Hot & Now

By Paul Giorgio

News from the Bistro. Bistro Limoncello in Northboro is offering a 3-course meal on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for $25. The eatery is now open on Sundays and coming in December will be an expansion and a new function room ~ The Leonardo Room will be named in memory of owner Marc Turo’s father Leo. The room will hold up to 75 people. They also are featuring entertainment on Friday and Saturday.

Zing go the strings. Zipango, a sushi restaurant on Worcester’s Shrewsbury Street owned by Frank Carrier, has been sold to the folks who formerly owned the Ping Garden restaurant. There is no news yet on a name or menu change.

Speaking of sushi. We hear that the folks who own Yoong Shing in Auburn will be opening a sushi restaurant on Worcester’s Green Street in the heart of the Canal District. The space is under construction.

And more sushi. A new sushi Restaurant, Tenka Hibacchi & Sushi, has opened in the space formerly housing the Canyon Café on Route 9 in Westborough. The restaurant is right below Boston Interiors.

Café Society. Café Dolce on Worcester’s Shrewsbury Street has expanded its menu and dessert offerings and has brought in a new selection of craft beer.

Fitchburg gets new restaurant. A new Chinese restaurant will soon be opening on Main Street in Fitchburg. It will be called the Hong Kong Cafe & Bar. You can call 978-345-6388 for information. John Ng, who owns four Chinese restaurants on the North Shore, will be the owner. The space will also have a sports bar and function room in the same space Cricket, anyone?

Ziti has deals. Ziti’s in Worcester’s Canal District is offering some special deals. According to owner Stella Reando, you can get a 2-course meal for $10 on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. The specials include such staples as shrimp scampi, ravioli and chicken parmigiana. The meals are not small, either.

Stop the Wining. The 1790 Restaurant in Westborough will be serving up a wine dinner on November 9th . The cost is $45 per person plus tax and tip. Call the restaurant for details.

Morocco closes. Morocco Restaurant at 174 Shrewsbury Street has closed its doors after a couple of years in operation. The eatery was owned by Sadie Sadie. There is no word on who may move into one of the most desirable spots on Shrewsbury Street. The restaurant abuts Christoforo Columbo Park.

Ceres’ new menu. Ceres Bistro at the Beechwood Hotel, one of Worcester’s hottest and hippest dining destinations, has launched its new fall menu. Among the new items are Asian Braised Short Rib, Wasabi Crusted Tuna, Parmesan Polenta and a 14 oz sirloin.

If you knew Sushi. Tang Dynasty Asian Cuisine will soone be opening on Route 12 in leominster, right near the Sheraton Four Points Hotel. Tang Dynasty will feature Asian cuisine and sushi. We don’t have a firm opening date, so stay tuned.