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Hitting The Spot in Georgetown
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Hitting The Spot in Georgetown

22 March 2015 by Brion O'Connor, The Boston Globe

Brett Herlihy, 29, The Spot’s head chef, is a Burlington native who earned his cooking chops working at tavern-style pubs in Greater Boston. That experience gives him and general manager Jason Ingemi — who you’ll find behind the bar — a good idea of what they want The Spot to be. “We’re taking traditional comfort food dishes and adding something special,” said Herlihy, who came on board shortly after The Spot opened in Georgetown last year. “It’s all about building layers of flavors and textures.

Cala’s in Manchester offers pub food, elegant entrees
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Cala’s in Manchester offers pub food, elegant entrees

01 February 2015 by Brion O'Connor, The Boston Globe

Diners will find an impressive variety on Cala’s dinner menu. You can choose from pub food, such as Mexican street tacos ($5 each) and the haddock sandwich (fried or baked, $14), or elegant entrees featuring seafood, steaks, ribs, and pasta dishes. Pumpkin and squash ravioli ($19) is one of Cala’s best sellers, Cushman said.

There are also nightly specials, and I was tempted by a house favorite, the lobster roll ($17). This delicacy is served every day in the summer, but typically only on Wednesdays in the winter.

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