Category Archives: food

Dunkin’ Donuts prices rise — not just in Wellesley though

Dunkin’ Donuts has raised prices a bit, as this sign from its Linden Street store in Wellesley informs patrons. And lest you think this is just another example of the Wellesley tax, it’s not. It’s a broader issue for Dunkin’, Starbucks, McDonald’s and other coffee retailers, which are feeling the effects of a coffee bean […]

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Sam’s Hot Dog Cart rolls into Wellesley

There’s a new temptation for kids and adults playing and watching sports at Hunnewell Field:  Sam’s Hot Dog Cart. And just like that, we are open for business. — Sam's Hot Dog Cart (@SamsHotDogCart) June 16, 2014 The rare Wellesley business on wheels, which recently obtained its license and passed inspection, is run by […]

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Wellesley Cone Crawl Conquered

Mrs. Swellesley suggested on Saturday we take advantage of the nice weather and go for a little hike nearby. I counter offered that we do the opposite and hit Wellesley Theatre Project’s Cone Crawl, which involved consuming a kiddie cone or cup at six ice cream/frozen yogurt shops in town. We tasted Gold Medal Ribbon, […]

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Wellesley Cone Crawl this Saturday, May 31

The nonprofit Wellesley Theatre Project is orchestrating its second annual Cone Crawl on Saturday, May 31, from noon-5pm. Buy a ticket for $10 and you get one small cone at each of six shops during the 5-hour event. Participating shops are Pinkberry, JP Licks, White Mountain Creamery, Truly Yogurt, Baskin Robbins, and Boloco (smoothies count, too). […]

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Wellesley restaurants partaking in Fresh Taste fundraiser at Elm Bank

A handful of Wellesley restaurants/food providers will take part at the Natick Visiting Nurse Association’s 8th annual Fresh Taste benefit  on Thursday, June 19 from 6-9pm at Elm Bank Reservation on the Wellesley/Dover/Natick line. Former WCVB anchor Susan Wornick will host the event, which will raise funds to support the Natick VNA in its endeavor […]

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Wellesley Food Pantry to benefit from May 10 Postal Service food drive

You can support the 22nd annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive on Saturday, May 10 by putting out non-perishable food items for collection before 9:00 a.m. Your  Postal Service representative will pick them up and ensure they are delivered to the Wellesley Food Pantry, which can really uses donations at this time of the year. If you […]

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Last chapter, Justine’s Grill: equipment auctioned off today

If you want a memento of Justine’s Grill, the Route 9 East restaurant that never managed to get a real foothold in town or secure a liquor license, you’ll have get over to 136 Worcester St. (Rt. 9) for a chance to bid on its like brand new (according to the auctioneer) broilers, heat lamps […]

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Weston Road community garden at risk as Wellesley College explores new options for “fringe properties”

Wellesley College, which is undertaking a $365 million campus renovation, has notified neighbors and Wellesley College alumnae that it is exploring what could be dramatically different uses for the North 40 property where the Weston Road community garden now blooms. Neighbors are concerned and are contemplating a petition, “not so much against the potential sale […]

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More on disappearance of Wellesley Farmers’ Market

The Globe has followed up our original pieces (here and here) on the Wellesley Farmers’ Market not happening this spring. The article sheds light on why the market is on hiatus: the market wasn’t bringing in enough business to satisfy some big vendors. Also, market organizers would like to have had more help from the […]

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Wellesley Farmers’ Market: Not giving up on the Fall or beyond

As we reported a couple weeks back, the Wellesley Farmers’ Market won’t be happening this spring. Various parties associated with the market (Whole Foods, the market manager, Sustainable Wellesley, etc.) didn’t respond to our inquiries at the time (only MassHort did), but now a formal statement has been issued on the market’s status that confirms […]

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