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    Wonder years

    We hear that Worcester’s Wonder Bar will open in April. The neon sign and the restaurant have been restored. The...... Read more »

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Shakers still open.

Shakers still open.

Shaker’s on Hamilton Street in Worcester is still open. We erroneously reported that it had shut down after two people reported it was closed. Shaker’s has always served a great breakfast, so please go there. We are sorry for the error.

Traditional Italian.

Traditional Italian.

La Cucina Italiana opened its doors at 294 Hamilton St. the first week of June. The owners are Anthony and Carolyn Panarelli . The Panarelli family has been involved in a number of eateries in the Worcester area over the years. The family owned The Italian Kitchen on Shrewsbury Street and Carmela’s in East Brookfield, and a cousin owns the Lakeside in Shrewsbury. Now that is true roots.

Hoot hoot hooray.

Hoot hoot hooray.

It appears that Hooters, the chain restaurant, will open soon in Shrewsbury. The local dining spot will be located on Route 9 in the old Fairlawn Plaza in the spot that was once home to Chili’s. Seems kind of suburban for a place that may be more at home in a city setting. Watch for an opening this fall.

Changes at The Urban.

Changes at The Urban.

Some changes are happening at Shrewsbury Street’s Urban Kitchen. The restaurant has a new sign , which was installed in the middle of June. There is also a new summer menu, and we hear the oyster bar is worth the trip.

Ritual change.

Ritual change.

Ritual on Main Street in Worcester has a new chef at the range. Mathew Rock, has changed up Ritual’s menu and added a few new items. Rick  formerly chefed at Zorba’s on Worcester’s Stafford Street.

Basil N Spice opens.

Basil N Spice opens.

Basil N Spice, a Thai restaurant, opened in mid-June on Shrewsbury Street. The restaurant is tucked away behind Funky Murphy’s. For almost a decade, the spot housed Surya, an Indian restaurant. The place has been completely done over and has a warm inviting feel to it.