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Intro TOC T he College Survival Guide. The name speaks for itself.

A Collegiate Welcome: Survival tips from Worcester students ............................ 4 Just what are we hoping you’ll survive? Well, Area Colleges ................................................................... 7 there’s those late nights studying, the last minute homeWorcester Exploration Guide ........................................... 8 work sessions, plus the ďŹ nger cramping essays to type – which we can’t help you with. What we can help you with is Good news: What local publications and the navigation of our fair city – Worcester. stations are here for you ............................................. 11 From getting to point A to Zed, scoring some time tested Hop, Skip and a Bus ride away: advice from those who’ve walked in your shoes or simply Getting around Worcester .......................................... 13 discovering the right neighborhood to launch your urban exploration from, we’ve got your Worcester 101 guide right Want to shape up? ........................................................ 16 here in your hands. (And, yes, this is a guide, but in no way Get Cultured ................................................................... 20 The Woo Card ................................................................. 21 is it meant to be a complete list of all services/restaurants etc. available to you. We had to leave some things for you Hungry? Local eateries and water holes .................................. 25 to explore and ďŹ nd on your own.) Take a look, get off campus, and ďŹ nd out just what our city has to offer you!

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A collegiate welcome SURVIVAL TIPS FROM WORCESTER STUDENTS Brigit Catalanotti will be a senior at Assumption College this year and before the school year has even started, is already mourning its passing. “I’m sad to go into my last year of school. I feel like I just graduated high school,” says Catalanotti, who grew up in Grafton. Catalanotti’s situation is not unlike many Worcester college students; she grew up nearby, and was hesitant about going to a school so close to home. But after going to Assumption for three years, Catalanotti says, “I sometimes forget I’m in the city of Worcester.”

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When late August hovers over Worcester, it brings with it a new species of Worcesterite. Suddenly we are surrounded by young, ambitious proto-apes sent to populate the eight Worcester colleges. Without warning, they swarm the city. They thrive amongst the ivy at Holy Cross and in the grassy knolls of QCC. To some, this species—often known as “all the frigging college kids”—is an annoyance. But here’s the news: they’re here to stay. The Colleges of Worcester Consortium estimates that approximately 30,000 college students walk among us from September through May.

So what does the in-state, maybe even incounty, student do to create some distance? Don’t go home every weekend. “Especially in the beginning of the year,” Catalanotti says. Yes, it’s tempting to take your laundry home when there’s confusion about cold cycles and the necessity of fabric softener, but stick it out. During those first few months, everyone’s going through the same experiences and is looking to make friends, Catalanotti explains. Be around, be positive. “I also supported a lot of the athletic teams where I met a lot of my friends that were members of the teams,” Catalanotti recounts. So get out those pompoms and show some spirit. Also remember that you’re not just a member of the school community, but the Worcester community. Find ways to contribute to both, that doesn’t mean icing your elderly neighbor or feeding the colossal chipmunks at Green Hill, but how about volunteering? Catalanotti credits her “awesome freshman year” not only to professors and classes, but her experiences volunteering at the Salvation Army’s after-school

And if you happen to be one of those 30,000— welcome, we hope you’re comfortable with tough love. You are about to embark on a college education in one of the most unique cities in Massachusetts. It’s loud, it’s busy, and it isn’t exactly sugarcoated; but the opportunities are endless if you’re willing to find them. Needless to say, as if freshman year isn’t traumatizing enough, you have decided to do it in Worcester—you’re going to need all the advice you can get. So we’ve tracked down the experts, seniors and graduates who have experienced college life in Worcester and lived to tell about it. They’re ready to reveal the good, the bad, and the ugly truths about living in Worcester.

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program. Here, she met other students in her program who shared her interests. “There are a lot of volunteer opportunities for Worcester college students. Try to get involved because it is also a great way to meet more people,� she advises. Can’t live without item: Sneakers Place to go for budget-friendly food: Piccadilly Pub (located in Auburn and Worcester) and New England Roast Beef on Goldstar Boulevard in Worcester.

When Boston native Joshua Cohen graduated from Clark University’s fifthyear program in education, you’d think his first move would be to go running back to the excitement of the state’s capital. But he’s still here. “I like Worcester’s style of big city,� Cohen says. And after five years at Clark—through a program that allows students to come out with a master’s in education—he knows a thing or two about studying in Worcester.

“It’s a fantastic place to make a name for yourself—in a positive way; the city is small enough, but important enough,� he says. Cohen studied psychology with a concentration in urban development and social change and also stresses the importance of volunteering as a way to get to know the community. Not only do you get a better understanding of the community, Cohen says, but volunteering awards students the chance to get to know key members of the neighborhood, as well as learn about resources Worcester has to offer. During his time at Clark, Cohen volunteered at Goddard Elementary as well as in mentoring programs offered by Clark. It is programs like this, Cohen says, that encourage students to develop relationships with the community—an important factor in creating an enjoyable college experience. “Everything I’m doing now has come from my interactions between Clark and the community,� Cohen says. “You’ve got to know what’s going on around you from politics and development to nightlife and museums. And of course, you’ve got to be comfortable exploring.� That is one thing Cohen wishes he’d done more of—exploring. “Some locations of restaurants aren’t always in the most warm and inviting places,� but that’s

where you’ll find the gems, he notes. That’s not to say you should go wandering the streets alone in the wee hours, but there’s something to be said for a little bravery. There’s something here for everyone, and for students to get the most out of college, you’ve got to “make [the experience] your own,� Cohen says. Always remember: “Worcester is what you make it.� Nugget of wisdom: Find out about options (work study, honors, studying abroad) sooner rather than later; you’ll probably

have to hunt them down yourself.

“Worcester does have a negative image for being a sort of rough area or a city with not too much going on – but that’s false,� says Worcester State College senior Ruby Pontbriand. Pontbriand, who is a double major in communications

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and visual/performing arts, is happy to attend a Worcester college. “Worcester may not be as trendy as Boston, but there are a lot of interesting things.”

