Madame Rhubarb And Worcester’s War on Alcohol

“Twenty-eight federal prohibition agents led by John Hall, prohibition enforcement director for Worcester county, and part of the Worcester liquor squad under Sergt, Joseph P. Murphy, working independent of each other, yesterday staged the greatest series of raids Worcester has seen in months. More than a dozen alleged ‘speakeasies’ were busted by the federal agents,...

Valentino’s Opening in Shrewsbury Street’s Cafe Dolce Location

The Shrewsbury Street storefront that has been dormant since Cafe Dolce (154 Shrewsbury Street) closed in 2011 will breath new life. Valentino’s Press and Pour, plans to open in May and “will feature a full bar and cafe, lottery, tobacco products, and a variety of to-go items including coffee, ready-made sandwiches and desserts,” as reported in the Worcester...

Tickets Now On Sale For 5th Annual Farmer’s Dinner

Let’s Celebrate Local, Traceable Food and Beverage! Lettuce Be Local is excited to announce their 5th annual local farmer dinner. Ticket were released on Monday April 10th at 8am and are limited to the first 200 people to celebrate local food, where 100% of the ingredients are traceable to their local farms! Since the series launch in July 2012,...

VIA Celebrates a Decade of Success

Every day is a celebration at VIA Italian Table, but Thursday, April 13th, will mark a special achievement as the restaurant observes its 10th anniversary. Owners, Robb and Madeleine Ahlquist opened VIA with one particular goal in mind: to capture all of the experiences and memories they shared together in Italy. A decade later, VIA...

Civic Kitchen & Drink Says “Thank You” with Open House

On April 2, 2017 Civic Kitchen & Drink is hosting their first ever FARMER’S EXPO to showcase and thank the farmers, brewers, bakers and friends who helped them during their first year and who have become part of the extended family at Civic Kitchen & Drink. The public is welcome to come meet the actual...

Chef Rogers Moves From Niche to Worcester Regional Food Hub

Tuesday, Chef Cornelius Rogers told Mass Foodies that he will be accepting the position of Kitchen Operations Manager at Worcester Regional Food Hub.   In this day and age, there’s no denying that consumers prefer local produce. And, while the locavore trend appears to be thriving in central Massachusetts, connecting farmers to chefs and food service organizations...

What Is Your Dirty Little Secret? Three Worcester Chefs Reveal Theirs.

This month, we’re catching up with three of Worcester’s most talented Executive Chefs to unearth their trade secrets. From serious pickles to water baths to ugly vegetables, these chefs are dishing out the truth about what goes on behind the scenes at their respective restaurants. At Mass Foodies, we jumped at the chance to get an all-too-rare...