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Eat Beat: January 2024

Paul Giorgio

That Was A Short Song: Stogotz, located on Worcester’s Chandler Street, has closed down after being open just nine months. This was a “Soprano’s” themed restaurant/bar that featured karaoke with a limited food menu.

I Guess They’ll Make More Chili:  It looks like the owners of Chuck’s Steakhouse have reached an agreement with the town of Auburn to purchase their property. The town hopes to build a new firehouse on the land, while Chuck’s is looking to relocate its operation. 

Looking Inward:  Inward Grill in Leominster recently opened their doors at 785 North Main Street. I don’t have any info about the place since they have no web page. I can’t even tell you what they serve.

Igloos Are For More Than Eskimos: Lock 50 in Worcester, along with the Black & White Grille in Spencer are still doing outdoor dining. In both cases it takes place in heated Igloos. Try it out but reservations are suggested.

Best In The East:  B.T.’s Smokehouse in Sturbridge was recently named the best barbeque joint in Massachusetts by the Food Network. B.T.’s has a sister restaurant at the corner of Park Ave and Chandler Streets in Worcester.

The Sun Also Rises: It looks like Mohegan Sun will be once again hosting its “Sun Wine and Food Fest” for four days starting on Thursday January 25th and ending on Sunday the 28th. Tickets prices vary and can be purchased online. The brunch for example is $125 and the Grand tasting is $178.

Speaking Of Food And Wine: The Boston Wine Expo is back on March 2nd and 3rd at the Boston Park Plaza. You can sample wines from over 100 different wineries.

Didn’t Know They Were Closed:  It looks like East Brookfield‘s 308 Lakeside is open again, according to a Facebook post. I didn’t even know they were closed.

Speaking About Opening: The 1885 opened on December 13th on Worcester’s Green Street. This cocktail lounge offers craft drinks and small plates.

The Fix Is In: Leominster’s Fix restaurant has renovated and reopened its downstairs bar. The downstairs has been renamed to The Fix Underground and will have live music.

It’s Moved: Akra Eatery recently closed their operation in the Public Market and have opened a brick and mortar restaurant at 1280 Grafton Street in Worcester by Blithewood Ave. They got great reviews in The Public Market.

Moran Diner Set To Close: Since 1939 the Moran Square Diner in Fitchburg has been serving food to the hungry folks of North Worcester County. Owned by Adam and Brittany Willoughby, who refurbished the Worcester Lunch Car in 2020. Willoughby has accepted a job at Groton’s Gibbet Hill Grill. Hopefully someone will take it over.

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