A Nourish…ing Place

Nourish Restaurant Review

Do you want to eat at a place that serves great food that is healthy too? Well “Nourish” is the place for you. It is located on 1727 Massachusetts Avenue in Lexington, MA. Also, you can come there and listen to live music on every Thursday, Friday and Saturday Night. Cool right? 🙂

My mom and I shared an appetizer called Phyllo Rolls. It was really good. Those rolls are made out of cauliflower, kale, mushrooms and garlic, and are served with cranberry chutney and cucumber salad. My favorite part was actually the cucumber salad which you can also order as a separate side dish. For my main dish I had a the delicious Taboule Chicken Plate, which is natural chicken sautĂ©ed with taboule*, served with hummus**, pita*** and a side house salad with Tahini dressing. All for $14.00. Good deal right? The chicken was very tender and juicy and the sides were crisp and yummy. There are many other appetizers you can choose from, for example: Rice Paper Rolls, Quesadilla, Falafel Sampler, Hummus Dipping Platter, and assorted soups. There are also a lot of salads like: Caesar Salad, Sweet Beet & Feta Salad, House Salad and more. The entrees are always a treat. They include: Baked Dill Salmon, Seared Alaskan True Cod, Taboule Chicken Plate, River Rock Farm Meatloaf, Mediterranean Chicken Plate, Steak Tips and much more. If you’re a BBQ kind of person, they also have Memphis Ribs (pork ribs), and BBQ Chicken.

You can even come here to quickly eat and leave, like Subway, or D’angelos, because they have many different kinds of wraps, sandwiches, burgers and pizzas. Some include: Mediterranean Chicken Wrap, Wild Alaskan Salmon Wrap, BBQ Chicken Sandwich, River Rock Farm Beef Burger, Black Bean Burger, Garlic Veggie Pizza, BBQ Chicken Pizza.

I hope you enjoyed my restaurant review about Nourish.

~Lina Baranovsky

*Taboule is a middle eastern salad made of wheat, chopped parsley and mint, tomatoes, and scallions. It is seasoned with lemon juice and olive oil.

**Hummus is a middle eastern spread.

***Pita is a middle eastern pocket bread.

What’s Up?

“UP” movie review

I watched a cartoon Pixar movie called “UP” and it was really good. It is about an old man whose wife died and since then he never left his house. One day he was told he has to move out of his house, and live in a retirement home. But he had other plans. Go see this movie to find out how this old man’s life came out to be very adventurous, exciting, joyous, but also dangerous, scary, and sometimes risk-taking. Not only does this movie have a great plot, but also the way it was made is phenomenal. The drawings, the colors, and the music put together with the plot creates a memorable entertainment for your family. I would rate it !!!!!

~By: Lina Baranovsky

How Well Do You Know Mr. Large?

Many students have taken Drama classes with Mr. Large, but how well do you know him? Perhaps after this interview, you will know him a bit better.

How long have you been teaching at Wayland Middle School?

About 15 years, but before that I taught at the high school for 3 years.

When did you start to take an interest in performing?

In 6th grade, when I was in a theatre camp.

What plays do 6th and 7th graders do? How do you choose?

7th graders do forty-five minute long Shakespeare plays. Usually it will be a play with lots of action, because they usually like to run around a lot.

8th graders will perform a wide variety of scenes from modern plays, and they often get to choose their own scenes.

Why don’t 6th graders put on plays in drama class?

They only have nine classes, and that isn’t enough to prepare/perform a whole play.

Do you do anything with theatre out side of WMS?

Yes. I recently finished a play called Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, at the Concord Players. We performed for about three weeks.

Why did you choose to teach drama?

I originally was an English teacher, but when the theatre was built, I moved into the drama job.

Do you have a favorite play that you directed here?

Hmmm. It is hard to pick just one!

What advice do you give to an aspiring actor/actress?

Well, the actors/actresses I know who have succeeded have been very committed, and they got as much experience as possible.

Do you have any favorite moments that happened during a play here?

Yes! Once, I staged a comedy, and it is supposed to end with about two dozen people chasing each other across the stage. In a previous scene, we had to use white powder, and some had fallen onto the stage. That made it end with two dozen people falling and sliding across the stage. It was terrifying…and hilarious!

By Lauren Simon

Are There Aliens in Your Attic?

There is a movie called Aliens in the Attic and it is very good. This movie is mostly not in theaters anymore but still a few theaters have it. It is on On Demand and DVD.

This movie is not a cartoon. It is about a family that came to the summer house and  discover that there are aliens in their attic. They have to battle them so they can get rid of them. The oldest sister, Bethany has a boyfriend who is really snobby and mean when Bethany doesn’t even know it. However, he is very important in the movie. This movie is rated PG. It is very funny at times. I would rate this movie ***** – 5 stars (out of 5). So I think you should watch it if you haven’t already.

By: Lina Baranovsky

Wayland Middle School