We know Norton residents don’t just stay in town when they want a night out and a break from cooking.
Restaurant coming and goings, new business and the best dishes and recipes are among the items that have appeared on Patch sites around the region over the past month.
Below is a look at the restaurant and food stories covered in the past month.
How Long Before Sabatino's Opens?
Several Patch readers this month asked when Sabatino's Trattoria will be opening in Norton. The Italian restaurant was originally slated to open in April, but no firm date has been set. Building owner Rico Ferrera said that the exterior was recently finished, and it's hopeful that the eatery will open within a month.
PHOTOS: Orange Leaf Grand Opening
Residents from Canton, Sharon, Stoughton and other areas were treated to free cups of frozen yogurt this week at Orange Leaf in Canton, which celebrated its 200th grand opening.
What Restaurant is Missing in Canton?
An upscale restaurant, an Indian food establishment and a seafood restaurant were all recommended by readers as to what Canton could use for a new eatery this month.
Hilliards Looks to Keep Fundraising Easy and Local
When it comes to selling candy bars for fundraising efforts, Hilliards House of Candy takes pride in dealing with the local organizations and small groups that some chocolate-making conglomerates might otherwise overlook. Check out Patch's profile of the local shop from earlier in September.
Stoughton Resident Wins Contest to Have Burger Appear on Wahlburgers Menu in Hingham
Jenn Tracy of Stoughton was named the winner of Wahlburgers' "Create Our Next Burger" contest this month. The Hingham restaurant is owned by Chef Paul Wahlberg and his two celebrity brothers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg.
Visions For Vacancies: Kabob House
What was once known as the Kabob House on Washington Street in Downtown Stoughton has also been home to a handful of different restaurants in recent years. Find out what readers said they'd like to see fill the spot next.
What Restaurant is Missing in Sharon?
Would you like to see a new breakfast place open up in Sharon? How about a restaurant that specializes in ribs? Both were suggested by Sharon Patch readers as to what they'd like to see come to town this month.
Walpole Small Business Q&A: Jalapenos Grill
Find out what Ricardo Dorronsorro, owner of the local restaurant in Walpole, says about the market she's managed since 1995. Jalapenos Grill specializes in authentic Mexican fare. Menu items include homemade salsa, tacos, enchiladas, tamales and churros, among many other Mexican dishes. It also has a wide selection of tequilas and margaritas.
during July and August, the Ninety Nine Restaurants held a fundraiser raising $430,000 for the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in communities throughout New England and New York. The Walpole Ninety Nine Restaurant raised $3,552 for the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
PHOTOS: Trader Joe's Open for Business at Patriot Place
While not an eatery, the opening of Trader Joe's grocery store in Foxborough was welcomed with many smiles from nearby residents this past month.
What Restaurant is Missing in Foxborough?
And for Foxborough, local residents said they'd love to see an Indian restaurant, an upscale Mexican restaurant and a local branch of Not Your Average Joe's open in town.
Mansfield Getting Tough on Restaurants' Managers of Record
The Mansfield Board of Selectmen this month made an effort to ensure local restaurants have a manager of record slated with the town; selectmen agreed that having no manager of record puts the town and the restaurant into liability issues that could be serious problems in the future.