A few weeks ago, I got to visit the newest Not Your Average Joes (NYAJ) location in Waltham. It opened in late August. Our local NYAJ location is in Watertown, so it was fun to visit another location. They have over 24 locations along the East Coast.
As the other diner arrived, we gathered in the huge bar area, with the counter top which had fossils in it, very cool!
It was a cold and rainy night, but we wanted to look at the outside patio. It can accommodate 50 diners and includes an awesome fire pit. It was really neat. Pictured below is Chef Jeff Tenner who dined with us.
We dined mainly from their Fall menu (with some classics like the mustard-crusted chicken), but they just announced their winter menu, so check it out. NYAJ is one of my favorite restaurants because their dishes are made-from-scratch, is affordable, and their service is fantastic. We got a tour of the restaurant and we also were one of the last tables on weeknight, so I was able to take pictures without disturbing others after our meal.
We also got a tour of the kitchen, yes, the kitchen, prep kitchen, and also the walk-in freezer.
One of my favorite things about NYAJ’s is the onion focaccia bread made from fermented dough. And then the grated romano cheese dipped in canola oil.
Another favorite was the buffalo caribbean chicken tenders. The sauce had a little kick to it!
My absolute favorite of the night was spaghetti squash bolognese. I was apprehensive about trying it because I love the classic so much. This version was made with mushrooms, roasted spaghetti squash, and sauteed spinach- so good!
The desserts came and the cameras came back out!
I feel like the peanut butter thing stole the show though. It is Joe’s claim to fame and has peanut butter and chocolate chunks folded into vanilla ice cream with oreo crumbs, whipped cream, covered with hot chocolate and caramel sauces.
I loved the decor, especially the blue seating.
Thanks for NYAJ’s Waltham location for a fantastic event.
Note: I received my meal for free but these are my opinions.