Friday, May 25, 2012
The Irish Social Club of Boston came in first in this week's Patch Readers' Choice poll wanting to know where the best wedding reception venue is in West Roxbury.
The Irish Social Club of Boston was named the best wedding reception venue in West Roxbury in this week's Patch Readers' Choice poll. The Club took home 7 total votes. The vaunted option of "other" took home 10 votes, with two people leaving comments about Moseley's on the Charles in Dedham as a good location to hold a wedding reception. Others suggested local VFW Posts or halls.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Where's the best place to have a wedding reception in the neighborhood?
This week's Patch Readers' Choice Poll wants to know where is the best wedding reception venue in West Roxbury? This is more of a 'Hey, why not there?' poll - there are plenty of places to have a wedding reception. Some of these places don't regularly hold wedding receptions, but why not there? Having a wedding reception atop Millennium Park sounds pretty fun - and windy. People can, and do have weddings in the Arnold Arboretum. The question is NOT where is the best venue to get married. There are several options in the poll, feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments section below. We'll leave the poll up all week then close voting at 9 a.m. on Friday. At noon that day, we'll share your top local pick. In the meantime, you …
Friday, May 18, 2012
Blanchard's and Gary's went down to the final wire in this week's Patch Readers' Choice Poll.
So when Blanchard's Wine & Spirits wins contests do they cut into their own profit and open up a fine wine in celebration? Either way, West Roxbury Patch readers voted Blanchard's as the best package store in West Roxbury, in a tough fought battle against Gary's Liquors. Blanchard's netted 78 out of 170 total votes cast, for 45% of the vote. Gary's Liquors, which led going into Thursday only to lose by voting end today at 9 a.m., finished with 61 votes for 35%. Macy's Wine and Spirits took third with 27 votes for 15% of the vote. Stephen Smith commented: "I have to give the nod to Blanchards because of the extras it has with the seminars, wine tastings & teams up with Masona Grill for meals." One commenter, George Williams still thinks …
Monday, May 14, 2012
A package store, a packy, liquor store, wines and spirits - what's the best place to buy alcohol in the neighborhood?
This week's West Roxbury Patch's Readers' Choice Poll is - what is the best package store in West Roxbury? Some people call them liquor stores, some people call them package stores, and some folks call them packies. There are several respected options spread out through the neighborhood. The first three mentioned in this article offer more variety and options than the other two. Blanchard's Wine & Spirits has its own events room, offers seminars, wine classes, and the famous 100+ free wine nights. Gary's Liquors on the VFW Parkway is run by the affable Gary Park, and also offers a fine selection of wine, beer, apertifs and the more. Macy's Wine and Spirits has been well-situated on Centre Street for years and has a loyal customer base…
Friday, May 11, 2012
Stay around the neighborhood and visit the Arnold Arboretum - selected as the Patch Readers' Choice Best Staycation.
The Arnold Arboretum ran away with this week's West Roxbury Patch Readers' Choice Poll - asking what is the best staycation in West Roxbury? The Arnold Arboretum took 30 out of the 55 cast for 54%, while Millennium Park grabbed 12 votes or 21% of the vote. Next week's Readers' Choice Poll - what is the best package store in West Roxbury?
Monday, May 7, 2012
Instead of going away on vacation, where will you be going locally to have fun? Vote in this week's Patch Readers' Choice poll.
This week's West Roxbury Patch's Readers' Choice poll wants to know - where is the best 'staycation' in West Roxbury? What's a staycation you ask? Wikipedia defines it as: "A staycation (also spelled stay-cation, stacation, or staykation) is a neologism for a period in which an individual or family stays and relaxes at home, possibly taking day trips to area attractions. Staycations achieved popularity in the US during the financial crisis of 2007–2010." The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines it as "a vacation spent at home or nearby." So check out some local options and let us know what sounds like a good local staycation to you in the comments section. We'll leave the poll up all week then close voting at 9 a.m. Friday. At noon that …
Friday, May 4, 2012
A West Roxbury restaurant took home the Dedham Patch Best of Readers' Choice award this week.
West on Centre may not have been chosen as the best Mother's Day brunch in West Roxbury by West Roxbury Patch readers - but it was chosen as the the best place for Mother's Day brunch in the Dedham area! As it says on its West Roxbury Patch directory page, "West on Centre combines subtle elegance with an air of casual camaraderie to create an unusually versatile venue." The restaurant will offer up a full brunch menu for Mother's Day on May 13. West on Centre received 31 percent of the vote, while Aquitaine at Legacy Place took in 26 percent.
Spring Street Cafe isn't the only place to bring your mother, but you chose it as the best.
The Spring Street Cafe was chosen as the best spot for Mother's Day brunch in West Roxbury in this week's Patch Readers' Choice poll. This week's poll was more or less a two-way race between Spring Street Cafe and second place finisher, West on Centre. Spring Street Cafe took home 26 votes out 76 cast, earning 34% of the vote. West on Centre grabbed 21 votes for 27% of the vote. Mistakenly, Masona Grill was left off the poll and several people commented about the good Mother's Day brunch you can get there. Next week's West Roxbury Patch Readers' Choice Poll wants to know - where is the best staycation in West Roxbury?
Monday, April 30, 2012
Mother's Day is on Sunday, May 13, 2012, where is the best place in West Roxbury to take her to brunch?
Mother's Day will be here before you know it, so where are you going to take your mother, grandmother and the rest of the family for a Mother's Day Brunch? Last week's poll asked you where you thought the best florist is in West Roxbury, so you know a couple places where to get her flowers. But where is the best place to bring her so she can get her favorite omelette, a nice cup of coffee, maybe a side order of bacon - and most importantly not need to worry about cleaning up! We'll leave the poll up all week then close voting at 9 a.m. Friday. At noon that day, we'll share your top local pick. In the meantime, you can always go to our Patch Places page and search for local businesses by category, or write reviews and recommendations.
Friday, April 27, 2012
It was a very tight two-way race between Halls of Tara and Jack Davis Florist until JDF pulled away in the last 24 hours of voting.
West Roxbury Patch readers have chosen Jack Davis Florist of Chestnut Hill as - the best florist in West Roxbury. So who gives flowers to the first place winner of best florist contest? Do the florists at Jack Davis make themselves a first-place bouquet? This week's Patch Readers' Choice poll started off well with Halls of Tara and Jack Davis Florist of Chestnut Hill quickly making it a two-way race, leaving the rest of the candidates in the dust. The duo were running neck and neck until last night, when Jack Davis busted out in front, leading to a convincing win. Jack Davis Florist of Chestnut Hill ended with 71 votes out of 134 cast, which netted 52% of the total vote. Halls of Tara Florist received 35 votes, or 26% of the vote. …