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  • Patriots Nest The Ravens Nest No More Walpole, MA

    Posted Under: General Area in Walpole, Entertainment & Nightlife in Walpole, In My Neighborhood in Walpole  |  January 21, 2012 7:52 AM  |  1,998 views  |  No comments

    Patriots Nest The Ravens Nest No More Walpole, MA 


    Now has a new name "Patriot's Nest

    from Scott Wykoff WBAL Radio Blog

    Photo courtesy of Scott Sukoff's WBAL blog see link below:


    In honor of fans and the beloved Patriots who will be playing one town over in Foxboro the playoff game Sunday at Foxboro Stadium this restaurant/pub has put up a new sign that reads"Patriot's Nest."  This is just 20 minutes from Needham, MA.

    Fans around here are so pumped and the patrons of this restaurant/pub who are also fans are really happy to be sharing the game at the "Patriot's Nest."

    There are some stuffed ravens in the tavern but one patron said it's ok and he wasn't afraid of the ravens and neither were the Patriots.

    The pub and restaurant is the creation of husband and wife team Mark McAuliffe, a native of County Cork, Ireland and Maura McAuliffe, a ontime Boston corporate lawyer truned restauranteur, and is the sister pub of The Mad Raven in Waltham.  I have roots that go back to County Cork, Ireland too so that is neat.

    The ravens will be mad all right after Patriots win tomorrow.


    Oh the shops at Patriot's Place must be jumping today I am sure.  

  • Needham300 Needham's Petiit Robert Bistro Special Menu

    Posted Under: Entertainment & Nightlife in Needham  |  November 1, 2011 8:43 AM  |  651 views  |  No comments

    Needham300 Needham's Petit Robert Bistro Special Menu 

    This special menu has been created in honor of Needham, Ma Needham300 celebration and it will be available from November 3rd to November 10th

    This is an absolutely marvelous restaurant and it is practically across the street from the Needham Town Hall.  You can recognize it by the Eiffel Tower out in front.  Come celebrate  Joyeu Anniversaire, Needham!

                                                          The menu will run from November 3rd to the 10th

    Joyeux Anniversaire, Needham!

    Celebrating 300 Years


    Prix Fixe


    Lucian Albrecht Sparkling Brute Rosé

                     Hors D’oeuvres

    Please choose one

                                                                   Soupe à l’Onion Gratinée

    Savory onion soup, Swiss and Munster cheeses  

    Belgian Endives Salade

    Fresh endives, crisp Gala apple, toasted walnut, Triple Crème brie

    Trio of Homemade Patés with Condiments

    Pork, chicken and countrypatés, cornichon, Dijon mustard


    Please choose one

    Chicken Cordon Bleu

    Panko-crusted chicken breast filled with jambon and Swiss cheese, Dijon mushroom crème 
     Pan-Seared Hake

     Hake filet, butternut squash risotto, tender brussel sprouts  

    Petit Calf’s Liver
    Sautéed Lyonnaise, bacon, caramelized onion
      Boeuf Bourguignon

    Slow cooked Beef Short Rib in red wine reduction sauce with vegetables


    Please choose one

    Chocolaté Gâteau  

    Apple Tarte Tatin

    Strawberry Roman

    Pat Baker, Realtor, ABR, GREEN,  CHMS

    Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

    Cell: 617-435-3471  

    VOICEMAIL/FAX: 781-343-4010







  • Needham's Great Play Date

    Posted Under: Entertainment & Nightlife in Needham, Home Buying in Needham, In My Neighborhood in Needham  |  June 30, 2011 6:27 AM  |  572 views  |  No comments
  • The Needham Exchange Club & Needham 300 celebrate the 4th!

    Posted Under: Entertainment & Nightlife in Needham, Home Buying in Needham, In My Neighborhood in Needham  |  June 24, 2011 8:59 AM  |  628 views  |  No comments
    Needham's Exchange Club has done an amazing job over the years to help Needham Celebrate the 3rd and 4th of July.  This year will be even more exceptional and amazing.  Along with that we have added July 1 and 2 with a terrific line of events for those two days.  See all events on the Needham 300 website link below:

    Pat Baker, Realtor, ABR, Green, CNS, CHMS 
    Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 
    One Chapel St., Needham, MA 02492 
    Cell: 617-435-3471 Voice/Fax 781-343-4010 
  • Battle For Needham Reenactment

    Posted Under: Entertainment & Nightlife in Needham Heights, In My Neighborhood in Needham Heights  |  May 17, 2011 6:05 AM  |  1,455 views  |  No comments
    Battle For Needham Reenactment

       The Battle for Needham–MAY 21 & 22, 2011

    At the RIDGE HILL RESERVATION, Charles River Street, Needham
    Saturday, May 21 - Site open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Battle at 1:30 pm
    Sunday, May 22 - 10:00 am to 2:30 pm, Battle at 1:00 pm

    The Revolutionary War weekend event ~
    "This didn't really happen - but it could have!" ~
    so enjoy the show from the midst of the action!

    Historic fact is being used to set the stage for what will happen in Needham.
    The time period chosen is the spring of 1778 and everything that will occur over the weekend is based on (1) what the actual situation was at that time, and (2) on something that very well could have occurred.
    See the Scenario for the historic background to this event.

    This event is free of charge and open to the public,
    courtesy of the Brigade of the American Revolution and Needham 300.

