Monday, December 17, 2012
Proceeds from the restaurant's annual holiday party were donated to the Easton Food Pantry
When Maguire's owners Pat Connell, Michael Sullivan and Neil Levine got together in the fall to discuss their annual holiday party, they wanted to do something more this time around. "This year we said, 'let's do something nice'," Levine said. ".. This is the time of year to think instead of buying things, maybe we should give back." Each year, Connell, Sullivan and Levine invite their most loyal customers to an evening of free food and a cash bar. This year, the proceeds from the cash bar went to the Easton Food Pantry. Levine cut a check Sunday night as the holiday party wound down and it was delivered first thing Monday morning. "The food pantry just does a tremendous job," Levine said. "It's a good local group and this time of year …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
... and Now Baby Hawks
People get all fired up about birds – especially of the rare and predatory variety. We zone in on them with binoculars, photograph them, chart their movements, wait for them … and basically can get as all giddy as kids in a candy store when a hawk or osprey or blue heron shows up in our neighborhood. I mean, really, the national emblem of the United States features a bald eagle. New York City has been going all gaga since the early 1990s following the red-tailed hawk, Pale Male, and his various mates who roost and make babies in a nest on the ledge of an apartment building across the street from Central Park in Manhattan. (A red-tailed hawk that meets with good fortune can live for 20 years or more.) Pale Male and his gal pals and …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Maguire's Bar and Grill takes home the prize for the third time in the last five years.
Easton's business and restaurant community was on full display Tuesday night during the Easton Chamber of Commerce's fifth annual Taste of Easton at the Stonehill College Roche Dining Commons. Tables scattered the room, each with a different business that had something different to offer. Businesses ranging from banks , to realty groups to summer camps were disbursed amongst Easton's many restaurants, pizza shops and liquor stores. Residents browsed the room as the Oliver Ames Jazz Band entertained. While, as Chamber of Commerce Vice President Tom Reardon explained, everyone was a winner Tuesday night, Maguire's Bar and Grill took the grand prize and won the Taste of Easton for the third time in five years. "We don’t’ look at it as a …
Friday, March 16, 2012
Maguire's wins "Best of Patch" for the second time in three weeks.
St. Patrick's Day and Maguire's Bar and Grill seem to fit together well. Easton residents agree. Maguire's won this week's "Best of Patch" contest and became the "Best Place to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day" in Easton. "This the nineteenth year that we have done a traditional Irish Festival," owner Neil Levine said. "It lasts for five days. In addition to the required Grey Corned Beef and Cabbage, we feature menu items that you would find on the table in a traditional Irish Home. We have classic Irish music playing all week. We look at St. Patrick's Day as a way of saying thanks to our loyal customers and the bounty that we have been given". It marks the second time in three weeks that Maguire's has won a "Best of Patch" contest. In the …
Monday, March 12, 2012
Where is the best place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Easton?
Monday, March 12, 2012
It's that time if year again. No, we're not talking about spring weather, daylight savings, or even tax season. We're talking about the time of year when you find your greenest sweater or T-shirt, cook some corned beef and cabage, bake some Irish soda bread, and indulge on a six pack of Guiness. It's time to go out and celebrate the St. Patrick's Day holiday. For this week's "Best of", we're asking where the hot spot in town will be next Saturday. Luckily in Easton, there is no shortage of places to celebrate. Here are a few. If we leave anything off the list, please let us know and we will certainly add it. Voting in the poll below is open until 9 a.m. Friday. We will announce the winner at noon Friday. Because this poll is not scientific…
Friday, February 3, 2012
A Super Bowl specialty at Maguire's is featured in this week's Dish of the Week.
Beginning this week, we'll feature a different dish at a local restaurant. If you have a suggestion for a local dish, email Patrick.Maguire@patch.com Ever since Boston radio personality Eddie Andelman made the term "Jambalaya" synonymous with the Super Bowl for New Englanders during the 1996-1997 football season, the spicy Cajun dish has been a favorite in the New England area. It has also been a staple for Super Bowl season at Maguire's Bar and Grill. "It's a must when the Patriots are in the Super Bowl, but it's kind of become a tradition," owner and chef Neil Levine said. Andelman, formerly a radio host on WEEI, used the term "Jambalaya" during the Patriots quest to play in the Super Bowl in New Orleans in 1997. It symbolized a desire …
Thursday, May 26, 2011
The project is expected to last through next Spring.
Residents traveling down routes 106 and 123 near the Five Corners will be met with heavy traffic and delays in the coming months because of construction efforts that began this week. Currently, construction workers are installing drainage, electrical and traffic signal foundations at the northwest section of Foundry Street near Maguire's Bar and Grill. The construction is the beginning of a project to improve traffic flow in the area, including the realignment of Bay Road approximately 100 feet to the northeast and the widening of Foundry Street, according to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. For now, though, commuters will have to be patient as roadwork is conducted, Police Chief Allen Krajcik said. "Many motorists have …
Monday, April 11, 2011
Neil Levine, the Oliver Ames cross country coach and one of Maguire's Bar and Grill's owners, arrived in Kathmandu today to begin his "treck" of Mount Everest.
Periodically, Easton Patch will post updates from Maguire's Bar and Grill owner and Oliver Ames cross country coach Neil Levine's trip to Mount Everest as he delivers supplies to an orphanage in Kathmandu, Nepal. During the trek, the Easton resident, along with a group of fellow "trekkers" will reach elevations of 20,000 feet. The group plans carry in over three hundred pounds of supplies, medicines, clothes, and vitamins to the orphanage. For more information on the orphanage, click here. The group left on Saturday and arrived in Kathmandu today. To view photos and more updates from the trip, click here. Here is the itinerary for the trip: April 11 April 12 April 13 April 14 April 15 April 16 April 17 April 18 April 19 April 20 April 21 …