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Thursday Lunchtime Pop-Ups at The Allen Center
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June 22- July 27, 11:30-2:30 PM; Rain or Shine! 35 Webster Street, W. Newton
July 27: Featured Restaurant: Super The Dining Car
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The Dining Car - Newton Highlands

After opening in Newton Highlands just over a year ago, The Dining Car has quickly become a favorite destination for its fresh-as-can-be sandwiches, salads, sides, creative breakfast menu, and some of the best scratch-baked goods in the city. It’s rolling into the The Allen Center for the last pop-up of the summer series with a lunch menu that’s sure to please—from lobster rolls to Mediterranean salads, fried chicken, and a whole host of dessert options. Go ahead— order something for lunch on the patio and then pick up a second order on your way out for dinner. Pre-order meals online by 3:30 PM on Wed., July 26, for Thursday. (Note: when placing your online lunch order you can change the pick-up time on Thursday by editing your order once it is in the shopping cart by selecting"Edit."

July 27: Small Business Showcase

Pon de Joy

Mochi Donuts

Pon de Joy has got to be one of the most fun, colorful new bakeries in Newton. Located at 212 Sumner Street in Newton Centre, its specialty is mochi donuts, in a rainbow of colors and flavors. Mochi donuts are a fusion between American donuts and mochi— a Japanese dessert made from glutinous rice flour—that are lightly crispy on the outside with just the right amount of bounce on the inside. Pon de Joy’s mochi donut menu changes weekly; here are the flavors for July 27 at The Allen Center: Matcha, Taro, Sugar, Cinnamon Sugar, Cookies & Cream, Dark Chocolate, Black Sesame, Cocoa Rice Puff, Cap’n Crunch Berry, Almond Milk Tea, Key Lime Pie, and Cornflakes. Boxes of donuts can be ordered in advance and picked up on Thursday or donuts can be purchased at the The Allen Center. The bakery will also have Raspberry Black Iced Tea and Cold Brew Coffee.

Ever's Distributors

Farm to Table Coffee

Newton has its own coffee business, Ever’s Distributors, delivers world class coffee beans from Costa Rica to Newton doorsteps within days of being harvested. Husband and wife owners, Jean Carlo Contreras and Noelia Méndez, are industrial engineers, originally from Costa Rica, who live in Newton. Their vision for Ever’s is to support the small farms and independent businesses that comprise the coffee industry in their home country. The area’s high altitude, micro-climate, and volcanic soil create unsurpassed growing conditions. Order on-line with free doorstep delivery in Newton, or purchase at Newton's Farmers' Markets.

Fulfilled Goods

Sustainable Goods & Gifts

Did you know that Newton is now home to its first low-waste refillery, Fulfilled Goods! With the feel of a general store (it's gorgeous), and a mission to reduce waste and deliver value, this new addition to Newtonville has a huge selection of products--from pantry items to households goods, personal care products, and locally-made products perfect for gift-giving. Newton resident and owner Shara Ertel is popping up with a selection of Fulfilled Goods’ useful and sustainable merchandise. The shop is located at 612 Washington Street, across from Whole Foods.

Valerie Miller (Artitudes)

A Taste of Artitudes

Valerie Miller was not just one of the owners of the recently closed Artitudes in West Newton Square, this Newton resident is also a jewelry-maker whose pieces were sold at Artitudes. Val is popping up with a selection of her hand-made jewelry, a well as other hand-made treasures remaining from their grift shop. It's the perfect chance to "shop Artitudes" once again!

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