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Table of Contents Worcester’s Whiskey Culture.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 On the scene: New area retaurants leave mark.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Celebrating Worcester’s quiet culinary innovators.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 The Wormtown vegetarian: Worcester has options.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Dining Out - Restaurant Listings.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

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Volturno's vegetarian friendly roasted beets with mixed citruses, pistachios, sea salt and chives. Photo by Steven King Design by Kimberly Vasseur

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Worcester’s Whiskey Culture Sarah Connell

Keeper of the Quaich Ronnie Cox is an esteemed member of the most exclusive and influential Scotch Whiskey society in the world. On a recent trip to Central Massachusetts, he explained that whiskey can fit neatly into one of three categories: uplifting, conversational or relaxing.

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Consequently, Worcester’s whiskey bars have followed suit. The mark of great whiskey for Cox, who hails from seven generations of distillers and proudly represents the Glenrothes distillery, is a delicate balance of heritage and craftsmanship. Worcester’s rejuvenation has hinged on these very same principles, so it comes as no surprise that the city has developed a unique whiskey culture of its own.

‘UPLIFTING DRAMS’

Here, you will find hobbyists, eager to share their Instagram photos of the white whales they unearthed on their last trips to San Francisco or better yet, Isla.

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You’ll hear them say things like, “The Japanese are really raising the bar!” and “Are you getting green banana or Ecuadorian banana on the nose?” Perhaps they will go on to discuss the merits of unchillfiltered whiskies - the way they retain that sticky quality that lingers on the palate. Or, maybe they have poignant thoughts on the emerging market for spent bourbon barrels. These are students of the spirit and their curiosity reigns. It is not uncommon to find these selfproclaimed whiskey nerds educating their palates via side by side tastings. Worcester’s resident Grey Coat, Joy Flanagan, explains, “Millennials are the ones pushing the industry. They’re driving bars to offer wider selections.” Welcome to a hobbyist universe, where distillers are rock stars and no one gets shy about waiting in line. Visit: The Muse, The Pint, Armsby Abbey

‘CONVERSATIONAL DRAMS’

Whiskey has Rihanna feeling pretty, and plenty of local bars want you to

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feel pretty, too. Pop music continues to generate a fashionable aura around whiskey culture, particularly in regard to bourbon. If you’ve listened to country radio, you already know, “Rain makes corn, corn makes whiskey” and to qualify as bourbon, the mash must contain 51 percent corn. In addition, the resulting spirit must be stored in a new charred-oak barrel. Bartenders at Whiskey on Water start by asking

their customers if they prefer “Jack or Jameson” to help entry level aficionados find their niche among bourbon or Irish whiskey drinkers. Other whiskey bars (if only by nomenclature) have crept into Worcester’s college bar scene as well. Order whiskey at one of these locales and the bartender may waggle a highend bottle of Hennessy at you. Accept, because Drizzy Drake would want you to. Then, politely tell the bartender

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that cognac is indeed a delicious brandy twice distilled in copper and aged at least two years in French oak barrels from Limousin or Traoncais, and Hennessy is a cognac - not a whiskey. Visit: Whiskey on Water, Whiskey Bar, Whiskey Tango

‘RELAXING DRAMS’

Meet the old-timers. Members of the Loch and Ke(y) Society will tell you they were onto this whiskey craze long before Rihanna was even born. (Tbh, they probably aren’t familiar with RiRi’s work.) At any rate, they want you to join them for Whiskey Wednesdays at Julio’s to learn a thing or two. Owner Ryan Maloney is highly respected in international whiskey circles. “I used to pick my own barrels of Pappy Van Winkle. That’s how long I’ve been doing this,” he said. Don’t be surprised to see attendees rubbing dabs of whiskey on the back of their hands, taking pensive sniffs, and then belting out proclamations like, “If only they had given it six more weeks ...” These guys have the noses of perfumeries: pencil shavings, cigar boxes, Moroccan Bazaar’s - no scent gets by them. They understand whiskey must be consumed at the crux of the pendulum’s swing, where wood and spirit merge. They love adding judicious amounts of water to cask strength pours. They wear cargo pants and sweater vests. They were “wine men” before they saw the light. Visit: Julio’s, The Civic, One Eleven Chophouse

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On the Scene:

New area restaurants leave mark

Sarah Connell More than ever before, new restaurant owners are working against all odds to put Worcester on the map. We would like to applaud the tireless efforts these restaurateurs have put forth in crafting a fresh social framework for our dining community to explore. Dacosta’s Pizza Bakery

Casual Family Dining Full Bar Full Pizza Menu Daily Lunch Specials Open 7 days a Week for Lunch and Dinner

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BOOTLEGGER’S PROHIBITION PUB

234 Chandler St. Worcester 508-753-1889 @bootleggerspubworc No-nonsense appetizers and playful pub dishes dominate a menu built to appeal to a wide range of customers,

a departure from the space’s previous concept. Bootlegger’s is working to forge a speakeasy mystique. Don’t worry, for now, a sandwich board sign out front will help you find the back bar. Cocktail programs have the power to shape a restaurant’s climate, sometimes zeroing in on a particular spirit for inspiration (or even fortified wines Sherry is all the rage!) Bootlegger’s is the first establishment we’ve visited where moonshine takes center stage, characterizing the vast majority of cocktails.

BULL MANSION

55 Pearl St. Worcester 508-755-6070 @bullmansion Visitors can breeze about the Grand

Proud to serve our community as Worcester’s premier concert hall and meeting place. Call to inquire about your next concert or special event! 321 Main Street, Worcester MA 01608 Bookings: 508-752-5608 ▪ Tickets: 508-752-0888 info@mechanicshall.org ▪ www.mechanicshall.org Built in 1857 ~ National Register of Historic Places

TUESDAY 20¢ tenders WEDNESDAY Buy two pizzas, get a free cheese pizza (to go only) $12.99 pizza & pitcher (dine in) THURSDAY Large pizza and wings $16.99 EVERYDAY $5 pasta specials for lunch Book your holiday parties now!

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Guests should take note of the unique furnishings downstairs including a dozen locally-crafted tables made from reclaimed pine, white oak, and plasma cut steel. Bull Mansion boldly plunged into the arena by hosting a handful of large scale events during their opening week. Two months later, the upstairs performance space continues to thrive, regularly hosting comedians, local concerts and international musicians.

BREW ON THE GRID

56 Franklin St.

Worcester 774-420-7095 @brewonthegrid Rejuvenating downtown starts with convincing Main Street’s work force to venture out of their cubicles for lunch once and awhile. The Brew’s convenient location and speedy lunch service make it a prime candidate for an office escape. With the exciting new construction of 500 apartment units in the vicinity of the Commons, the Brew can get pretty busy. Scope things out before you schedule your next book club meeting at 56 Franklin St. We recommend ordering the chopped salad and a pour over coffee.

DACOSTA’S PIZZA BAKERY

40 Millbrook St. Worcester 774-530-6166 @dacostaspizzabakery Dacosta’s maintains a dedicated “dough room,” where the magic of 48- hour fermentation takes place. An Italian, wood-fired oven peeks out

from behind the counter, providing a prime view of the mighty vessel that bakes each perfect pie in less than ten minutes. Dacosta’s demonstrates a respect for Worcester’s industrial bones, transforming a once barren space into a charming eatery with clear integrity. Slafani tomato cans dominate the décor.