Perhaps the most adventurous thing to attempt in Worcester is driving. So you over there, moping about why you can’t have a car on campus freshman year, take the time to learn a thing or two, your blood pressure will thank you. For starters, Pontbriand says, “Get to know the area before you drive anywhere by yourself. Be careful making left turns in the city. Watch out for potholes on Chandler Street.” Another Worcester State senior, Wyatt Merrill, agrees. His can’t-live-without recommendations? “Worcester Mag, duh. Also, a GPS is good if you’re not familiar with the city. There are many shortcuts and back roads to get to know in Worcester,” Merrill says. Can’t-live-without-item: Brita water filter Always remember: “You only go around once”

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we stop talking about the great exhibits at WAM, the (semi) affordable housing, awesome concerts, etc… and remind you that there may be times that you’ll have to pull on those bigkid pants and roll with the punches.

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Merrill explains that sometimes it’s easier to find “a part of town with nothing going on than it is to find a good area with lots of entertainment if you’re new to the city. But it can be done.” That’s where you, the eager young student comes in, creative juices flowing.

For example, if your school library isn’t cutting it, check out other campus libraries. Are the sounds of Highland Street not lulling you to sleep? Earplugs. Ready to go postal if you have to eat one more apple-cinnamon toaster strudel in your dorm room? Boulevard Diner pancakes. While the solutions to the freshman blues may not always be as simple as pancakes and earplugs, they help to make the college experience your own. You’ll spend plenty of time on campus and in classrooms (as you should), but there’s something to be said for uprooting routine and surveying your surroundings. According to your fellow “frigging college kids” (said with tolerance, if not affection), the trick is preparation and exploration. Aside from this college guide—which your mother probably dropped off with a box of Oreos—few things will simply fall in your lap. You’ve got to get out there and find the experiences. With wisdom imparted, suggestions made, and threats conveyed (don’t even think of taking my booth at O’Connors), we say a happy, hearty “welcome” to you, young scholars. Good luck.

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College of the Holy Cross

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Assumption College

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

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Atlantic Union College 338 Main St., South Lancaster 978-368-2000 auc.edu

Becker College 61 Sever St. 964 Main St., Leicester 508-791-9241 becker.edu

Clark University 950 Main St. 508-793-7711 clarku.edu

Nichols College 127 Center Road, Dudley 508-798-6905 nichols.edu

200 Westboro Road, North Grafton 508-839-5302 tufts.edu/vet

Quinsigamond Community College 670 West Boylston St. 508-853-2300 qcc.mass.edu

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Fitchburg State College 160 Pearl St., Fitchburg 978-345-2151 fsc.edu

55 Lake Ave. North 508-856-8989 umassmed.edu

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 19 Foster St. 508-890-8855 mcphs.edu

Mount Wachusett Community College 444 Green St., Gardner 978-632-6600 Satellite campuses in Leominster, Fitchburg and Devens mwcc.mass.edu

Worcester Polytechnic Institute 100 Institute Road 508-831-5000 wpi.edu

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Worcester Exploration Guide

Heather Vandenengel

“So what do you want to do tonight?” No doubt, this mantra will be frequently uttered during the course of your college years in Worcester. Instead of succumbing to boring dininghall food and spending hours in front of Facebook, log out, get out of your computer chair, throw on your Chucks and explore this city. We don’t want to hear any excuses because we’ve got it all covered – from cheap food to fun bars to afternoon outings.

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CANAL DISTRICT The Canal District has about as many dining and food options as roads converge in Kelley Square. If you’re a sports person, check out the recently opened sports bars, The Perfect Game and Square One. The Perfect Game has an HD Golf Simulator, so you can perfect your swing in style, and Square One also has a dance floor for the less sport-inclined friends. If your idea of a good night is hitting the clubs, then dance on over to BLU Ultralounge & Nightclub and Fusion next door. Both host special events, karaoke nights and DJs who know how to get everyone moving. Also nearby is the Boiler Room, as well as Mixers Cocktail Lounge and MB Lounge, two popular gay and lesbian-friendly bars.

For the beer connoisseur, hop over to the Dive Bar, where they have many domestic microbrews for reasonable prices and a rotating selection of uncommon brews on tap. Don’t let the name fool you: it’s more jive than dive, especially on Thursday nights when they have local musicians. More live music can be found at the Lucky Dog Music Hall, where you can get glammed out on Thursday nights to see the awesome 80s tribute band, The Flock of Assholes. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant on Millbury Street has a speakeasy vibe, especially when they host musical acts that seem like they are straight out of the 1920s. Hotel Vernon in Kelley Square has a dive bar feel and is a great place to catch a band any night. For the foodie, there are plenty of options. Tacos Parilla is authentic Mexican cuisine at its finest with prices any college student can appreciate. Wings Over Worcester is a college staple that delivers juicy wings with a ton of flavor. Newly opened Smokestack Urban Barbecue will help satisfy your Southern cravings. For a more upscale feel, treat yourself to Bocado for authentic tapas that will have you saving your pennies to come back again. Two great consignment shops are located along

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COLLEGE SURVIVAL GUIDE HIGHLAND STREET Located right next to WPI, this section of Worcester is perfect for studying, munching and shopping. The Bean Counter is hugely popular with students, a place where you can get your fix of caffeine, then stuff yourself with their made-from-scratch, preservative-free baked goods including vegan and gluten-free delights. It’s also a great place to pick up a birthday cake. It’s open until 10 p.m., Monday to Thursday, so you can fit some studying in while ogling the cookies.

Speaking of late nights, Tortilla Sam’s is a go-to joint for midnight munchies. They are BYOB, open until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and serve up “freshMex.” The menu is full of veggie options like the “deep-fried tofu wings” soaked in buffalo sauce. Alli McDonald, a junior at Worcester State College who works at Tortilla Sams, says one of her favorite dishes is the “big tofu burrito,” which has

a combination of soy sauce, sesame sauce and cilantro. If you need your designer duds on a budget, consignment/vintage shop Unique Boutik is down the street. “It’s great designer clothes for one-third of the price,” says owner Lilana Silkman. “I’m always trying to find something different.” Her efforts pay off, as her shop showcases costume jewelry, adorable dresses and even a men’s section. The Futon Store, next door, has futons, of course, but also a cool collection of jewelry, clothes, candles and classic “Worcester rocks” and “Worcester Could Be Worse” t-shirts. Other notable places are the Sole Proprietor, an upscale seafood restaurant, the Boynton Restaurant & Spirits with classic dishes and specials during pro sports games, and cheap eats at Tech Pizza. It’s also a short stroll to Elm Park if you want to walk off a full belly.

