Rail Trail Flatbread Co., New City Microcreamery and Less Than Greater Than featured in Forbes

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Rail Trail Flatbread Co., New City Microcreamery and Less Than Greater Than featured in Forbes

HUDSON, MASSACHUSETTS  

Rail Trail Flatbread Co., New City Microcreamery and Less Than Greater Than founders Michael Kasseris, Karim El-Gamal and Jason Kleinerman are featured in Forbes for applying the practice of Open Book Management to their business model.  The article focuses on the core values of the establishment, good profit. The business defines stakeholders not just as the owners and investors, but the guests, the community, the team and the environment.

 

Rail Trail Flatbread Co. has been reaping the rewards of the process in the form of better financial results, highly engaged employees and loyal guests.  As quoted by Forbes, “Business owners like Rail Trail’s partners play a central role in every American city and town.”

To view the full article that was published on Forbes click on this link here.

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We Love The Fall Season in Hudson, MA!

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We Love The Fall Season in Hudson, MA!

When we think of fall, we think of cozy flannel shirts, pumpkin spice everything, apple picking, picturesque foliage, hayrides and crisp weather!  Fall is such a great season and it is the perfect time to wander around beautiful Hudson, Massachusetts, where you can find all of these fall staples and more!  

Hudson has everything you need for the perfect seasonal adventure--we love bringing our friends and family to visit some of the local orchards like Honey Pot Hill, Tougas Family Farm, Davidian Farm and more.  Many of the local farms offer apple picking, pumpkins and hayrides which makes for a fun day!  Of course—you will need fuel for your adventure!  

When we get hungry, we head to Rail Trail Flatbread Co. to fuel up with tasty flatbreads and fresh, hearty salads or a juicy burger.   Rail TrailFlatbread Co. is offering up a fresh new fall menu and showcasing the best of what fall has to offer.  Classics like the Butternut Squash Flatbread and Hot Tots will warm you up after a day in the fields!  There is something for everyone: a brand new take on the Veggie Burger, hearty rice bowls packed with fall vegetables, and a kids menu using the same fresh ingredients.  

Sometimes (ok, ok, all the time) we crave dessert and a Pumpkin Spice Latte. New City Microcreamery is the place for the season’s sweetest treats.  Chef Alyssa worked her fall magic on scratch-made ice cream and created the best seasonal fall ice cream in Hudson, MA!  Pumpkin Spice, Cran-Cherry and rich Chocolate Covered Cherry are all new fall flavors on the menu at New City Microcreamery.

We do have to admit... Fall might just be our favorite season to explore Hudson, MA!  It is such a quaint town, filled with great local shops and family friendly activities!

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THE BEST ICE CREAM IN BOSTON

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THE BEST ICE CREAM IN BOSTON

We have had quite the exciting "SUMMER OF 2017" at New City Microcreamery!  Eater Boston recognized our shop as one of the Coolest New Boston Ice Cream Shops for the summer of 2017.   Jenna Pelletier of Boston Magazine also gave us a shout-out as one of the TOP FIVE ICE CREAM SHOPS in Boston this summer.

We are stoked to be the only shop on the list offering scratch-made ice cream with a liquid nitrogen process. Our Executive Pastry Chef, Alyssa Lieberman's favorite flavor this summer, Vanilla Saffron—made for quite the beautiful photo in Boston Magazine!  Thank you to all of our loyal customers!

*Photo credit Boston Magazine // Toan Trinh // Styling by Monica Mariano

Check out the Eater Boston List Here: Eater

Read more about the Best Ice Cream Shops Right Now in Boston Magazine here: Boston Magazine

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Announcing Hudson Fall Flavor Weekend

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Announcing Hudson Fall Flavor Weekend

We’re teaming up with Medusa Brewing and Rail Trail Flatbread Co. October 20-23, 2016 to create the perfect fall flavor for everyone to enjoy!

