Treadwell's Ice Cream re-opened on Merrimack Street in South Lawrence, next door to Paisano's Pizza ( near the MBTA station). I heard from a couple of townies earlier in the week that Smolak Farms did not want Treadwell's to continue and would rather do their own thing. On a personal note..I am not sure having Treadwell's on the early part of my drive home is a good idea :-)
I heard a nasty rumor that Borrelli's Deli in Methuen will be sold to Tuscan Kitchen. If true, this would make me profoundly sad. I am a big fan of Borrelli's.
Finally...word on the street in Lawrence is that there is a Sonic coming to town. If true, my only question is...where? Never been to Sonic..never had the remotest desire to try it.
The Sons of Italy on Merimack Street in Methuen has a new chef who has put out some great dishes over the past few weeks. My personal favorite was a surf and turf- Pan seared scallops, filet medalions over mushroom risotto. If you go for dinner go on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday.