Friday Nights!

May 15, 2017 by maven101

Last Friday was the kickoff to the “Friday Nights!” (End 68 Hours of hunger) event hosted by Made in Lowell and it was filled with music, food, drinks and fun for the whole family. There were a variety of food trucks, live music, and vendors to kick off the event this year and boy did I have a blast! This event was held at the Mill Yard at Canal Street in Lowell which was a great location because of the openness of the space.

‘The Ball’ in ‘Lowell’s Cathedral’ Is an Instant Tradition

December 31, 2015 by PaulM

Rosemary and I were lucky enough to get tickets to the sold-out New Year’s Eve celebration organized by the ever-active Made in Lowell group led by Tobi Marx and his team. At least 350 people converged on the majestic stone “cathedral” that was once St Jean Baptiste church (also Nuestra Senora del Carmen for a short time) on upper Merrimack Street in the borderland between the Acre and the old Little Canada neighborhood for the inaugural year’s end ball—an event that has all the makings of a holiday tradition for years to come. The “Great Gatsby” theme brought out award-winning retro outfits from the Roaring Twenties. 

Downtown's brewin': This year's Craft Beer Walk is incorporating Lowell shops & businesses

By Chris Camire, Sun Correspondent Posted:   11/12/2015 10:57:59 AM EST

LOWELL -- One of the challenges Lowell has faced for decades is drawing people to its downtown businesses. Tobias Marx may have found a solution: craft beer.

On Saturday, as many as 500 people are expected to pour into the city's cobblestone streets for what is being heralded as the city's second annual Craft Beer Walk. This year's event features a major change, however.

While the inaugural jamboree was held inside Mill No. 5 on Jackson Street, Marx decided to open this year's walk to the entire downtown. Nearly 20 businesses will serve as craft-beer tasting sites, meaning ticketholders will get to pop into various shops and restaurants throughout the Market, Merrimack and Middle street areas as they sample a bevy of tasty brews.

Made In Lowell- 2nd Annual Craft Beer Walk

November 15, 2015November 15, 2015 maven101

I had the opportunity to go to a great event last night created by Made in Lowell; it was something different that I had never experienced before but I had a blast and it was great seeing so many people in Downtown enjoying themselves during 2nd Annual Craft Beer Walk but also supporting local business.

If I go out I typically never have beer (yes, yes I know), I am just not a “beer” person, but because of this event there a couple that  I would now order and also cook with (yes!). I will list my favorites as I get to them!

Food & Wine Fest pleasing palates in Lowell

By Rick Sobey,
Updated:   09/12/2015 12:17:21 PM EDT0 Comments

LOWELL -- Do you like steak burritos, or are you willing to try out fried kimchee burritos? 

Are you craving empañadas, or does a savory hand pie sound intriguing? 

The possibilities were endless for attendees at Friday's "Food Truck Madness," called the food-truck event of the year in Lowell. It was one of the many events of this weekend's Lowell Food & Wine Festival, which ends with events on Sunday. 

Food & Wine Festival gives Lowell a chance to show off

By Andrew Dunn, Sun Staff
Posted:   09/03/2015 07:02:30 AM
The Fuse Bistro will have three dishes at the Food & Wine Festival in September. This dish they will have at the festival is their zippy wings and next to
The Fuse Bistro will have three dishes at the Food & Wine Festival in September. This dish they will have at the festival is their zippy wings and next to them is a Cabernet Sauvignon. 

Indulge in Culinary Delights for a Good Cause This September.

Merrimack Valley Magazine, Published: July 1, 2015

Lowell’s nickname is “The Mill City,” a tribute to the days in the mid-1800s when it was the country’s first large-scale factory town and in the process of earning its reputation as the “Cradle of the American Industrial Revolution.”

But the Bay State’s fourth-largest city may have to come up with a new casual moniker. After all, it has been hosting one of the country’s largest free folk festivals for nearly 30 years. The WinterFest in February has been an annual event since 2001. There’s a Lowell Celebrates Kerouac Festival, an African Festival and a Southeast Asian Water Festival, among others.

Made in Lowell aims to 'tag' community together

By Chelsea Feinstein,
UPDATED:   05/14/2015 10:27:15 AM

LOWELL -- The handmade jewelry, sweet-smelling soaps and decadent chocolates for sale at Mill No. 5 may soon have a new label, a tag proclaiming "Made in Lowell."
Community organization Made in Lowell, which on Wednesday celebrated the opening of its offices in the renovated mill building, will be using those tags as one step in a multi-pronged effort to tie the community together, and market Lowell as a positive place to live and do business.

Community Spotlight – May 2015

By Liz Michalski | Published: April 27, 2015


Chef and Made in Lowell Founder Tobias Marx’s Efforts to Strengthen the Local Community Started Halfway Around the World.

For many nonprofits, a meal is a way to raise money to fund other events. For Made in Lowell, the meal is the event. But it took a trip halfway around the world for organization founder and CEO Tobias Marx to figure that out. Marx, 42 and a chef by trade, visited East Africa as a volunteer in 2006. On his first day there, he spotted two women cooking over an open fire.