LOCK 50

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Great Food & Fun at the Summit! Open 7 Days for Lunch and Dinner Daily Specials Soups Salads Burgers Sandwiches Join Us For the Game 4 Big Screens

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paned windows, soft light, tufted blue banquettes, lush greenery and exposed brick (and also, the farm fresh specials.) Big parties with their hearts set on crepes should make reservations for brunch on the weekends, rather than overtaking

the coffee counter on weekdays. Lock 50 is proudly dedicated to celebrating the city of Worcester and continues to engage in community events including art walks, comedy shows and wine dinners. Owners recently commissioned a large-scale mural painted by art activist Spencer Keeton Cunningham.

MEIJI

24 Leicester St. North Oxford 508-731-0120 Meiji offers two distinct atmospheres: a modern industrial barroom aesthetic perfect for watching the game and an intimate dining room that proves ideal for date nights. Meiji is off the beaten path, a breath of fresh air for North Oxford. We

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Celebrating Worcester’s quiet culinary innovators STEVEN KING

Sarah Connell

(Editor’s Note: We tasked our Date Night expert, Sarah Connell, with chatting up some of the area’s chefs about cooking and eating in Worcester – and what they would choose for their last meal ever. She spoke with Jose Zuniga of Tacos Mexico, Robin Clark from deadhorse hill, Sean Dacey at Armsby Abbey, Marie Aude of Sahara Restaurant and Fatima Mohamed of Fatima’s. Check it out!) JOSE ZUNIGA has owned and operated Tacos Mexico in the Greendale Mall just over a year. The days of merry-go-round rides and Dream Machine arcade games may have come and gone for Greendale Mall, but the growing presence of Tacos Mexico has done wonders to revive the bygone shopping center. Zuniga entertains a steady stream of STEVEN KING

Jose Zuniga of Tacos Mexico

taco purists seven days a week and has effectively captivated the attention of Worcester’s most exacting foodies. ROBIN CLARK is the sous chef at deadhorse hill on Main Street. Culinary innovation lives in the very marrow of deadhorse hill where the menu changes daily and even the most high brow dishes remain playful.

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rewarding, job and the hard work and grueling hours will absolutely pay off. SD: If you want to be a chef, be willing to learn every day. Pick the brains of your co-workers. Read cookbooks. Explore and eat on your days off. I’ve been fortunate to work with generous chefs who were willing to answer my questions and show me new techniques. You’ll learn by seeing how different chefs and cultures approach Robin Clark, sous chef at food. Always try something, twice. Even deadhorse hill if you didn’t like it once, you might be SEAN DACEY is the executive sous surprised by a new approach. chef at Armsby Abbey, a Worcester MA: Be prepared to put in a lot of entity that continues to maintain a hours. You will have to make sacrifices, strong ethos of local responsibility especially family sacrifices. while gaining national notoriety. FM: I never went to culinary school, but my family cooked a lot. We were Executive Chef MARIE AUDE and her a big family and I observed my aunts husband, Farid, have owned Sahara and grandmother cooking all the Restaurant on Highland Street for 19 time. As girls we used to have to years. Aude grew up in Ireland. She learn to cook. I hated it at that time. became passionate about preparing Lebanese food while working as a nurse As an adult, I began volunteering at the school my kids attended and they in the Middle East. Aude is both self would host a parent-lunch. I could see taught and extraordinarily talented. everyone praising the food I cooked. FATIMA MOHAMED and her husband STEVEN KING opened Fatima’s on Gold Star Boulevard just over two years ago. Since then, Fatima’s traditional Kenyan fare has made a name for itself by earning a reputation for having the best Samosas in the city. WORCESTER MAGAZINE: What advice do you have for newcomers to Worcester’s restaurant industry? JZ: There are no great late night spots in this city. Someone should try fulfilling that need. RC: I would tell someone new to the industry to not underestimate the commitment that it takes to do what we do and to always stay humble. Keep your head down, work hard and always be willing to do whatever is asked of you. Being a chef is the hardest, and yet most

Executive Chef and owner of Sahara, Marie Aude

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Others began to advise me to open a restaurant. It became my husband’s dream. But my advice to others is to STEVEN KING

Executive Chef sous chef at Armsby Abbey, Sean Dacey

make sure you have the capital before you open the doors. WORCESTER MAGAZINE: What is your favorite thing to eat in Worcester? JZ: When I go out, it’s usually for a margarita at the 99. RC: My coworker Derrick Walter’s fried chicken. Outside of my deadhorse hill bias, I am very partial to the poutine at Armsby Abbey. I even ordered it for dessert once.

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SD: I eat the beef shawarma plate at Shawarma Palace on Pleasant Street at least once a week. The beef is so tender and flavorful, and the full plate is the best value in Worcester. MA: I love sushi. I really love Baba. My two daughters just brought me there for my birthday. I want to learn how to make it. FM: I like to eat at the Sole Proprietor – shrimp, salmon, lobster. WORCESTER MAGAZINE: What would you prepare for your last meal on earth? JZ: Carne Asada. JZ: Asking a chef to pick their last meal is like asking a mother to pick her favorite child. I would never be able to decide. I would probably cook a beautiful ribeye steak and homemade ice cream for dessert. I’m a sucker for ice cream, especially homemade. My second choice would be pasta. I love making pasta by hand. There’s something therapeutic about the repetitive motions of pasta making. SD: Smoked brisket, pan fried mushrooms, braised greens, blue cheese

Fatima Mohamed of Fatima’s

grits. Served with a growler of Hill Farmstead George. MA: We have a spicy tahini fish that we make here, called Samke Harre. It’s usually made with a white fish like Haddock and topped with pine nuts or almonds. Hot or cold, it’s delicious. FM: I would cook Ugali, a Kenyan traditional food made from cornmeal and served with collard greens.

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The Wormtown vegetarian: Sarah Connell

Worcester has options STEVEN KING

The days of “eat before you meet” have come and gone. Plenty of popular Worcester restaurants offer hearty vegetarian entrees on their regular menus. Experienced vegetarians know just about every restaurant can rustle up something to meet their dietary needs, but that far from guarantees a tasty and satisfying meal. It can be admittedly difficult to persuade carnivorous friends to give places like Belmont Vegetarian or Chickpea a first chance. Still, going out in a large group doesn’t mean vegetarians need to go hungry. There are plenty of local restaurants offering a variety of killer vegetarian dishes in addition to more traditional entrees. Here are some of them.

