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The Gaff: Pub Grub in a Welcoming Setting

October 22, 2014 12:05 pm

If you’re looking for in a restaurant or bar that does the basics right, The Gaff in Waltham is the place. "Gaff" is Irish slang for your home base, and this pub serves as a second home for many. Regulars rave about the draft beer selection, which ranges from favorites like Guinness to carefully-sourced brews from home and abroad, including Belgium. Prices are very reasonable as well, making it a great place to kick back for a pint or two.

It wouldn’t be a pub without food, and the menu at The Gaff leans toward Irish and Scottish grub. Frequent diners rave about their Scotch eggs, which are hard-boiled, wrapped in spicy chorizo and fried.The Reuben fritters, made from deep-fried corned beef with Thousand Island dressing, is another favorite dish. The burgers are also highly recommended – try The Gaff burger, which comes with thick-cut bacon and topped with a fried egg.

The Gaff
467 Moody Street
Waltham, MA 02453
(781) 209-5600
Read the reviews on Yelp.

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Put These Three Family Activities on Your Autumn Agenda

October 16, 2014 1:05 pm

With the colorful leaves on the ground and the refreshing chill in the air, people of all ages can’t help but want to play outside once fall finally comes back around. These fun activities will show you how to get outside and have fun with the whole family this autumn season.

Make Leaf Rubbings [singleparents.about.com]
If your kids are still very young, they’ll love this simple art project that uses beautiful fall leaves. Start by taking your children outside to collect as many leaves as they can. Next, press the leaves underneath a piece of paper and rub with a crayon to create an artistic imprint of each unique shape.

Paint Fall Garden Pots [parents.com]
Once it comes time to switch out your summer flowers with something heartier for the fall, encourage your kids to help by letting them decorate the pots. Lay out some newspaper, provide them with colorful paints, and encourage them to get creative with simple terra cotta pots.

Visit a Maze [coca-colacompany.com]
Most areas have an old-fashioned corn maze somewhere nearby, and your kids will love getting lost in its twists and turns. Simply do a quick Internet search to find the closest one to you (bonus points if the maze is located at a colorful apple orchard!).

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Downstairs at Felton Antiques: Browse and Buy

October 8, 2014 12:04 pm

New England is known for its antiques, and Downstairs at Felton is among the top antique sellers in the area. This multi-dealer antique mall is crammed with treasures from all eras of the past. Each dealer specializes in different merchandise, so there’s a large variety here. The selection of furniture is varied, with some striking pieces on display. Prices are quite fair, and the frequent sales and specials make make it worthwhile to visit regularly.

If you have antiques of your own at home, you can bring your pieces here to get appraised. They can also connect you with an expert in the field who can give you a honest deal.

Downstairs at Felton Antiques
100 Felton St.
Waltham, MA 02453
(781) 894-2223

Read the reviews on Yelp.

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