When these forces combine you get a perfect intersection of Witchfinder Smoked Pumpkin Stout made with pumpkins prepared by Chef Tom of New City and Pumpkin Stout Ice Cream made with said beer at New City Microcreamery prepared in beer float format and served together in the Rail Trail Flatbread Company!

In the spirit of Fall and community collaboration, we are proud to be a part of downtown and cannot wait for you to enjoy the flavors right here on Main Street in Hudson, Massachusetts.

This is an event for everyone. Bring the whole family for an ice cream, or stop by Rail Trail Flatbread Co. for a taste of their brand new fall menu.

UPDATE: 
Thank you to everyone who came out to Hudson Fall Flavor Weekend! The weekend was a complete success, and just another example of how wonderful our local businesses and patrons are. A great time was had by all. What should we create next year?...

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Boston Globe Find’s Delight in < >

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Boston Globe Find’s Delight in < >

The cobbler adjacent to New City has received some impressive praise from Boston Globe correspondent Andrea Pyenson:

“At < > (read out loud as “Less Than Greater Than”), a hidden cocktail bar in     Hudson from the team behind New City Micro-creamery and the Rail Trail Flatbread Co., some of the most exciting potions are neither shaken nor stirred. Instead they are frozen with liquid nitrogen, creating a bit of drama and a lot of smoke.”

We’ve always wondered what the locked door in the back of our ice cream shop led to… It seems the people of Hudson and Greater Boston have already found out.

To read the full article, which features our own chef Tom describing his favorite frozen cocktails, click here.

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New City Featured in Boston Magazine

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New City Featured in Boston Magazine

Hudson’s flourishing culinary scene is starting to turn heads - so much so that Boston Magazine recently featured some of Hudson’s coolest eateries. 

We’re happy to say that New City Microcreamery made the cut, as did the “shoe shop” next door.

Check out what Brittany Jasnoff of Boston Magazine had to say about Our little Ice Cream & Coffee Shop:

“The Rail Trail team added something sweet to their arsenal this past May, with a 5,000-   square-foot ice cream shop directly across the street from the restaurant. Not content to churn the Mapleline Farm dairy the old-fashioned way, executive pastry chef Elaine Stella (Harvest, L’Espalier) is flash-freezing flavors like rum-Raisinet and chipotle-mezcal with liquid nitrogen. The process, with its clouds of smoke, results in not only a smoother, creamier product, but also a rapt audience. Don’t even think about ordering yours without a buttery waffle cone and a sprinkling of “funk”—toppings such as torn chunks of orange–olive oil cake.”

It looks like we may have more Bostonians on our hands in the coming weeks!

To read the entire article, check out BostonMagazine.com. To experience our top-notch ice cream, coffee, and pastries yourself…well, you’ll just have to drop by.

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What is an Americano?

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What is an Americano?

If you’ve visited New City for a coffee, you may have noticed our Americano offering on the chalkboard. but do you really know what it is?

In the United States, drip coffee reigns supreme. But when you look at how coffee is consumed globally, you’ll find that the Americano is actually SECOND in popularity only to a typical Italian Espresso (again, not drip coffee).

Origins of the Americano vary, but the most widely believed take is the most interesting to share. You see, when American soldiers came to Italy during WWII, they needed their coffee bad. The only problem was that Italian espresso was much too strong for their drip coffee taste buds. So they did what any level-headed American would do - they mixed it with hot water. Ahhh, brilliance.

Well, the Americano has stuck around, and for good reasons. Our Counter Culture Espresso is rich and earthy, so you get to really taste it when added to hot water. It’s up to you whether or not to add cream or sugar, so it’s a low-calorie option compared to a typical latte, and yet will keep you warmer for longer than a single shot of espresso.

Come visit us at 28 Main Street in Hudson, MA for an Americano, Latte, or Affogato. There’s Wifi, there’s pastries, and plenty of ice cream too!

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