Is there anything better than having a beer and some appetizers on a gorgeous patio while the sun sets? Our state keeps us inside for a lot of the year, so make sure you enjoy the warm season while you can. These restaurants, listed in no particular order, all offer up great spots to eat and drink outside…
110 Grill in Nashua serves a variety of upscale tavern fare, with an outdoor patio complete with a fire pit. Stop by at 27 Trafalgar Sq Nashua, NH 03063.
By: Mike LaBella
Plaistow Road will welcome a new resident this summer, when the award-winning regional restaurant group 110 Grill opens at a site that formerly housed a seafood restaurant, and prior to that several other food establishments. William Pillsbury, the city’s economic and development director, said he has spoken to engineers for the company about site planning issues and is waiting to learn more.”It’s very exciting to see that the site of a former restaurant will have another life. What we’re seeing is a significant new investment in a new building which will stabilize that location for the future,” Pillsbury said….
Offering “Modern American Cuisine, in a Trendy Casual Atmosphere,” according to the company’s website, the first 110 Grill opened in Chelmsford in 2014. Additional locations sprouted up in Berlin, Hopkinton, Wayland and Leominster, as well as Rochester and Nashua, New Hampshire.
The company, which is based in Westford, also plans to open 110 Grill locations this year in Braintree (June), Haverhill (August), Marlborough (this fall), and Fall River, Massachusetts, and Stratham, New Hampshire, in the winter. They will be followed in 2018 by restaurants in Worcester and Wrentham.
Alicia Puputti, director of marketing for 110 Grill, said her company plans to hire about 70 full- and part-time employees for the Haverhill restaurant, including managers, servers, bartenders, hosts, line cooks, prep cooks, a sous chef and an executive chef.
By: Dacey Zouzas
CHELMSFORD – 0n Palm Sunday, April 9, the popular, contemporary, hot spot 110 Grill in Chelmsford hosted a “Best Buddies” fundraiser.
Best Buddies helps to enhance the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Enthusiastic and kind-hearted 110 Grill’s Manager Tim Curran, Chelmsford native, plans to cycle 100 miles, from Boston to the Cape, in the Best Buddies Challenge on June 3 for this wonderful cause!
More than 200 fun-loving friends and family filled the 110 Grill and gobbled up delicious, complimentary appetizers and listened to great music by the band Wood-N-Steel, members of which volunteered their services for the event.
By: Amanda Burke
It’s easy to get caught in a food rut: Just ask my roommate, who’s seen me eat Kraft Mac & Cheese for dinner three out of the past five business days.
But it was impossible to eat inside your comfort zone at the sixth annual Taste of Leominster event, which drew this reporter and hundreds more hungry gourmets to City Hall Wednesday evening…110 Grill opened last month, but judging by its food at Taste of Leominster, the restaurant already boasts a unique style. This kale salad, replete with granny-smith apples, dried cranberries, brussels sprouts, pecans, and goat cheese, was as crisp and earthy as it was refreshing. Not to mention, eating it made me feel slightly less lethargic after spending the evening ingesting what I can only imagine was thousands of calories (well spent).
By: Dan Medeiros
With the announcement of 110 Grill moving to town, my editor sent me on a mission: find another 110 Grill location and check it out, so we know what to expect from our new neighbors.
The 110 Grill is a budding chain founded in 2014 of modern American restaurants with seven locations north of us in the MetroWest, North Shore and central Mass. areas and in New Hampshire, and several more locations besides the Fall River one on the way.
The aesthetic they’re aiming for is comfortable but still sophisticated, classic but still trendy — that oxymoron known as “upscale casual,” from the decor to the food choices to the atmosphere. Walking with my wife and daughter into the Hopkinton restaurant, I saw fewer ties than I would at a Capital Grille, but fewer T-shirts than I would at a TGI Friday’s. It’s the kind of place where you wear something nice, but don’t go crazy.
By: Emily Joy Ashman
The seventh 110 Grill is also its first Leominster location, at 207 Mill St., near The Mall at Whitney Field.
More than 40 people gathered at a March 1 ribbon cutting to share appetizers, enjoy a drink and welcome the new business described by Marketing Director Alicia Puputti as a “trendy, casual atmosphere serving modern American cuisine.”
