New Menus, New Restaurants and More Bites Nearby

What's going on with food in nearby towns?

We know Westford residents don’t only stay in town when they want a night out and a break from cooking. 

Restaurant coming and goings, new businesses and the best dishes and recipes are among the items that have appeared on Patch sites around the region over the past month.

Here are just a few.


Pacific Grove Opening Expected by Month's End

The wait for the opening of the restaurant previously known as Royal Dynasty isn’t quite over. But it’s getting close. According to Victor Hui, the owner of what will be known as Pacific Grove, said he expects his Lowell Street restaurant to open its doors by the end of January. Royal Dynasty closed in September after Hui, who also owns a Chinese food restaurant in North Reading, took over ownership of the business. The original plan was to re-open by the end of 2012, but the building needed more work than initially anticipated.


Johnny Rockets Open for Business in Acton

Acton residents yearning for a mouth-watering burger from Johnny Rockets won't have to travel to the Burlington Mall anymore. The popular old-style diner recently opened its first restaurant in Acton, and joins the Burlington Mall as the second location in Middlesex County. To give it some local flavor, the new restaurant also features menu options that include a New England squealer, pulled pork pickle sandwich, sirloin steak sandwich and The County Fair – using fresh produce from area farms.


Foodies Take Note: 80 Thoreau Has a Tasting Menu

With it’s location above a commuter rail station, 80 Thoreau has a direct connection to Hub, but easy access to public transportation isn’t the only commonality between this suburban restaurant and a more city-style dining experience. Not yet two years old, the progressive Concord eatery is pushing itself to elevate the dining experience with the introduction of a chef’s tasting menu.


What Could Bedford's Next Restaurant Be?

With a Panera and Chipotle most likely opening their doors in town this year, this week we decided to look into what restaurant could be bringing their business to Bedford next. Attorney Pamela Brown, who represented Panera and Chipotle in seeking permits from the Town last year, said Bedford residents could be eating at a new Subway restaurant this year.


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