Watertown’s Sandwich Shop Turned Destination Dining Spot is Closing

One of Watertown’s most well known culinary spot, which has has has also been a neighborhood sandwich shop since the ’80s, will be closing it doors. 

Paul Maslow started Strip T’s, on School Street, in 1986 and specialized in soups, sandwiches and other comfort foods. Then in 2011, his son Tim brought high-end cooking techniques learned in New York to the restaurant and began a dinner service that attracts people from around the Boston area. On Monday, the Boston Globe reported that Strip T’s will be closing. Paul said that after being a hot dining spot for a few years, business has been inconsistent more recently. To read more about Strip T’s history, the Maslows, the staff, and all the connections to other restaurants in Massachusetts in the Globe’s story — click here.

La Bodega Brings Tapas, South American Cuisine to Watertown

The owners of one of the Watertown’s latest culinary additions seeks to combine the food of two far off locations to town, featuring high-quality ingredients in a laid back setting. Chef Gabriel Bremer and his wife Analia Verolo opened La Bodega by Salts in Watertown quietly earlier this year, and serve dishes from the South American nation of Uruguay and Basque country. Though currently in a soft opening, the restaurant welcomes diners four nights a week. Bremer and Verolo met in Portland, Maine, where they were part of the founding team of Fore Street. For a decade, the couple ran Salts in Cambridge, a fine-dining restaurant featuring modern French and Spanish food with only a handful of tables.

Learn About Healthy Eating and Cooking at Watertown Winter Soup Fest

Live Well Watertown will host the Winter Soup Fest where chefs from the Eat Well Team will have healthy and warming soups to sample. 

The Eat Well program is open to all Watertown residents and offers hands-on experience and fun with a focus on Watertown’s diverse ethnic cuisine. Join us for one or more classes and learn how to select fresh, local, healthy foods and prepare nutritious and delicious meals. The Soup Fest is the first event in the series for 2018, and will be held Wednesday, February 28 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the Watertown Free Public Library, 123 Main St., Watertown, MA 02472

One pot meals to warm the heart and tummy! Meet local winter soup ingredients – winter squashes, root vegetables, and beans
Ample Samples – Recipes – Nutrition Information

Eventbrite Registration Required – click here to register

For more information email svenizelos@watertown-ma.gov

The Last Watertown Farmers’ Market of the Year Coming Thursday

As the end of October approaches, so does the end of the season for the Watertown Farmers’ Market and there are some special events this week. 

The final market of the year will be held from 2-6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26 on the green outside Panera Bread in the Arsenal on the Charles. Organizers of the Farmers’ Market sent out the following message:

Thank you all for coming to market this year — What a wonderful season. Please join us this week for the last market packed with activities including face painting, raffles, and delicious, local food! Come celebrate the end of the season with us, stock up for the next several weeks, and thank the vendors who make it all happen.

Watertown Farmers Market Celebrating End of Season with Special Events

End of the Season Celebrations at the Watertown Farmers’ Market. Join us in celebrating the last three weeks of wonderful food local food and our farmers and vendors who make it all happen! The Watertown Farmers’ Market is held Thursdays 2:00-6:00pm June 1-October 26, Rain or Shine at the Arsenal on the Charles, 311 Arsenal Street. Celebrations
Oct. 12 – End of Season Raffle

Stop at the Market Manager’s tent to enter our raffle for your chance to be one of 5 lucky winners of $10 in market gift certificates!

Watertown Farmers’ Market Includes, Raffle, Football Apps and More

The Watertown Farmers Market still has a few weeks left, and there are some fun activities and of course local farm and food stands. The Watertown Farmers’ Market sent out the following information:

The Watertown Farmers’ Market will be open for 3 more weeks! Join us in celebrating the last couple of weeks of wonderful farmers and local food producers all in one stop. Stock up on the variety of products that store or freeze well and say farewell to last time guest vendors. We appreciate your continued commitment to support our vendors who work hard to supply the local food that makes our market great – Don’t stop now!

Chef Presenting Cooking Demonstration at Watertown Farmers Market

On Thursday, the Watertown Farmers Market and Eat Well Watertown teamed up to bring a guest chef this week to do a cooking demonstration using the products available at the market. Watertown Farmers’ Market sent out the following announcement:

Community Chef Carabeth Connolly will be showcasing select seasonal produce from our vendor’s farms and will be demonstrating how to prepare a healthy and delicious dish starting at 4:00 pm & 5:00 pm. Stop by to learn how to make Zucchini, Corn, and Quinoa Bowls, try a sample, and pick up the ingredients needed right at the market! The market is open 2-6 p.m. every Thursday afternoon through the end of October. It is located at the Arsenal on the Charles, on the green in front of Panera Bread.

Celebrate National Farmers’ Market Week at Watertown’s Own Market

It’s National Farmers’ Market Week, and Watertown’s own market will celebrated with special events on Thursday. The Farmers’ Market sent out the following information:

The Watertown Farmers’ Market joins markets across the country in celebrating National Farmers’ Market Week where we celebrate the awesome farmers, vendors, and community networks we support while shopping at the WFM and other locally-sourced markets. Join us in celebrating this Thursday with free prizes, market trivia, and shopping with all of your favorite farmers and vendors. Don’t forget to let them know how much you appreciate their hard work! On your way into the market, be sure to stop by the Market Manager’s tent for free giveaways to show your market pride and enter in our raffle for your chance to be one of 5 lucky winners of $20 in market gift certificates!