Friday, May 18, 2012
While not in Belmont, our Reader's Choice poll winner is close by.
For this week's poll, Belmont Patch asked readers this summer-themed question: "Where can I get something top notched to put on to BBQ?" With grilling season already upon us – summer is a month away and sunset is now after 8 p.m. – we wondered where you go for grill-ables; whether meat or vegetables. And Belmont poll takers selected Wilson's Farm in Lexington as THE place to pick up what you need for your late afternoon BBQ. Next was the carnivore's favorite, The Meat House, on Massachusetts Ave. in Arlington and third was Whole Foods in nearby Fresh Pond. Check back Monday for next week's poll, and you'll get to vote on is the best place to watch an indie film. We're doing a poll on the Best Place to have your taxes done (at the last …
Friday, May 11, 2012
The answer was found both in a good sweat and out of town.
Where is the best get-away-from-it-all spot in Belmont? It turned out that those voting on our poll believed that the way to ones get-away place was within ones self both in and out of town. Tying for first in out get away was the basic exercising – running, biking and just strolling around Belmont was good enough for most people – along with leaving the confines of the town. I mean, the poll question was concerning "getting away." In joint second place is the wide open spaces around town: Belmont conservation land including Rock Meadow and Lone Tree Hill and the Mass Audubon's Habitat. Check back Monday for next week's poll, and you'll get to vote on the Best Place to Find Grill-ables (that would be meat and stuff for the BBQ) in and …
Monday, May 7, 2012
Tell us where Patch reader's where is the best place for your very own "Calgon" moment.
The latest installment of our Best of Patch Readers’ Choice contest goes back several years – decades? – to a bath and beauty commercial: as the world around the young housewife reaches a chaotic crescendo, she pleads: "Calgon, take me away!" and is transported to the peace and tranquility of a quiet bath. So Patch is asking you the "Calgon" question: Where is the best get-away-from-it-all spot in Belmont? It can be one of the town's spas or a quiet place of your own. Here are a few of our favorite places, but if we’re forgetting yours, please let us know in the comments and we’ll add them to the list. • Belmont Public Library • Town-owned conservation land (Rock Meadow or Lone Tree Hill) • Mass Audubon's Habitat • Skintelligent Face & …
Friday, May 4, 2012
This Cushing Square standout is where you want a great meal with our mom or in-law.
Mother's Day is next week and many people are looking for a place they can take their mother or in-law to eat where everything is first rate; from the food to the service. And when it comes to Belmont Patch residents, the place they take their moms for a mother's day brunch or dinner is Cushing Square's Savinos Grill on Common Street. Check back Monday for next week's poll, and you'll get to vote on the Best get-away-from-it-all spot in Belmont.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Patch readers voted for a long-time business near the Center.
Mother's Day is just around the corner and what better way to accompany your love and thanks for all the mom's in your life then with a bunch of flowers. And when it comes to Belmont Patch residents, the place they take their business is Paradise Flowers on Concord Avenue next to the commuter rail tunnel leading into Belmont Center. The long-time business just beat out Waverley Square's Izabelle's Floral Design. And why not pickup your flowers while your groceries? Shaw's Supermarket was the third choice of readers. Check back Monday for next week's poll, and you'll get to vote on the best place in and around Belmont for a Mother's Day Brunch.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Cookies, pies, cakes, pastries; that's what Belmont is craving.
When it comes to desserts, Belmont residents settle into two camps: the baked goods group and the ice cream lovers. And there are great places in Belmont to find what you're looking for to satisfy a sweet tooth. But when push comes to shove, residents line up in our weekly Best of Patch Readers' Choice poll for a store that began in Belmont Center before heading to Cushing Square several years ago. The winning store is Ohlin's Bakery which received 164 votes. "I LOVE Ohlins Bakery ... my son thinks says their bagels are the best he has ever had!" said Lisa Allen. "We also love the donuts, cakes and the Oliver Twist is amazing!" But there is something to be said about ice cream and frozen yogurt, especially as we stand on the doorstep of …
Monday, April 16, 2012
Tell us where Patch reader's find their favorite desserts? In a bakery or eatery?
The latest installment of our Best of Patch Readers’ Choice contest looks at where you go to satisfy your sweet tooth. The question is: Where is the best place to get dessert in Belmont? And what is it? Here are a few of our favorite places, but if we’re forgetting yours, please let us know in the comments and we’ll add them to the list. • Ohlin's Bakery • Rancatore's Ice Cream • Moozy's • il Casale • Savinos Grill • Shaw's • Vicki Lee's • Yum Bunnies Cakery Voting's open until 9 a.m. this Friday, April 20. Ties will be broken by whichever business has the most positive reviews and comments posted below. We will announce the winner at noon Friday. Because this poll is not scientific, it is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. A…
Friday, April 13, 2012
Here's a hint: It's in Belmont Center and it's the official cut-through to Leonard Street.
It's narrow with sporting goods crammed into every corner. Downstairs is where the hockey, baseball and lacrosse equipment are located, shoes are upstairs with the soccer, swimming and clothes, caps and baseballs. They will sharpen your skates and is the "official" cut through from Claflin to Belmont Center on Leonard Street. It is the essence of helpful customer service, the place to find your "Belmont" embossed sweatshirt and a place to bump into residents. If you didn't think that Champions Sporting Goods in the Center wouldn't be voted by readers as the Best of Patch Readers' Choice Sporting Goods Store, then head over to the store and say hello and talk to owner Gerry Dickhaut whose been running his store for nearly a quarter of a …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Do Patch reader's stay in town or find their clothes and equipment across the border.
Where do Patch Readers to find their sporting equipment for sports all year round? The hockey equipment in winter, the bikes in spring, the running shoes all year round? Or how about the place where you can get a Red Sox cap or a sweatshirt with "Belmont High School" on it? Tell us: in Belmont • Champions Sporting Goods • Wheelworks nearby • Sports Etc (Arlington) • Holovak & Coughlin Sporting (Arlington) • Marathon Sports (Brookline, Boston) • Eastern Mountain Sports (Boston) • Modell's Sporting Goods (Newton, Medford) • City Sports (Boston) • Sports Authority (Somerville) • Olympia Sports (Watertown) • Play It Again, Sports Voting in the poll below is open until 9 a.m. Friday. Ties will be broken by whichever business has the most …
Friday, April 6, 2012
Close between a Belmont office and DIY software.
Federal and state tax prep software is getting better and easier to use. So it's no wonder the best known do-it-yourself programs – you can download them on-line so you don't even need to go to a store – were popular in this week's Best of Patch Readers' Choice poll question on Belmont's favorite tax preparer. But for a majority of readers, the personal touch of Russell M. Khedarian is preferred over the automated approach, making the Brighton Street CPA this week's Patch Readers' Choice selection. A close second was software such as TurboTax. Check back Monday for next week's poll, and you'll get to vote on your favorite place to buy sporting goods. We're doing a poll on the Best Place to have your taxes done (at the last minute) next …