Paul Giorgio

No Soup For You: It looks like Chashu on Worcester’s Franklin Street, across from city hall will no longer be serving lunch. In a Facebook post the restaurant announced that it will only be open for dinner. If you haven’t eaten here, you should. It has great food and an interior décor reminiscent of a Manhattan restaurant.

Fitchburg Gets Two: Two new restaurants recently opened in downtown Fitchburg. Mamajuana Restaurant offers Latin fare. Further down the block is The Pauper’s Pantry, which will be serving comfort food.  Both are on Main Street in an area being redeveloped by Fitchburg State University. Unfortunately, Kingston Island Cuisine, a Jamaican eatery also on Main Street, shut its doors.

Neo News: Café Neo on Worcester’s Millbury Street which had been rumored to be moving to Shrewsbury Street, will be staying in the Canal District in space next door to Tom’s Deli. Look for an opening as soon as construction is complete.

I Am The Egg Man: Shrewsbury will soon have a new Indian Restaurant, EggHolic, located in the Fairlawn area. According to the restaurant, almost all of their fast casual menu items contain an egg. Hence the name EggHolic.  

Micheal Could Not Row The Boat: According to a Facebook post, Michael’s Cigar Bar will not reopen after a recent flood caused extensive damage. Michaels was located at 1 Exchange Place, a long time home to many downtown restaurants, starting with the Fire House Cafe a generation or more ago.

Nothing Is Forever: Phoever, a Vietnamese noodle shop serving Pho, will soon open in the space that once was home to One Eyed Jacks’ Tiki Bar. One Eye Jack’s closed when the restaurant and building owner could not agree on who was to pay for a new sprinkler system.

Bye Bye Bocado: Niche Hospitality Group ceased operation at Bocado Tapas Wine Bar in Leominster, located at 20 Central Street. Bocado locations in Worcester and Wellesley will remain in operation without interruption. No reason was given for the closing.

 It Ain’t Chuck E. Cheese: Chucks & Margarita Grill in Auburn have listed their property for sale. It’s a great spot to develop. The good news is that they plan on relocating the two restaurants. They have been in their current location on Route 20 since 1978, which is 45 years.

Where’s The Cannoli: It appears that Wholly Cannoli, on Grafton Street in Worcester, is staying put. The owner of Wholly Cannoli, Rich Elia, said they plan to move next door to 488 Grafton Street. in October. He said this will “make things easier” by “moving things next door” to the current shop at 490 Grafton St.

Where’s Kenzo? It appears that uber sushi master Kenzo has taken over the space once occupied by Sapporo Korean BBQ at 53 E. Main Street in Westborough. The new place will be called Kenzo’s Sushi Prime Seafood. Try it out, he never disappoints.