GREEN HILL PARK Green Hill Park is perfect for a Sunday afternoon distraction. With over 480 acres, this huge park offers something for everyone, from the extreme-sports enthusiast to the casual hiker. It is bordered by Route 9 (Belmont Street) on the south, 1-290 on the north, on the west by Lincoln Street and to the east by Skyline Drive. You

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in the park. The poignant memorial is situated next to a pond and walking paths.

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Right next to Espress Yourself is a convenience shop and a crazy-good barbecue joint, West Side Steak & BBQ. It’s BYOB (head over to Big Bob’s Liquor next door to pick some up), also has outdoor seating and of course, many quality barbecue dishes. The favorite is the pulled pork sandwich, says Michael Strub. “We keep it sweet and we use fresh ingredients every day,� says Strub, who works at West Side. The sweet potato fries are the favorite side, and they come as hot as they are crispy. Across the street is The Corner Grille, a funky Italian place that serves specialty pizza pies, pasta dishes, wraps and salads. They have everything from basic – the sweet tomato and basil pie, to the more adventurous – like the baked potato,

chicken curry or aloha pies. “I think a lot of students have a much more interesting palate today,� said employee Robin Courtney. Corner Grille serves to this diverse palate, as well as to the sweet tooth. Its counter spills over with homemade baked goods that you can buy individually. You can also get freshsqueezed lemonade served in a mason jar or take home a container of hummus, grape leaves or mac and cheese. This fall, the Corner Grill is expanding hours until 3 a.m., Thursday to Saturday, and is BYOB. Oh, and guess what else they have? Outdoor seating, of course. So whether you are new to town or returning for another year of academic immersion Worcester style, take the time to get off campus and explore the eclectic neighborhoods of our city. You might discover a few things along the way!

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The Boston Herald Tabloid-format daily bostonherald.com

The Boston Phoenix Alternative weekly bostonphoenix.com

Good news The Pulse Monthly entertainment guide thepulsemag.com

Charter TV3 Local cable news charter.com

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BOSTON AREA WGBH Channel 2 (PBS) Public Television wgbh.com

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The Catholic Free Press From the Worcester Diocese catholicfreepress.com

Worcester Mag The people who brought you this guide Street-smart alt weekly news/arts/dining/nightlife worcestermag.com

City Living Magazine Lifestyle and entertainment glossy citylivingmag.com

Worcester Telegram & Gazette Local daily telegram.com

InCity Times Community news Incitytimesworcester.org

The Jewish Chronicle Serving the Jewish community 508-752-2512

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If you don’t have a car, are trying to be green, or are just plain afraid to drive through Worcester’s crazy streets, do not fear; there are far less scary, cheaper and more efficient ways for getting around and out of this city.

For only $1.50 you can snag a ride on the WRTA buses that will bring you pretty much anywhere you need to go in the city. “I think it’s a heck of an opportunity for college students, especially if they want to go to other colleges or if they want to go on excursions outside of the city,” said WRTA administrator Stephen O’Neil of the bus system. The lines all converge at City Hall, where you can transfer to any other route and they run from 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Route 15 will take you down to Shrewsbury Street if you want to grab some dinner, or you could stay on and do some shopping at Trader Joe’s in White City Plaza. Route 30 stops by all

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When you’re looking for a ride around town on the weekend, the Woo Bus is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. The bus connects Assumption College, Becker, Holy Cross and WPI with all the major stops in and around Worcester – Union Station, Main Street, Park Avenue, Shrewsbury Street, the Target Plaza and the Blackstone Valley Mall in Millbury. It runs from 5:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. and is free for all undergraduate students at participating colleges. You only need to bring your college ID to get on board. Easy enough right? Go to cowc.org/ college-student-resources/woo-bus or call 508-581-8911 for the exact schedule.

DAYTIME SHUTTLE The Colleges of Worcester Consortium also offers a free shuttle from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. that connects WPI, Becker, Assumption, Clark, Worcester State and Holy Cross with each other and the Worcester Public Library, Union Station, Worcester Art Museum and the downtown area. Check out cowc.org/college-student-resources/ shuttle for more info.

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sorts of entertainment: the Worcester Art Museum, the Palladium, Mechanic’s Hall, the Greendale Mall and Showcase Cinemas North. If you’re going to be hopping on the bus often, it might be worth it to buy a day pass for $3.50, a 10-ride pass for $13 or a monthly pass for $48. Purchase your fare on the bus, but be prepared because you must have exact change. The WRTA will be getting a technology update in the next few months, says O’Neil. Once instituted, you can sign up for text-message alerts that will tell you if your bus is late and the payment system might be synchronized with the MBTA Charlie Card, making it easier to get

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where no cars are allowed. It’s part of a larger project to connect Worcester and Providence, which may be finished by the time you graduate (yeah, right). Green Hill Park is also a great option if you want to take your mountain bike along some wideranging terrains that also pass through a cemetery and a zoo. If you haven’t completely lost your breath at the top of the hills, you might with the breathtaking views of the city. There are also many hiking trails in the area if you want to give the wheels a rest. Lake Avenue and very hilly Hamilton Street also have bike lanes for an easier trip, and you could also take Salisbury Street, which goes by Assumption College, all the way into Holden for a pleasant ride through the countryside. For a more adventurous trip, take Route 70 to Route 110, which will take you on a ride around gorgeous Wachusett Reservoir. A cool and cheap alternative to buying a bike is Worcester’s Earn-a-Bike program. Volunteer 10 hours in their shop, removing

and organizing parts, building bikes for donation or sale, or just doing general help, and then use their parts to build your own bike. By the time you’re done, you’ll pretty much be a bicycle mechanic. Visit them at 34 Cambridge St. in Worcester and get more information at worcesterearnabike.org. Hiking trails are not scarce in Worcester County. Cascades Park near the Worcester Airport has a beautiful hike along cascading falls with an equally stunning view at the top. There are a whole network of trails for different skill levels and a city bike trail that passes by the park. Wachusett Mountain in Princeton also offers challenging hikes up the mountain during the skiing off-season. You can walk up to the summit in the fall to see Worcester County in all of its autumnal glory and stop for a picnic on the way up. Purgatory Chasm in Sutton is also a local favorite to picnic or rock-climb. It was created when a release of dammedup glacial water was released near the end of the last Ice Age, approximately 14,000 years ago, and its many interesting rock formations make for a varied afternoon hike.

