Every neighborhood needs its own Local. The West Newton gastropub serves refined comfort food at great prices with plenty of parking outside. Even if you've sworn off fried food for good, try the house-made ruffled potato chips served with sour cream-onion dip. You'll want to make an exception.
The Local, 1391 Washington Street, West Newton, 617-340-2160, thelocalnewton.com
Erik Jacobs for The Boston Globe