I got an unusual request from a reader. She is hoping someone has an old recipe from White’s Corner Restaurant.
She and a neighbor fondly recall White’s complimentary cottage cheese dip. She’s hoping to whip some up.
My memory is cloudy, but I thought I remembered cottage cheese and crackers being served at Andrea’s Restaurant. Am I wrong? Or was cottage cheese especially popular in Southborough?
The same reader also hoped I had a photo to share of the old restaurant.
What irks me the most is that I can’t even find any good information on the old eateries online. These sparse details are all I could dig up:
- Susan once shared a summary of a 2001 Villager story on White’s Corner’s sudden and unexpected closing.
- In 2009, a Metrowest Daily News profile of a Southborough Native turned successful chef included his past work as a White’s Corner prep cook. It mentions that the kitchen made its gravy from scratch and butchered its meat.
- In 2009, Susan wrote about the vacant Andrea’s Restaurant “I think childhood birthday parties, end-of-season soccer banquets, and Friday night family dinners. The restaurant has been vacant for more years than I can remember, and every time I drive by the property I think about what could be.”
Maybe some of you can help fill in the history gaps for the rest of us.
Share your memories of Southborough’s former restaurants in the comments below.
And if you happen to have a recipe for White’s Corner cottage cheese dip, you’ll make at least one reader’s day.
As always, if you have pictures to share, you can email email@example.com.