DA LAT RESTAURANT

425 Park Ave., Worcester 508-753-6036 The Dish: Dal Lat serves downto-earth Vietnamese cuisine. Vegetarians will enjoy Summer Rolls, Can Rau Cai vegetable soup, and Dau Hu Xao Ca Chus - tofu sauteed with fresh tomatoes, pineapple, scallions and white rice. The Crowd: Expect plenty of Clarkies. To Drink: Taro Root Boba Smoothie

BASIL N’ SPICE THAI CUISINE

299 Shrewsbury St., Worcester 774-317-9986 The Dish: Basil n’ Spice offers fresh, handmade, authentic Thai cuisine. Vegetarians will enjoy Vegetarian Curry (green, red, massaman, penang, or mango.) The Crowd: Expect quiet couples

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burning ovens heated to 900 degrees. Vegetarians should make the most of the 2-for-1 pizza deal on Mondays and Tuesdays by ordering the classic Marinara and the Funghi, made with mushrooms, mozzarella, thyme, pecorino and goat cheese. The Crowd: Expect empty suits with full bellies and medical students on their study breaks. The Drink: Ask what’s pouring from Maine Beer Co. or order a Wormtown Be Hoppy, brewed on the premises.

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Dalat’s Tofu Spring Rolls

making use of quaint tables for two and families maximizing the large corner booths. To Drink: Basil n’ Spice

VOLTURNO

72 Shrewsbury St., Worcester 508-756-8658 The Dish: Volturno honors 200-yearold Neapolitan traditions to bring you perfect pies cooked in wood-

192 Harding St., Worcester 508-757-8000 The Dish: El Patron is a family-owned Mexican restaurant in the heart of the Canal District. Vegetarians will devour the fresh guacamole and the drenched vegetable burrito. The Crowd: Expect an eclectic mix of customers hailing from all parts of the city - skateboarders, politicians and vintage goddesses, chief among them. To Drink: Pineapple Chile Margarita

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Dining Out BBQ

B.T.’s Smokehouse 392 Main St., Sturbridge 508-347-3188 btsmokehouse.com Firefly’s BBQ 350 E. Main St., Marlborough 508-357-8883 fireflysbbq.com Smokestack Urban Barbecue 139 Green St., Worcester 508-363-1111 bbqstack.com The Texas BBQ Company 309 Main St., Northborough 508-393-4742 texasbbqco.com Texas Roadhouse 535 Lincoln St., Worcester 508-853-7266 texasroadhouse.com West Side Steak and BBQ 2 Richmond Ave., Worcester 508-756-6328 Willikers Tex-Mex and BBQ 896 Hartford Turnpike, Shrewsbury 508-842-3030

Bistro

Armsby Abbey 144 North Main St., Worcester 508-795-1012 armbyabbey.com Blackstone Bistro 35 Blackstone River Road, Worcester 774-243-7285 theblackstonebistro.com Bocado Tapas Wine Bar 82 Winter St., Worcester 508-797-1011 bocadotapasbar.com Bull Mansion 55 Pearl St., Worcester 508-755-6070 Bullmansion.com Canal Restaurant and Bar 65 Water St., Worcester 508-926-8353 thecanalrestaurant.com The Citizen Wine Bar 1 Exchange St., Worcester 508-459-9090 1nicheexchance.com/ Civic Kitchen & Drink 121 W. Main St., Westborough 508-329-5179 civickitchenanddrink.com Cyprian Bistro at Cyprian Keyes Golf Club 284 E. Temple St., Boylston 508-869-9900 cypriankeyes.com The Fix Burger Bar 108 Grove St., Worcester 774-823-3327 thefixburgerbar.com Dianna’s Neighborhood Bistro 120 June St., Worcester 508-756-2707 diannasbistro.wixsite.com/online

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If you’re hungry and don’t know where to go to grab a bite to eat, have no fear. Here is a list of Worcester-area eateries you can try out to get your taste buds tingling.

Flying Rhino Café 278 Shrewsbury St., Worcester 508-757-1450 flyingrhinocafe.com Joey’s Bar and Grill 344 Chandler St., Worcester 508-797-3800 joeysbarandgrill.com The People’s Kitchen 120 Commercial St., Worcester 508-459-9090 1nichexchange.com/ The Rail Trail Flat Bread Co. 33 Main St., Hudson 978-293-3552 railtrailflatbread.com Sweet 72 Shrewsbury St., Worcester 508-373-2248 sweetworcester.com

Cafés & Coffee Houses

Acoustic Java 932A Main St., Worcester 508-756-9446 acousticjava.com Bagel Time 194B Park Ave., Worcester 508-798-0440 bageltimeusa.com Bagel Inn 785 Main St., Holden 508-829-3550 bagelinn.net Bean Counter 113 Highland St., Worcester 508-754-3125 288 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury 508-754-0505 beancounterbakery.com Birch Tree Bread Company 138 Green St., Suite 5, Worcester 774-243-6944 birchtreebreadcompany.com Blackstone’s Country Café 4 Worcester Providence Turnpike, Sutton 508-865-4919 Blue Coast Coffee 274 South St., Shrewsbury 508-925-8128 bluecoastcoffee.com Brew on the Grid 56 Franklin St., Worcester 774-420-7095 Cafe at Lock 50 50 Water St., Worcester 508-379-3400 Cafe Manzi’s 352 Shrewsbury St., Worcester 508-762-9486 cafemanzis.blogspot.com Coffee Mug 286 Southbridge St., Auburn 508-832-3616 Cake Shop Café 22 West St., Millbury 508-865-9866 cakeshopcafe.com Crown Bakery & Cafe 133 Gold Star Boulevard, Worcester 508-852-0746 crownbakeryandcafe.com

Crust Artisan Bakeshop 118 Main St., Worcester 774-823-3355 crustbakeshop.com Heritage Coffee Shoppe Heritage Mall Shopping Center, 567 Southbridge St. No. 9, Auburn 508-832-9297 In House Coffee 225 Shrewsbury St., Worcester 508-363-1212 inhousecoffeeusa.com Java Joe’s 34 Southbridge St., Worcester 508-795-0767 La Tazza 40 Main St., Leominster 978-394-8332 LalaJava 290 W Main St., Northborough 508-393-7625 lalajava.com Miranda Bread 140 Shrewsbury St., Worcester 508-791-2030 mirandabread.com The Museum Cafe at the Worcester Art Museum 55 Salisbury St., Worcester 508-799-4406 worcesterart.org/services/cafe NU Café 335 Chandler St., Worcester 508-926-8800 nucafe.com On the Rise Baking 1120 Pleasant St., Worcester 508-752-3809 Paris Café 1 Main St., Worcester 508-791-8080 pariscafeworcester.com Pure Juz 123A Highland St., Worcester 774-243-6850 purejuz.net Sturbridge Coffee House 407 Main St., Fiskdale 508-347-2288 sturbridgecoffeehouse.com Sturbridge Coffee Roasters 210 Hamilton St., Southbridge 508-765-5520 sturbridgecoffeeroasters.com Tatnuck Bookseller Café 18 Lyman St., Westborough 508-366-4959 tatnuck.com Theatre Café 529 Main St., Worcester 508-799-7190 theatre-café.net Wholly Cannoli Café and Bakery 490 Grafton St., Worcester 508-753-0224 whollycannoli.com Wooberry Frozen Yogurt 141 Highland St., Worcester 508-459-2311 woodberryyogurt.com

