Have you ever experienced a restaurant where although you’re dining out, it feels like home?
As promised in my last post, last week I had the privilege of heading out to dinner with the Boston Brunchers, an acclaimed food blogger group, at the award-winning Maximo’s in Watertown, Mass, and as we enjoyed five diverse and delicious courses with the owners, the Zeller family, an overwhelming sense of welcoming comfort came over me. Maybe it was the fact that Betsy Zeller sat down to eat over easy conversation with us, or that her husband and head chef, Phil Zeller personally introduced and delivered each course to our table. Or, perhaps it was the fact that their charming and handsome toddler, Max (the restaurant is named after both him and his sister, Morgan — think “Max and Mo’s”) made his way around the table to flirt with each diner as his doting grandparents kept a watchful eye and chatted with each blogger about the history of the restaurant and the complexity of the food.
I imagine it was the combination of all of these deeply personal elements that made my experience at Maximo’s such a memorable one. But of course, their was also the food.
View my full review here.
When a place says they are a family run restaurant I will wonder how they compare to the crew that runs Maximo’s in Watertown, MA. This is a TRUE family restaurant. While Maximo’s is run by husband wife team, Phil and Betsy, it is a big family affair with their kids and parents’ help. Don’t be surprised if you order take out and Phil delivers it to you! That is hand’s on service.
Read my entire post here.
I rarely get to make dinner plans, but the stars recently aligned so that I got a last minute opportunity to join the Boston Brunchers for dinner at Maximo’s in Watertown. Because I was a last minute addition I wasn’t sure what I was getting into but I was happy to get out of the house while I had the chance.
Maximo’s focuses mostly on takeout and delivery so their interior is small. This isn’t unusual for the Boston area, but their seating area, with a few tables and chairs, was much more inviting than I normally see at takeout places. I was perfectly happy eating there (which is more than I can say for other takeout places I’ve been to).
Read my entire post here.
Last Monday, I had the opportunity to have dinner out with the Boston Brunchers at Maximo’s in Watertown.
Maximo’s is owned by the Zeller’s- a Watertown family- Betsy and Phil. Betsy was our host for the evening, and Phil is the mastermind and chef behind the restaurant.
View my full recap at BostonRookie.com
Update: This event has been rescheduled as a dinner event on March 12, 2012.
I love it when the Brunchers get crazy and head out to dinner or lunch! While you know brunch will always have my heart, I do eat lunch and dinner every day…so might as well have some fun with those meals as well!
Next weekend, Saturday, February 18, 2012, at 3:00pm, 8 lucky Brunchers have been invited to Maximo’s in Watertown to try out a wide range of items from their menu. From herb-crusted goat cheese with olives, to nicoise salad, to the Mediterranean Turkey Burger (Ground turkey mixed with tabouleh, goat cheese, & Maximo’s special spice blend. Served with djaiki sauce, lettuce, & grilled tomato…oh yeah!) the flavors of Maximo’s will keep us on our toes!
Owner Betsy Gartrell will be joining us to tell us about how Maximo’s came to be, and to answer any questions. Plus, she is just a fun lady to have at a meal!
So here is how you win a seat at lunch:
- Leave a comment here telling me about you favorite family owned restaurant and why it is your favorite.
- All entries must be received by 10am on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 10am. Entries will be judged at this time.
- Entries will be judged anonymously by Maximo’s, so make your entry creative!
- Winners will be notified via email on Thursday morning. Prize is non-transferrable. If you are unable to attend, you will forfeit your seat and a new winner will be chosen.
Don’t forget there is still time to vote for the Boston Brunchers in the Lifestyle/city category for the Boston Innovation Insider Awards!