The 110 Grill serves appetizers such as “Sweet Potato Tots” and entrees like “Roasted Apple Cider Pork Tenderloin” made in house, in their scratch kitchen, as well as several vegetarian options. It has a strong commitment to accommodate all guests by delivering allergy-safe dishes, and is 99 percent gluten free. The menu is seasonal, and includes monthly specials. The space boasts a private dining room suitable for wedding rehearsals and other private parties, as well as a 40- to 50-guest patio space, complete with an oversized fire pit and outdoor heaters.
By: Peter Jasinski
The dilemma of choosing where to eat in Leominster has become that much harder with the opening of 110 Grill on Wednesday. The restaurant, which has been in development for the last year at 207 Mill St., celebrated its grand opening among city officials, customers, and restaurant staff at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday afternoon.
“We’re really happy their team and their restaurant chose to come here,” Mayor Dean Mazzarella said during the ceremony. “This is the largest grand opening we’ve done so far and the reason so many people are here is because of how many people were involved.”
Among that crowd was 110 Grill Chief Operating Officer Ryan Dion, who said he was excited to be opening the newest of 110 Grill’s seven locations throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
“We’re an upscale casual concept, so it’s a scratch kitchen. Everything is homemade in-house,” he said.
By: Barbara M. Houle
A new restaurant, 110 Grill, opened Feb. 28 at 207 Mill St., Leominster.
This is the seventh location for 110 Grill, a modern American restaurant with a trendy casual atmosphere.
The menu at 110 Grill features modern American cuisine prepared in a scratch kitchen, according to Alicia Puputti, director of marketing. The menu changes a couple of times throughout the year to complement the seasons and includes fresh ingredients, she said. The spring/summer menus highlight lighter dishes such as salads and seafood, while the fall/winter menus focus on heartier options.The restaurant offers monthly specials. It is committed to allergy awareness and almost 100 percent of its core lunch and dinner menus are either gluten free or can modified to be, said Puputti.
By: Mary MacDonald
IN THE KITCHEN Hopkinton is a growing town with a demand for more varied, moderately upscale restaurant options, and the 110 Grill, which opened June 21, is aimed at that market. The menu is abundant with choices for families, as well as for people stopping in for a drink and appetizer. General manager Michael Spotts said the company carefully researched the area before choosing to open in a newly constructed commercial center on Lumber Street. 110 Grill also has sister restaurants in southern New Hampshire and the northern suburbs of Boston. A Marlborough location will open in 2017.
THE LOCALE The interior design is comfortable and classic, with varied options for seating. Diners can select among high-top booths that overlook the open kitchen, seats at the horseshoe-shaped bar, classic tables, and private booths. The vibe is modern but not stuffy. A separate room is available for private parties up to 35 or 40 people. In nicer weather, several outdoor tables are grouped around a modern gas firepit on the adjoining patio. The restaurant is located close to Interstate 495.
By: Liz Markhlevskaya
The restaurant 110 Grill celebrated its grand opening at the Ridge Marketplace in Rochester.
110 Grill opened its doors to the public on Wednesday at 4 p.m. On Thursday, it celebrated its first full day of operations, and city officials and Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce members came out for some samples and a ribbon cutting ceremony.
The restaurant offers lunch and dinner menus, and a separate gluten-free menu. The Rochester restaurant is the sixth 110 Grill location, said Alicia Puputti, director of marketing for 110 Grill. Puputti said that 110 Grill offers a twist on American dishes, with some of the popular items including a chicken caprese parmesan and the cucumber avocado tuna, which comes with soy ginger dressing.
A few months ago I attended the opening of the Somersworth Career Technical Center and declared that the visit had made me almost want to go back to school. Little did I know that yesterday I would find myself sitting in the culinary department with a group of students when I made that statement. That’s exactly what happened though and I’m so glad it did! It’s one thing to visit an open house but quite another to experience the equipment through the eyes of the students.
