With tons of hearty Italian options, patrons of Salvatore's Italian Restaurant can enjoy delicious dishes in the heart of Lawrence's South Common district.
Give your stomach a break and try some of Salvatore's Italian Restaurant's gluten-free or low-fat items.
Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at this restaurant won't disappoint.
Grab the kids when you head to this restaurant — its family-oriented menu and ambience are perfect for the whole clan.
Enjoy the luxury of eating a delicious meal outside at Salvatore's Italian Restaurant.
Get online gratis thanks to Salvatore's Italian Restaurant's complimentary wifi.
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.
No need for a wardrobe change when you hit Salvatore's Italian Restaurant — it's strictly casual.
Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Salvatore's Italian Restaurant offers catering.
No time to sit down? No worries! This restaurant offers a take out option so you can grab your food on the go.
Parking is provided in a nearby lot, so diners can easily walk to and from their cars.
Salvatore's Italian Restaurant offers various parking options, including bike parking.
Salvatore's Italian Restaurant is creating dishes any foodie will love at around $30.
So treat yourself to a delicious Italian meal from Salvatore's Italian Restaurant and satisfy your hunger.
Order up a burger, fries and shake off of Three Dogz Diner's top-rated menu.
This restaurant is a terrific spot for families to gather with its kid-friendly ambience and menu.
The patio tables outside of Three Dogz Diner are the perfect spot for a summer meal.
For no extra charge, utilize Three Dogz Diner's free wifi.
Three Dogz Diner's guests are no strangers to casual clothing, and sneakers are spotted around every corner.
It's been too long since you've had a great meal at home. Order takeout or delivery from this restaurant and enjoy!
Three Dogz Diner prides itself in its delicious catering.
Drivers can park in the neighboring lot.
You'll also find plenty of safe spaces to lock up your bike if you prefer to cycle to the restaurant.
If you're short on cash, take care of business with one of many major credit cards.
Breakfast fare is rated highest at the restaurant, though you can also stop by for lunch or dinner.
So check out Three Dogz Diner, where you can taste some of the highest rated diner fare in the area.
Don't stress out over dining out! Enjoy all your favorite diner foods in a casual atmosphere when you stop by Three Dogz Diner.
Settle yourself into a comfy booth at Three Dogz Diner and enjoy a delicious meal today.
Home to Chinese favorites like sweet and sour chicken, Lee Chen Chinese Cuisine is a quality neighborhood spot where diners are guaranteed A+ entrees.
Be sure to complete your meal at this restaurant with a drink from the restaurant's full bar.
Little ones are free to make a mess at this restaurant, where the whole family is invited to dine.
Make a reservation to ensure your night goes according to schedule.
No need to be formal, business casual will pass.
Ordering food? You can pick it up yourself!
You can also serve food from Lee Chen Chinese Cuisine at your next party — the restaurant offers catering.
Ample parking is available in the area.
Take a break from the kitchen without breaking the bank! Lee Chen Chinese Cuisine will fill you up with top-notch fare that s modestly priced.
Find your sweet (or savory) spot at Lee Chen Chinese Cuisine, where you can opt for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
So pay Lee Chen Chinese Cuisine a visit today and treat yourself to come upscale Chinese fare.
Get ready to savor all the wonderful flavors of traditional Chinese cooking when you stop by for a meal at Lee Chen Chinese Cuisine.
Italian Kitchen does pasta right — this restaurant is known for its top-of-the-line Italian recipes.
Those who prefer to eat vegan will love the menu at Italian Kitchen.
Great place to bring the whole family with great food and a business casual dress code.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy this restaurant's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Italian Kitchen also offers catering.
Endless parking options are readily available close to Italian Kitchen.
Want top-notch taste for less than top-dollar prices? Italian Kitchen s mid-range cuisine is sure to satisfy on both fronts, where pennies stretch into perfectly seasoned platters.
Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy Italian Kitchen since it serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
For prime Italian fare, Italian Kitchen is one of the highest-rated restaurants around.
From pasta to paninis, Italian Kitchen has all the Italian food you love and then some.