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Caribbean

One Love Cafe 800 Main St., Worcester 508-753-8663 YaMon Jerk Hut 482 Park Ave., Worcester 508-799-0629 yamonjerkhut.com

Chinese

Best Chinese Restaurant 892 Main St., Worcester 508-752-3392 Chef Sau 148 Main St., Spencer 508-885-3995 chefsau.com Cheng-Du Restaurant 157 Turnpike Road (Route 9), Westborough 508-366-7489 chengdurestaurant.com Cheoy Lee’s 45 Sterling St., W. Boylston 508-835-3663, cheoyleeswestboylston.com 684 Main St., Holden 508-829-6331, cheoylees.com Chinese Super Buffet 50 Mill St., Worcester 508-799-6868 Chopsticks 21 Commercial Road, Leominster 978-534-0020 chopsticksleominster.com Chuan Shabu 301 Park Ave., Worcester 508-762-9213 shabuworcester.com Chumlee’s 50 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury 508-798-2220 Dynasty Chinese Restaurant 544 Main St., Southbridge 508-765-0398 Empire Village 446 Main St., Sturbridge 508-347-6588 Foodworks 120 Stafford St., Worcester 508-752-3663 worcesterfoodworks.com 110 Elm St., Millbury 508-865-1707, foodworksmillbury.com Golden Dragon Island 1328 Main St., Worcester 508-754-5236 Golden Wok 894 Grafton St., Worcester 508-791-1288 goldenwok01604.com Great Wall Restaurant 521 Main St., Worcester 508-799-0803 greatwallworcester.com Ho Toy Luau Restaurant 401 Park Ave., Worcester 508-754-4929 Hong Kong Island 880 W. Boylston St., Worcester 508-853-7399 Kahula 119 Main St., Sturbridge 508-347-7121


Ken Chin’s 272 Mill St., Worcester 508-791-6775 King Chef Chinese Restaurant 205 Chandler St., Worcester 508-767-0209 kingcheftakeout.com Loving Hut 415 Chandler St., Worcester, 508-459-0367 56 Hamilton St., Worcester, 508-831-1322 lovinghut.us/worcester Lucky Gourmet 117 June St., Worcester 508-791-8888 Mandarin Westboro 132 Turnpike Road, Westborough 508-366-2288 mandarinwestborough.com Min’s Wok 582 W. Boylston St., Worcester 508-853-0988 minswok.com Ming House 217 Chandler St., Worcester 508-756-6888 minghousetakeout.com Nancy Chang Restaurant 372 Chandler St., Worcester 508-752-8899 nancychang.com New Chef Ho Restaurant 208 Millbury St., Worcester 508-754-8832 newchefho.weebly.com Panda King 68 Stafford St., Worcester 508-754-4999 Peking Garden 618 Chandler St., Worcester 508-755-3365 pekinggardenworcester.com Red Lantern 235 Shrewsbury St., Worcester 508-795-0500 theredlantern.com Red Pepper 1083 Main St., Worcester 774-243-6488 redpepperworcester.com Shangri-La 50 Front St., Worcester 508-798-0888 shangrilarestaurant.net Singapore Restaurant 170 Whalon St., Fitchburg 978-345-0132 Yong Shing 90 Auburn St., Auburn 508-832-0622 yongshing.com Wong Dynasty 176 Reservoir St., Holden 508-829-2188 wongdynasty-yankeegrill.com Zhang’s Foodworks 50 Southwest Cutoff, Worcester 508-752-0938 foodworksworcester.com

Diners

Boulevard Diner 155 Shrewsbury St., Worcester 508-791-4535 Carl’s Oxford Diner 291 Main St., Oxford 508-987-8770 Charlie’s Diner 5 Meadow Road, Spencer 508-885-4033

Chestnut’s Cafe 10 Chestnut St., Worcester 508-757-7984 Corner Lunch Diner 133 Lamartine St., Worcester 508-799-9866 Dell’ovo’s Kitchen 257 Shrewsbury St., Worcester 508-791-1899 dellovos.com Eric’s LaPatisserie Cafe 446 Main St., Worcester  508-756-1454 ericscafeworcester.com Garden Fresh Courthouse Café 204 Main St., Worcester 508-753-8500 gfcourthousecafe.com Gold Star Restaurant 68 West Boylston St., Worcester 508-852-7900 Jan’s Kitchen 580 W. Boylston St., Worcester 508-852-0432 The Kenmore Diner 250 Franklin St., Worcester 508-792-5125 Lou Roc’s Diner 1074 W. Boylston St., Worcester 508-852-6888 Mac’s Diner 185 Shrewsbury St., Worcester 508-868-7508 Miss Worcester 300 Southbridge St., Worcester 508-753-5600 Parkway Restaurant and Bar 148 Shrewsbury St., Worcester 508-753-9968 parkwayma.com Salt and Pepper 268 Lincoln St., Worcester 508-755-1113 Shaker’s Cafe & Restaurant 296 Hamilton St., Worcester 508-797-5550 Straight Up Cafe 795 Main St., Worcester  774-243-1313 straightup-worcester.com

Family

308 Lakeside 308 E. Main St., E. Brookfield 774-449-8333 308lakeside.com A&D Pizza 60 Elm St., Millbury 508-865-9013 adpizzapub.com All-Star Bar and Grill 181 Boston Post Road W., Marlborough 508-303-1701 Annie’s Clark Brunch 934 Main St., Worcester 508-756-1550 Anokye Krom 687 Millbury St., Worcester 508-753-8471 Antonio’s Pizza 286 Chandler St., Worcester 774-530-6000 antoniospizza.com/worcester Applebee’s 680 Southbridge St., Auburn 508-721-7817 222 Washington St., Hudson 978-567-1997 70 Worcester-Providence Turnpike, Millbury

508-581-9270 120 Charlton Road, Sturbridge 508-347-0174 632 Park Ave., Worcester 508-363-3032 applebees.com Atlas Pizza 1282 Pleasant St., Worcester 508-756-9994 atlaspizza.com Auburn Town Pizza 69 Auburn St., Auburn 508-832-5210 auburntownpizza.com Barber’s Crossing Restaurant 861 Main St., Leicester 508-892-7575 175 Leominster Road, Sterling 978-422-8438 barberscrossingrestaurant.com The Barre Mill Restaurant 90 Main St., South Barre 978-355-2987 barremill.com Belmont Vegetarian Restaurant 157 Belmont St., Worcester 508-798-8898 belmontvegetarian.com Berry Fusion Frozen Yogurt 807 Pleasant St., Worcester 508-753-3500 Black & White Grille 206 N. Spencer Road, Spencer 508-885-5018 blackandwhitegrille.com Blue Jeans Pizza 270 Park Ave., Worcester 508-753-3777 bluejeanspizza.com Boynton Restaurant and Spirits 117 Highland St., Worcester 508-756-5432 boyntonrestaurant.com Boomer’s Sub and Deli 93 Highland St., Worcester 508-791-5551 boomerspizzeria.com Brattle Stop Pizza 1 Brattle St., Worcester 508-853-1442 Brisas Restaurant & Bakery 12 Boylston St., Worcester 508-459-9801 The Broadway 100 Water St., Worcester 508-753-3233 Chickpea 589 Park Ave., Worcester 774-312-7954 chickpeaworcester.com Coney Island 158 Southbridge St., Worcester 508-753-4362 coneyislandlunch.com The Copper Stallion 538 Main St., Fiskdale 508-347-2100 copperstallion.com Corner Grille 806 Pleasant St., Worcester 508-754-8884 cornergrille.com Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 215 Charlton Road, Sturbridge 508-347-8925 crackerbarrel.com Cranberries Restaurant 142 Massasoit Road, Worcester 508-753-7885

