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Bourbon BBQ Meatloaf

I do not have fond memories of meat loaf. My mother, who in all fairness had little interest in cooking, served a meatloaf as dry as it was flavorless, most frequently with instant mashed potatoes. (Don’t worry. This lovely woman does not live anywhere near Worcester and will never read this review.) The meatloaf served…

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Bacon Hash

I first think of beer when I think of the Armsby Abbey.  In fact, I think of the finest beer selection in the city.  I next think of the food ordered to accompany my beer, food made with the finest and, when possible, local ingredients.  After my recent Foodies brunch, however, I shall also associate…

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Thai Place Duck

To my mind, there are two types of restaurant experiences. Some restaurants experiences are purely functional. There are times when you simply need food to satisfy your hunger. You’re on a road trip, in the airport, or, as often happens to me, running late between appointments. Expectations are fairly low. As long as you’re not…

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Mattar Paneer

We are regulars at Surya Indian Cuisine. My daughters, notoriously fussy eaters at home, love everything about this restaurant. Chicken pakora (basically a chicken tender), rice, and naan bread make a sweet meal for a couple of elementary school girls, who also love the never-ending stream of Bollywood videos playing on a pair of flat…

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Chicken Jambalaya

I am a proud owner and frequent user of Paul Prudhomme’s Louisiana Kitchen, a veritable bible for Cajun cooking. Cajun is my go-to cuisine when entertaining. One whiff of the jambalaya at Gumbo immediately made me feel right at home. There is a distinct aroma to the sautéed onions, peppers, and celery that form the base…

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Filet Napoleon

There was a defining moment in my dining experience at Nuovo Restaurant, the moment when I knew that I had one of the best waiters in Worcester.  It was the moment I took the first bite of my entrée, the entrée that without hesitation he recommended.   It was the moment when I stopped hearing my dinner…

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Saltimbocca alla Romana

I was a little stressed on my way to Caffe Espresso Trattoria – my kids were sick, I was running late, and it took me a couple of passes down Chandler Street to find the restaurant tucked behind the RiteAid.  Once inside, however, everything worked in harmony to ease my nerves and create a perfect evening:…

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Koshkosh Kbebab

We have a rule at Worcester Foodies that each member is supposed to select a different entrée.  This can be a little stressful if you are at the “wrong” end of the table. A few times I have had my heart (or should I say stomach?) set on a particular dish only to have others…