LEAVING WORCESTER To Boston: Your best option is to take the commuter rail, which leaves from Union Station—you can get there by taking the free consortium shuttle or the 1, 5, 11, 15, 16, 33 and 42 bus routes. A one-way trip to Boston costs $7.75 and a round trip is $15.50. During the week, there are 13 inbound trains that leave between 4:45 a.m. and 12:10 a.m., with less frequent trains on Saturday and Sunday. If you plan on going into Boston for the night, make sure to end your night by 10:20 p.m. during the week and 11 p.m. on the weekend; that’s when the last train departs for Worcester. To Providence: Also head to Union Station for the Greyhound or Peter Pan Bus Lines. For Greyhound, the roundtrip fare ranges from around $20 to $29 and buses leave two to three times a day. Peter Pan offers an express trip for $31, which also leaves once or twice a day. Visit peterpanbus.com and greyhound. com for up-to-date schedules and more information.

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Jeffrey Robert Salon & Spa 1 Kelley Square 508-792-4247 jeffreyrobertsalon.com

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Auburn Yoga and Pilates Center 889 Southbridge St., Auburn 508-832-8177 auburnyogaandpilates.com

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WEBSTER Hubbard Regional Hospital 340 Thompson Road 508-943-2600 hubbardhealth.com

CLINTON UMass Memorial/Clinton Hospital 201 Highland St. 978-368-3000

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LEOMINSTER UMass Memorial/ HealthAlliance Hospital 60 Hospital Road 978-466-2000

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ART GALLERIES The Art Center at Miriam Hall Anna Maria College 50 Sunset Ln., Paxton 508-849-3442 The Arts Center 111 Main St., Southbridge 508-764-3341 Artworks Gallery 261 Park Ave. 508-755-7808 ARTSWorcester Gallery The Aurora, 660 Main St. 508-755-5142 artsworcester.org ARTSWorcester Gallery at Quinsigamond Community College 670 West Boylston St. 508-854-4281 artsworcester.org AutumnColor Digital Imaging 70 Webster St. 508-798-6612

Pascarelli Gallery Electronic gallery dreamerblue.info/Eeksr/daniel/pascarelli.htm Prints and Potter Gallery 142 Highland St. 508-752-2170 printsandpotter.com The Rainbow Palette 6 South Main St., Uxbridge 508-ART-3900 San Francisco Art Gallery 10 Southwest Cutoff / Route 20, Northboro 508-393-2266 Saori Worcester 131 Highland St. 508-757-4646 saoriworcester.com SCR Café 210 Hamilton St., Southbridge 508-765-5520 sturbridgecoffeeroasters.com

Gold Swan Gallery 117 Worcester St. (Route 140), West Boylston 508-835-9044

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University Gallery, Goddard Library, Clark University 950 Main St. 508-793-7113

C.C. Lowell Gallery 258 Park Ave. 508-757-7713 cclowell.com

Vaillancourt Folk Art 145 Armsby Road, Sutton 877-665-2244 valfa.com

Dzian Gallery 65 Water St. 508-831-1100 dzian.net

Village Art Gallery 1 Ekman St. 508-756-7200

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery O’Kane Hall, College of the Holy Cross 1 College St. 508-793-3356 holycross.edu/cantorartgallery The Fire Works 38 Harlow St. 508-752-0444 George C. Gordon Library / 3rd Floor Gallery WPI, 100 Institute Road 508-831-5410 wpi.edu/Academics/Library/Archives/exhibits.html OneLove Jamaican Café 800 Main St. 508-753-8663 sherwoodhosting.com/~onelove Park Hill Gallery 387 Park Ave. 508-755-7402

Westboro Gallery 8 West Main St., Westboro 508-870-0110 westborogallery.com White Dog Gallery 45 Central St., West Boylston 508-835-6290 Winthrop Studios 49 Central St., West Boylston 508-835-4880 winthropstudios.com Worcester Art & Frame Gallery 16 Norwich St. 508-753-8604 worcesterartandframegallery.com Worcester Public Library 3 Salem Square 508-799-1655 worcpubliclib.org


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DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln 781-259-8355 docordova.org

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Worcester African Cultural Center 33-35 Canterbury St. 508-792-4988

EcoTarium 222 Harrington Way 508-929-2700 ecotarium.org

American Antiquarian Society 185 Salisbury St. 508-755-5221 americanantiquarian.org

Worcester County Poetry Association 1 Ekman St. 508-797-4770 wcpa.homestead.com

ARTSWorcester 660 Main St. 508-755-5241 artsworcester.org

Worcester Women’s History Project 1 Salem Square 508-767-1852 wwhp.org

Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary 414 Massasoit Road 508-753-6087 massaudubon.org

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Worcester Public Library (Frances Perkins Greendale branch) 470 West Boylston St. 508-799-1687 worcpublib.org

First Night Worcester P.O. Box 351 Worcester, 01614 508-799-4909

Preservation Worcester 10 Cedar Street 508-754-8760 preservationworcester.org

Clara Barton Birthplace Museum 66 Clara Barton Road, Oxford 508-987-2002 clarabartonbirthplace.org Danforth Museum of Art 123 Union Ave., Framingham 508-620-0050 danforthmuseum.org DAR Colonel Timothy Bigelow Chapter 140 Lincoln St. 508-797-3530

Fitchburg Art Museum 185 Elm St., Fitchburg 978-345-4207 fitchburgartmuseum.org Fruitlands Museum 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard 978-456-3824 fruitlands.org Higgins Armory Museum 100 Barber Ave. 508-853-6015 higgins.org Holden Historical Society, Hendricks House 1157 Main St., Holden 508-829-5576 Massachusetts Military Archive & Museum 44 Salisbury St. 508-797-0334 mass.gov/guard/museum/index.htm

National Plastics Center and Museum 210 Lancaster St. (Route 117), Leominster plasticsmuseum.org Old Sturbridge Village Rte. 20, Sturbridge 508-347-3362 /1-800-SEE-1830 osv.org Oakham Historical Museum 1221 Old Turnpike Road, Oakham 508-882-3111 Albert J. Thomas Library Museum 425 Main St., Rutland 508-886-6172 General Artemus Ward Museum 786 Main St., Shrewsbury 508-842-8900 Willard House and Clock Museum 11 Willard St., North Grafton 508-839-3500 willardhouse.org Worcester Art Museum 55 Salisbury St. 508-799-4406 worcesterart.org Worcester Historical Museum 30 Elm St.

