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Let’s talk about lunch. Not brunch– often just an excuse to charge more for eggs on weekends by making them sound pretentious. Not breakfastfor lunch, which is fine – good even – but if you want it, go any of the great diners the area offers that are open ‘til 2. And not grab and…
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You’ve probably enjoyed the results of Joan Walker’s love and labor at Armsby Abbey, deadhorse hill, or the International’s Fireplace Room. Walker Farm’s reputation is steadfast among local foodies for producing the highest quality meat in the region. Unlike most farms that raise their cattle to be one and a half to two years old, Joanie raises her cows until they are at their full weight and at least three years old.
Central Mass toast options are on the rise – restaurants are bringing unique combinations and their own twists on a classic. You can find stand-alone menu options for toast at some cafés and bakeries, such as Birchtree Bread Company and STEAM Energy Cafe. Artisanal toast also shows up occasionally on brunch specials from restaurants such as Lock 50, Armsby Abbey, and more. You’ll also find avocado toast, a trend within itself, as a hot menu item at local spots like Brew on the Grid and Nu Kitchen.
Influential brewers, chefs, and farmers have flanked to Armsby Abbey to enjoy the fruits of their labor (sometimes literally) since it opened nearly a decade ago. Regardless of whether a respected farmer or a first time customer sits down at a table, staff is expected to be more than just knowledgeable. The restaurant’s table management system, Reserve, certainly helps.