Dacosta’s Pizza Bakery 40 Millbrook St., Worcester 774-530-6166 Dean Park Grill and Pizza 749 Main St., Shrewsbury 508-842-2584 deanparkgrillpizza.com Domino’s Pizza 55 Frederick St., Framingham 508-620-4975 10 Weed St., Marlborough 508-481-5335 246 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury 508-842-8200 21C Turnpike Road, Southborough 508-481-3939 413A Park Ave., Worcester 508-754-2236 1413 Grafton St., Worcester 508-797-1122 E.B. Flatts 245 W. Main St., East Brookfield 508-867-6643 ebflatts.com Eller’s Restaurant 190 Main St., Cherry Valley 508-892-3925 ellersrestaurant.com Fantastic Pizza & Cafe 910A Main St., Worcester 508-798-5577 fantasticpizzaandcafe.com Five Guys Burgers & Fries 537 Lincoln St., Worcester 508-853-2000 20-7 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury 508-425-3185 26 Galaxy Pass, Rte. 146, Sutton 508- 917-8555 fiveguys.com Fresh Way Pizza 96 Water St., Worcester 508-755-1999 freshwaypizzawaterst.com Flip Flops 690 Main St., Holden 508-829-3008 flipflopsma.com Finders/Keepers 171 W. Boylston St., W. Boylston 508-835-3707 Fratelli’s Corner Crust 186 Stafford St., Worcester  508-799-2500 Gibby’s Ice Cream 50 Sunderland Road, Worcester  508-753-1095 gibsonsdairy.com The Great American Grill at the Hilton Garden Inn 35 Major Taylor Blvd., Worcester 508-753-5700 hiltongardeninn.hilton.com Grille 57 57 Highland St., Worcester 508-798-2000 grille57.com Harvest Grille 1 Princeton St., Jefferson 774-345-4058 harvestgrille.com Heavy Evies 2 Maple Ave., Rutland 774-234-0600 heavyevies.samsbiz.com Jason’s Pizza 113 June St., Worcester 508-756-7474 jasonspizzaonline.com

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Kaboodle Pizzeria and Grill 152 Main St., Spencer 508-885-4884 kaboodlegrill.com Ladd’s 64 Barre Paxton Road, Rutland 508-886-4771 laddsrestaurant.com Lake Pizza and Restaurant 39 Thompson Road, Webster 508-943-3684 lakepizzarestaurant.com Lakeside Bar & Grill 97 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury 508-425-3543 lakesidebar-grille.com The Lodge Restaurant and Pub 148 Gore Road, Webster 508-949-0000 restaurantlodge.com Lucky’s Café 102 Grove St., Worcester 508-756-5014 luckyscafeworcester.com The Manor 42 W. Boylston St., West Boylston 508-835-4722 ourmanor.com Maury’s Deli 1125 Main St., Worcester 508-754-4446 The Mill 185 185 W. Boylston St., West Boylston 774-261-8585 the-mill-185.com Millbury Street Pizzeria 121 Millbury St., Worcester 508-831-9820 Mountain Barn Restaurant 174 Worcester Road, Princeton 978-464-2044 mountainbarn.com Mulligan’s Taverne and Restaurant 121 W. Main St., Westborough 508-366-0207 mulliganstaverne.com The National Grill at Blackstone National Golf Club 227 Putnam Hill Road, Sutton 508-865-2111 bngc.net New City Microcreamery 28 Main St., Hudson 978-333-7144 Newcitymicrocreamery.com New England Roast Beef 33 Park Ave., Worcester 508-756-1991 nerb.publishpath.com Newton Square Pizza 712A Pleasant St., Worcester  508-752-9907 newtonsquarepizza.com Northeast Pizza 570 Summer St., Barre 978-355-4333 1205 Main St., Leicester 508-892-9276 208 W. Main St., West Brookfield 508-867-9567 267 Webster St., Worcester 508-798-3111 northeastpizza.com Oak Barrel Tavern 229 Grove St., Worcester 508-755-8047 oakbarreltavernworcester.com Olde Post Office Pub 1 Ray St., North Grafton

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508-839-6106 postofficepub.com Oxford’s Casual Dining 2 Millbury Blvd., Oxford 508-987-1567 oxfordscasualdining.com Paesano Pizzeria 1121 Grafton St., Worcester 508-791-1211 paesanopizzeria.com Pepe’s 274 Franklin St., Worcester 508-755-1978 Pickle Barrel Deli 305 Pleasant St., Worcester 508-754-0921 picklebarreldeli.com The Pizza Oven 43 W. Boylston St., Worcester 508-853-9300 Quizno’s 100 Institute Road, Worcester 508-831-6151 quiznos.com Red Robin 70 Worcester-Providence Turnpike, Millbury 508-581-9200 redrobin.com Regatta Deli 28 Lake Ave., Worcester 508-756-6916 3 Colonial Drive, Westborough 508-366-8958 regattadeli.com Ruby Tuesday 537 Lincoln St., Worcester 508-854-9916 32 Lyman St., Westborough 508-389-9985 rubytuesday.com Slattery’s 106 Lunenburg St., Fitchburg 978-342-8880 slatterysrestaurant.com Spoodles Deli 358 Main St., Worcester 508-755-0800 johnsspoodlesdeli.com Still Four Corners 224 Barre Paxton Road, Rutland 508-886-6666 Tatnuck Grille 638 Chandler St., Worcester 508-792-0000 tatnuckgrille.com Tech Pizza 137 Highland St., Worcester 508-752-2133 Teddy G’s Pub and Grille 179 Main St., Sturbridge 508-347-1900 teddygspub.com TGI Friday’s 1 Worcester Road, Framingham 508-875-7735 9 Orchard Hill Park Drive, Leominster 978-514-8760 601 Donald Lynch Blvd., Marlborough 508-303-0996 240 Fortune Blvd., Milford 508-634-3018 70 Worcester-Providence Turnpike, Millbury 508-865-9189 tgifridays.com Tom’s International Deli 52 Millbury St., Worcester 508-755-7295 tomsdeliworcester.com

