Events

Summer is no reason for children to go hungry

Do you know any kids living in low-income households that could benefit from a nutritious, healthy lunch? Project Bread is supporting the Summer Food Service Program in Malden to provide free summer lunches for kid in need while on school vacation. The Summer Food Service Program is federally funded via the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and administered by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) an agency of the USDA. On a state level most often education agencies administer the program. The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education are managing our program and Malden High School has been appointed to prepare and oversee the operation for the city. The program serves low-income areas where half or more of the children are from households with income at or below 185 percent of the federal poverty guideline. The twelve Malden sites that are providing the Free Summer Lunch Program are: 1. Malden High School 77 Salem Stree Lunch 11:30 – 12:30 2. Beebe School Park 401 Pleasant Street Lunch 12:00 – 1:00 3. Coytemore Lea […]

Food

New Restaurant: Ferry Street Food & Drink

Malden’s newest kid on the block? Ferry Street Food & Drink located at 118 Ferry Street. Shannon and Jason Ladd, the owners of the city’s newest restaurant, warmly greeted their guests as they entered the door on May 21. Soon after choosing a small, high table by the full-length open window a cool easy, relaxed atmosphere was felt matching the breeze that seeped thru the large screened picture window. The largest of the two rooms encompasses the bar with duo, flat-screen televisions for the sports enthusiasts as well as several high-top tables and plenty of room for those soon to be regular customers. Several small pots of fresh herbs such as Lavendar, German Thyme and Spicy Globe Basil sitting atop a shelf add charm to the area — so do the multiple license plates from the State of Texas. The smaller room contains booths as well as tables. Take your pick.  You will be very pleased that they as well as you have arrived. This “gastro pub,” which refers to a bar and restaurant that specializes in […]

Food

Maple syrup made in Malden? Sweet.

MATV’s Anne D’Urso-Rose reflects on the making of maple syrup at her home in Malden. The sight of metal buckets on snow-outlined trees is the familiar image of maple syruping in Canada, and rural Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Plastic Poland Spring bottles on a tree in urban Malden—not so much. But at my house at 90 Bowers Ave., you’ll see them every few years. My husband, Steve Rose, lovingly pursues the craft in intervals long enough to forget just how much work it is to make even a small amount of maple syrup. The process is simpler than one might think. All you really need is a maple tree and a place to boil the sap. Since the process takes so long, it’s pretty impractical to do all the boiling inside, so an outdoor fire pit really helps. Of course, you need enough fuel to keep the fire going—for days. Yes, it takes days. Fuel, in the form of pine tree branches and logs, we had in spades this year. Which is why Steve […]

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Cinco de Mayo dinner in Malden

In the spirit of celebrating the multicultural food offerings in our own hometown, be sure to stop by Valley Taqueria Mexican Grill on the corner of Exchange and S. Washington Street. This Monday May 5 isn’t the official Mexican Independence Day — that’s actually September 16. However, Cinco De Mayo is meant to promote Mexican food, culture and traditions in the United States. This small, festive spot offers a wide variety of items on their menu — including authentic Mexican offerings. Catch a table out front under an umbrella or sit inside and enjoy salsa and chips while waiting to dine — perhaps top off your meal with plantains in honey. Serving breakfast lunch and dinner, there’s no excuse not to check out this charming spot to honor the day. –Heather McDonald

Food

Savor the city’s ‘Dine in Malden’ restaurant offerings

The Malden Restaurant Association’s marketing campaign, “Dine in Malden, Taste the World” which targets the MBTA’s Orange Line commuters, is hungry for an upgrade. Food for thought? Not so fast. While waiting at the Malden Center station, the sight of the vibrant sign conjured up visions of many multicultural cuisine options open for exploration. With my curiosity piqued, I typed the words into my phone and the first choice that came up was the City of Malden’s website.  It then directed me to a listing, in alphabetical order, of the numerous dining options one has, along with its appropriate website, for those establishments that have one. The issue? Four of those listed on the site–Biryani Park, District 7 Pub, No. 9 Ale House and Nonni’s Pizza–are no longer in business … at least here in Malden. However, I was excited to learn that Ferry Street Food & Drink, formerly the site of No. 9 Ale House, will be opening shortly. Join me in the upcoming weeks as Neighborhood View’s restaurant correspondent. I will “Dine in […]

Events

‘Malden Eats’ heads to Tornado

The “Malden Eats” dinner celebration heads to Tornado Restaurant & Lounge (2 Florence St.), a fairly new Malden restaurant serving “Asian-inspired tapas,” on Tuesday, April 8 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. Call 781-388-3988 and reference the “Malden Reads” event. Two of the co-owners, Shanie Leung and Jenny Le, met at Malden High more than a decade ago. The duo saved their pennies from after-school jobs to open up their dream restaurant. And, yes, the name was inspired by Malden High’s “Golden Tornadoes” mascot. Sounds like a perfect storm.

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Taste test the city’s best restaurants at ‘Malden Eats’

One of the best ways to connect with people is over a good meal. We invite you to sample and enjoy new cuisines, mingle with fellow Maldonians, and support local businesses. We also encourage you to converse about the themes of this year’s Malden Reads program. Dinners are fixed price, and feature either buffet or à la carte menu. Beverages are not included. Space is limited, so make sure to reserve your seats in advance. Mention “Malden Reads event” when you call. If you cannot make your reservation, please cancel so that the next party on the waiting list can attend. Click here for details. Lantana Café $20 per person Monday, March 10, 7:00 p.m., 417 Salem St., Medford, 781-393-1930 Oya Cuban Café $20 per person Tuesday, March 25, 7:00 p.m., 121 Exchange St., 781-322-1834 Tornado $20 per person Tuesday, April 8, 7:00 p.m., 2 Florence St., 781-388-3988 Bossa Nova $20 per person Tuesday, April 22, 7:00 p.m., 290 Main St., 781-605-3343 Gala dinner at Triangle with food from Brother Trucker $25 per person specify […]