Sarah Connell

About Sarah Connell

Sarah Connell is an educator, freelance writer and craft beer enthusiast from Worcester, Massachusetts. Sarah graduated from Fordham University with a BA in English and recently completed her M.Ed. at Boston College. Her new series, Pairings, is a column dedicated to the infallible union of food and drink. Join Sarah each month as she celebrates the beverages that enhance dishes she loves in and around Worcester.

Food Feed Front of The House

Armsby Abbey’s Many Moving Parts

Influential brewers, chefs, and farmers have flanked to Armsby Abbey to enjoy the fruits of their labor (sometimes literally) since it opened nearly a decade ago. Regardless of whether a respected farmer or a first time customer sits down at a table, staff is expected to be more than just knowledgeable. The restaurant’s table management system, Reserve, certainly helps.

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The March Wrap Up

As is typical of New England, March came in like a lion and out like a rhino with a host of key developments for the Central Mass food scene.

Food Feed Pairings

BirchTree Bread Pulls its Honest Weight

The pork used in BirchTree Bread’s ramen dish had been fed on Honest Weight’s spent grain, a byproduct of the brewing process, for close to a year. Served alongside Honest Weight’s multi-grain stout, this ramen pairing took symbiosis to astounding heights.

Food Feed Front of The House

Finding Your Niche at 1 Exchange Street

Whether you prefer the formal dining room of The People’s Kitchen, the enticing buzz of The Citizen, or the secret cocktail culture concealed behind bars at Still & Stir, the staff at Niche wants you to find your fit. Carruth makes use of Reserve to track customer preferences, including which of the varied ambiances a guest typically desires.