Uncle Jay’s Twisted Fork 509 Stafford St., Cherry Valley 508-892-5437 unclejaystwistedfork.com Uncle Sam’s Pizza 974 Main St., Worcester 508-890-7888 unclesamspizzas.com Uno Chicago Grill 25 Major Taylor Blvd., Worcester 508-421-9300 70 Worcester-Providence Turnpike, Millbury 508-581-7866 unos.com Val’s Restaurant & Lounge 75 Reservoir St., Holden 508-829-0900 valsrestaurant.com Vivian’s Market Style Café 184 W Boylston St., West Boylston 508-835-6100 vivianscafe.com Weintraub’s Jewish Delicatessen and Restaurant 126 Water St., Worcester 508-756-7870 The Wexford House 503 Shrewsbury St., Worcester 508-757-8982 wexfordhouse-ma.com Whistle Stop Bar and Grill 85 Main St., Oxford 508-987-3087 stopbythewhistle.com Wild Willy’s Burgers 317 W. Boylston St., Worcester 508-459-2088 wildwillysburgers.com Wingman 275 Park Ave., Worcester 508-753-3000 wingmanworcester.com Wonder Bar 121 Shrewsbury St., Worcester 508-752-9909 wonderbarrestaurant.com Worcester House of Pizza 222 Chandler St., Worcester 508-752-9800 Wright’s Farm Restaurant 84 Inman Road, Nasonville/Harrisville, R.I. 401-769-2856 wrightsfarm.com Z Café 389 Main St., Worcester 508-304-1220 zcafeandcatering.com Zimmy’s Kitchen 865 Main St., Leicester 508-892-3200 Zorba’s Pizzeria Tavern 132 Sturbridge Road, Charlton 508-248-0433 97 Stafford St., Worcester 508-796-5828 zorbastaverna.com

Historic

The Bull Run 215 Great Road, Shirley 978-425-4311 bullrunrestaurant.com Hunter’s Grille and Tap 25 Grafton Common, Grafton 508-839-5931 Publick House 277 Main St., Sturbridge 508-347-3313 publickhouse.com

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Salem Cross Inn 260 W. Main St., West Brookfield 508-867-2345 salemcrossinn.com The Old Mill 69 State Road E., Westminster 978-874-5941 1761oldmill.com The Oliver Wight Tavern at OSV 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge 508-347-0362 osv.org Spencer Country Inn 500 Main St., Spencer 508-885-9036 spencercountryinn.com Vienna Restaurant and Historic Inn 14 South St., Southbridge 508-764-0700 thevienna.com

Indian

Bollywood Grill 97 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury 508-793-9888 bollywoodgrill.com Mirchi 291 Turnpike Road, Westborough 508-366-0090 mirchius.com New House of India 2 Coes Square., Worcester 508-793-9900 Punjabi Dhaba 166 Milk St., West Meadow Plaza, Westborough 508-366-2255 spicespunjabidhaba.com Tandoori International 560 Lincoln St., Worcester 774-243-7474 Udupi 378 Maple Ave., Shrewsbury 508-459-5099 udupi.us

Irish

Moynihan’s Restaurant & Pub 897 Main St., Worcester 508-753-6150 O’Connor’s Restaurant and Bar 1160 W. Boylston St., Worcester 508-853-0789 oconnorsrestaurant.com

Italian/Mediterranean

A.J. Tomaiolos Restaurant 411 W. Main St., Northborough 508-393-5245 ajtomaiolos.com Amici Trattoria 582 Main St., Shrewsbury 508-842-7800 amicitrattoria.com Arturo’s Ristorante 54 E Main St., Westborough 508-366-1881 arturosristorante.com Bertucci’s Solomon Pond Mall, 601 Donald Lynch Blvd., Marlborough 508-485-3636 160 Turnpike Road (Route 9), Westborough 508-898-3074 bertuccis.com Bistro Limoncello Ristorante 290 W. Main St., Northborough 508-393-5440 bistrolimoncello.com


Byblos Lounge 2 Washington Square, Worcester 508-756-2232 Caffé Espresso Trattoria 395 Chandler St., Worcester 508-767-1818 ctrattoria.com Caffé Sorrento 143 Central St., Milford 508-473-2460 caffe-sorrento.com Calabria Ristorante 7 S. Main St., Millbury 508-581-9700 calabriamillbury.com Carbone’s Restaurant 280 Cedar St., Hopkinton 508-435-3465 carboneshopkinton.com Chioda’s Trattoria 631 Franklin St., Worcester 508-459-6035 chiodastrattoria.com Ciao Bella 402 Grove St., Worcester 508-756-2426 ciaobellatakeout.com Cristina’s Restaurant 314 Central St., Leominster 978-534-0849 cristinas.net Dino’s 13 Lord St., Worcester 508-753-9978 dineatdinos.com Enrico’s Brick Oven Pizzeria 500 Main St., Sturbridge 508-347-1740 enricosbrickovenpizzeria.com Rom’s and Giovanello’s Italian Market 139 Main St., Sturbridge 508-347-1440 romsitalianmarket.com Guiseppe’s Grille 35 Solomon Pond Road, Northborough 508-393-4405 guiseppes-grille.com Il Camino 555 Central St., Leominster 978-537-5083 ilcamino-restaurant.com Il Forno 27 Airport Road, Fitchburg 978-345-2511 65 W. Boylston St., W. Boylston 508-835-3700 il-forno.com J Anthony’s Italian Grill 206 Southbridge Road, N. Oxford 508-832-9705 janthonysgrill.com La Cucina Italiana 294 Hamilton St., Worcester 508-797-3354 lacucinaworcester.com La Scala 183 Shrewsbury St. Worcester 508-753-9912 lascalashrewsburystreet.com Le Mirage 120 June St., Worcester 508-793-8558 lemiragecafe.com Leo’s Ristorante 11 Leo Turo Way, Worcester 508-753-9490 leosristorante.net Linguine’s 350 Boston Post Road W., Marlborough

508-481-9747 ilovelinguines.com Livia’s Dish 1394 Main St., Worcester 508-926-8861 liviasdish.com Luciano’s Café 2 Washington Sq., Worcester 508-755-6408 maxwellsilvermansbanquet.com Mare E Monti Trattoria 19 Wall St., Worcester 508-767-1800 mareemontitrattoria.com Mezé Greek Tapas Bar & Grille 156 Shrewsbury St., Worcester  508-926-8115 mezegreektapas.com Nuovo 92 Shrewsbury St., Worcester 508-796-5915 nuovoworcester.com The Olive Garden 1 Worcester Road, Framingham 508-879-7285 3 Orchard Hill Park Drive, Leominster 978-534-5856 728 Donald Lynch Blvd., Marlborough 508-303-6558 7 Tobias Boland Way, Worcester 508-755-5268 olivegarden.com Oli’s Italian Eatery 339 W. Boylston St #A, W. Boylston 508-854-1500 oliseater.com Oli’s Tomato Pie 394 Belmont St, Worcester 508-755-7001 olistomatopie.com Padavano’s Place 358 Shrewsbury St., Worcester 774-823-3022 padavanosplace.com Peppercorn’s Grille and Tavern 455 Park Ave., Worcester 508-752-7711 epeppercorns.com Picasso 2 Common St., Barre 978-355-3099 dineoutpicasso.com Pepe’s Franklin St., Worcester Pepes.com Piccolo’s 157 Shrewsbury St., Worcester 508-754-1057 piccolos157.com Rocky’s 139 Water St., Worcester 508-757-6259 Rosalina’s Kitchen 83 Hamilton St., Worcester 508-926-8887 rosalinaskitchen.com Rovezzi’s Ristorante 2 School St., Fiskdale 508-347-0100 rovezzis.com Sisters Restaurant 171 Stafford St., Worcester 508-755-2604 Tomasso Trattoria and Enoteca 154 Turnpike Road, Southborough 508-481-8484 tomassotrattoria.com Tony’s Pizza Route 146 Boston Road, Sutton

