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Holly Hill Farm brings heritage pork to South Shore

The road that leads to the truck that sells Vermont-raised heritage pork winds along a stretch of Cohasset's North Atlantic that shames Beverly Hills with its mansions. One after another, stone castles, Tuscan-inspired villas, ultramodern constructions, and old, wooden, … [Read more...]

Strawberry Festival builds community

Sometimes strawberries aren’t only summer’s first mouthwatering fruit. Sometimes they’re double agents. Dressed up as the starlets of shortcake, for instance, they also serve as good will ambassadors and friend-makers. Take their role in last weekend’s Strawberry … [Read more...]

Organic gardening workshop

A dozen people gathered in the cold sunlight at Holly Hill Farm in Cohasset last Saturday for an organic gardening workshop. Happily, it was also opening day for the summer farm stand. And, although there wasn’t much for sale yet, what there was, was great: leeks, sunchokes, and … [Read more...]

Family warmth, Italian-style

Passing through Cohasset Village in the dead of winter, it’s easy to forget that there is, in fact, life on Earth. Welcome, then, are the lights in Ava Cucina, the warmth of its husband-and-wife owners, and the wonderful length of hot radiators they installed beneath the … [Read more...]

Small gem in downtown Cohasset

Lunching solo at one of the patio tables outside of 5 South Main in Cohasset Village on a perfect afternoon this summer, I was the first to make the celebrity spotting: Cohasset High graduate Kate Bosworth, of “Superman Returns’’ fame, arriving at the small restaurant with an … [Read more...]

South Shore restaurant news and notes

Restaurants everywhere come and go, and some just have facelifts. Cooks, too, do a lot of moving around as a way to move up the ladder and learn from other chefs in a business that sees more action than most. But even by industry standards, the South Shore restaurant scene is … [Read more...]

Wood-fired ovens in Hingham

Have you ever looked into a wood-fired brick oven for three straight minutes and watched a flat, raw pizza puff up into a bubbling cooked one in seconds? I just have for the first time, and it's spectacular! The baking happens so fast, it feels like you're seeing time-lapse … [Read more...]

Restaurant News & Notes

Chef Paul Wahlberg's new restaurant, Alma Nove, , is slated to open mid- to late-April at the Hingham Shipyard on Route 3A. Rumors about its demise were, in fact, only a change of plans: a first location at the shipyard fell through and a second was found. Which may end up being … [Read more...]

Bia Bistro in Cohasset remains in good hands

It's been just seven weeks since Brett Williams started as head chef at Bia Bistro taking over from owner-chef Brian Houlihan who's tending to his new pub, The Tinker's Son, in Norwell. The pristine and pretty bistro's menu – which has remained largely the same since the … [Read more...]

Brasserie Zapp adds zip to the Red Lion

After circling the Red Lion Inn on a recent Friday night trying to figure out how to enter the enormous structure, we parked and followed the smell of wood smoke into the lobby of the gorgeous old lodge. From the second I wandered into the complex of dining areas that comprise … [Read more...]