The reason I was there yesterday was thanks to a new restaurant who are due to open in Rochester next week were giving a lesson in both marketing and a hands on demonstration to students. That restaurant is the 110 Grill. Read more…
By: Judi Currie
Just days before they open a restaurant in Rochester, a team from the 110 Grill took time to share their knowledge with local students. The 110 Grill began in Chelmsford, Mass., and will open their 7th location at the Ridge on Route 11 in Rochester on Dec. 14. On Thursday, Alicia Puputti, marketing director, Elliot Williams, director of culinary, and Bernie Lontine, general manager, spoke to students in the culinary program at the Somersworth High School Career Technical Center. Williams prepared a pasta dish based on the classic beef stroganoff. He told the students recipes, like many aspects of their business, are result of collaboration. Williams used the new demonstration table that was installed as part of a major CTC renovation.
The workstation has prep space a cooktop and sink and allows instructors to easily demonstrate techniques as they teach the class.
“Once you finish preparing a dish, then it is all about plating and presentation,” Williams said. “After all, you eat with your eyes.” Read more…
By: Liz Markhlevskaya
The restaurant 110 Grill is getting ready to open next month at the Ridge Marketplace on Route 11. The restaurant, which serves up American cuisine, is set to open to the public on Dec. 13. The grand opening will begin at 4 p.m. The Ridge is located on Route 11 in Rochester, next to the Farmington town line. The shopping plaza is still being developed by Waterstone Retail, and so far some of the big commercial tenants that have opened in the past year include Hobby Lobby, Market Basket, Famous Footwear, Petco, and Marshalls. 110 Grill has a restaurant in Nashua, and also four in Massachusetts, said general manager Bernie Lontine. Read more…
By: David Dore
The 12th annual Taste of North Central gave the hundreds of people who stopped by the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Leominster a chance to try selections from around three dozen restaurants and vendors. It also gave the Montachusett Opportunity Council, which sponsored the Nov. 16 event, the opportunity to mark half a century of helping residents of North Central Massachusetts. Proceeds from the Taste of North Central will be used for MOC’s emergency food and shelter, workforce training, childcare and Head Start programs, according to MOC Executive Director Kevin Reed…This year’s event brought together 37 restaurants and vendors, some of which have been taking part since the first one and others that were there for the first time. The new additions included The Tavern on Central in Ashburnham, 110 Grill, which is scheduled to open on Mill Street in Leominster in February, and 435 Bar & Grille in Leominster. Read more…
By: Dacey Zouzas
The 110 Grill restaurant held its first Flag Football Tournament on the glorious fall morning of Sunday, Nov. 13, at the 4H Fairgrounds field. Four of the 110 Grill restaurants competed against each other, including locations in Chelmsford, Nashua, Berlin and Hopkinton. Each team wore different shirts — pink for Chelmsford, black for Nashua, red for Berlin and gray for Hopkinton. More than 100 fun loving and compassionate employees, friends, family and even corporate members, enjoyed a day of flag football, raffles, cheeseburgers, hotdogs and a DJ, all to support the Westford Food Pantry. Read more…
110 Grill’s COO Ryan Dion and Director of Food & Beverage Adam Dorey had lunch with Joel Gott from Joel Gott wines and Charles Bieler from Charles & Charles wines!
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By: Jan Gottesman
After 19 years, the Taste of Wachusett is still going strong, and Kerry Flathers and her organizing committee are working hard to make sure that keeps happening…
Last year, 110 Grill was the new kid on the block. This year, it is established in its restaurant on the Berlin-Hudson line and is in its sophomore year at the Taste. “It is a great event, and we always enjoy showcasing our menu items, meeting new friends and supporting a worthy community organization,” said Ryan Dion, 110 Grill’s chief operation officer. “Last year’s Taste of Wachusett was amazing. It was one of 110 Grill’s first events before the opening of our third location in Berlin, and we were very eager to meet everyone and showcase our food. We featured an appetizer, entrée and dessert from our fall/winter menu, and were awarded with both the best appetizer and best entrée awards for our butternut squash soup and braised beef short ribs. We look forward to this year’s event.” Read more…
By: Liz Markhlevskaya
The city officially celebrated the opening of the Ridge Marketplace in Rochester Friday morning and announced four additional businesses joining the shopping center. Starbucks, the Paper Store, Kay Jewelers, and the restaurant Mikado have signed on to be tenants at the Ridge, according to Josh Levy, principal of Waterstone Retail, the developer of the project.Those businesses will join several others that have already opened there, including Market Basket, Hobby Lobby, Famous Footwear, and Petco.
