Join the Karl family for a Neighborhood Nights fundraiser on Monday, May 2nd, from 4-11pm. Tell your server that you’re here to support the March of Dimes and 10% of your bill will be donated to the charity, just in time The Karl family is a new addition to the West Roxbury neighborhood. The moved close to the Holy Name parish shortly after the birth of their daughter Josephine. Learn more about the March of Dimes and the Karl family here.
Josephine arrived quite unexpectedly after Kelly spent weeks on bed rest for early onset severe preeclampsia and then developed HELLP syndrome and her liver failed/platelets dropped. Josephine was born just 26 weeks and 0 days into Kelly’s pregnancy and weighed a little over 1.5 pounds. During her time in the NICU (when it was recommended that we withdraw life support secondary to the severity of her condition for the first several weeks), she faced an uphill battle due to her poorly developed lungs (she was intubated for almost 2 months), bilateral grade III & IV brain bleeds, complications with her PDA, rotavirus, necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), surgery for a stricture in her bowel (ileal resection), and retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). She remained at the Brigham and Women’s NICU for 111 days. After discharge, Josephine required oxygen for an additional 6 months.
While we were in the NICU, there was one notable bright spot (other than the amazing baby J, of course): the services provided to us via the March of Dimes. Not only did they attend all of our terrifying family meetings, they took detailed notes so we could focus on being present, and they followed up on J’s care plan. The March of Dimes also arranged date nights, helped us create journey beads to capture each of Josephine’s (seemingly insignificant) milestones, and provided informational sessions on Early Intervention as well as other important topics. So much was done to not only help us navigate the new world we were experiencing, but also to help us survive the experience as a couple. We would have been lost without the advice, compassion, and expertise of those from the March of Dimes. Additionally, we learned about the life saving research sponsored by the March of Dimes that helped Josephine survive those first critical weeks (primarily, giving her surfactant for lung development and knowing how much oxygen to deliver to avoid cortical blindness). We know the March of Dimes organization isn’t necessarily something that tugs on the heart strings of those removed from the scary realities of what can go wrong during pregnancy, but we hope that through Josephine’s story we can help bring awareness to an incredibly deserving organization.
West on Centre is excited to announce a new fundraising effort for our community. Every Monday we will host a “Neighborhood Nights” event. Invite your friends and family to dine at West on Centre and we’ll donate 10% of their bill to a fundraiser of your choice. We’ll even help you cross promote on social media, our e-mail list, and in-house marketing. What’s great is that there’s no limit to the amount of money that can be raised for your charity; the higher the tabs, the higher the donation. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-323-4199 and ask to speak to Eleanor or Bonnie for more details.
Appy Hour is here! All appetizers on our regular menu are 1/2 priced when you dine in on Mondays 4-7pm. Want our brussesls sprouts fritters with chopped kale and lemon honey coleslaw? Half off. How about fresh made guacamole and chips? Half off. And the 13-hour hickory smoked BBQ pulled pork tacos with black beans, pico de gallo, and cilantro lime crema. Half off. They’re all half off! Stop by after work and have a small bite for small bucks.
West on Centre is thrilled to now be offering gluten-free pizzas. Now all of our pizzas are available on a 9-inch pizza crust that is entirely gluten-free. There is no additional charge to make the substitution. We searched the GF market far and wide to find a crust that we think really makes the cut. Come in and try one today. As always, please inform your server if you or anyone in your party has a food allergy before ordering.
West on Centre is pleased to announce we now offer delivery with DoorDash! All your favorite West on Centre meals are now only a few clicks away. Order from our dinner menu and have it waiting for you when you get home from a weekend on Cape or a late night at work. Dinner is available Sunday through Thursday 4:30pm to 10pm.
DoorDash is a Palo Alto based start-up trying to rival the likes of GrubHub and Foodler. We’re thrilled to be partnering with this worthy service provider whose mission is to empower small businesses like West on Centre and serve communities like ours in West Roxbury. They’re pretty awesome for keeping you updated on your order status and even text you when the driver is pulling up to the house. Sign up for DoorDash now and your first delivery is just $1!
Our wildly popular Sunday Brunch is now available on Saturdays! Get brunch from 10:00am to 3:00pm Saturdays and Sundays. If you’re hankering for some eggs during the week, call ahead for our specials. We almost always have an omelet special ready for you, especially on holiday weekends!