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Opera Worcester Inc. 888-385-3300 operaworcester.com

Central Massachusetts Repertory Theatre Leominster Synagogue 268 Washington St., Leominster 978-534-5800

All Saints Choir of Men and Boys All Saints Church 10 Irving St. 508-752-3766 allsaintschurchworc.org

Performing Arts School of Worcester 29 High St. 508-755-8246 pasow.org

All Saints Choral Arts Society All Saints Church 10 Irving St. 508-752-3766 allsaintschurchworc.org

Post Road Chorus Quinsigamond Community College 670 West Boylston St. 508-234-7354 postroadchorus.org

Assabet Valley Mastersingers P.O. Box 911, Northboro 978-562-9838 avmsingers.org

The Salisbury Lyric Company, The Salisbury Singers Inc. 370 Main St., Room 1200 508-799-3848 salisburysingers.org

Cathedral Music in Worcester Saint Paul’s Cathedral 38 High St. 508-798-0417 (Monday-Friday); 508-799-4193 (Saturday-Sunday)

Chorus of the Retired Men of Greendale C/O 16 Calumet Ave. 508-853-9182

Joy of Music Program 1 Gorham St. 508-856-9541 jomp.org

Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra Tuckerman Hall 10 Tuckerman St. 508-754-1234 tuckermanhall.org

New England Theatre Company Zecco Performing Arts Center Anna Maria College, Sunset Lane, Paxton 508-849-3411

Stageloft Repertory Theatre 450A Main St., Sturbridge 508-347-9005 stageloft.com

Stepping Stone Community Theatre P.O. Box 4216, Shrewsbury 508-756-6014 communitygateway.org/steppingstone Stratton Players 60 Wallace Ave., Fitchburg

Thayer Symphony Orchestra 14 Monument Square, Suite 406, Leominster 978-460-1800 thayersymphony.org Trinity Choir Trinity Lutheran Church 73 Lancaster St. 508-753-2989 trinityworc.org Worcester Chorus, Music Worcester 323 Main St. 508-754-3231 musicworcester.org

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508-765-5520 sturbridgecoffeeroasters.com Sweet 305 Shrewsbury St. 508-373-2248 sweetworcester.com Tatnuck Bookseller Café 18 Lyman St., Westboro 508-366-4959 Wholly Cannoli Café & Bakery 490 Grafton St. 508-753-0224

508-852-6100 5anddiner.com Gold Star Restaurant 68 West Boylston St. 508-852-7900 Green Island Diner 162 Millbury St. 508-753-4189 The Kenmore Diner 250 Franklin St. 508-792-5125 Mac’s Diner 185 Shrewsbury St. 508-868-7508 Miss Worcester 300 Southbridge St. 508-753-5600 Parkway Diner 148 Shrewsbury St. 508-753-9968 Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner 95 Prescott St. 508-753-9543 ralphsdiner.net

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Calabria Ristorante 75 Main Street, Millbury 508-581-9700 Carbone’s Restaurant 280 Cordaville Road, Hopkinton 508-435-3465 Carmella’s Italian Kitchen 55 South Maple St. (Rte. 9), Brookfield 508-867-5475 carmellasitaliankitchen.com Ciao Bella 402 Grove St. 508-756-2426 The Colonial Restaurant 290 Thompson Road 508-943-4040 Cornerstone Restaurant 616 Central St., Leominster 978-537-1991 cornerstonerestaurant.com Cristina’s Restaurant 314 Central Street, Leominster 978-534-0849 cristinas.net Dante’s 421 Shrewsbury St. 508-791-1111 Dino’s 13 Lord St. 508-753-9978 dineatdinos.com Enrico’s Brick Oven Pizzeria 500 Main St., Sturbridge 508-347-1740 Four Seasons 249 Lake Ave. 508-753-4823 Giovanello’s Italian Market 139 Main St., Sturbridge 508-347-1440 Gondola Restaurant 428 Lancaster St., Leominster 978-537-5887 Guiseppe’s Grille 35 Solomon Pond Road, Northboro 508-393-4405 guiseppesgrille.com Il Camino 555 Central St., Leominster 978-537-5083 Il Forno 27 Airport Road, Fitchburg 978-345-2511 65 W.Boylston St W.Boylston 508-835-3700 508 Nagog Park, Route 2A, Acton 978-263-5311 30 Lyman St., Westboro 508-366-1955 il-forno.com Junior’s Pizza Grille 346 Shrewsbury St. 508-459-5800 La Bussola 1 Princeton St., Jefferson 508-829-1914 La Scala 185 Shrewsbury St. 508-753-9912 Lazio Italian Bar & Grille 318 Main St., Northboro 508-393-5525 Leo’s Ristorante 11 Leo Turo Way 508-753-9490 leosristorante.net Lidio’s 1045 Central St., Leominster 978-534-6600 lidios.com


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640 Park Ave. 508-792-1078 sakura-tokyo.com Takara 10 Kelley Sq 508-791-1140 Yama Zakura 369 West Main St. #3, Northboro 508-393-4187 Zipango Sushi Bar 270 Shrewsbury St. 508-754-8047 zipango-sushi.com LATIN AMERICAN Brisa Tropical Restaurant 976A Main St. 508-797-3900 Churrascaria Ranch Cantina 329 Grafton St. 508-792-3560 Conchagua 875B Main St. 508-890-8787 Maria’s Kitchen 826 Main St. 508-797-3380 OneLove Café 800 Main St. 508-753-8663 Pampas Churrascaria 145 East Central St. 508-757-1070 Pupuseria La Salvadorena 82 Pleasant Valley Dr. 508-756-5586 Sazon Latino 130 Chandler St. 508-797-5645 MEXICAN Baja Grill 169 Millbury St. 508-459-2727 Border Grille & Bar 246 Mill St., Leominster 978-840-0194 Cancun Family Mexican Restaurant 75 Worcester St., North Grafton 508-839-8800 Chili’s Grill & Bar 820 Southbridge St., Auburn 508-832-4093 291 Boston Tpke., Shrewsbury 508-756-1800 chilis.com Chipotle 97 Boston Tpke., Shrewsbury 508-752-1726 chipotle.com José Murphy’s 97 Water St. 508-792-0900 josemurphysworcester.com Margarita Grill 10 Prospect St., Auburn 508-832-2553 chucks.com Mezcal Tequila Cantina 166 Shrewsbury St. 508-926-8307 mezcalcantina.com Moe’s Southwest Grille 3 Stafford St. 508-459-6060 61 Boston Tpke., Shrewsbury 508-797-6637 moes.com Playa Del Carmen 700 Main Street (Rte. 122A), Holden 508-829-7700 179 Main St Sturbridge 508-347-7797

