The Boston Globe recently featured Worcester’s Brew City for having some of the best hamburgers in New England. They paid particular attention to the Piedmonte Burger, calling it a “model of sophistication” with its fresh mozzarella, sliced tomato and a basil pesto dressing. Check it out.
Five Guys has built a fanatical following by serving award-winning burgers that are made-to-order with 15 free toppings and hand-cut fries cooked in 100% peanut oil. The company is dedicated to a quality product and customer experience. With over 500 stores across the country, Five Guys is one of the nation’s fastest-growing fast casual concepts […]
Looking for a great burger? Mosey on down to Wild Willy’s Burgers on West Boylston Street. You can enjoy a wide variety of beef and patty options including their signature Wicked Good Burger with sautéed onions and mushrooms with Swiss and Cheddar cheeses. For a little variety, there are chicken and steak sandwiches. Want something […]
By Bernie Whitmore There was a time when the neighborhood took Eddy’s Pub for granted, a place we could flop into after a long work week, order a beer (while munching on the gratis basket of popcorn) and plateful of cheap-but-decent homemade cuisine from a menu that offered more options than we’d have time to […]
Snows Clam Box at 321 West Boylston St. in Worcester’s Greendale section has closed down, and the space is being taken over by the Norton brothers, Nick and Andy, who also own Wild Willy’s next door. The Nortons plan to open a wing place. If they do the wings like they do their burgers, they […]
Get your burger fix at The Fix Hamburgers should be a sure-fire smash addition to the Niche Group’s hegemony over Worcester dining. In recent years, America’s been waking up to the realization that the major burger chains no longer serve up meals very fast nor very cheap. What they do seem to offer are expensive […]
At its loftier reaches, our dining universe contains restaurants of heroic scale presenting landmark cuisine; establishments intent on leaving their mark on mankind. They can be exciting to visit for interesting spaces and provocative dining. Then, at the lower end of the spectrum, there’s the fast-food genre, whose industrialized fare I strive to avoid. Wedged […]
By Kerry Cyganiewicz Sometimes, it’s hard to match the beer to the meal. Pairing food and beer is an inexact science. With Restaurant Week coming up in Worcester at the end of the month, I’ve created a basic guide that will help you get the most out of your meal ~ and your beer.
A neighborhood bar and grille that offers the best in American Cuisine. Their menu has a wide variety of seafood, burgers, sandwiches, pasta and much more.
A new burger franchise, Jake’s Wayback Burgers, recently opened in the Walmart Plaza on Route 146 in Worcester. This is the third franchise in Massachusetts. Local owner is Dario DiPieratino, of Grafton.
By Benjamin McNeil If you’ve ever watched Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, you know that dining establishments crumble when owners fail to retain quality employees, menus become overcomplicated and unfocused, and food quality suffers. Truth is, most restaurants close after being open just five years, and blond f-bombing Brits usually aren’t around to play savior. That […]
The Canal District’s Gumbo is closed and will reopen the first week of February as the Canal Bar & Grille. Owner Nick Vapiano, who also owns Holden’s Flip Flops, will keep a great many of Gumbo’s favorites ~ including the raw bar, jambalaya, blackened steaks and ettouffee ~ but he’s also expanding the menu, so […]
White City Shopping Center is becoming a mini mecca for restaurants. They have at least a half dozen full service restaurants with two more planned. Opening shortly will be a new concept called 2 Ovens. They will be using wood fired ovens that cook pizzas in under 3 minutes. The restaurant is a new brand […]
Wild Willy’s, a West Boylston St., Worcester burger joint that has some of the best burgers, fries and onion rings in the city, was recently sold. The new owners are Andy Norton and his brother Nick. The brothers have owned two pizza places in Ware and Munson.
Turn back the clock to a time when chrome was real, burgers were juicy and the beer was ice cold. Vintage Grille offers good ol’ American favorites, as well as some delicious modern dishes.
By Erin Hansen Looking for a new flavor or a new way of spicing up your life? Well, look no further. High River Sauces, the award winning Hot Sauce Company started by music industry veteran and Mosh Potatoes Cookbook (Simon & Schuster) author Steve Seabury is proud to announce the Top Fuel Verde Sauce […]
By Bernie Whitmore We’re all familiar with the well-worn script played out across America all too often: a McDonalds opens in a quaint little town and with its seemingly inescapable greasy magnetism soon becomes THE place to eat out. But then the townspeople awaken from this French-fry induced delirium, decide they’ve tired of McEverything, […]
By Tine Roycroft, Lynn N. Capri, and Josh Lyford Each year, there are trends in dining ~ just like those in fashion, technology, films, etc. ~ that are a logical progression from the year before ~ like when we saw tapas become popular at a few select specialty restaurants before the trend caught on like […]
A Worcester Landmark Serves a New Generation By Rachel Shuster Parkway Restaurant & Bar is located at 148 Shrewsbury Street in Worcester. Opened in 1936 as the Parkway Diner, the spot is a beloved Worcester landmark. In 2006, Mike and John Richard took over ownership from their family, who’d bought the diner in 1956. Brian, […]
The White City Shopping Center on Route 9 in Shrewsbury will soon be home to two new restaurants. According to reports. Jimmy’s Ale & Grille House will open in the site of the former Bugaboo Creek Steak House. Also, a Five Guys burgers will move into the space that once housed Mattress Giant in the […]
By Katelyn Faye Winters Located at 50 Front St. in Worcester, the new Overtime Tap Fantasy Bar and Grille may sound like “just” another sports bar, but owners Dave LeDoux, Matt Bousquet, and Greg Takacs run more than your typical beer-and-peanuts sports lounge. Head chef Ian Hickey designed a menu well beyond typical bar-food fare; […]
The Registry Restaurant 264 Park Avenue, Worcester 508-752-2211 www.registryrestaurant.com The Registry Restaurant has embraced its connection with Worcester’s first Registry of Motor Vehicles ~ the restaurant occupies the RMV’s former home, hence its name ~ by decorating the dining room in mid-twentieth century automobile culture. Antique license plates and scenes of old Worcester hang on […]
By Bernie Whitmore Let’s face it, first impressions are critical. And it didn’t take long for me to form a couple about Verona Grille. First, their rambling old wood frame building and location on Route 70 reminded me of a roadhouse from the bygone noir era ~ just a bit outside of town where people […]
Serving Up Great Food and Rich History By Rachel Shuster Dinky’s Blue Belle Diner, a family run business, has come a long way from its start in 1992. Owner Bruce Trotto says the joint, which began as Dinky’s Dogs and Cones, started serving hot dogs and ice cream. Named for its “modes” appearance when founded, […]
616 Central Street, Leominster (978) 537-1991 www.cornerstonesrestaurant.com By Bernie Whitmore Every now and then it’s fun to try out a restaurant of which you have no knowledge or expectations. It’s like “put a quarter in the slot and pull;” usually you walk away disappointed, but every now and then you pick a winner ~ as […]