Good News from A Great City Haverhill, MA
A while back The Heartbeat of Haverhill wrote a blog on Where to Find The Most Important Meal of the Day Breakfast in Haverhill http://wp.me/p3wgPC-3i. That continues to be a popular post even though it needs some updating. And that’s true for the entire Haverhill restaurant scene…..it’s always evolving and our city loves to know and talk about and try out new food options.
NEW OWNERSHIP – LEAH MAE’S/ROSEMONT STATION CAFE UPDATE: 179 Rosemont St, Haverhill, Massachusetts, (978) 372-0889
Leah Mae’s made it to our original breakfast blog, but we understand changes are afoot. THOH found this on Leah Mae’s FB page. “Paul Tirrone of Ballardvale Cafe has opened the Rosemont Station Cafe right here in the Breakfast Room at Leah Mae’s. Paul will be serving Breakfast and Lunch from 6AM to 2PM 6 days a week (closed Monday). He makes some great muffins, scones, Breakfast Sandwiches, and homemade lunch items – so come on by and say hello! The Rosemont Cafe and Leah Mae’s Tearoom will be sharing the building at 179 Rosemont Street and yes, Sharon and Carol will be hosting themed high teas and Antique Estate Sales throughout the holiday season!” The Heartbeat of Haverhill will check this out soon.
NEW BRUNCH BUFFET – ROMA’S 29 Middlesex Street, Haverhill, MA 01835 (978) 374-8001
Known for decades for home-style Italian food and amazing homemade scali bread, Roma’s now offers Sunday Brunch, 10:30-2:30. It’s a great for the after church crowd and anyone who wants a hearty breakfast with a multitude of choices. When THOH tried the brunch it had been a big secret with minimal advertising; THOH read about it on “You Know You’re from Haverhill When” FB page. We arrived to find over a dozen dishes to choose from including made-to-order omelets, Eggs Benedict and seriously some of the best scrambled eggs to ever come out of a chafing dish. There was a special french toast, bacon and sausage, a new take on breakfast potatoes, baked haddock, stuffed shells, baked ziti, prime rib (end piece was extra tender and flavorful), fruit, cookies, homemade Greek pastries, etc. And guests have the option of purchasing a Mimosa or Bloody Mary. Roma’s arguably has the best view in town of the river, especially during winter when the trees are bare. We watched people and dogs taking advantage of the rail trail while we sat with out full plates. Wear sensible shoes and after your meal you can walk it off at least a little bit along the rail trail down to the Basiliere Bridge and back. THOH loves having a brunch option in town, especially during the winter months. So be sure to check it out.
NOW OPEN – CASA BLANCA, 2 Essex Street, Haverhill MA 01830, (978) 891-3889
The Heartbeat of Haverhill has been to the North Andover location of this restaurant but now Haverhill has its own on the corner of Essex and Washington Streets. We like that they offer more than one type of salsa with their freshly made chips, that they custom make their Guacamole Fresca for you, and favorite dishes include the Sopa de Camaron (Mexican shrimp soup) and chile verde. For those of us who have difficulty making decisions, they offer a wide variety of combo platters. They open at 11am 7 days a week so there are also tempting lunch options. Check out Casa Blanca’s website where you can learn the history of the Margarita and the Spanish word or phrase of the day, as well as their menu and locations. http://casablancamexican.com/
We, at The Heartbeat of Haverhill, are ever grateful that our walking trails will enable us to try out more of Haverhill’s restaurants.
(c) 2014 by Alison Colby-Campbell