    This is the site a a Revolutionary War battle rencampment featuring numerous units of British and Colonial soldiers as part of the Needham 300 committee's yearlong tercentennial celebration.  On Saturday and Sunday, reenactors with Brigade of the American Revolution will camp out at Ridge Hill and stage mock battles.  On both days, the camp site opens for visitors at 10 AM  There will be artillery demonstrations, musical concerts, and miltary drills.  The battles will occur at 1:30 PM on Saturday and 1 PM on Sunday and visitors will be ushered to the deisgnated spectator area no later than 30 minutes before the starting times.  Admission to Ridge Hill is free.  Please visit www.needham300.org for more information.
  • Petit Robert Bistro Needham, MA

    Posted Under: General Area in Needham, Entertainment & Nightlife in Needham  |  March 24, 2011 7:31 AM  |  572 views  |  No comments


    Petit Robert Needham


    45 Chapel Street
     Needham, MA 02492
    (781) 559-0532
    Train: Needham Center

    What a delight this restaurant is.  It also happens to be about 300 feet from my office.  Excellent menu and
    really so healthy.  The wait staff is so very nice.  The ambiance is terrific.  The food simply superb.  Great
    restaurant to go to for lunch or dinner and they have a nice children's menu too.
    We were invited to a a gracious lunchen last week and it was truly great.

    Hors D’oeuvres

    Cape Cod Oysters, Mignonette Sauce 2.99 each

    *Apple Wood Smoked Salmon…Lemon Wedge 12.50

    Trio of Homemade Patés with Condiments 9.50

    Six Escargots Bourguignon 9.75

    Moules Marinières 12.75

    Old Fashioned Quenelle, Lobster Sauce 11.25 (Kenmore location only)

    Jacky’s Fried Duck Confit and Kimchee Sushi Roll 11.50

    *Pan Seared Foie Gras, Apple Tatin, Cinnamon Gastrique Sauce 18.75

     Soups and Salads

     Soupe du Jour 6.50

    Soupe à l’Onion Gratinée 8.75

    Creamy Lobster Bisque 9.75

    Beet and Soft Goat Cheese Salad 11.25

    Garden Salad, Shallot Vinaigrette…8.75  with Panko Crusted Goat Cheese..10.75

    Romaine Heart, Roquefort and Vinaigrette 11.75

    *Smoked Marinated Herring Fillets…Warm Potato Salad 9.75

    *Tuna Tartar Tartines and Frisée Salad 14.75 


    (Entrees come with vegetables and one starch. Sorry, no substitution for side dishes) 

    *Smoked Salmon, Lemon and Mushroom  Risotto 16.25

    *Pan-Seared Scallops Provençale 18.75

    *Breaded Fillet of Native Haddock, Crab Meat Sauce 18.75   

    *Grilled Salmon Fillet, Horseradish Beurre Blanc 17.75

    Roasted Leg of Rabbit, Mustard and Mushroom Sauce 19.50

    Duck Confit and Grilled Sausage with Braised Cabbage 19.75

    Tripes à la Provençale 14.75

    *Roasted~Half Chicken …Natural Jus 14.25

    Chicken Coq-au-Vin with Buttered Noodles 16.75

    *Petit Calf’s Liver Sautéed Lyonnaise, Bacon and Caramelized Onion 17.50

    Braised Lamb Shank and Merguez with Garlicky Navy Bean 18.75

    Beef Short Rib Pot-au-Feu with Root Vegetables 18.75

    *Roasted Pork Loin Salé, Grilled Frankfurt Sausage and Sauerkraut 18.75

    *Roasted Rack of Lamb with Ratatouille 20.00

    *Grilled Skirt Steak~Frites, Choice of Bordelaise or Béarnaise 20.00

    *Pan-Seared 6oz Beef Tenderloin “au Poivre” 20.00

    Side Dishes

    Pommes Frites 4.50

    Fried Mashed Potato Croquettes 5.50

    Sautéed Spinach au Beurre 6.50

    Creamed Spinach 6.00

    Brussels Sprouts Cream of Garlic 6.50

    Ratatouille Gratin or Vegan 7.00 

    We offer a seasonal dessert soufflé (except Sat.)  Please ask your server about ordering

    Ask your server for our Kids’ Menu (Under 10 Years Old) 

    It is the customer’s obligation to alert the server to any food allergy they have

    *These items may be cooked to order or served raw/undercooked.  Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness.


    Bon Apetit 880 Gre

    Pat Baker, Realtor, ABR, Green

    Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

    One Chapel Street,

    Needham, MA 02492




  • Dancing With The Needham Stars Was a Blast

    Posted Under: Entertainment & Nightlife in Needham  |  March 7, 2011 11:56 AM  |  471 views  |  No comments


     Bill Dermody of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage of Needham, MA and President Elect of the Greater Boston Association of Realtors.  See the Needham Times article linked below.  We had 3 tables just from our office.  What a blast.  So Bill Dermody is the King of Real Estate in Needham.

    I have to hand to every performer.  I would not have the courage but besides that I don't have the talent either.  It was a very special night.  At the end of all the performances they was an auction and a bidding which ended up at $3000 someone won the bid to comduct the Pops.  So exciting.


    We had a blast.  So many people came and so much talent.  I am so glad I got to go.  There was a lot going on that night to compete with this event but the attendance was huge and the talent was amazing.  Fun and laughter permeated the night.   


    Pat Baker, Realtor, ABR, CHMS, Green

    Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Massachusetts




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