City Bar and Grille is Now Open on the West Side of Worcester

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…

Drinking Like Ladies — Kirsten Amann

Author of Drinking Like Ladies, Kirsten Amann, joins us for an interview during her book signing at simjang. Kirsten opted to donate her proceeds from the evening to Girls Inc., a local organization that equips girls to navigate gender, economic and social barriers and grow into healthy, educated and independent women. Heidi Paluk, Sr. Director…

Lifestyle Influencers — @Eats2Know & @thehalffullmug

We’re on site at the AC Hotel Worcester with Talin Avakian of @thehalffullmug and Dana Harrison of @Eats2Know. Talin and Dana have amassed impressive Instagram followings based on their personal lifestyle brands. We ask about authenticity, setting limits, and food photography. We end the episode with a chat about Chris Brown, Oscar nominations, and Title IX. Photos…

Boston’s West End Welcomes Blake’s Kitchen + Bar

Tradition and innovation come together at Blake’s Kitchen + Bar in Boston’s historic Crescent Alley, softly opening this week. Paying homage to the moments of well-deserved gluttony, Blake’s will offer a straight-up, fresh take on hearty pub fare, embellished with a local New England sensibility. Proudly serving breakfast and dinner, you’ll also find a well-stocked…

Paleo & Pot Pastries — Alina Eisenhauer & Rachael Lang

We’re joined by Chefs Alina Eisenhauer and Rachael Lang to discuss fake followers, our relationships with food, and edibles. Alina has appeared on several Food Network shows including Chopped, Cupcake Wars, Beat Bobby Flay, Re-Wrapped, and Sweet Genius. Rachael began working for Alina at age 15; now she is the woman behind the popular baking…

Worcester “Rising”: BirchTree Bread Company Ponders What’s Next

As gratifying as the spate of recent stories proclaiming Worcester an “it” city on the rise may be, they often sound a bit like Columbus “discovering” America. There were people here, people. Just because you decided to come west of Swellsley, doesn’t mean we weren’t already here working the landscape for the better. But truth…

Mass Foodies Expands Media Offerings with Acquisition of Pop It Podcast

In an effort to expand its media footprint, Mass Foodies has acquired the Pop It podcast co-hosted by Sarah Connell and Molly O’Connor. Mass Foodies maintains a dominant foothold in the digital media space and the addition of this weekly podcast will allow for extended coverage in a locally underutilized medium. In its 2018 Infinite…