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Mid-Day lunch & something to do - Central Mass?

jens05 Mar 6, 2007 08:48 AM

On St. Patty's we're putting together a going-away lunch for a friend moving to NYC. Any good tips that meet the following?:

1. Worcester/Acton/Somerville ... anywhere in that arch
2. Good food, and we could order wine/champagne. The food doesn't have to be fancy or especially impressive.
3. Something to do on-site or nearby (tasting/tour of some kind?)

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  1. Rick_V RE: jens05 Mar 6, 2007 11:10 AM

    Consider lunch/tour/tasting at Nashoba Winery:

    They make fruit wines, some dry, all quite interesting. In Westford, not far at all from Acton.

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      ns538bmk RE: Rick_V Mar 6, 2007 01:14 PM

      It's actually in Bolton, also not far from Acton, and a super idea.

    2. Harp00n RE: jens05 Mar 6, 2007 11:50 AM

      Yup, great suggestion. In addition to fruit wines they make their own microbrews, brandies, vodka, gin and eventually, their own single malt whiskey.

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        jens05 RE: jens05 Mar 9, 2007 09:21 AM

        thanks for the suggestion! i was considering there or Tower Hill Botanical Gardens. If anyone thinks of anything else, let me know!

        1. Gio RE: jens05 Mar 9, 2007 09:30 AM

          If you're willing to travel a tad farther west - say to North Adams, for example (130 miles from Boston) ..... MassMoCA is an interesting museum to visit.

          The following llink gives you all necessary info including some pretty good places to eat. The two restaurants in the museum do not serve liquor. http://massmoca.org/visiting.html

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            TrollKing RE: jens05 Mar 9, 2007 09:40 AM

            I can recommend both Tower Hill and Nashoba winery in fact. You could do both in an day if you did Tower Hill first, then ate at J's at the winery, then took the tour and sampled.

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