Category Archives: dining

What’s hot and what’s happening now in the restaurant scene

It’s had a lot of owners. The space on Coes Pond in Worcester that has housed a multitude of restaurants in the past decade has a new owner. Legacy ,a new restaurant on Mill Street, will soon open in the space that once housed the Coes Café and Joey’s. It will be owned by the Sobel family. The dad was the long time manger of the Crown Plaza in Worcester. This may be the only waterside restaurant in the city.

Kummerspeck brings fresh meat to the table

All too often, I lament the industrialization of the food supply and reserve my harshest criticism for places that purchase truckloads of extruded, quick-frozen “nuggets.” Freezer-to-fryer cuisine ‑ sure, it’s a practice that can speed up preparation time, reduce prices and maximize both profits and sodium intake. But what have we lost? Flavor? Creativity? Our souls?

Dining Review: Chef Nori brings fresh, bold flavors at Sushi Miyazawa

At the beginning of the summer, I overheard some talk of a new sushi restaurant on Chandler Street. Sushi always grabs my attention, and Miyazawa sounded different ‑ less drama, more cuisine-centric and focused on the craft of sushi. Many restaurants become dependent on alcohol sales to such an extent that the kitchen can be relegated to a supporting character. Sushi Miyazawa is BYOB and stands entirely upon its reputation for freshness and quality.

Hot&Now: September 2017

What’s hot and what’s happening now in the restaurant scene!

New Around the Woo: Acoustic Java

September means back to school and back to great food and drink options in Worcester! What else does it mean? Late nights cramming for exams and much-needed fuel to keep you going. Luckily, Acoustic Java has you covered.