Beyond The Lobster: More Food Stories from the Merrimack Valley
You've heard about the lobster prices in our grocery hunt, but here's a little bit of what else is going on nearby.
Fans of the grocery hunt column here in Chelmsford are aware that lobster prices are not only low, but they're so low that high end hamburger meat is actually cheaper as of a week or so ago.
However, there's alot more going on than just really cheap lobster when it comes to Patch food news from nearby here in the Merrimack Valley.
A new restaurant is coming to Tewksbury. Sue Amato's heart doesn't actually pump Marinara sauce through her veins, but it might as well.
Amato has spent her whole life around Italian cooking and restaurants. Next month, all that experience will pay off, as she opens Angelina's Ristorante at 1866 Main St., in the space that once was home to The Black Olive.
"Right now we're looking at the first week in September. We're very excited," said Amato, who has live in Tewksbury with her husband, Vinnie, and their children for 20 years. "We've got our staff lined up. It's a great staff, they have a lot of experience."
What is the perfect elixir for the dog days of summer?
Pinot grigio? Limoncello? Fresh salad?
Over at Buono Bistro Sutton Street in North Andover, they are all about pairing a delicious meal with a refreshing drink suitable for the hot weather.
“I have a passion for people and food,” said John Minasian of Buono Bistro.
North Andover-based Mad Maggie's will soon be providing their brand of homemade ice cream to the Andover community.
According to owner Steve Reppucci, Mad Maggie's will be opening an ice cream shop in the renovated Old Andover Village shopping center. He said they will be occupying a unit that abuts Main Street.
Reppucci said he is right now hoping to open the store by October 1.