Score your next slice at Oregano Pizzeria Ristorante — this joint has pizza-lovers dishing out cream of the crop reviews.
For food the whole family can enjoy, check out the pizzeria's pizza options and pasta choices.
Oregano Pizzeria Ristorante is serving up healthy meals packed with flavor.
Find time to peruse the wine list here — this pizzeria offers a variety of drink options.
Little ones are free to make a mess at this pizzeria, where the whole family is invited to dine.
Take your meal to the next level on the patio at Oregano Pizzeria Ristorante.
Large groups will appreciate Oregano Pizzeria Ristorante for its ability to seat them quickly.
Reservations are available for those who prefer to skip the waiting game.
Top-notch attire is required here, so guests should be prepared to suit up before heading out.
It's time to gather up the party people. Serve them great food from Oregano Pizzeria Ristorante.
It's been too long since you've had a great meal at home. Order takeout or delivery from this pizzeria and enjoy!
Bring your car to dinner and easily find a space in the area — street parking is available, as is a nearby lot.
It will typically cost you about $30 to enjoy a meal at Oregano Pizzeria Ristorante.
Paying with your major credit card is one payment option at Oregano Pizzeria Ristorante.
Some people say that if you've had one pizza, you've had them all. Diners who've tried Oregano Pizzeria Ristorante's pizza say it is the absolute best.
Don't feel like dressing up for dinner? No problem. Oregano Pizzeria Ristorante's pizza is baked with top-notch ratings, so you can be sure to love your meal.
It's time you enjoyed a piece of pizza casually with your friends and family at Oregano Pizzeria Ristorante's restaurant.
When you are craving a little taste of Italy, make your way over to Oregano Pizzeria Ristorante and indulge in a fresh and flavorful pizza.
Highly regarded, the Italian food at Oregano Pizzeria Ristorante is perfect for diners looking for a nice meal out.
So the next time you're craving a decadent bowl of pasta or want to try a new Italian twist, Oregano Pizzeria Ristorante is ready for you.
For more than 30 years, The Lighthouse Preservation Society has worked to save and maintain the endangered lighthouses of the United States. The organization has spawned Congressional hearings and
National Lighthouse Day, and aided in the creation of the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act and the National Lighthouse Museum. The organization has also raised lighthouse awareness in the national consciousness, placing hundreds of lighthouses on the National Register of Historic Places and landing the most scenic ones on popular U.S. Postage stamps. This is all in addition to the ongoing preservation efforts; to date, the organization has raised nearly $6 million for more than 160 lighthouse-restoration projects.
It's little wonder that the nonprofit was chosen as a recipient of the prestigious Presidential Achievement Award for its efforts to maintain America's coastal heritage. Day to day, members lead lighthouse tours and present lighthouse-related presentations, gather historic documents and artifacts, and manufacture replica replacement parts.
Even when a lighthouse guides its last ship, the organization keeps its spirit alive through creative adaptive reuse projects.
They take special pride in their private dining program, headquartered in the Newburyport Lighthouse on Massachusetts' North Shore. Recommended by Boston's Phantom Gourmet and lauded by Yankee Magazine as a "glass-enclosed love nest," the intimate multicourse meals pair dishes from sea and land
with views of the historic town harbor and picturesque beaches. The cozy circular room nestled at the top of the lighthouse retains its functional panoramic views, but also features comforts including padded benches, a dining table, a music system, and a climate control system. There's even an outdoor balcony, giving diners the chance to feel the ocean breezes from 60 feet in the air.
For that can't-get-enough Mexican flavor, check out Agave Mexican Bistro, where five-star dishes are just over the counter.
Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here.
At this restaurant, kids of all ages are welcome.
At Agave Mexican Bistro, you can dine with your immediate family and your extended family due to the easy seating for large parties.
Enjoy the cool summer breezes on Agave Mexican Bistro's seasonally available outdoor seating.
Reservations are available, so give the restaurant a call before you head over for the fastest seating.
Agave Mexican Bistro honors a business casual dress code, so formal wear can be left behind.
You can also grab your grub to go.
Impress the visitors at your next gathering by calling in Agave Mexican Bistro for catering.
At Agave Mexican Bistro, you won't have to worry about circling the block multiple times to find parking.
Commute by bike to Agave Mexican Bistro and find easy bike parking.
