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 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.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Did the Earl of Sandwich have any idea what he created when he took two pieces of bread and put some food in the middle?
It's a Friday afternoon after a hard week of work. There's no way you're making dinner. You're exhausted, tired and hungry. Where do you go for your favorite sandwich? There are plenty of options in the neighborhood. In previous weeks, West Roxbury Patch has asked you where is the place to get the Best Breakfast in the neighborhood? And you chose the Rox Diner. Next we asked, who/what is the best dentist or dental practice and West Roxbury Patch readers chose Jack Rozanski DMD as the best dentist. We wanted to know what you thoughtis the Best Place to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in West Roxbury - and the Corrib Pub and Restaurant won. The Corrib Pub also won last week's poll asking: What is the most family-friendly restaurant? This week…
Monday, March 12, 2012
What is your favorite place to celebrate all things Irish for St. Paddy's Day?
Basketball is not the only March Madness. Come the 17th, everyone goes a little mad with the celebration of the green, from Shamrock Shakes at McDonald's to corned beef going on sale at the grocery stores. Whether celebrating your Irish heritage or pretending you're Irish for the day—isn't there a wee bit 'o Irish in us all?— West Roxbury Patch wants to know where you'll be getting your green on. Where is your favorite place to make toasts and tip pints on St. Paddy's Day? * Irish Social Club * Corrib Pub * West Roxbury Pub and Restaurant * West on Centre In the meantime we'd like to share our favorite Irish toast: "May the roof above us never fall in, and those gathered beneath it never fall out!" Vote for your favorite before …