Restaurant News from Taste of West Roxbury and More

Restauranteurs weren't only dishing out food, they were also dishing out plans for new locations, restaurant features and more.


Dishing dishes of fish is not on everyone's wishlist.

But sometimes fish is what folks prefer,

when it comes to West Roxbury food fare.

Meat and potatoes, and vegetarian options are great, too.

Oh, what the hey, put it all in one place, and let me choose.


Loose lips in the food business do not sink ships, in fact, it's quite the opposite, as having a buzz about your bistro, pizza place, or cafe, is wonderful to any owner's ears.

At , not only were folks talking about how spectacular and enjoyable the event was - still while eating - but the restauranteurs were dishing on their menus, locations and more.

While 's Executive Chef Walid Massad served hummus, grape leaves, and sambosik - a fried dough wrap stuffed with lamb, owner Nadine Samaha dished on the restaurant's expansion plans. He said the Lebanese restaurant on the VFW Parkway is enclosing the patio to turn it into a private dining room with large windows that can open in warmer months.

Across the room at the Just Baked table, West Roxbury residents Beth McNichols and Fran Kolenik, the owners of Just Baked, were serving up their secret family pie recipes. Just Baked has been operating a bakery case for several months inside the , but they are moving to 168 Spring St. in the coming weeks to open a bakery and sandwich shop. 

"We're not fancy, we're Just Baked," is the motto Kolenik said as she handed out scrumptious samples of walnut butter treats and little pie samples. 

"We've taken a lot of our mothers' recipes," said Kolenik. 

Also, next week at the West Roxbury Neighborhood Council Tuesday meeting, to open a take-out food shop specializing in Vietnamese sandwiches and appetizers at 1759 Centre St. The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the at 7:30 p.m. 

lindasimon May 16, 2012 at 09:03 PM
JUST want people to know what kind of person that is west roxbury and own a restaurant and pretends to be a good person his name is GUS and owns AL WADI on the VFW parkway three contractors "a plumber, electrican, and the contractor were never paid to do the hard work to make that place ready for its 1day!!! they woked so very hard long days nights just so he could lie and not pay them what they worked hard for !!!! he doesnt even care !!!!please dont go eat there and give him money he dosent deserve thank you !!!!!
lindasimon May 16, 2012 at 09:04 PM
opps worked


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