Qdoba Mexican Grille 70 Worcester/Providence Dr., Millbury 508-865-0500 qdoba.com Tacos Acapulco 344 Boston Tpke., Shrewsbury 508-425-3593 Tortilla Sam’s 107 Highland St. 508-756-7267 tortillasams.com Williker’s Tex-Mex & BBQ 896 Hartford Tpke., Shrewsbury 508-842-3030 MIDDLE-EASTERN El Basha 424 Belmont St. 508-797-0884 256 Park Ave. 508-795-0222 2 Connector Road, Westboro 508-366-2455 elbasharestaurant.com Morocco 172 Shrewsbury St. 508-459-9660 Sahara 143 Highland St. 508-798-2181 Shiraz 259 Park Ave. 508-767-1639 THAI Racha Thai 545 Southwest Cutoff #2 (Rte. 20) Worcester

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A&D Pizza 60 Elm St., Millbury 508 865-9013 Abigailâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant/Jack Russellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub 625 Betty Spring Road, Gardner 978-630-2322 All Star Bar and Grill 181 Boston Post Rd., Marlborough 508-303-1783 Annieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Clark Brunch 934 Main St. 508-756-1550 Applebeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Neighborhood Bar and Grill 632 Park Ave. 508-363-3032 680 Southbridge St., Auburn 508-721-7817 120 Charlton Road, Sturbridge 508-347-0174 222 Washington St., Hudson 978-567-1997 70 Worcester/Providence Tpke., Millbury 508-581-9270 applebees.com Atlas Pizza 1282 Pleasant St. 508-756-9994 Auburn Town Pizza 69 Auburn St., Auburn 508-832-5210 Barbers Crossing 175 Leominster Road, Sterling 978-422-8438 861 Main St., Leicester 508-892-7575 barberscrossing.com The Barre Mill Restaurant 90 Main St., South Barre 978-355-2987/6417 barremill.com The Belfry Restaurant 59 Blackstone Road 508-751-5040 belfryrestaurant.net Bluebird Pizza 591 Park Ave.

508-798-6591 Blue Jeans Pizza 270 Park Ave. 508-753-3777 bluejeanspizza.com Boomerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sub and Deli 93 Highland St. 508-791-5551 The Boynton 117 Highland St. 508-756-8458 boyntonrestaurant.com Brianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant 91 Providence Road (Rte. 122), Northbridge 508-234-9256 The Broadway 100 Water St. 508-753-3233 broadwaycaterers.com CafĂŠ on the Common 1 Grafton Common, Grafton 508-839-7447 Christoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of Worcester 97 Stafford St. 508-752-3765 Colonial Restaurant 290 Thompson Road, Webster 508-943-4040 Coney Island 158 Southbridge Street 508-753-7885 Copper Stallion 538 Main St., Sturbridge 508-347-2100 The Corner Grill 806 Pleasant St. 508-754-8884 cornergrille.com Cracker Barrel 215 Charlton Road, Rte. 20, Sturbridge 508-347-8925 crackerbarrel.com Cranberries Restaurant 142 Massasoit Road 508-753-7885 Crystal Caves Family Entertainment Center 790 Southbridge St., Auburn 508-832-0797 Dean Park Pizza

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745 Main St., Shrewsbury 508-842-2525 deanparkpizza.com Diamond Pizza 848 Main St. 508-755-4449 Dominoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizza 396 Park Avenue 508-754-2236 294 Hamilton St. 508-792-6900 E.B. Flatts 245 West Main Street (Rte 9), East BrookďŹ eld 508-867-6643 ebďŹ&#x201A;atts.com Emerald Isle 49 Millbury St. 508-792-3830 Ellerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant 190 Main Street, Cherry Valley 508-892-3925 Elsaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eatery 33 Boston Tpke. (Rte. 9-West), Shrewsbury 508-890-1009 elsaseatery.com The Family Kitchen 63 Hamilton St. 508-799-2611 Finally Big Joeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 119 Shrewsbury St. 508-752-0558 FireďŹ&#x201A;yâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 235 Old Connecticut Path, Framingham 508-820-3333 350 E. Main St., Marlboro 508-357-8883 ďŹ reďŹ&#x201A;ysbbq.com Blackstone Freshway Pizza 96 Water St. 508-755-1999 freshwaypizzablackstone.com Gael House Grill 119 High St., Clinton 978-365-1949 Deanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Deli 894 Grafton Street 508-792-3646 Golden Pizza 453 Lincoln St. 508-852-6000 1168 Main St. 508-752-4653 20 Auburn St., Auburn 508-721-1271 271 Grafton St., Shrewsbury 508-842-7774 107 Chandler St. 508-752-8907