Prices at Agave Mexican Bistro typically stay below the $30 mark, so you can afford to bring along a friend or a date.
Guests can opt to pay by credit card, and most major names are accepted.
The restaurant is open from morning through evening, but the dinner menu serves the tastiest reviews.
For the area's highest rated Mexican cuisine, be sure to check out Agave Mexican Bistro.
When you just want to relax and indulge in some Mexican fare, Agave Mexican Bistro has you covered.
The Mexican eats at Agave Mexican Bistro are filled with endless flavors, so come on by today and enjoy a taste of Mexico.
For those who avoid meat and dairy, Revitalive Cafe & Juice Bar offers tasty Vegan fare in Newburyport.
Feeling healthy? Head to Revitalive Cafe & Juice Bar for some delicious gluten-free fare.
This restaurant is great for families with kids.
Be sure to check out Revitalive Cafe & Juice Bar's outdoor seating when the climate is right.
Stay in the loop (and online!) by tapping into Revitalive Cafe & Juice Bar's free wifi hotspot.
The large dining space at Revitalive Cafe & Juice Bar provides quick and easy seating options for large groups.
Feel free to bring your lil' tail-wagger with you — this restaurant is a pet-friendly place.
Casual dining at its best, Revitalive Cafe & Juice Bar customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt.
The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Revitalive Cafe & Juice Bar to your next party or event.
This restaurant accommodates your schedule. Pick it up yourself or have it delivered to your door.
At Revitalive Cafe & Juice Bar, street and lot parking is made simple for diners.
If your preferred mode of transit is of the two wheel variety, you're in luck — there's tons of bike parking outside the restaurant.
If breakfast isn't your thing, Revitalive Cafe & Juice Bar also serves lunch and dinner, so you can be sure to swing by at some point during the day.
If you're looking for a meal that's cruelty-free and absolutely delicious, Revitalive Cafe & Juice Bar provides the best vegan meals around.
Hankering for a side of fries? Try the grub at Not Your Average Joe's, a tasty restaurant serving American-style fare.
Guess what? Not Your Average Joe's serves food that's free of gluten and low in fat, so everyone can find something that tastes and feels great.
Cheer on your favorite team at Not Your Average Joe's, a local restaurant with TVs.
With its kid-friendly vibe, this restaurant is a great spot for families to chow down.
Parties of any size can easily be seated at Not Your Average Joe's.
For some fresh air during the non-winter months, dine outside on Not Your Average Joe's' patio.
Be sure to make reservations so you can get seated right away.
You'll find most people wearing their favorite T-shirt and pair of jeans, as casual dining is Not Your Average Joe's' style.
Catering is also available if you'd like to serve Not Your Average Joe's' tasty dishes at your next party.
Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead.
A nearby parking lot is readily available for Not Your Average Joe's' diners.
At Not Your Average Joe's, bikers can lock their bikes safely outside.
It's not the cheapest, it's not the most expensive, but it is the most delicious. Come to Not Your Average Joe's for a great bite.
When you're feeling hungry, head on over to Not Your Average Joe's and indulge in a tasty and innovative American dish.
So for some delicious American fare any time of the day, head to Not Your Average Joe's.
Dig in to your favorite American meal at Black Cow.
Spend less on dinner when you bring your own drinks — Black Cow is BYOB.
A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and this restaurant has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal.
Got kids? No problem at Black Cow! This restaurant is a fantastic spot for families to dine together.
Surround yourself with the wonderful weather at your next night out at Black Cow.
Whether you have a large or small group, Black Cow can accommodate both.
Reservations are available for those who prefer to skip the waiting game.
Black Cow goes easy on the dress code — business casual is expected, so no need to squeeze into your finest attire.
Meeting the gang for a movie? Pick up some food from this restaurant.
In addition to street parking, there is a lot right around the corner, so finding a space shouldn't be an issue for drivers dining at the restaurant.
Black Cow offers outdoor bike racks for cyclists.
Prices are a bit on the higher side, so this might be a good pick for a special night out.
AM, midday, and PM meals are served at the restaurant, but supper takes the cake for best in show.
There's a classic American dish waiting to be made for you at Black Cow.
For a casual American classic, Black Cow will serve you up a delicious meal in Newburyport.
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.
Still hungry? Check out Groupon’s latest deals on vegetarian restaurants in Boston.
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