City Bar and Grille opened tonight at 395 Chandler Street led by owners Al and Cynthia Soto. The space previously housed Cafe Espresso. Al cut his chops in Boston working for Troquet and the East Coast Tavern Group. Soto made most of the dining room furniture himself, with the exception of a row of seats salvaged from the Boston Garden. Tonight’s menu included honey smoked sea trout, pozole, and a beer braised short rib.
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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.
Originally published: February 11, 2019