508-865-9544 tonyssuttonpizza.com Via Italian Table 89 Shrewsbury St., Worcester 508-754-4842 Volturno 72 Shrewsbury St., Worcester 508-756-8658 volturnopizza.com Ziti’s Italian Trattoria 290 Turnpike Road, Westborough 508-898-2282 zitisitaliantrattoria.com Zorba’s Taverna Restaurant and Bar 97 Stafford St., Worcester 508-796-5828 132 Sturbridge Road, Charlton 508-248-0433 zorbastaverna.com

Japanese

7 Nana 60 Shrewsbury St., Worcester 508-755-8888 7nanajapanese.com Baba Sushi 309 Park Ave., Worcester 508-752-8822 453 Main St., Sturbridge 774-304-1068 babasushi.com Kai Sushi Bar and Grille 68 Stafford St., Worcester 508-770-1010 kaiworcester.com Kaizen Sushi Bar and Grill 479 Main St., Fiskdale 508-347-1088 kaizen479.com Kenichi 270 Shrewsbury St., Worcester 508-926-8622 kenichibistro.com Kyoto Bar & Grill 695 Main St. Holden 508-210-0060 185 Church St, Whitinsville, Northbridge 508-372-9516 535 Lincoln St., Worcester 508-852-5788 kyotobarandgrill.com Mai Tai Bar & Sushi 69 Green St., Worcester 508-751-5900 Meiji Asian Cuisine 24 Leicester St., N. Oxford 508-731-0120 Meijioxford.com Mikaku Japanese Cuisine 290 W. Main St., Northborough 508-393-5553 mikakujapanese.com Oishi Japanese Restaurant 8 Franklin St., Worcester 508-752-1688 Osaka 20 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury 508-753-1144 osakashrewsbury.com Sake Bomb 258 Park Ave., Worcester 508-754-2426 sakebombbistro.com Sakura Tokyo 640 Park Ave., Worcester 508-792-1068 sakuratokyo.com Takara 10 Millbury St., Worcester

508-791-1150 takarasushirestaurant.com Yama Zakura 369 W. Main St., Northborough 508-393-4187 yamazakurasushi.com Yummy Steak House 1121 Grafton St., Worcester 508-752-1668 yummysteakhouse.com

Late Night

Coaches Corner Sports Pub 39 Oxford Ave., Dudley 508-943-9796 Fastway Pizza 84 W. Boylston St., Worcester 508-852-2300 fastwaypizza.com Golden Pizza 20 Auburn St., Auburn 508-721-1271 107 Chandler St., Shrewsbury 508-842-7774 1137 Grafton St., Worcester 508-770-1533 1168 Main St., Worcester 508-752-4653 453 Lincoln St., Worcester 508-852-6000 Harry’s Restaurant 149 Turnpike Road, Rte. 9, Westboro 508-366-8302 harrysrestaurant.com Loft 266 Bar & Lounge 266 Park Ave., Worcester 508-796-5177 loft266.com Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner 148 Grove St., Worcester 508-753-9543 ralphsrockdiner.com Tavern In The Square 318 Main St., Northborough 508-393-3111 taverninthesquare.com Tikki Tikki 335 Main St., Fitchburg 978-348-1038 Wicked Wings 321 West Boylston St., Worcester 774-243-7336 wickedwingco.com Wings Over Worcester 1 Kelley Square, Worcester 508-421-9464 wingsover.com

Latin American

Café Reyes 421 Shrewsbury St., Worcester 508-762-9900 cafereyes.org Churrascaria Ranch Cantina 329 Grafton St., Worcester 508-797-3560 La Brasa 181 Millbury St., Worcester 508-767-9811 Maria’s Kitchen 826 Main St., Worcester 508-797-3380 Pampas Churrascaria 145 E. Central St., Worcester 508-757-1070 steakhousepampas.com Sazon Latino Restaurant 130 Chandler St., Worcester 508-798-5645

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Terra Brasilis Restaurant 480 Shrewsbury St., Worcester 508-752-0390 terrabrasilisrestaurant.com

Mexican

Cancun Family Mexican Restaurant 75 Worcester St., North Grafton 508-839-8800 cancunmexicanrestaurants.com Chipotle 97 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury 508-752-1726 chipotle.com El Patron Mexican Restaurant 192 Harding St., Worcester 508-757-8000 Makao Restaurant 181 Millbury St., Worcester 508-767-3306 Mezcal Tequila Cantina 30 Major Taylor Blvd., Worcester 508-926-8308 20 Central St. Leominster 978-728-4084 mezcalcantina.com Mi Reyna Latino Tapas & Bar 394 Belmont St., Worcester 774-823-3468 mireynatapas.com Moe’s Southwest Grille 61 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury 508-797-6637 3 Stafford St., Worcester 508-459-6060 moes.com Mexicali Fresh Mex Grill 700 Main St., Holden 508-829-7700 117 Main St., Spencer 774-745-8200 41 Worcester Road, Webster 508-461-5070 mexicalisfreshmex.com Plaza Azteca 539 Lincoln St., Worcester   508-853-3536 plazaaztecanewengland.com/worcester/ Qdoba Mexican Grill 70 Worcester/Providence Drive, Millbury 508-865-0500 qdoba.com Sol of Mexico 538 Pleasant St., Worcester  508-756-2660 solofmexico.yolasite.com Talyta’s Cafe 20 Front St., Worcester 508-929-3355 talytascafe.com

Middle-Eastern

El Basha 2 Connector Road, Westborough 508-366-2455 256 Park Ave., Worcester 508-795-0222 424 Belmont St., Worcester 508-797-0884 423 Boston Post Road, Sudbury 978-579-4970 elbasharestaurant.com Bay State Shawarma & Grill 86 Water St., Worcester 508-753-6000 baystateshawarmaandgrill.net

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Pomir Grill 119 Shrewsbury St., Worcester 508-755-733 pomirgrill.com Sahara Restaurant 143 Highland St., Worcester 508-798-2181 eatsahara.com Shawarma Palace 3 Pleasant St., Worcester 508-755-6500

