July 20: Featured Restaurant: Super Dough Pizza

Super Dough Pizza – Newton Upper Falls

Some of the best pizza in Newton isn’t made in a high-end wood-fired oven. It’s created in a trailer fitted out as a mobile kitchen in front of the Upper Falls Liquor Store on Needham Street. Boston Chef Ian Maschal started Slow Dough Pizza during the pandemic, and it quickly caught the attention of local foodies, including Boston Magazine food writer, Jacqueline Cain. Recently renamed “Super Dough,” Maschal has perfected artisan sourdough pizzas that, somehow, manage to be airy, yet crunchy and sturdy. His sauces are perfection and pies feature premium local and seasonal ingredients.

​Ordering this week is different from other weeks. ALL orders must be phoned in in advance—between noon – 7 PM on July 19th. Ian will try to accommodate times between 11:30-1:30, and if one time slot is filled he’ll find another that works for you. On the menu will be his standard pizzas as well as seasonal specials. Pizza is sold by the pie (no slices), so you may want to order with a friend or plan to bring some home for dinner.  Oh, and since Ian tops out at 80 pizzas for the pop-up, plan to call him as soon as he begins accepting orders: 617-548-1098.


Creation Station – Engaging Art Classes for Kids

Caroline Silva, owner of Newtonville’s Creation Station, is popping up on Thursday with an engaging process art project for kids of all ages, and a sensory exploration station, sure to keep little ones engaged and elicit individual creativity. Creation Station is a creative arts program for children that inspires imagination, sparks curiosity, celebrates play, and promotes arts exploration. More than arts and crafts, Creation Station supports students in developing confidence and taking pride in their self expression and creative accomplishments. While little ones are busy creasting their masterpieces, parents and caregivers can learn about Creation Station’s summer camps and programs for kids of all ages—and adults too!

Lotus & Lettuce – Grown-in-Newton Flowers


Nothing Bundt Cakes are easy, fun, cost-effective, and most importantly, delicious. Perfectly moist cakes in a variety of sizes and flavors, drizzled with their signature, not-too-sweet cream cheese frosting. On Thursday they’ll be popping up with their popular-sized “bundtlets” for enjoying after lunch or bringing home. On the menu: lemon, red velvet, white chocolate raspberry, lemon raspberry, and chocolate chocolate chip bundtlets, and a gluten-free chocolate chips cookie bundtlet. All cakes are Kosher Dairy Certified. Open 7 days/week. 170 Needham Street, Newton, with easy and ample parking.

Motion Study, Welcoming Barre Classes – For those interested in exploring personal fitness options, Newton Highlands’ Barre studio, Motion Study, is popping up with a demonstration of some of the exercises incorporated in their classes, and information about Barre and their studio. Never tried Barre? No problem–there are students across the experience spectrum. We ❤️ the community and supportive vibe at Motion Study, where instructors meet each student where they are, and help them along their fitness journey. Oh, and summer is the best time of the year to try out Motion Study, to take advantage of their “Christmas in July” special. Running through August 31, packs of 5 classes are 40% off! You can mix and match the classes in the 5 pack–Barre, Cardio, or Yoga. There’s a limit of 2 packs per person, and each pack expires in 30 days. Classes can be purchased online–just enter the code “XMASINJULY” at check out.


Have you visited Blondie Salon & Spa yet in Newton Centre? Conveniently located at 9 Beacon Place right inside the Pelham Street lot, they offer a full menu of hair and spa services. Blondie is popping up on Thursday with a selection of its most popular self-care products, including Farmhouse Fresh, a line of “farm to face” skincare using organic ingredients grown on the company’s Texas Farm. They’re featuring Farm House Fresh organic, moisturizing Bath Fizzers in soothing summer scents like “Watermelon Basil” and “Rosemary Mint.” Company profits are used to rescue and then re-home abused animals in their Animal Sanctuary. How cool is that?! Stop by Blondie’s table, learn about their full menu of services and peruse some of their top products.