Monday, March 4, 2013
Now you can have a beer or a glass of wine while eating dinner at Rox Diner in West Roxbury.
Rox Diner will start serving beer and wine beginning dinner on Wednesday after obtaining a license to serve alcohol. “For those not familiar with Rox Diner, there’s going to be no bar,” said Rox Diner's legal representative Anthony Ross at a West Roxbury Neighborhood Council meeting last year. “This is a restaurant. We’re talking about serving beer and wine strictly with meals.” “What we’re trying to do is make the operation of both locations the same,” said Rox Diner co-owner John Fortin at the meeting referring to their sister business in Newton. “We see how well adding beer and wine to dinner works for us in Newton." In a West Roxbury Patch poll (attached), voters have overwhelmingly supported Rox Diner's beer and wine license. "…
Monday, July 16, 2012
Rox Diner co-owner Johnny Fortin's daughter had a wonderful year at the school.
The owners of Rox Diner raised more than $300 for the Ohrenberger preschool program. Isabela, owner Johnny Fortin's daughter, just finished a wonderful year at the Ohrenberger preschool program. Said Fortin, "Miss Grace and staff are hidden treasures in this community."
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The Rox Diner would like to be operationally in sync with their successful Rox Diner location in Newton, which is open until 10 p.m. and serves beer and wine.
The owners of West Roxbury’s Rox Diner spoke at the West Roxbury Neighborhood Council (WRNC) Tuesdaynight seeking preliminary feedback on wanting to extend their operating hours and obtain a beer and wine license. Owners John Fortin and Paul Lounderback came with their legal representative Anthony Ross to speak on their behalf at the District E-5 Police Station. Presently, the West Roxbury establishment is open until 3 p.m. and they are in the early stages of applying for an extension of operating hours. If approved, they would close at 9 p.m. “For those not familiar with Rox Diner, there’s going to be no bar,” said Ross.” “This is a restaurant. We’re talking about serving beer and wine strictly with meals.” Fortin's and Louderback's …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The owners of Rox Diner expanded their business model to dinner and patrons requested beer and wine with their meals.
It is an issue that seems to be bubbling up to the top like champagne in recent weeks. Alcohol licenses. Recently, the Irish Social Club of Boston has requested a special permanent alcohol license, after a member mistakenly gave the license back. Also Boston City Councilor At-Large Ayanna Pressley wants to do away with the antiquated process of getting alcohol licenses. In West Roxbury, the Rox Diner is seeking to gain a beer and wine license to compliment their dinner menu. When first opened, the Rox Diner was a breakfast to lunch place, and then expanded to include dinner. Tonight Anthony Ross, representing John Fortin and Paul Louderback, owners of the Rox Diner, will discuss their plans to apply for a beer/wine license, at the West …
Friday, May 11, 2012
The only complaint was about having bellies too full of delicious food.
Yum. What did you think of the first-ever Taste of West Roxbury? What were your favorite foods you ate at the Irish Social Club of Boston? Everyone was impressed with the first-time event that West Roxbury Main Streets, led by Kara O'Connor, put on! More coming on restaurant updates learned at the Taste of West Roxbury, and more on the night... The following restaurants dished out their own brand of deliciousness last night: Comella’s, Corrib Pub and Restaurant, Edible Arrangements, Himalayan Bistro, Los Amigos, Masona Grill, Porter Café, Red-Eyed Pig, Rox Diner, Spring Street Café, Just Baked, Sticky Rice Café, Sugar Bakery, The Upper Crust, Tony’s Place, West On Centre, Leanworks, Redd’s In Rozzie, MJ’s, and Amir’s Natural Foods, Al …
Sunday, March 25, 2012
For two weeks, nine West Roxbury restaurants competed for the title of best burger, but only one came out on top in the West Roxbury Main Streets competition.
West Roxbury’s local restaurants were in competition mode for two weeks this month, putting their best burgers on display to win West Roxbury Main Streets' Burger Wars in the neighborhood. Between March 5 and 16, nine West Roxbury restaurants participated in Burger Wars, in a West Roxbury Main Streets (WRMS) competition, an organization that promotes and enhances West Roxbury’s business district. A dollar of each burger purchased is going to WRMS' revitalization efforts. Barely a year in business, Porter Café found a creative and simplistic way to make a name for itself. Owners Dermot Loftus and Paul Murphy heard about the competition through WRMS and thought it would be a good idea to participate. Their “Classic Burger” has since gained…
Monday, March 5, 2012
Competition, which will benefit West Roxbury Main Streets' community revitalization efforts.
Let the games -- and the eating -- begin. West Roxbury Main Streets' Burger Wars commences today, pitting nine of West Roxbury's restaurants' burgers up against one another. The competition will run until March 16. An online poll will account for 25 percent of the vote, but otherwise the decision will be made based on West Roxbury's appetite. For every burger served, $1 will count as a vote, and will also be put towards WRMS' community revitalization efforts. The battling restaurants are: WRMS Executive Director Kara O'Connor said the event provides an opportunity to highlight the neighborhood's restaurants. December's Holiday Stroll, by contrast, focuses on retail in West Roxbury, she said. Learn more at WRMS' website.
Best dentist polling to begin, and Burger Wars are on!
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Friday, March 2, 2012
Rox Diner won with 56 percent of votes in nine-candidate field.
West Roxbury has spoken, and strongly. Our readers have voted Rox Diner as the best breakfast spot in the neighborhood. The popular Centre Street spot dominated the nine-candidate field, collecting 56 percent of the 188 votes cast. Westbury Restaurant (14 percent, 28 votes) and Spring Street Cafe (13 percent, 25 votes) emerged as second and third runner-ups, respectively. Rox Diner's lengthy breakfast menu features several versions of eggs benedict, and a hearty selection of omelets. It also has meals for seniors and kids, french toast and pancakes, and several breakfast specials. Check out the menu here. If you'd like to get out of West Roxbury for breakfast, however, two readers recommended Harry's in Roslindale. Reader Kathleen Gordon …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Prices of burgers vary, and $1 of each burger sold will go to fund West Roxbury Main Streets' community revitalization efforts.
Coming to a restaurant near you for only two weeks - Burger Wars! Starting on March 5th, you will be able to eat nine tasty unique burgers while supporting West Roxbury Main Streets' community revitalization efforts. WRMS' Burger Wars features nine West Roxbury restaurants, which have created special burgers for the two-week contest that starts on Monday. The participating businesses are: West on Centre, Masona Grill, Rox Diner, DeNo's, West Roxbury Pub, Red-Eyed Pig, Porter Cafe, The Real Deal, and West Napoli Cafe. Prices will vary for burgers, but $1 of each burger sold will count as a vote for the burger and be donated to West Roxbury Main Streets' community revitalization efforts. All West Roxbury restaurants were invited to …