1137 Grafton St. 508-770-1533 goldenpizza.net The Great American Grill at the Hilton Garden Inn 35 Major Taylor Blvd. 508-753-5700 Hiltongardeninn.hilton.com Grille 57 57 Highland St. 508-798-2000 Harryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant 149 Boston Tpke. (Rte. 9), Westboro 508-366-8302 westborough.com/harrys Heavy Evieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2 Maple Ave., Rutland 508-886-6284 Hooliganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar & Grill 493 Boston Post Road, Marlboro 508-481-3310 Jasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizza Place 113 June St. 508-756-7424 Josephâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bistro 97 Main St., Westminster 978-874-9918 Kaboodle Pizzeria & Grill 152 Main St., Spencer 508-885-4884 Laddâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of Rutland 64 Barre-Paxton Road, Rutland 508-886-4771 Lake Pizza & Restaurant 39 Thompson Road, Webster 508-943-3684 The Lodge 148 Gore Rd., Webster 508-949-0000 Luckyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CafĂŠ 102 1/2 Grove St. 508-756-5014 The Manor 42 West Boylston St., West Boylston 508-835-4722 ourmanor.com Mauryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Deli 1125 Main St. 508-754-4446 Millbury Street Pizza 121 Millbury St. 508-752-7442 Mountain Barn Restaurant 174 Worcester Road, Princeton 978-464-2044 mountainbarn.com Mulliganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tavern on the Green 121 West Main St., Westboro 508-366-0207

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The National Grille at Blackstone National Golf Club 227 Putnam Hill Road, Sutton 508-865-2111 (ext. 5) bngc.net Northeast Pizza 1205 Main Street, Leicester 508-892-9276 548 S Main Street, Webster 508-949-3409 208 W Main Street, West Brookfield 508-867-9567 570 Summer Street, Barre 978-355-4333 O’Connor’s Restaurant 1160 W. Boylston St. 508-853-0789 oconnorsrestaurant.com Olde Post Office Pub Rte. 140 and Ray Street, North Grafton 508-839-6106 Oxford’s Casual Dining 2 Millbury Blvd., Oxford 508-987-1567 oxfordcasualdining.com Peppercorn’s Grille and Tavern 455 Park Ave. 508-752-7711 peppercorns.com Periwinkles & Giorgio’s 892 Southbridge St. (Rte. 20), Auburn/Oxford line 508-832-9705 periwinkles-giorgios.com The Pickle Barrel Delicatessen 305 Pleasant St. 508-754-0921 Pleasant Street Grille 438 Pleasant St. 508-792-0770

Quizno’s 395 Park Avenue 508-890-7827 quiznos.com Red Robin 70 Worcester/Providence Tpke., Millbury 508-581-9200 redrobin.com Regatta Deli 28 Lake Avenue 508-756-6916 3 Colonial Drive, Westboro 508-366-8958 regatta-deli.com Romaldo’s 455 Main St., Sturbridge 508-347-9965 romaldos.com Ronnie’s Seafood and Ice Cream 187 Southbridge St., Auburn 508-832-2708 (seasonal) Ruby Tuesday 537 Lincoln St. 508-854-9916 32 Lyman St., Westboro 508-389-9985 rubytuesday.com Slattery’s 106 Lunenburg St., Fitchburg 978-343-6120 slatterysrestaurant.com Spoodle’s Deli 355 Main St. 508-755-0800 Squire’s 347 Greenwood St. 508-752-7544 Still Four Corners

Webster House 1 Webster St. 508-757-7208 websterhouseweb.com Weintraub’s Jewish Delicatessen & Restaurant 126 Water St. 508-756-7870 Westview Farms Creamery 111 East Hill Road, Monson 413-267-5355 Wexford House Restaurant 503 Shrewsbury St. 508-757-8982 Whistle Stop Bar and Grill 85 Main St. (Rte. 12), Oxford 508-987-3087 Wild Willy’s Burgers 317 West Boylston St. 508-459-2088 Wings Over Worcester 1 Kelley Square 508-421-WING wingsoverworcester.com The Wonder Bar Restaurant 121 Shrewsbury St. 508-752-9909 Wright’s Farm Resturant 84 Inman Road, Nasonville/Harrisville, R.I. 401-769-2856 wrightsfarm.com Z Café 389 Main St. 508-304-1220 Zimmy’s Kitchen 865 Main St., Leicester 508-892-3200

Route 122 Rutland 508-866-6666 Tech Pizza 137 Highland St. 508-752-2133 T.G.I. Friday’s 601 Donald Lynch Blvd., Marlboro 508-303-0996 70 Worcester/Providence Tpke., Millbury 508-865-9189 tgifridays.com Tom’s International Deli Millbury St. 508-755-7295 Trumbull Bar & Grill 117 Main St., Spencer 508-885-6901 Twin Oaks Restaurant 228 Leominster Road, Sterling 978-422-6100 Uncle Jay’s Twisted Fork 509 Stafford Street, Cherry Valley 508-892-5437 unclejaystwistedfork.com Uncle Sam’s Pizza 974 Main St. 508-890-7888 samspizza.com Uno Chicago Grill 25 Major Taylor Boulevard 508-421-9300 70 Worcester Prov. Tpke., Millbury 508-581-7866 Val’s Restaurant and Pizza Palace 75 Reservoir Road, Holden 508-829-0900

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Zorba’s Pizzeria Tavern 132 Sturbridge Road (Rte. 20), Charlton 508-248-0433 zorbaspizzeriatavern.com

278 Shrewsbury St. 508-757-1450 flyingrhinocafe.com The Hamilton Diner and Bistro 105 Hamilton St. 508-751-0500/508-751-0501 Joey’s Bar & Grill 242 Mill St. 508-797-3800 Le Mirage 120 June St. 508-793-8558 lemiragerestaurant.com

BISTRO 85 Main 85 Main St., Putnam, Conn. 860-928-1660 85main.com 86 Winter American Bistro 65 Water St. 508-459-5400 86Winter.com Armsby Abbey 144 North Main St. 508-759-1012 armsbyabbey.com The Blue Cricket Bistro 372 Chandler St. 508-767-1123 Bocado Tapas Wine Bar 82 Winter St. 797-1011 bocadotapasbar.com Chloé: An American Bistro 23 Main St., Hudson 978-568-1500 chloebistro.com The Citizen 1 Exchange Place 508-459-9090 thecitizenwinebar.com Cyprian’s Bistro Cyprian Keyes Golf Club 284 East Temple St., Boylston 508-869-9900 cypriankeyes.com EVO 234 Chandler St. 508-459-4240 evodining.com Flying Rhino Café

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HEALTHY DINING Veggie Corner 56 Hamilton St. 508-831-1322 WAH-BO Grill 98 Boston Tpke., Shrewsbury 508-363-0002

