra heat (though diners can also request it mild). As a spice lover, I thought it could have been a tad hotter, but it had a great kick that mingled with the umami and sweet flavors. The noodles were perfectly cooked and held the sauce well, whereas the vegetables and chicken (beef, tofu and seafood are also available) added textural contrasts to complete the dish.
With its large menu of traditional, customizable dishes, Seoul has been making its mark on the Boston restaurant scene as the new go-to spot for Korean food. Though it’s definitely still stretching its legs, I see great things for Seoul.
Fiona’s rating: 3.5/5 stars
Good for: date night, family dinner, lunch, spice lovers, adventurous eaters
Alcohol: beer and wine only
Outdoor seating: no
Photos by Fiona Coxe