See Who Will be at the 2023 Watertown Arts Market This Saturday

Watertown will celebrate arts of all kinds during the third annual Watertown Arts Market on Saturday at Filippello Park. The Watertown Arts Market is a free event with free parking at the BB&N lot next to the Park at 191 Grove St. Meet local Watertown artists and arts-related non-profits on Aug. 19, from 12-5 p.m., at Filippello Park, Grove Street entrance. Artists & Craftspeople

Visit Echo Art and Design @echoartanddesign for your name in calligraphy or a calligraphy mini lesson https://www.echoartanddesign.com/

Visit Artist, Designer & Screen Printer Eric Lavalliere @peabo_show

See Zoë Raymond’s charm bracelets @blingy_strings

Visit Artist Adam Adkison @adamadkison1

Visit Artist @vapordoll

Come meet Artist Serena Gauthier @flmgrl

Visit Jacob’s Bracelets for Good at the Watertown Arts Market!

New Italian Restaurant Opens in Center of Watertown

Bar ‘Cino has opened in Watertown Square. (Photo courtesy of Bar ‘Cino)

The following piece was provided by the Newport Restaurant Group:

Newport Restaurant Group, the Rhode-Island based and 100 percent employee-owned hospitality group that operates a collection of restaurants and properties across New England, today opens Bar ‘Cino in Watertown. Derived from vicino, the Italian word for “neighbor”, the new Bar ‘Cino is nestled in the heart of Watertown Square and is the third location of the Italian-inspired dining concept which first opened in Newport, Rhode Island in 2019 followed by Brookline 2020. “We are thrilled that our latest Bar ‘Cino opening will be in the vibrant and historic city of Watertown,” said Paul O’Reilly, CEO of Newport Restaurant Group. “Over the past several years, we’ve enjoyed bringing our passion for delicious Italian food and drink to our guests in Newport and Brookline and are excited to foster that same spirit right on Watertown’s Main Street.

Watertown Community Fridge Preparing for Thanksgiving

The following announcement was provided by the Watertown Community Fridge:

The Fridge coordinating team has been planning for the change of seasons and all the Holidays it brings! We are hoping to have a full fridge in the week leading up to Thanksgiving, and we appreciate any donations you can offer. Any monetary donations will go towards large fridge shops for Thanksgiving food, produce, and pantry items. You can donate via Venmo (@WatertownCommunityFridge), PayPal, or check. 

As always, we need volunteers to ensure that the fridge is clean and donations follow guidelines twice per day. The Volunteer Sign Up is updated every Sunday with additional slots.

Watertown Farmers Market Survey, Thanksgiving & Winter CSAs

The Watertown Farmers Market sent out a customer survey to see how they can improve the market at Saltonstall Park. Also, people can get fresh produce from a couple of the market’s farm stands. The Watertown Farmers Market sent out the following information:

We Want to Hear Your Voice! Help Us Create an Even Better Market for 2023! Please take this brief, yet important survey about your experiences at the market this year.  We want to hear from ALL community members: from weekly shoppers to those who were not able to make it this year – your feedback is important!  

Follow Link to Take Survey: 2022 Customer Survey

Thank you in advance for your participation, and please share the link!

Buttermilk & Bourbon Chef Jason Santos Hosting Whiskey Paired Dinner

The following information was provided by Buttermilk & Bourbon:

Chef Jason Santos and Chef Paul Krato will host a thoughtfully paired Westward Whiskey Dinner at Buttermilk & Bourbon, Arsenal Yards in Watertown on Monday, November 14th. Kicking off at 6 p.m., guests will enjoy passed apps and a welcome cocktail followed by a seated four-course meal paired with Westward’s selection of single malt, Oregon-based whiskeys. Tickets cost $70 and can be purchased HERE. 

The food menu will include:

Passed Course: Bacon & Jalapeno-wrapped shrimp with smoked salmon hush puppies

1st Course: Fire-roasted artichokes with BBQ aioli, shaved parmesan, bourbon vinaigrette

2nd Course: Crispy-Skinned Salmon with broken rice middlins, satsuma butter, shaved vegetable salad

3rd Course: Bourbon-Braised Pork Cheeks with sweet potato puree, Brussels sprouts, candied pecans

4th Course: Chocolate-Bourbon Pecan Pie with Westward Stout whipped cream

WHEN:

Monday, November 14

6 to 8 p.m.

WHERE:  

Buttermilk & Bourbon, Arsenal Yard

100 Arsenal Yard Blvd.Watertown, MA 02472

OTHER:

For more information or to make a reservation, please visit the event page HERE. About Buttermilk & Bourbon:

Nationally recognized chef Jason Santos’ Buttermilk & Bourbon delivers Southern hospitality to guests in Watertown’s new mixed-use development Arsenal Yards. Drawing on the South’s trademark charm, the restaurant offers a vibrant, cozy atmosphere with an innovative American menu featuring Southern influences. Santos, who also owns and operates Boston’s Citrus & Salt, Nash Bar & Stage, and Buttermilk & Bourbon: Back Bay, channels his love of New Orleans and all things Southern to transport guests to the Bayou by way of Buttermilk & Bourbon.

See What’s Happening at the 2022 Watertown Arts Market

Charlie BreitroseThe Watertown Arts Market returns to Arsenal Park in 2022. The following information was provided by the Watertown Arts Market:

The Watertown Arts Market returns to Arsenal Park on Saturday, Aug. 13th, noon-5 p.m. Rain date of Aug. 14. Over 120 artists and organizations who live or work in the area will be there – we hope you will be too! 

The Watertown Arts Market is an initiative of the Watertown Business Coalition, this year in partnership with the City of Watertown.

Pepe Pizza Celebrating 97th Anniversary with Big Deal, Donations Accepted for Local Food Pantry

Frank Pepe Pizzeria NapoletanaFrank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana will offer 97 cent small pizzas during its 97th anniversary celebration. The following information was provided by Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana:

Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana (“Pepe’s Pizza”), an iconic New Haven-based eatery known for its signature coal-fired pies, will kick off summer with an exclusive promotion at its Watertown location at 24 Eldridge Avenue. 

To celebrate the brand’s 97-year legacy, from Friday, June 24 through Sunday, June 26, Frank Pepe’s of Watertown will offer customers one small, single topping pizza for 97-cents from 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. (in-store only). During these days, the Watertown Food Pantry will have a donation table set up at the restaurant with a check presentation on Friday, June 24. Jennifer Kelly, granddaughter of the late Frank Pepe, will be in town for the summer kick-off and available for interviews on Tuesday, June 21, and Wednesday, June 22. She can offer first-hand accounts of the brand’s history and share stories about growing up in the New Haven restaurant. She can also provide behind the scenes insight to Pepe’s unique cooking method, the “choreography” of how the “Pie men” work the “peels” and other signature elements of the Pepe’s experience.

Shares Available for Charles River Co-op, Group Looking to Create New Food Buying Alternative

Since the closing of Russo’s market in September 2021, a group of people has been working to create a new option for grocery and food shoppers in the Watertown area. On June 15, the Charles River Food Co-op formally kicks off the sale of shares in the planned store. The co-op had a soft opening in early June, and has already sold more than 70 shares, said Nick Quaranto, interim board president of the Charles River Food Co-op. The money raised by the shares, which cost $200 each, will go toward planning and building a store in one of the communities on which the co-op is focusing: Watertown, Waltham, and Newton. Shareholders will also be able to participate in co-op elections and will receive discounts after the store opens.