Spring 2023 Menus!
Spring is in the air (finally!) — robins in the yard, daffodils in the lawn, and NEW MENUS at our restaurants! These new menus drop this weekend (3/31/23) and we can’t wait to hear how you like our new offerings. Acton has a completely renovated kitchen (and an ah-maazzzzing new head chef!), and Sturbridge has expanded our capabilities with a new oven and additional staffing. Stop by and taste for yourself! We can’t wait to serve you. Acton Table & Tap Sturbridge
Savage Wraps Food Truck at the Brewery!
We are so excited to announce that Savage Wraps Food Truck will be at the Brewery to offer amazing, fresh-cooked food for you! Check out their menu: Snack Wraps Pretzel-Wrapped Glizzy A delicious frank wrapped in a warm, soft pretzel ‘Merica Fries House seasoned fried potatoes. Served with ketchup or spicy aioli Fried Lasagna Wrap Mama Mia! Homemade meat sauce smothered with ricotta and mozzarella, then wrapped in lasagna noodles. Finished off by topping with panko bread crumbs and deep fried. Chicken Fingers & Fries Fried chicken breast tenders and ‘Merica fries all wrapped up in a flour tortilla. Wraps … Continue reading Savage Wraps Food Truck at the Brewery!
Acton Grand Re-Opening!
As many of you know, our Acton Table & Tap restaurant closed on March 20, 2023 for some much-needed renovations. First, we are installing a brand new septic (hey, it’s not glamorous, but it is important and a VERY big project!). We are also completely renovating our kitchen with a larger hood and all brand new equipment. While we are at it, we are installing all new flooring, painting the walls and trim, and revamping the bar. Phew! So there is a lot going on and we are very excited to share it with you. Which leads us to… Our … Continue reading Acton Grand Re-Opening!
Rapscallion’s Parachute Tables Have a Rich History
Originally manufactured by US factories including Wrights Mill in West Warren, MA, parachute tables were constructed of solid steel and wood specifically for sewing parachutes during World War II, a job typically held by women. Understanding that the parachutes they manufactured would eventually save the lives of the men they loved, female parachute workers worked with extremes of both gravity for the task at hand and pride for their contribution to the war effort. Parachute women were well-respected and appreciated by enlisted people as well as the general public. To manufacture the parachutes, sewing machines were bolted through holes in … Continue reading Rapscallion’s Parachute Tables Have a Rich History
Fun History: Harvard Brewery’s Prohibition Seizure
In 1893, Consumers’ Brewing Company set up shop in Lowell, Massachusetts. In 1898, the decision was made to change the name to Harvard Brewing Company, and this newly branded business successfully expanded its product line, production capabilities, and market reach over the next two decades. Prohibition went into effect in 1920 and the brewery’s plans to succeed by selling colas, ginger ale, and near-beer (<0.5% alcohol beer) weren’t working. With failure looming, Harvard executives added the beer back into their near-beer . Profits came back, and so did federal agents, culminating in August of 1925 when a truck filled with … Continue reading Fun History: Harvard Brewery’s Prohibition Seizure
Mug Members Win 2nd Place in Parade of Lights
Our Spencer Mug Club Members took it upon themselves to enter a Rapscallion float into the Spencer Parade of Lights. Spearheaded by Creative Director Chris Lindquist, the team of Mug Members created a “Christmas Vacation” themed float complete with camper, green-tinted smoke machine for Randy Quaid’s famous Cousin Eddie scene, and recliner for Uncle Lewis. Their talents and efforts won them Second Place overall (out of over 100 entries!). The crew gathered at Raps Spencer after the parade and packed the house. Special thanks and shout out to our Raps family for making such an amazing creation.
Acton Welcomes New Sous Chef
We are thrilled to welcome new Sous Chef Kali Bettencourt to the Raps Acton team. Chef Kali brings extensive culinary experience to Rapscallion. Starting her cooking experience as a line cook at Burton’s Grill, she was quickly promoted to Sous Chef due to her skill and dedication. After Burton’s, she served as Sous Chef at Orzo Trattoria in North Andover and Kitchen Manager at the Chateau Restaurant, where she honed her managerial skills. Immediately prior to joining Rapscallion, she served as Executive Chef at The Friendly Toast in Danvers. She received her degree in Applied Science at Le Cordon Bleu … Continue reading Acton Welcomes New Sous Chef
Come Join Our Team!
