Tuesday, May 7, 2013
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know on May 7 in Lexington.
1. Lex TEE It Up: At 11 a.m. this morning at Pine Meadows Golf Club, you can play 9 holes of golf, win some prizes and eat a light lunch (burgers and hot dogs) for the discounted rate of $15 per person. You must have your own clubs, and electric cart or pull cart rentals are not included. This event is part of the annual Revolutionary Revelry May celebration. 2. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, public meetings posted for today include the Tax Deferral and Exemption Study Committee at 9 a.m. at Cary Hall and the Conservaiton Commission at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Office Building. 3. Red Wines of Italy at Vine Brook Tavern: The next wine class at Vine Brook Tavern is today: "Wine 104 "Red Wines of Italy," led by the …
Monday, December 31, 2012
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know on Dec. 31 in Lexington.
1. First Night Festivities: Looking to formalize those last-minute plans for rining in the new year? We just so happen to have a refresher of Boston's First Night Festivities right here? 2. New Restaurant Hosts New Year's Celebration: Vine Brook Tavern, the new American eatery on Waltham Street, will offer its regular dinner menu from 5 to 6:30 p.m. tonight and then a 4-course pre-fixed from 7 to 9:30 p.m., with a champagne toast at midnight. Check out the restaurant's website for more information. 3. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, there are no public meetings posted for today. 4. Like Us On Facebook -- If It's the Last Thing You Do! Our push for 1,000 Facebook "Likes" by the close of 2012 has, quite obviously, …
During these economic times, businesses come and go all the time. Tell us which ones you were sad to see go in the comments section below.
In 2012, Lexington welcomed a few new businesses and bid farewell to a handful of others. Among the new, Revolve, an upscale consignment shop, joined Lexington Center’s lineup of retailers, while Lexington Power Yoga opened on Mass Ave and Vine Brook Tavern brought American cuisine to Waltham Street, just to name a few. Also this year, several businesses shut their doors, including Buca di Beppo and Lexington Video. And, according to signs on its windows, it looks like 344 won’t be far behind them. SO TELL US: What Lexington business(es) were you sad to see close in 2012? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Channeling Tavern on the Green rather than Tavern Near the Green.
Buckman and Munroe are Lexington’s most treasured and historic taverns. After last Wednesday there is a third: The Vine Brook Tavern on Waltham Street. Vine Brook isn’t your great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather’s tavern. Buckman’s colonial guests dined on freshly-shot game made into a stew of the day, washed down with grog. Vine Brook owners Marcus Palmer and Brian Lesser, along with Chef Chris Frothingham, offer modern and more appetizing fare for 21st century visitors. During last Wednesday night’s grand opening guests noshed on morsels from the tavern’s extensive menu. Servers carrying white rectangular porcelain trays, heavy with Frothingham’s specialties, weaved through the milling crowd in the restaurant’s upper room. …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The new Waltham Street eatery, which offers a menu of upscale American tavern cuisine, opened softly earlier this month and is doing it with more fanfare tonight, Nov. 28.
The Lexington Center restaurant scene is eclectic to say the least, with a quintessentially American eatery as the latest addition to round out the roster. Vine Brook Tavern opened softly a little earlier this month, but has its “grand opening” party scheduled to pop off at 7 p.m. tonight, Nov. 28. According to Marcus Palmer, the establishment’s owner/operator, tonight’s the night Vine Brook Tavern announces itself to local media and the who’s who of Lexington. “We have invited Town Hall reps, investors, local Lexington VIPs, restaurant people [and] press to attend the party here on Wednesday,” Palmer wrote in an email to Patch. The opening events will be replete with featured cocktails and passed apps and the like. About Vine Brook Tavern…
Friday, November 9, 2012
After a Sandy-related setback, the upscale American eatery should arrive in Lexington Center on or around Nov. 13.
If all went according to plan, Lexington’s newest eatery would have enjoyed a soft open on Election Day, and then something with a little more fanfare early next week. But, as has been the case with so many things over the last few weeks in the northeast, Sandy had a say in the opening of Vine Brook Tavern. Marcus Palmer, the restaurant’s owner/operator, confirmed Tuesday that the opening was delayed until early next week, due to complications stemming from the superstorm that slammed the northeast last week. A countdown on the eatery’s website puts the opening at 5 p.m. next Tuesday, Nov. 13. When Vine Brook Tavern does open, patrons can expect a thoughtful menu, hospitable service and a welcoming environment fit for an evening out or …
Friday, August 31, 2012
New restaurant to offer a modern take on a colonial classic: the American Tavern. Plus, the promise of a prominent Boston chef attached.
Its liquor license now approved, a late October opening could be on tap for the Vine Brook Tavern. The restaurant’s ownership team took over 20 Waltham St. about a month ago, and swaths of paint on the side of the building hint at the transformation happening at the former home of Buca di Beppo and its equally Italian predecessor, Vinny T’s. With a name that’s screams colonial Lexington, Vine Brook Tavern plans to put American cuisine back on the map here in town, according to Marcus Palmer, the restaurant’s owner/operator. “They way I’ve been describing it to my friends,” Palmer said, “Is that if you were having a small group of people coming over to your house for dinner, I think our menu would be a good representation of what you might…