Thanks to the Volunteers, Restaurants, Sponsors, and Attendees that made Savor the Square a Success
We had a blast at Savor the Square, a special, one-night fundraiser for RVMS that showcases some of Roslindale’s delicious food, on Thursday, September 20th. Attendees purchased “taste tickets” for plates at each of the participating restaurants, and live music by The Swingin’ Three Zeke Martin Trio provided the perfect backdrop for eating, drinking, and socializing.
Thank you to the 11 restaurants that participated and served up some delicious food from cheesecake shooters to chicken cacciatore: 753 South/Delfino, Birch St Bistro, Boston Cheese Cellar, Chilacates, Effie’s Kitchen, Jimmies Cafe, Napper Tandy’s, The Pleasant Cafe, Shanti Restaurant, Sophia’s Grotto, Village Sushi and Grill.
Attendees voted on their favorite Bite of the Night on their way out the door. We’re excited to share that Chilacates’ Mini Burritos and Tacos won and will be awarded the celebratory butcher block to display in their new Rozzie location until next year’s Savor the Square event!
Thank you to the many local businesses who donated items to our raffle: Alex Bauermeister (Intra Yoga Therapy), Alexandra’s Beauty, Birch St. House & Garden, Blue Star Restaurant, Centre Cuts Salon & Spa, Charles Riverboat Company, Comedy Sportz Boston, Dr. Phyllis Andrejko and the team at New England College of Optometry Center for Eye Care, Effie’s Kitchen, FitChoice 24/7, Fornax, Handel + Haydn Society, Huntington Theater Company, Joanne Rossman – Purveyor of the unnecessary & the irresistible, Lowell Spinners, Museum of Science, P.S. Gourmet, Pet Cabaret, Peter’s Auto, Rock Climbing Passes, Romano’s Pizzeria and Taqueria, Roslindale Fish Market, Sebastian’s Barber Shop and Salon, Seymore Green, The Thrift Shop of Boston, Threads Boutique, Wallpaper City, YMAA Boston
The event was made possible by dedicated volunteers from our community, the RVMS Board, and RVMS Committees. Thank you to our Event Committee, who devoted many hours to planning the event: Adam Shutes, Erin Doherty, Hilary Sullivan, Liz Graham-Meredith, Liz Sherva, and Terry Fitzgerald. Thank you to RVMS Board and committee members who volunteered at the event: Anthony Giordano, Amy Gitlin, Chris Kollett, Danielle Joseph (West Roxbury Main Streets Executive Director), Liz Sherva, Lydia French, Hilary Sullivan, Kate Schlegel, Jim Nichols, Kathleen Sullivan, Liz Graham-Meredith, Mike Peluse, Nina Pralour, Tracy Porteleki, Terry Fitzgerald, Wendy Zunitch. Thank you to the volunteers from The Cooperative Bank and, of course, a huge thank you to our event emcees: Glenn Williams and Kelly Ransom.
This year’s event included a cash bar that RVMS put together which would not have been possible without RVMS Board Member and owner of Boston Cheese Cellar Adam Shutes and RVMS Board Member Liz Graham-Meredith curating and ordering our beer and wine selection, Craft Beer Cellar assisting with keg set-up, and Napper Tandy’s helping us keep things cold before the event in their fridge!
We are incredibly grateful to Rogerson Communities’ Staff for their help in coordinating this event and also to Allandale Farm for donating so many beautiful plants that truly brought the space alive.