We are hiring hiring hiring! ACTON: Front of House and Back of House We are looking for enthusiastic FOH servers/bartenders to provide an excellent guest eating and drinking experience, with ability to create classic and innovative drinks exceeding customers’ needs and expectations. Compensation includes base server rate and tips. We are also seeking line cooks either part-time or full-time to assist in our busy kitchen. Ability to work weekends a must. STURBRIDGE: Bartenders, Servers, Food Runners We are looking for enthusiastic bartenders, servers, and food runners to mix and serve cocktails and beer, deliver food to guests, bus tables and … Continue reading Come Join Our Team!
Honey Ale Brew Biscuits for Doggos!
Rapscallion is a proud partner of Brew Biscuits, a local micro-business that works with local breweries to up-cycle spent grains into dog biscuits. Brew Biscuits are made with simple ingredients: peanut butter, eggs, flour, and the spent grains from one of our flagship beers, Honey Ale. Born out of a love of dogs, beer, and baking, these dog-tested and lab-approved treats are lovingly hand-baked in a fully licensed residential kitchen out of Holden, MA. They are 100% safe for dogs and tested by an external lab — and that is a laboratory, not Labrador, although they approve, too! Learn more … Continue reading Honey Ale Brew Biscuits for Doggos!
Acton Parking Update — We Still Need You!
Thank you so much to our valued patrons and friends for your unprecedented support for our parking situation in Acton. We wanted to provide you with an update, as so many of you have kindly asked for one. If you have not seen or signed the petition, you may do so here. Sign the Petition This week, we are applying to the Zoning Board to grant us a variance to allow us to use the existing gravel lot for additional parking spaces. Once they have processed the application (within 65 days), they will notify us of a time and date … Continue reading Acton Parking Update — We Still Need You!
Local Shout Out: AccesSport America
Rapscallion is proud to name AccesSportAmerica as the charity beneficiary of our inaugural Running Into Summer 5K held in Acton, MA on May 22, 2022. Raps fully supports the mission and work of AccesSportAmerica and is looking forward to this incredible event. The mission of AccesSportAmerica is to inspire higher function and fitness for children and adults living with challenges and disabilities through high-challenge sports and training. Innovative and effective, AccesSport’s year-round sports and training programs are designed to promote each person’s highest physical and athletic potential while cultivating cognitive, social, and emotional well-being. AccesSport seeks to: Adapt sports that … Continue reading Local Shout Out: AccesSport America
Help for Ukraine Orphans: S.O.N.G.
Supporting Orphans Nationally and Globally Inc. (S.O.N.G.) has teamed up with Aerial Recovery Group to assist with the safe evacuation of orphaned children in Ukraine. S.O.N.G. Executive Director Wally Connor will be traveling with nine other volunteers to the Poland-Ukraine border working on the Logistics Team to assist and support the Rescue Team (who have been carrying out the orphan rescue missions inside Ukraine) as well as process safe passage of orphaned and unaccompanied children to safe-havens. Many orphaned and unaccompanied children have fallen victim to traffickers fleeing the violence and at border crossings promising them safety and security, and … Continue reading Help for Ukraine Orphans: S.O.N.G.
Local Shout Out: Acton Lions Club
Rapscallion believes strongly in supporting the local communities we call home, including supporting the organizations who constantly strive to make the world better for all, starting at the local level. One such organization is the Acton Lions Club. Rapscallion Table & Tap in Acton has had the honor of having the Action Lions Club host their meetings with us for over five years now, and through this we have come to know the dedication and selflessness of the Acton Lions Club’s members. Acton Lions started in 1955, and is one of 45,000 chartered Lions Clubs from around the world, serving … Continue reading Local Shout Out: Acton Lions Club
Local Shout Out: Chamber of Commerce
Rapscallion holds membership in both the Middlesex West and Central Mass South Chambers of Commerce, and we are continuously amazed by the Chambers’ unwavering support of their local businesses and community. From philanthropic endeavors to networking events, the Chamber of Commerce helps local businesses and non-profit organizations thrive by providing a space for sharing ideas, offering educational opportunities, increasing visibility and credibility, and allowing access to a robust network of trusted vendors. Throughout Covid, the Chamber of Commerce has provided an invaluable support system for local businesses, many of which were greatly challenged by economic shutdown. Additionally, the Chamber provides … Continue reading Local Shout Out: Chamber of Commerce
Gift Cards Now Available Online!
