Paul Giorgio

Remember Those Less Fortunate: Readers of this column go out to eat and drink a great deal.  But let us remember that there are others who aren’t as lucky as we are.  So maybe we can forgo a night out and donate the money to a local charity.

Santa is Coming to Town: The annual Shrewsbury Street Pub Crawl will take place on December 16,2023.  Check in will be at Vintage Grille.  There are 14 Venues participating: Vintage Grille, Redemption Rock Brewery, Funky Murphy, Flying Rhino, 4th&1, Pepe’s LaScala, Mezze, Valentino’s, Ralphs, Wormtown Brewery, , Victory Cigar, The Pint & Leos. Sponsors are Cantiani Insurance, Deep Eddy Vodka, & Enterprise Cleaning. Early Bird Tickets are $20 and include a beer ticket, gift, and snacks along the way.

Honest it’s Good: Honest Town Eats opened its doors in Southbridge in the middle of November. The Executive Chef, Michael Arrastia, was formerly the owner of Hangover Pub in Worcester’s Canal District.

It’s Time: It looks like Bagel Time on Worcester’s Park Ave will soon be moving down the street to the corner of Park Ave and Pleasant streets. Bagel Time has been at its current location since 1992. According to the city, a new Vietnamese restaurant will be moving into the space and will open in 2024.

Polka Time: The Sunshine Café on High Street in Clinton offers Polish food on the first Saturday of every month from 4 to 7 pm. Channel your inner Gus Polinski and check it out!

Little Havana. According to reports, Park Ave’s Havana Nights will be opening a second location In Worcester’s Public Market. Little Havana will be serving some of the great food they serve at their Park Ave eatery.

Don’t Forget the Cannoli:  It looks like a new bakery has opened on Pleasant Street in Worcester. Joe’s Cannoli Bakery recently started selling these delicious Italian treats.

New Deli: Northboro has a new Italian deli with the opening of Tazza Caffe and Paninoteca at 5 W Main Street. People have been raving about their Italian sub, which is served on bread brought in from NYC.  

TV Time: Yankee Magazine’s TV show, Weekends with Yankee, recently featured Jared Forman of Deadhorse hill on Worcester’s Main Street. The 15-minute segment showed Forman doing a cooking demonstration.

Speaking of Boston TV:  Phantom Gourmet recently did a piece on Ziggy Bombs, which has locations on Worcester’s Franklin Street as well as in Boston and a soon to be opened Leicester location. It has also filmed an upcoming piece on Georges Coney Island on Worcester’s Southbridge Street. Coney Island has been serving dogs for 100 years.

It’s Not Just Food and Fun: Hardwick Winery in Harwick will be hosting a Porch Pot workshop for $45 on December 8 and 10. I guess you can sip wine and then try to make a floral decoration for your front porch for the holiday season.