Tuesday, March 19, 2013
A town famous for diners and pubs now has a handful of gourmet and upscale restaurants. Are more on the way?
In a town known for its diners and pubs some eateries that attract foodies from near and far have popped up, but is Watertown ready to become a gourmet destination? This question was floated in a recent Boston Globe article about Tim Maslow, the chef that transformed Strip T's from a sandwich place to a hip and modern restaurant. He has been nominated as a semifinalist for the James Beard "Rising Star Chef of the Year." Many people head to Watertown to go to one of several diners for some good old comfort food. The town's night life centers around bars and pubs around town. Along with Strip T's, Red Lentil has become a destination for lovers of vegetarian food and Kareem's Restaurant recently opened and is serving up Middle Eastern fare…
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Tim Maslow of Strip T's made the short list of the top young chefs from New England.
Word of Tim Maslow's notoriety for his culinary creations has spread beyond the Boston area and the chef at Watertown's Strip T's has made the Food and Wine magazine's list of top new chefs in New England. Maslow told the magazine that he grew up working in his father's restaurant on School Street in Watertown, then he went off to study cooking at the French Culinary Institute in New York. After working in restaurants in the Big Apple, including David Chan's Momofuku Noodle Bar and Momofuku Ssam Bar, he returned to Watertown and took over the kitchen at Strip T's and totally chagned the menu. One of the top dishes at Strip T's is chicken wings in Moxie Sauce - made with Moxie soda, Maslow told the magazine. One item that remains from the…
Monday, December 10, 2012
Father and son owners, Paul and Tim Maslow, plan to open a new location of their popular Watertown-based restaurant.
Watertown's Strip T's restaurant has attracted a lot of fans and attention from Boston area food critics, and now father and son co-owners Paul and Tim Maslow plan to bring their innovative fare to more people by opening a new location in Brookline. The website Eater Boston reported that Paul, the father, and his son and chef Tim will be opening early next year. "Details at this point are few, but it will be in Brookline's Washington Square with 70 seats and a tentative opening timeframe of this March. Stay tuned for more details," the report reads. Where exactly the restaurant would go is not certain, but Eater reports it may have a different name - Ribelle, which is Italian for rebel. To see the rest of the post from Eater Boston, click …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
The magazine named Tim Maslow the Best Up and Coming Chef in its Best of Boston Issue
Many Watertown residents have enjoyed the fine food at Strip T's, and now others are discovering the restaurant on School Street. Boston Magazine took note of the food being served by Chef Tim Maslow and his staff, naming Maslow the Best Up and Coming Chef in its Best of Boston Issue. In the blurb about Maslow and Strip T's, the magazine writes, "Watertown has the most exciting cuisine in town? At a place called, for better or worse, Strip-T’s? Actually, it’s true." Maslow returned home to work with his father after working at Momofuku Ssam Bar under chef David Chang. Strip T's serves a variety of dishes, but the buttermilk-fried chicken has become a favorite for many.