This fall, iSpa Nails, Supercuts and Ulta Beauty are expected to open, and 110 Grill is slated to open before the end of the year…Ryan Dion, chief operating officer for 110 Grill, said his restaurant is currently under construction and is planned for opening around Dec. 6. He said the 6,000-square-foot restaurant will have about 180 seats, and will include a large dining room, lounge area, and outdoor patio with a fire pit and tiki torches. Read more…
By: Bill Clapper
The 110 Grill is far and away an anomaly to the typical shopping center restaurant. After visiting the restaurant on the outskirts of Berlin, I was compelled to alter my long-held prejudice that any eatery in a shopping center couldn’t be anything but mediocre. The décor, the professionalism of the staff, the presentation of the meals and most importantly, the high level of the food combined to convey an exceptional dining experience. Read more…
By: Susan L. Wagner
The new 110 Grill opened last week on the site of the former JJ McKay’s, which closed last year after almost four decades in business. 110 Grill is a small chain, and Wayland is the fifth location after Berlin, Chelmsford and Hopkinton in Massachusetts, plus Nashua, New Hampshire. According to general manager Scott Jedrey, the company looks for locations where they know the menu, freshness and creativity will be appreciated. Read more…
By: Jonathan Phelps
The 110 Grill will open at the former J.J. McKay’s on Commonwealth Road next week. This will be the company’s fifth restaurant, following Berlin, Chelmsford, Hopkinton, and Nashua, New Hampshire. The Hopkinton restaurant opened in June. Read more..
By: Peter Jasinski
Local restaurant patrons will have a new option to choose from when 110 Grill opens in February 2017. “Everything’s made from scratch in house. You can come in wearing shorts and a T-shirt and have a burger and a beer, or you can come in a business suit and have a nice bottle of wine and a steak dinner,” said 110 Grill Chief Operating Officer Ryan Dion, who described the restaurant as “upscale casual.” Read more..
By: Jonathan Phelps
Peter Mezitt couldn’t wait for the 110 Grill to open on Lumber Street, so he recently checked out the restaurant’s Berlin location. “I’ve grown up here. I’ve lived here my whole life,” he said Tuesday afternoon at the opening of the Hopkinton restaurant. “This place has needed more restaurants for a long time.” Mezitt, owner of Weston Nurseries and a Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce board member, said the modern American grill will pull people into town off Interstate 495. During the official ribbon-cutting, he thanked restaurant officials for investing in the town.
“I was thrilled with the experience,” he said. “The food is fantastic and relatively affordable.” Read more…
The 110 Grill officially opened in the new addition to the 1 Lumber Street plaza. Hopkinton is the 4th New England location for the 110 Grill. Currently 110 Grill is located in Berlin, MA, Chelmsford, MA and Nashua, NH. In the first video, view the ribbon cutting ceremony as the 110 Grill was welcomed by the Chair of the Metrowest Chamber of Commerce, Sean Kimball and President of Weston Nurseries, Peter Mezitt on behalf of the Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce.In the 2nd video below, view the HCAM news segment highlighting the opening festivities…Read more…
110 Grill, a modern American restaurant with a trendy casual atmosphere, celebrated their Grand Opening today with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Located at 1 Lumber Street in Hopkinton, 110 Grill’s menu features modern American cuisine with an emphasis on flavor and diversity. The menu changes throughout the year to complement the seasons, and includes the freshest ingredients. The spring/summer menus highlight lighter dishes like salads and seafood, while the fall/winter menus will focus on heartier options. 110 Grill also has a variety of Gluten free offerings..Read more…
110 Grill, a modern American restaurant with a trendy casual atmosphere, is pleased to announce the opening of its fourth location in Hopkinton, MA. The restaurant officially opened for business on Tuesday June 21 after a ribbon cutting with both the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce and the Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce. Since opening, 110 Grill has received many positive reviews.