HISTORIC The Bull Run 215 Great Run Road (Rte. 2A), Shirley 978-425-4311 bullrunrestaurant.com Grafton Inn Restaurant 25 Central Square, Grafton 508-839-5931 Publick House 227 Main Street, Sturbridge 508-347-3313 publickhouse.com Salem Cross Inn 260 West Main St. (Rte. 9), West Brookfield 508-867-2345 salemcrossinn.com The 1761 Old Mill

PUBS & TAVERNS The Banner Bar & Grille 112 Green St. 508-755-0879 Thebannerbar.com Beatnik’s 433 Park Ave. 508-926-8877 Black Diamond Restaurant at Wachusett Mountain 499 Mountain Road, Princeton 978-464-2300 wachusett.com Blackstone Tap 81 Water St. 508-797-4827 Blackstonetap.com Blackstone Valley Bar & Grille 306 Main St., Douglas 508-476-7220 Blue Dog Sports Bar & Grille 110 South Main St., Milford 508-473-6611

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Bolton Roadhouse Bar and Grill 544 Wattaquadock Hill Road, Bolton 978-365-5757 The Bootlegger Restaurant & Lounge 50 Massachusetts Ave., Lunenburg 978-342-7711 Thebootleggerrestaurant.com Boston Billiard Club 454 Grove St. 508-459-1540 bostonbilliardclubs.com/worcester.htm Brew City Grill and Brew House 104 Shrewsbury St. 508-752-3862 brew-city.com Center Bar and Grill 102 Green Street 508-755-0879 Club Maxine’s 25 Union St. 508-755-1200 maxwellmaxine.com The Dark Horse Tavern 12 Crane St., Southbridge 508-764-4749 12crane.com Fiddler’s Green 19 Temple Street 508-795-0400 Finder’s Pub 171 W. Boylston St. (Rte. 12), West Boylston 508-835-3707 Funky Murphy’s Bar & Grille 305 Shrewsbury St. 508-753-2995 funkymurphys.com The Irish Times 244 Main St. 508-797-9599 irishtimespub.com

69 State Road, Westminster 978-874-5941 1761oldmill.com The 1790 Restaurant and Tavern 206 Turnpike Road (Rte. 9), Westborough 508-366-1707 1790restaurant.com Spencer Country Inn 500 Main St., Spencer 508-885-9036 spencercountryinn.com The Sterling Inn 240 Worcester Road, Sterling 978-422-6592 sterlinginnmass.com Vienna Restaurant & Historic Inn 14 South St., Southbridge 508-764-0700 thevienna.cjb.net

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Jillian’s 315 Grove Street 508-793-0900 JJ’s Sports Bar & Grill 38 SW Cutoff, Northboro 508-842-8420 jjsbarandgrill.biz Keepers Pub 175 W. Boylston St. West Boylston 508-835-1100 The Lights Sports Pub 395 Grafton St., Worcester 508-459-7879 Michael’s Place Bar & Restaurant 141 Worcester Road (Route 12), Webster 508-943-4147 Michael’s Pub 11 Merriam Ave., Leominster 978-534-1590 Michaelspub.net Nick’s 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030 Myspace.com/nicksworcester Northworks Bar & Grill 106 Grove St. 508-755-9657 Northworks.com Other Place Pub 71 Shrewsbury St., Boylston 508-869-6003 Oxhead Tavern at the Sturbridge Host Hotel 366 Main St., Sturbridge 508-347-7393 Piccadilly Pub 480 Shrewsbury St. 508-755-1808

602 Southbridge St. (Rte. 12), Auburn 508-832-4762 piccadillypub.com Ross Tavern at Wachusett Country Club 187 Prospect St., West Boylston 508-835-4484 wachusettcc.com Stooges 114 River St., Fitchburg 978-342-0017 Suney’s Pub 216 Chandler St. 508-753-9072 Tweed’s 229 Grove St. 508-755-8047 tweedspub.com The Ugly Duckling Loft 502 Main St., Sturbridge 508-347-2321 thewhistlingswan.com

Little Anthony’s Seafood Emporium 678 Spring St., Winchendon 978-297-2669 Point Breeze 114 Point Breeze Road, Webster 508-943-0404 Ronnie’s Seafood 871 Southbridge St., Auburn 508-832-9068 208 City Depot Road, Charlton 508-248-5024 The Sole Proprietor 118 Highland St. 508-798-3474 thesole.com West Boylston Seafood 321 West Boylston St. (Rte. 12), West Boylston 508-853-3655

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Coral Seafood 225 Shrewsbury St. 508-755-8331 29 South Bolton St., Marlboro 508-460-3474 coralseafood.com Dresser Hill 290 Dresser Hill Road, Charlton 508-248-7870 Clam Box 53 S Maple, Brookfield 508-867-2047 Kay’s Dairy Bar 196 State Road, Westminster 978-632-7191

Bugaboo Creek Steakhouse 50 Boston Tpke., Shrewsbury 508-755-6600 bugaboocreek.com Chuck’s Steakhouse 10 Prospect St. (Rte. 20), Auburn 508-832-2553/508-832-5139 chucks.com Longhorn Steakhouse 191 Post Boston Road, Marlboro 508-481-4100 70 Worcester/Providence Tpke., Millbury 508-865-2202 227 N Main Street, Leominster 978-534-6429 longhornsteakhouse.com

111 Chop House 111 Shrewsbury St. 508-799-4111/508-791-7224 111chophouse.com Outback Steakhouse 771 Southbridge St., Auburn 508-721-9799 outbacksteakhouse.com The Steakloft 369 West Main St., Northboro 508-393-8134 Thesteakloft.tripod.com Wildwood Steak House 189 Boston Post Road, Marlboro 508-481-2021 wildwoodsteakhouse.com Willy’s Steakhouse Grille and Sushi Bar 2 Grafton St., Shrewsbury 508-842-7220 willyssteakhouse.com

BBQ Li’l Texas Restaurante 466 Quaker Hwy. (Rte. 146A), Uxbridge 508-278-0628 Smokestack Urban Barbecue 90 Harding st. 508-363-1111 bbqstack.com Texas BBQ Company 309 Main St., Northboro 508-393-4742 Texasbbqco.com Texas Roadhouse 535 Lincoln St. 508-853-7266 Texasroadhouse.com Westside Steak and BBQ 2 Richmond Ave. 508-756-6328

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