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Brandeis University's Community Newspaper — Waltham, Mass.

Who’s who in off-campus dining options

A selection of Waltham eateries to satisfy your every craving

Published: August 29, 2008
Section: Arts, Etc.

For the True Pizza Lover:

TJ’s New York Style Pizza

912 Main Street

Phone: 781-647-0234

Replacing Pete’s Pizza & Wings on Main Street, and moving into a location that has served as a local restaurant for over 50 years, long time Waltham residents Tommy and Jimmy opened a new pizza restaurant two months ago promising true New York style pizza made with completely fresh ingredients – “nothing out of the can.”

TJ’s delivers seven days a week and will bring you fresh pizza until midnight on Friday and Saturday nights – later than any local pizza chain. Finally, TJ’s caters for any type of event.

Chefs Pick: Crossover Calzone

For the Over 21 Crowd:

Watch City Brewing Co.

256 Moody Street


Named Watch City for the abandoned watch factory on Crescent St., Watch City Brewing Co. has been in business since 1996 serving homemade brews on tap. Currently featuring 9 beers on tap – five “flagship” beers and four specialty/seasonal products including a cask-conditioned ale – each brew is unique for its blend of homegrown spices and process of fermentation – which does not take place in a large tank like most beers.

While Watch City does not distribute any of their brews, you can take home a Growler (64 oz.) for $12.95, a Bomber (22 oz.) for $8.95 or three different styles of Kegs.

Chefs Recommendation: Old Fashioned Ale Battered Fish n’ Chips

For Those Not Ready for Summer to End:


367 Moody Street


Founded in 1995 by Nick Pappas, who named the brand after his daughter, Lizzy’s boasts a menu that includes homemade ice cream, as well as hot drinks and snacks. Lizzy’s has become known in the greater Boston area for its inventive flavors. For the adventurous, Mad Dog Mango sherbet offers the spicy flavor of habanero peppers.

For the fall, Lizzy’s will add cinnamon and pumpkin pie flavors to its roster of over 40 ice cream, sherbert, sorbet, tofutti and forzen yogurt flavors. These two seasonal flavors will certainly appeal to those looking to reminsce about summer, even in the month of October.

When Lizzy’s was looking to name a newly developed flavor, they held a contest for the best moniker. The winning entry was “Charles River Crunch,” created by a Brandeis student, who won free ice cream for a whole year.

In addition to its inventive flavors, Lizzy’s has become known for its involvement with the Brandeis and Boston communities.

Chefs Recommendation: Black Cherry Ice Cream

For Those Who Tire of Coffee:

The Tea Leaf

487 Moody Street


Less than three years since its opening, The Tea Leaf has risen to become the number 1 rated tea shop in Massachusetts according to The Tea Leaf offers the largest selection of pre-packaged tea brands and blends in New England, scones, tea sandwiches and sweets, and has kept up with the times by offering chilled smoothies in Thai, Mango, Coconut and Green Tea flavors.

Doubling as a gift boutique, The Tea Leaf offers a ten percent discount off anything in the store to any Brandeis student who shows their student ID at the time of purchase.

Chefs Recommendation: Citron Green tea.