110 Grill enjoys getting involved with the local community through donations and participating in events. During soft opening and training, donations were collected for the memorial fund of a local police officer from Auburn, MA that was killed in the line of duty in May. A total of over $1200 was donated to the Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr. Memorial Fund, which was established at Saver’s Bank to benefit Tarentino’s wife and three children…Read more…
By: Jonathan Phelps
The 110 Grill, a small restaurant chain, is set to open its newest restaurant in town on June 21. The announcement was made at the Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce’s “State of the Town” event on Tuesday. The restaurant will open at 4 p.m. for dinner that day and will be open for lunch and dinner starting the next day, according to Alicia Puputti, director of marketing for the chain….Read more…
Tater tots used to be something only served to kids in school cafeterias, but they’ve become a trendy dish at restaurants. The most popular appetizer at the 110 Grill in Chelmsford is their signature tater tot poutine…Read more…
By: Allie Ginwala
Happy hour is about more than just drinks. While some restaurants highlight menu favorites, others try out new tastes — but most follow key guidelines when it comes to pairing pub food and happy hour drink specials.
Most eateries have something they’re known for or a concept they keep to really well, so sticking to that niche for happy hour is a good way to go. At 110 Grill in Nashua, happy hour food is a reflection of the regular menus, but with a different spin or presentation. They currently have five items on the happy hour menu: white truffle Parmesan popcorn, pretzel sticks with cheese sauce, marinated olives with grilled ciabatta toast, tomato flatbread and bistro chicken wings with maple barbecue or buffalo sauce….Read more…
Having grown up along Route 110, I have fond memories of such ancient eateries as Lum’s, The Old Oaken Bucket, and my beloved Skip’s. In retrospect, however, the nostalgia may be fresher than some of the menu items were. So that is why I was so pleased (and, frankly, pleasantly surprised) to find as fine an establishment as 110 Grill (www.110grill.com) perched right along the same storied strip where many of my old favorites once stood…Read more…
By: Margaret Smith
On a recent Friday night at 110 Grill in Chelmsford, a crowd gathered for a meal, conversation, to relax after work and to hear the acoustic music of local favorite Sandy Spence. Spence got the evening started with her own version of “Time of The Season.” The hometown spirit is important to the management of the restaurant, in particular to manager Tim Curran, 31, who grew up in Chelmsford and has been working there about a year….Read more…
By: Susan Laughlin
Head south to Merrimack, Salem and Nashua for delicious food in an outdoor setting. Pretty patio offers high-top tables and couch seating with a blazing fire pit to enjoy classic or creative cocktails and a seared tuna appetizer. What to Expect: Busy on weekends, but couch seating does not require a hostess to seat you. Open daily for lunch and dinner…Read more…
By: Jan Gottesman
BERLIN – It may not be Route 110, but the new 110 Grill at Highland Commons East, in Berlin, is open and serving its “Modern American Cuisine in a Trendy Casual Atmosphere.”
While the food is “modern American,” each creation has a twist, that is drawing diners to this rapidly growing restaurant family. Ryan Dion, chief operating officer for the company, said the first 110 Grill opened on Route 110, in Chelmsford, in September 2014. Just four months later, a second location opened in Nashua, N.H….Read more…
110 Grill, a modern American restaurant with a trendy casual atmosphere, is pleased to announce the opening of its third location on the Berlin/Hudson line in the Highland Commons Shopping Center located at exit 26 off Interstate 495. The restaurant officially opened for business on Monday April 4th, and has received many positive reviews since then.
110 Grill enjoys getting involved with the local community through donations and participating in events. During soft opening and training, donations were collected for a few area organizations and non profits; including the Clardy Children’s Fund in memory of State Trooper Thomas Clardy, the Hudson Community Food Pantry and the Berlin Family Food Pantry. The total donations included over $2500, as well as many non-perishable food items…..Read more…
This is a different way to do Chicken Parm. A flavorful new spin on steak frites. And a sweet twist on the flatbread pizza. And it’s dishes like these that make the 110 Grill stand out from so many cookie-cutter restaurants. With locations in Nashua, New Hampshire and Chelmsford, Mass, 110 Grill is a lot nicer than most neighborhood pubs, but not nearly as expensive as you might think, as Chief Operating Officer Ryan Dion explains….Read more…
The 110 Grill is opening a new restaurant in Berlin Monday, April 4. The Grill already has spots in Chelmsford and Nashua, New Hampshire, and is opening two more Massachusetts restaurants this year: Hopkinton in the summer and Wayland in the fall. …Read more…
The Board of Selectmen on Monday unanimously approved a liquor license, common victualler’s license and entertainment license for 110 Grill, a locally owned restaurant with American food scheduled to open this fall on the site of the former J.J. McKay’s on Commonwealth Road in Cochituate.
