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Giant Pacific Octopus

Octopus makes a limited appearance on our menu. Where we got the octopus: Sea to Table, A Brooklyn NY, purveyor of only wild caught, domestic, sustainable and traceable seafood, and one of the few fish mongers we use, sent an email saying that they have some Giant...


A collaboration with Cambridge Brewing Company in celebration of EVOO's  20th anniversary We have been racking our brains on ways to celebrate our 20th anniversary at EVOO.   It's a big deal to us and we want to have fun with it. The light bulb came on, poof.. right...

It’s Not Spring Yet!

Here is a blog post that I wrote last April It seems to have relevance every spring, when I look around and see restaurants advertising their "spring" menu with ingredients from places that don't have seasons. I know the calendar tells us spring has sprung Don't...

Employee Spotlight – Randy Platt

April's Employee Spotlight, read on to learn about EVOO's long-time sous chef Randy Platt. April's Employee Spotlight is Randy Platt. We are gearing up to our twentieth anniversary in June so the next few months' employee spotlights will focus on some of the long-term...

Employee Spotlight – Athena Hay

March's Employee Spotlight is a shout out to Athena Hay.  Athena's contagious smile has been welcoming our guests at EVOO for almost a year.  As a host she is often the first and last person to interact with our guests, and she is exactly the type of person we want...

Employee Spotlight – Hannah Schwab

      February's employee spotlight is Hannah Schwab.  Hannah has many roles at EVOO and Za, most importantly she is half of our events team, corresponding with, helping plan and execute our private events.  She also can be seen waiting tables, running food and being...

What’s Cooking: Keeping it local in January

Okay so it's late January and nothing is growing in the fields of New England. What does a restaurant that prides itself on really being farm-to-table do to maintain a menu that is true to their ideals during a long cold winter? Well, fortunately for us more and more...

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