Chef-owner of new Palmer restaurant Humble Pie describes fare as ‘from scratch, comfort food’

Dec 13 2017

PALMER — As the owner of the newest restaurant in town, chef Jordan Langley had plenty to do when the Palmer Redevelopment Authority held its second annual holiday season “Meet and Greet” on Tuesday night at the public library.

Langley, 35, opened Humble Pie on Nov. 17.

He describes his dishes as “from scratch, comfort food.”

Located in the Three Rivers village of Palmer at 2052 Main St., the restaurant has a full liquor license that includes a healthy selection of craft beer. Humble Pie is open for dinner Mondays and Thursdays through Saturdays for dinner from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday hours are 1 to 9 p.m.

Langley, who recently decided to call Palmer his home, described why he is investing in the town.

“Three Rivers is underserved, as far as food options,” he said.

“The space was already 90 percent built out, and I just made some cosmetic changes,” Langley said. “Hopefully next month we’ll open for brunch on Saturday and Sunday. The food’s good, and Humble Pie offers good value.”

Lorinda Baker, who chaired the town’s 300th anniversary committee last year and has a seat on the Palmer Town Council, said she’s already eaten at Humble Pie a half-dozen times.

“The food is so good. He makes everything from scratch,” Baker said.


Conor Allen, the chef at Steaming Tender Restaurant, which provided food and dessert for the event, said he attended the Redevelopment Authority meet and greet to talk about the potential for passenger rail service running through town.

“We are trying to reinvigorate” discussion, he said.

Steaming Tender, owned by Robin and Blake Lamothe, opened in 2004 after the couple worked for more than a decade to convert the union station property to a rail-themed eatery.

Blake Lamothe is among the most outspoken advocates for Palmer once again hosting a passenger rail station.

“I would like to see something happen immediately,” he said. “It would be a great thing. We need it. It is up to the people to push it.”

Brothers Chris and Sean O’Donnell, natives of Guelph, Ontario, recently moved to Palmer.

Sean, who expects to graduate from the University of Massachusetts next year with a master’s degree in regional planning, is the newest member of the Palmer Redevelopment Authority.

“I like the town, it’s full of great people,” he said.



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