This will be the company’s fifth restaurant in the area, following Berlin, Chelmsford, Hopkinton, and Nashua, New Hampshire…Read more…
Middlesex West Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards dinner and scholarship fundraiser Feb. 4 at Holiday Inn Boxborough. The honorees were Jack Donelan of Donelan’s Supermarket, Lifetime Achievement Award; Zound’s Hearing (Westford), Best New Retailer of the Year; Acton Real Estate Company, Business of the Year; Sheila Bauer of Get in Shape for Women, Business Person of the Year; 110 Grill (Chelmsford), Restaurant of the Year; Elijah Martin-Merrill of Not Your Problem IT Services…Read more…
Nashua was recently ranked as one of the Best Cities to live in by Money Magazine due to its close proximity to Boston, tax-free shopping and great schools – making the Granite State’s second largest city an ideal place to raise a family. Nashua continues to grow in popularity as its becoming known now as a chic and fun city that attracts millennials and is quickly becoming home to new hotels, restaurants, upscale apartments and attractions…There is so much to do now in Nashua, we thought we would give you a list of our Top Ten Things to Do…110 Grill is where contemporary dining and innovative cuisine meet – one of Nashua’s newest restaurants offering modern American eats and cocktails…Read more…
By: Allie Ginwala
In the spirits world, this time of year is typically ruled by bourbon, whiskey and scotch, but Julia Dale, 110 Grill mixologist, said the key to making winter cocktails is finding something that warms your soul. “You can basically use anything, it just depends on what you mix it with,” she said. Mixers — juice, soda, fruit and spices — help give a cocktail its flair and Dale said the latest trend in the cocktail world is shrubs. “You cook down … different spices and different fruits into apple cider vinegar and let it sit for 24 hours and strain it and that’s your mixer,” she said. The appeal is that you can get much more flavor into one mixer with a shrub instead of using a handful of juices, plus you can get more creative….Read more…
By: Liz Michalski
Photos by: Kevin Harkins
Holiday Kitchen Memores: Five local chefs share the foods that mean the most to them at the holidays. 110 Grill’s Director of Food & Beverage, Adam Dorey was featured in the article…Read more…
By: Molly Loughman
Sixteen additional liquor licenses are seen as a possible way to boost economic development throughout town, especially at the growing sector of Kelley’s Corner…Currently there is one liquor license on the waiting list in Acton, a proposal before selectmen for 110 Grill in Kelley’s Corner in front of Kmart, where McDonald’s once stood. If Acton’s petition for more liquor licenses is approved, 110 Grill will be the first in line for a license, said Bartl…Ryan Dion, chief operating officer for 110 Grill, said the restaurant looks forward to opening in Acton in late summer 2016. Its two current locations are at 116 Chelmsford St. in Chelmsford and 27 Trafalgar Square in Nashua, New Hampshire. Current popular items on the 110 Grill menu are steak tips, cucumber and avocado tuna, sesame ginger salmon and chicken Caprese Parmesan, said Dion…Read more…
110 Grill, 116 Chelmsford St., Chelmsford, will launch its new fall and winter menu. The menu includes various new appetizers, salads, sandwiches, entrees and cocktails. New appetizers include fried pickle chips, short rib fritters and baked brie. Entrees include scallop and butternut squash risotto, barbecue chicken macaroni and cheese, beef tenderloin stroganoff served over spätzle, jambalaya, 110 meatloaf and more…Read more…
By Alana Melanson
Greater Merrimack Valley’s Restaurant Showcase Week is back, this time featuring fall flair and flavors to enhance your dining experience. For the past five years, the two-week event, designed to showcase cuisine and dining opportunities throughout the region, was held in August, according to Greater Merrimack Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau Executive Director Deb Belanger… Read more…
By Jan Gottesman
It is one of the signature events of the year, and it is nearly here. The Taste of Wachusett, a benefit for the Doctor Franklin Perkins School, is Wednesday, Sept. 30, from 5 to 8 p.m.at Cyprian Keyes Golf Club, in Boylston. This is the second year at the Boylston locale and it will feature several different rooms. Weather permitting, beverages will be outside, overlooking the golf course, while desserts will be in the music room. Tasty treats will be everywhere, according to Kerry Flathers, director of organizational advancement at the Perkins School and the coordinator of the event…“110 Grill is looking forward to participating in this year’s Taste of Wachusett event and supporting its important cause, while sampling some selections from our upcoming fall menu,” said Ryan Dion, chief operating officer of 110 Grill, which will be opening in Highland Commons, on the Hudson-Berlin line. “The event will provide valuable exposure in the community before the opening of our third location in the Highland Commons shopping center in early 2016. We can’t wait to meet everyone.” Read more…
