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Which Restaurants Decorate for Christmas? Enjoy The Splendor of the Holidays with these Festive Restaurants

Mass Foodies’ snow-white trolley was transformed into Santa’s Sleigh as it brought 70 diners around the city to experience the restaurants that decorate for Christmas. If you didn’t get your hands on a ticket, we’re not opposed to you recreating the journey on your own time. Here’s a step-by-step guide to all of our festive destinations to help you get in the holiday spirit.

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Cheers to 10 Wonderful Years: Niche Hospitality Group to Close The Citizen Wine Bar

Official release: Niche Hospitality Group has decided that The Citizen Wine Bar’s last evening of service will be on New Year’s Eve. The building that houses the popular restaurant, One Exchange Place, is currently going through a transition and the group felt it was the right time to take the opportunity to evaluate their position…

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Wine Director Cassandra Carruth Wants You to Find Your Niche

With so many concepts in close proximity, it is important for Niche Hospitality Group to track guest information, including everything from their seating preferences to their favorite glassware. Wine Director Cassandra Carruth praises the Reserve system as a means for Niche’s continued sense of familiarity with its visitors as well as its handle on outstanding hospitality, factors which remain undeterred by the restaurant group’s constant expansion.

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Outdoor Dining: Enjoy this weather!

  In a city often known for brutal winter weather, we like to enjoy our summer weather while we can. One of the true summer joys in Worcester is dining outside at one of the great sidewalk cafes, patios or outdoor bars in the city. Meals always taste better al fresco and drinks always quench…

Drinks

Orange Wine… Not Your Mother’s Pinot Grigio

This article was contributed by Katie Kelly, the Wine Director of The Citizen Wine Bar in Exchange Place in Worcester. About two months ago, a server was asked for orange wine by a guest at our wine bar.  It was the first time I had heard of this, and I thought for sure the guest was mistaken…

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Honey Badger

You are out on the town. Not in the mood for wine, nor beer. You want a cocktail, but don’t want to walk around with a martini glass. The classics may be too bold for your taste tonight. You are looking for something that’s artfully crafted, using unique quality ingredients, and you want something with…

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Barrel to Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon

Recently introduced at The Citizen Wine Bar, the Raymond Vineyards’ Barrel to Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon from Central California, brings many advantages to those who choose to enjoy it. First the presentation – poured by the glass from an elegant oak barrel – is extremely unique. And because the wine is protected in the barrel from…

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The Velvet Devil Merlot

Let’s face it, a lot of us choose wine based on the label, because when you are in a store the label can often be the only differentiator on a shelf of hundreds. Charles Smith, the eccentric creator of The Velvet Devil Merlot understands this and designs his labels to be simplistic, fun, and straightforward….

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Who Picks The Wines?

There is little doubt that the most glamorous job in a bar is the bartender. As the “front man” for the establishment, the bartender is able to set the mood for the evening, while at the same time, entertaining, mixing, and helping patrons choose the right concoctions for the night. While this role is essential,…