We are thrilled to announce that Raps Gift Cards are now available to purchase online as well as in all of our brick and mortar locations. To celebrate, we are offering a 10% bonus on all gift card purchases through 12/31/2021 with a minimum $50 purchase. To purchase gift cards, visit Rapscallion Gift Cards. Questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Tribute to JB
We pay tribute to a very loyal and inspirational friend of the Raps community. JB demonstrated daily how to be loving as a devoted father and husband to four amazing girls and their equally devoted mother, Crystal. He was a true family man who worked hard and supported his family with all their endeavors. He always made sure his friends who visited his family’s Sturbridge summer home were happy and relaxed, forever hospitable no matter the hour or the weather. Thank you, JB, for hosting us and providing such a fun atmosphere to unwind, and for being a fast friend … Continue reading In Tribute to JB
Exciting Sturbridge Update!
We are super excited to let you know that our new pub at 3 Arnold Road in Sturbridge will be more than worth the wait. The big news? Rather than just reopening the top floor, we are taking over the whole building! Barring any construction delays, our pub will be re-opening January 2022 to Raps guests. By occupying the entire building, Rapscallion Pub will feature a full kitchen to provide home-cooked food to complement our hand-brewed beers, handmade cocktails, and select wines — and even more room for live music and events. We appreciate everyone’s patience and support as we … Continue reading Exciting Sturbridge Update!
We Are Hiring!
Rapscallion is very actively seeking to hire bartenders, waitstaff, and Front of House Management at our Acton and Concord locations! Come work for us and enjoy not only great pay, but also a positive and warm family-focused culture. Don’t delay – we are looking to hire immediately! For immediate consideration, please contact Hilary Mathiau.
Rapscallion West Moves!
Check out the video of our transition as we prepare to move from the barn in Sturbridge to 3 Arnold Road, Sturbridge and 8 Meadow Road, Spencer. Exciting times! ?
Rapscallion Brewery Moving
Rapscallion Brewery plans move to Spencer, Taproom in Sturbridge Edited 11/9: A quick update on our move to Spencer and some exciting news to share. We were able to find a spot to maintain a taproom in town – 3 Arnold Road, Sturbridge. As we start to prepare for brewing at our new permanent home in Spencer, we will also be able to keep the beer flowing down the street. We are in the midst of some renovation at 3 Arnold Road but are hopeful we can be open to the public in early 2021. We will keep you updated … Continue reading Rapscallion Brewery Moving
Rapscallion Table & Tap Wins 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for Restaurants
Rapscallion Table & Tap Recognized Among Best in World, Based on Outstanding 2019 Traveler/Diner Reviews Rapscallion Table & Tap today announced it has been recognized as a 2020 Travelers’ Choice award-winner for Restaurants. Based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews, prior to any changes caused by the pandemic, award winners are known for consistently receiving great diner feedback, placing them in the top 10% of hospitality businesses around the globe. “We’re thrilled to be acknowledged as a Traveler’s Choice winner by TripAdvisor,” says Peter Daniel, coproprietor of Rapscallion Table & Tap. “We strive to provide excellent service to … Continue reading Rapscallion Table & Tap Wins 2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for Restaurants
Rapscallion names 2020 Bartender of the Year
Rapscallion, Phillips Distillery, & Prairie Organic Spirits names Bartender of the Year during 1st Ever Bartender Competition held at Rapscallion Table & Tap in Acton Justin Rivers of Great Road Kitchen in Littleton named 2020 Rapscallion Bartender of the Year Rapscallion Table & Tap, in partnership with sponsor Phillips Distilling Co., hosted the first-ever Rapscallion Bartender Competition on January 14, 2020, featuring Prairie Organic Vodka and Gin. Justin Rivers, bartender at Great Road Kitchen in Littleton, took first place with his signature cocktail, “Hungry Ghost.” Judges praised the entry as a perfectly balanced cocktail with a creative combination … Continue reading Rapscallion names 2020 Bartender of the Year
Rapscallion wins 2019 Restaurant of the Year
Rapscallion Brewery, Rapscallion Table & Tap, and Rapscallion Kitchen & Bar have been recognized by the Retailers Association of Massachusetts as the 2019 Restaurant of the Year. https://ram.memberclicks.net/2019-ramae-winners
Rapscallion Featured on Phantom Gourmet!
Table & Tap was featured on Phantom Gourmet! Our thanks to the Phantom Gourmet crew for capturing the flavor of our unique brewpub!