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An Interview with Guy Fieri

By Paul Giorgio Meet the rock-n-roll chef who, at age 41, has brought a new level of bleached-blonde cool to cooking. Guy Fieri was born in Columbus,… Read more »

2 Johns, Some Barrels, and a Dead Guy Ale

By Dave Smith In a collaboration of crafts, Rogue Brewmaster John Maier and Rogue Spirits Master Distiller John Couchot have joined forces to create a distinct, innovative… Read more »


The Gin category has just gotten a heavy dose of sex appeal with the arrival of Ultra Premium Bulldog London Dry Gin. Having launched auspiciously in the… Read more »

More Canal news

It seems that the spot once occupied by Roma’s on Harding Street has a new owner. It looks like the owners of Westboro’s Ziti will be opening… Read more »

More Italian

It looks like the Canal district is getting a new pizza place. Pepe’s Trattoria is opening up at 274 Franklin Street, adjacent to the new fire station…. Read more »

More Smoke

BT Smokehouse, which has been serving out of a trailer on the Sturbridge/Brimfield line, recently bought the Sturbridge Creamery location on Route 20 in Sturbridge. BT’s, which… Read more »

Big Joe’s gets facelift

Big Joe’s deli and restaurant on Worcester’s Shrewsbury Street recently underwent some improvements. They have painted the outside and fixed up the interior, all in anticipation of… Read more »

David Vadnais gets new gig

David Vadnais, formerly the owner of David’s in Acton and the Cedar Street Grille in Sturbridge, recently took over as Executive Chef at the Worcester Club. David… Read more »

Two bars close

Our sources tell us that two clubs have recently closed their doors. Hooligan’s in Marlboro has closed as has Brickyard Billiards and Beyond in Baldwinville. We hear… Read more »

Pizza with that DRINK?

Westboro’s Arturo’s Ristorante will be open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays and they will also be serving their late night Pizza menu ‘til closing.

No thin mints

“Fork it Over” is a culinary event based on tasting dishes made with Girl Scout Cookies. Chefs from local restaurants have been asked to create an appetizer… Read more »

Rhino Flying

The Flying Rhino on Worcester’s Shrewsbury Street has hired a new chef according to owner Paul Barber. Barber has lured Mark Halley away from Via, also on… Read more »

Women in Wine

The seventh annual Women in Wine benefit for Abby’s House will take place on Thursday, November 19th at the Hogan Center at the College of the Holy… Read more »

Thanksgiving for wine

KJBaaron’s will host a tasting of wines that go with Thanksgiving dinner. The free event will be held on Saturday, November 14th from 6-9pm at the store… Read more »

Gentleman from Verona

The up again, down again sign at the old Sophie’s has changed again. Verona, an Italian Restaurant, opened in the space on Route 70 on the Worcester/Shrewsbury… Read more »