Niche To Open New Restaurant In Canal District

Niche Hospitality Group’s newest brand, Nonna’s Pizza & Pasta, is set to open in the Canal District later this year. Nearly a year ago, when Craig Blais of the WBDC introduced Cliff Rucker to Michael Covino, it was to first to help advise on how to grow the Worcester community through Cliff’s hockey vision, the Worcester Railers. Today,...

Central Massachusetts Continues Expansion With Queen’s Cups

The culinary universe in the Heart of the Commonwealth is constantly expanding, and when places like Queen’s Cups look to open in the city, it reaffirms the momentum from 2016—with the introduction of new favorites such as deadhorse hill, Lock 50, Bull Mansion, Figs & Pigs, Brew on the Grid, British Beer Company and more—doesn’t appear...

Surviving the Renaissance

Regarded as the cultural bridge between the Middle Ages and modern history, the Renaissance was a period of growth and enlightenment as well as a period of linking the old ways with the new. This can also be said about today’s food scene in Central Massachusetts with the opening of dozens of new restaurants, bars...

One Eleven Chop House Receives Awards of Excellence from Retailers Association of Massachusetts

The Retailers Association of Massachusetts recently recognized One Eleven Chophouse as the “Restaurant of the Year” with its distinguished Awards of Excellence (REAMAE). The award is given to a restaurant that continuously provides its patrons with exceptional service, menu selection and a pleasurable overall experience. Previous restaurant award winners have successfully combined extraordinary  cuisine, service, and atmosphere and there...

A Pit Stop At The Grafton Grill

Grafton Grill, located at 10 Bridge Street, is the newest addition to North Grafton. Their mission is to help their customers eat, drink and gather by disconnecting from the world and reconnecting with good friends and family. Owners Lori and Steve Belfiore, along with Chef Welton Carmo have completely transformed what was once Bridge Street Bistro...

Is Worcester Ready For A Tasting Menu: Lock 50 Thinks So

In Japanese, it’s called omakase. In French, menu dégustation. In the US, we call it a tasting menu. They are all basically the same thing: a meal consisting of a series of dishes selected by the chef presented on a smaller scale over five to seven (or more) courses for a set price. Sometimes each...

Anthony Bourdain: Food Truths

In future years, historians will look back on our era and label us as the Era of Food Porn. The overdramatized obsession our society craves is new to the food industry, one that is more synonymous with the Internet and social media culture than it is to the actual food. Our drooling reaction to photos...