WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2016

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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my memories," he continues. "I took my wife, then girlfriend, on a date here and she loved it too. It became a tradition to drive out and watch a movie a few times a summer. Then Michael, my other brother and partner, approached the Mendon Drive-In owners about selling the busi- ness. We were surprised when they approached us with an offer a while later." Mendon is located in Worcester County and is approximately a 20-minute drive from the Wellesley/Weston area. "Come early," Dan says. "We sell out for almost every show. Cars start coming into the lots at 6:30 and marking their spot. You see people pull out lawn chairs and a frisbee while they wait for dusk to fall and the movie to start. These days, with all the SUVS, you see them pull into the spot backward. They pop the trunk and everyone gathers in there to watch the show." To add to the ambience, the Andelman brothers have built a beer garden called Pop's Beer Garden. They offer six beers on tap as well as wine and sangria. And, needless to say, the food at Judi's Snack Bar is phenome- nal—as you would expect from the Phantom Gourmet brothers. "We named the snack bar after our mom, Judi," Dan says. "We serve what you would expect at a drive-in—burgers, popcorn chicken, fries, and corn dogs. And our pop- corn is popped fresh nightly. All the food is what I call fun and family friendly." In reality, the movies match the ambience, although it is up to the visitor to decide which is more memorable. All the shows are first 140 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 6 business "the food at Judi's Snack Bar is phenomenal"

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