We discuss the rapid growth of Worcester’s restaurant scene and the difficulties that come along with launching a new concept in a gateway city with endless and unrealized potential. We are joined by Jonathan Demoga, Chef/Owner of MamaRouxFood Trailer, as well as Ellen Benson, General Manager of simjang. We also talk about the death of The Citizen Wine Bar and a new era for passionate purveyors. Does volume equal success anymore? Depends on who you ask.
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.
Originally published: December 12, 2018