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Great Places For Lunch In Central Massachusetts

Let’s talk about lunch. Not brunch– often just an excuse to charge more for eggs on weekends by making them sound pretentious. Not breakfastfor lunch, which is fine – good even – but if you want it, go any of the great diners the area offers that are open ‘til 2. And not grab and…

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January’s Food News Wrap Up

With the dawn of a new year came the promise of eight new Worcester restaurants, and counting. Everyone seemed to be embracing one ‘clean living’ trend or another during the month of January. (But, we believe you can enjoy everything in moderation.)

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Comfort Food Classics

Comfort foods evoke a healthy dose of nostalgia whenever you need a little warmth in your life. Worcester is teeming with comfort classics, ready to pick you up and take you back. Da Lat’s Mi Vit Tim, or Duck Noodle Soup, is the perfect cure for a gray day. Enjoy the fragrant effects of this…

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The Worcester Style Pizza

Every major city has its own take on what makes a great slice of pizza. Deep dish, cracker thin, no sauce, just sauce, novelty toppings, square slice, wedge slice…the list goes on. New Worcester pizzerias are certainly tapping into innovative techniques (see: Dacosta’s dedicated dough room.) However, in the heart of Massachusetts, the old guard…

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Marc Felicio’s “Dacosta’s Pizza Bakery” Breaks Tradition of Neapolitan-style Pizza

Let’s just get this out of the way: By common American definition, Marc Felicio is not a chef. He doesn’t even call himself a cook. Hence my shortest column ever: The end. Okay fine, in French chef means manager or leader. And Marc is every bit that but the food he serves is deeply Italian:…