By Jonathan Phelps/Daily News Staff
A new contemporary restaurant that is preparing to open early next year is seeking and liquor and entertainment licenses. The 110 Grill will be located in a new plaza on the corner of West Main and Lumber streets…The restaurant is hoping to be open from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. seven days a week, according to the application. Ryan Dion, chief operating officer, said the restaurant will have 4,500 square feet and feature 150 seats and an outdoor patio, he said. He said they’ve been familiar with Hopkinton for a while in making its decision to move to town. “We realized there was a lack of restaurants in town,” he said. The entertainment license will cover both recorded and live entertainment for both inside and outside. The patio will have a fire pit and comfortable seating. “We will have the ability to do live performances out on the patio as well,” Dion said. The restaurant will feature modern American cuisine in a “trendy casual atmosphere,” according to its website, 110grill.com. The restaurant has both a lunch and dinner menu…Read more…
The extension to 77 West Main Street strip mall, which is being graded and prepared for construction as we speak, will house not only the long-awaited return of the Golden Spoon Restaurant, but the third location for the 110 Grill, the flagship of which is in Chelmsford, Mass. Their second current location is in Nashua, New Hampshire, where happy hours apparently still include discounted alcoholic beverages as well as food specials. Massachusetts banned the practice of serving discounted alcoholic beverages in “Happy Hours” decades ago. The restaurant has submitted an application for an alcoholic beverages license to the selectmen, which includes live entertainment… Read more…
By Andrew Dunn
The Lowell Food & Wine Festival is coming back to the Mill City for the second time and, hopefully, will be twice as big.
Tobi Marx, founder of the nonprofit organization Made in Lowell that runs the festival, is hoping for about 3,000 attendees, almost twice as many as last year. More than 25 eateries as well as various wineries and breweries, all from the Merrimack Valley, will take part in the four-day festival…Read more…
By Susan Laughlin
As the competition increases and diners have more choices than ever, chain restaurants are forced to up their game.
Long ago, in a gastronomy far away, my sister-in-law said, “We always stop at Howard Johnson’s when we drive cross country because we know what to expect.” Therein lies the power of brand recognition and mega locations…“Chef-driven” is the new catchphrase for the next evolution on the food chain. New regional chains don’t have a legacy of mediocre food to cast off — they’re starting from scratch in every sense. They seem to be in a category by themselves. I shall deem them “The Casual $12 Burger Emporium.” Unlike the $10 burger from the mega-chains, the new $12 + contender is hand-pattied, Certified Angus beef, tuna or lamb and served on a brioche bun with house-made tomato jam, etc. Adam Dorey, executive chef for 110 Grill in Nashua, claims to have tried 40 burger and meat combinations before making a choice to balance quality and price. Burger wars aside, management and chefs are trying hard on all fronts to woo the diner… Read more…
By Allie Ginwala
Combining beer education with a four-course meal, 110 Grill will host its first beer dinner on Monday, July 20, featuring food and beer pairings and a discussion from brewery professionals. “[It’s] an informative experience as well as great food and drink,” Shannon DiPietro, director of beverage, said in a phone interview. Recently, vendors have visited 110 Grill to teach staff about beer pairings and ways to highlight the flavors in both the food and drink, which inspired this month’s debut beer dinner…Read more…
By Susan Laughlin
Oysters are the perfect way to start a meal or simply satisfy a desire for something perfectly fresh, infinitely interesting and salty as the sea. It’s that taste of brine, snap of raw meat and variety of subtle flavors that makes them so addictive. Besides, they are a healthy mouthful too, with fewer than 100 calories per dozen and loads of zinc, other minerals and omega 3s. With local offerings now available, they seem somehow less exotic…Oyster Bars, Offerings and Buck-a-Shuck*….110 Grill* Nashua, 110grill.com, Happy hour, Sunday through Thursday, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., $1 oysters and shrimp cocktail, 1/2 off select drafts and signature cocktails. Read more…
The Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce featured 110 Grill’s Culinary Director and Operations Manager, Adam Dorey, in its summer Spotlight newsletter. Read the full story to learn a little more about Adam! Read more…
Business Digest for June 24. This October, the 110 Grill will open a new location at the Highland Commons Sopping Center in Berlin. The 6,000-square-foot, 180-seat restaurant will be decorated with a deep brown and copper color scheme. Outside, a fire pit will offer light and warmth to the patio; inside, a private dining room will also be available. Read more…
The 110 Grill said this week it plans to open a third location, at the Highland Commons Shopping Center off Exit 26 on I-495 in Berlin, sometime this fall. The American-style restaurant has existing locations at 116 Chelmsford St. in Chelmsford and 27 Trafalgar Square in Nashua, the latter of which opened in December. “Everyone on the 110 Grill team is looking forward to opening in Berlin,” said Ryan Dion, 110 Grill’s chief operating officer, in a statement. Read more…
By Diane Severin
110 Grill participated in the annual Taste of Nashoba event and won Best Entree with its Lobster Mac n’ Cheese. The event, held on March 24 at Lawrence Academy in Groton, was attended by over 700 people and featured samples from over 40 restaurants. Read More…
110 Grill participated in the annual Taste of Chelmsford Event and won the Best Appetizer Award with its White Truffle Mac & Cheese Fritters. The event, held on March 23 at the Chelmsford Radisson, was attended by over 300 people and featured samples from over 20 restaurants as well as a raffle for a variety of prizes. All proceeds benefited enrichment programs at the Chelmsford Center Elementary School. Read More…
By Brendan Lewis, Sun Correspondent
LOWELL — The two indoor events at WinterFest this year gave festival-goers an escape from the outdoors. More importantly, it gave them a chance to stuff themselves with as much soup and chocolate as they could fit. The North Bowl Soup Competition and St. Anne’s All-You-Can-Eat Chocolate Fest at the 2015 WinterFest catered to hundreds with a wide variety of choices…Executive chef at the 110 Grill, Donald McHale in Westford, was offering a roasted squash bisque. He said that this event is a great chance for people to try new recipes and for the restaurant to get more exposure. Read More…
By Emelia Attridge
Darren Dee is the executive chef and culinary director of 110 Grill (27 Trafalgar Square, Nashua, 943-7443; 116 Chelmsford St., Chelmsford, Mass., 978-256-2777, 110grill.com). He manages the menus and oversees the direction of both 110 Grill locations. Dee has been in the kitchen since he was 12 years old, when he was a dishwasher at his parents’ former diner in upstate New York, and he later attended the Culinary Institute of America. One of the reasons he decided to work for 110 Grill was the people, many of whom he’d worked with previously, he said. Read More….
I am amazed how quickly 110 Grill has become a hopping place. The restaurant opened Dec. 8 at Trafalgar Square (its other location is in Chelmsford, Mass.) – near the super Market Basket in Somerset Plaza, but tucked sort of behind the Five Guys strip of establishments – and the first time I went, the place was deserted….Fast-forward to last week: 110 Grill was packed. Every table I could see – all the front-room high-tops, the booths, and both side rooms – were all full. The noise level was boisterous, and the staff was rushing around briskly. We were surprised, but relieved we didn’t have to wait more than two minutes for a table to be set up for us. Read More…
It’s only been open a month, but the kitchen is already hitting its stride at the new 110 Grill in Nashua’s Trafalgar Square corporate neighborhood. We visited on a recent Sunday night to put a cap on our holiday-season food-athon before embarking on diets and reintroducing ourselves to the folks at Planet Fitness. This is the second 110, the first being just down the road in Chelmsford, Mass. Nashua’s 110 Grill is in a brand new building that shares a parking lot with the equally brand new Residence Inn by Marriott. Read More…
By Emelia Attridge
Nashua is known for its downtown restaurant scene, but in December the new 110 Grill joined a few independent locally owned restaurants on the other side of town, dominated by chain restaurants. Read More…