Fresh from the oven every time, the insanely-cheesy slices at All Star Pizza and Grill have visitors hooked on five-star reviews.
Complimentary wifi is available as well.
Reservations are not accepted at All Star Pizza and Grill, so you may encounter a crowd during rush hours.
Casual dining at its best, All Star Pizza and Grill customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt.
This pizzeria will bring your food right to your doorstep if you prefer to make it a night in, or swing by the pizzeria yourself to carry out your meal.
Catering services are also available.
Pull up curbside and find simple street parking near All Star Pizza and Grill.
A mid-priced establishment, All Star Pizza and Grill offers meals that typically cost about $30 or less.
For talk-of-the-town pizza, All Star Pizza and Grill is your pizzeria. Stop by for a slice or two and judge the ratings for yourself.
Craving pizza tonight? Stop in for a tasty slice at All Star Pizza and Grill.
Order traditional kimchi or branch out of your comfort zone at Garden House Restaurant — this Korean eatery is hard to beat.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at this restaurant.
Free wireless Internet is also available at Garden House Restaurant, so bring your tablet or laptop along.
Reserve a table in advance and steer clear of long wait times.
For those who prefer to dress down for dinner, Garden House Restaurant's low-key style is the perfect match.
For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go.
Garden House Restaurant can also cater your next party; call today for details.
Sidle into a space on the street or park your vehicle in the adjacent lot.
At Garden House Restaurant, diners can make use of the safe bike rack.
Breakfast bites, light lunches, and delicious dinners are all offered at Garden House Restaurant.
Diversify your palate with some Korean food from Garden House Restaurant.
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
If you look at the ground in downtown Boston, chances are you might see a red line beneath your feet. This crimson path, famously known as the Freedom Trail, snakes from Boston Common up to the glinting dome of the State House, as many Bostonians already know. It travels past the Old South Meeting House, meanders through Faneuil Hall, and then winds through the North End, eventually leading over the bridge into Charlestown. Created in 1951, the Freedom Trail links all the city’s major historical sites together and makes them easy to visit for residents and tourists alike. But you may not know that there are also some pretty darn delicious food spots along the way. Here are a few:
Fuel Up in Beacon Hill
While visitors tend to flock to the Faneuil Hall area for fast food, I’d urge you to break away from the crowds and check out Piperi Mediterranean Grill (1 Beacon St.), located across the street from King’s Chapel and Burying Ground. Everything on the casual spot’s menu—whether it’s falafel, a full-on mezze plate, or a flavorful salad—is incredibly fresh, as the chefs make all of their dishes in small batches. The menu also accommodates vegetarian, gluten-free, and other diets, and the plates can be customized to fit your cravings. Ample portions and energy-boosting fare will definitely keep your spirits up for a full day of exploring.
Cool Down in the North End
For obvious reasons, the Freedom Trail is very popular in the summertime. Boston’s summer temps can soar into an uncomfortable territory, which makes cooling off a necessity. In my mind, there is only one option when the heat is bearing down and refreshment is needed: gelato from Caffe Paradiso (255 Hanover St.). The trail will take you right past it, and it would probably be an offense to our forefathers if you didn’t stop and have a taste of the gelato, especially my favorite flavor, pistachio. This sweet treat is sure to keep you cool through your journey.
Unwind with Wine in Charlestown
The best way to end a day on the Freedom Trail is dinner at the Navy Yard Bistro and Wine Bar (1 First Ave.). This little tucked-away gem offers incredible food, from appetizers such as buttermilk-fried oysters and duck wings to entrees like my personal favorite, a rum- and rosemary-brined pork chop so succulent and flavorful that you’ll feel like you’ve gone to pork heaven. Beyond the food, however, there is an impressive wine list, which won acclaim from Wine Spectator. The list is a perfect combination of affordable and splurgy, with a glass or bottle for every taste and price point. The bistro is cozy and inviting, and with something for everyone, it’s a delicious place to relax after a long walk through the city.
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Photos by Fiona Coxe