Pubs & Taverns

99 Restaurant 793 Southbridge St., Auburn 508-832-0999 32 Boston Post Road, W., Marlborough 508-480-8899 50 SW Cutoff (Route 20), Worcester 508-363-3999 11 E Central St., Worcester 508-792-9997 900 W. Boylston St., Worcester 508-852-2999 99restaurants.com The Banner Bar and Grille 112 Green St., Worcester 508-755-0879 thebannerbar.com Beatnik’s 433 Park Ave., Worcester 508-926-8877 beatniksbeyou.com Bennie’s Café 13 E. Mountain St., Worcester 508-853-3303 benniescafe.com Black Diamond Restaurant at Wachusett Mountain 499 Mountain Road, Princeton 978-464-2300 wachusett.com Blackstone Tap 81 Water St., Worcester 508-797-4827 blackstonetap.com Bootlegger’s Prohibition Pub 234 Chandler St., Worcester 508-753-1889 bootleggersprohibitionpub.com The Bootlegger Restaurant and Lounge 50 Massachusetts Ave., Lunenburg 978-342-7711 thebootleggerrestaurant.com Brew City Grill and Brew House 104 Shrewsbury St., Worcester 508-752-3862 brew-city.com British Beer Co. 225 Shrewsbury St., Worcester 508-799-5100 britishbeer.com/location/worcester Compass Tavern 90 Harding St., Worcester 508-304-6044 thecompasstavern.com The Dark Horse Tavern 12 Crane St., Southbridge 508-764-9200 Draught House Bar and Grill 42 W Boylston St., West Boylston 508-835-4722 thedraughthouse.com Fiddler’s Green 19 Temple St., Worcester 508-792-3700 fiddlersgreenworcester.com Funky Murphy’s 305 Shrewsbury St., Worcester

508-753-2995 funkyandjosemurphys.com Grille on Main Restaurant and Bar 306 Main St., Douglas 508-476-5661 grillonmainpub.com The Hangover Pub 102 Green St., Worcester 508-556-1266 thehangoverpub.com Hunter’s Grille and Tap @ The Grafton Inn 25 Grafton Common, Grafton 508-839-5931 Jillian’s 315 Grove St., Worcester 508-793-0900 jilliansworcester.com JJ’s Sports Bar and Grill 380 SW Cutoff, Northborough 508-842-8420 jjsnorthboro.com Nick’s Bar and Restaurant 124 Millbury St., Worcester 508-753-4030 nicksworcester.com Oxhead Tavern 366 Main St., Sturbridge 508-347-7393 sturbridgehosthotel.com Park Grill and Spirits 257 Park Ave., Worcester 508-756-7995 parkgrillworc.com Ross Tavern at Wachusett Country Club 187 Prospect St., West Boylston 508-835-4484 wachusettcc.com/ross-tavern Suney’s Pub and Restaurant 216 Chandler St., Worcester 508-753-9072 The Union Tavern 65 Green St., Worcester 508-754-3050 Vintage Grille and Gourmet Pizza 346 Shrewsbury St., Worcester 508-752-0558 vintagegrille346.com Waterfront Mary’s 103 Birch Island Road, Webster 508-943-2222

Seafood

Dresser Hill Clam Box 290 Dresser Hill Road, Charlton 508-248-7870 Kay’s Dairy Bar 196 State Road W., Westminster 978-632-7191 Little Anthony’s Seafood Emporium 678 Spring St., Winchendon 978-297-2669 Point Breeze 114 Point Breeze Road, Webster 508-943-0404 pointbreezeonwebsterlake.com Ronnie’s 871 Southbridge Road, Auburn 508-832-9068 208 City Depot Road, Charlton 508-248-5024 The Sole Proprietor 118 Highland St., Worcester 508-798-3474 thesole.com Sturbridge Seafood 376 Main St., Sturbridge 508-347-2600 sturbridgeseafood.com

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West Boylston Seafood Restaurant and Market 321 W Boylston St., West Boylston 508-853-3655

Steakhouses

Chuck’s Steakhouse and Margarita Grill 10 Prospect St., Auburn 508-832-2553 chucks.com CJ’s Steakloft 369 W Main St., Northborough 508-393-8134 thesteakloft.com Longhorn Steakhouse 227 N. Main St., Leominster, 978-534-6429 191 Boston Post Road, W, Marlborough 508-481-4100 70 Worcester-Providence Turnpike, Millbury 508-865-2202 longhornsteakhouse.com 111 Chophouse 111 Shrewsbury St., Worcester 508-799-4111 111chophouse.com Outback Steakhouse 865 Merriam Ave., Leominster 978-840-3377 452 Southbridge St., Auburn, 508-721-9799 227 Turnpike Road, Westborough, 508-3664400 outback.com Sturbridge Porterhouse 407 Main St., Sturbridge 508-347-2700 Wildwood Steakhouse 189 Boston Post Road East, Marlborough 508-481-2021 wildwoodsteakhouse.com Willy’s Steakhouse Grill and Sushi Bar 2 Grafton St., Shrewsbury 508-842-7220 willyssteakhouse.com

Thai

Basil n’ Spice 299 Shrewsbury St., Worcester 774-317-9986 basilnspice.com Racha Thai 545 SW Cutoff, Worcester 508-757-8884 rachathai1.com Thai Island 456 Main St., Holden 508-829-8272 thaiislandholdenrestaurant.net Thai Place 50 Boston Turnpike Road, Shrewsbury 508-425-3595 371 Main St., Sturbridge 508-347-2999 thaiplacerestaurant.net Thai Time 107 Highland St., Worcester 508-756-7267, thaitimeworcester.com 180 Church St., Clinton 978-365-6368, thaitimeclinton.com Yoong Tong Thai Restaurant 278 Main St., Northborough 508-393-7714 yoongtong.com

Upscale Dining

Alicante Mediterranean Grille 84 Uxbridge Road, Mendon 508-634-8188 alicantema.com


Allora Ristorante 139 Lakeside Ave., Marlborough 508-485-4300 alloraonline.com Avellino 502 Main St., Fiskdale 508-347-2321 avellinorestaurant.com Castle Restaurant 1230 Main St., Leicester 508-892-9090 castlerestaurant.com Cedar Street Grille 12 Cedar St., Sturbridge 508-347-5800 cedarstreetgrille.com Ceres Bistro Beechwood Hotel, 363 Plantation St., Worcester 508-754-2000 ceresbistro.com Chocksett Inn 59 Laurelwood Road, Sterling 978-422-3355 chosettinn.com Dead Horse Hill 281 Main St., Worcester 774-420-7107 deadhorsehill.com The Duck 502 Main St., Fiskdale 508-347-2321 theducksturbridge.com Fins and Tales 858 Main St., Southbridge 508-764-3349 finsandtales858.com Five Loaves Bakery and Resturant 13 Mechanics St., Spencer 508-885-3760 The Harrington Farm Country Inn and Restaurant 178 Westminster Road, Princeton 978-464-5600 harringtonfarm.com Jenkins Inn and Restaurant 7 West St., Barre 978-355-6444 jenkinsinn.com Lock50 50 Water St., Worcester 508-379-3400 lock50.com Maxwell Silverman’s 25 Union St., Worcester 508-755-1200 maxwellmaxine.com Romaine’s 299 W. Main St., Northborough 508-393-8889 romainesrestaurant.com Sonoma 206 Worcester Road, Princeton 978-464-5775 Sonoma-princeton.com

Vietnamese

Anh Thu 439 Park Ave., Worcester 508-752-1330 Da Lat 452 Park Ave., Worcester 508-753-6036 Pho Dakao 101 Concord St., Framingham, 508-872-2211 593 Park Ave., Worcester, 508-756-7555 phodakao.com Saigon Restaurant 976 Main St., Worcester 508-799-5250

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