In 2017, Worcester’s restaurant scene welcomed a number of newcomers to the table in our proverbial dining room, which continues to grow at a rapid rate. Ramen bowls, butcher blocks, Szechuan sandwiches, and wine wars all found their welcome here. Still, a few of our biggest breaks bid so long (and in one case, good riddance) to members of the culinary community. Here are the top 17 Mass Foodies stories of 2017.
Sonoma, under the watchful eye of Chef Bill Brady, is now operating at full capacity at the Beechwood Hotel in Worcester, MA.
Sonoma will draw regulars from Princeton, welcome hotel guests to Worcester, and attract a traditional city crowd for special-occasion-dining opportunities. We feel confident that this is only the first in a long line of memorable visits by Mass Foodies.
According to Barbara Houle, Sonoma Restaurant of Princeton will relocate to Worcester this fall, taking over the dining space at The Beechwood Hotel (currently Ceres Bistro.) This is a big win for the city of Worcester, given Sonoma’s endless list of accolades, although the ambitious transition does mean that chef/owner Bill Brady will need to…
The 5th Annual Valentine Dance + Dine at Beechwood Hotel, presented by WXLO. An evening of dining, dancing, and more for your Valentine.
With a population full of burger experts, nearly everyone has a place they think has the best burger. Chef Muscarella’s goal is to make The Fix that place.
Every city has its staple Italian restaurant, Middle Eastern, steakhouse, casual, family-style, and fine dining spot. In Worcester, it is fitting that the only four diamond hotel is also home to one of the most elegant dining experiences without the snobbery: Ceres Bistro. Located across the street from UMass University Campus, the Beechwood Hotel and…