That is right! Regatta Point Community Sailing operates on Lake Quinsigamond and has programs for new or experienced boaters. They offer an all-inclusive membership meaning all group lessons, boat usage, guest privileges and kayak usage are covered in your one, affordable, membership fee. The mission of RNG is to teach responsible boating and promote environmental awareness and since their motto is Sailing for All they have programs for children, adults, beginners and experienced boaters. So get out on the water, learn to sail, take a paddleboat or kayak out with a friend or your family and enjoy beautiful Lake Quinsigamond.
Worcester, long known for its wide variety of culinary options, certainly has something for everyone. But it seems that with every new eatery that opens, we lose another.
Sadly, it seems as if we have lost one of Worcester’s finest restaurants (IMO) with the closing of Zipango Sushi Bar and Grille on Shrewsbury Street. Zipango, long known for its intimate dining room, fresh sushi and wonderful fusion cuisine, appears to have become a victim of the tough economic times. We wish the wonderful staff from Zipango’s all the best and thank them for many, many wonderful meals and memories.
Also closing recently was the City Park Grill (we hardly knew ya!), Vinny T’s on Lake Quinsigamond (the deck on the lake was fantastic so the opening of Buca di Beppoâ is much welcomed!), 55 Pearl (will a restaurant ever work in that space?), Castellana’s (read more below) and the Vietnamese/Cambodian restaurant, Apsara.
On a more upbeat note, Worcesterites have a number of new gastronomical options as we welcome new restaurants including Ceres Bistro at the Beechwood Hotel and Smokestack Urban Barbeque in the old Castellana’s space on Harding Street.
Ceres Bistro is a Niche Hospitality Group-managed gem that features a “farm to table” dining experience utilizing fresh, seasonal products, purchased from local purveyors whenever possible. This spectacularly designed restaurant features a beautiful stained glass-domed dining room, floor to ceiling glass walls overlooking the patio and a warmly decorated club room for private dining.
The Smokestack Urban Barbeque is the brainchild of Richard Romaine of Romaine’s in Northborough. This exciting new restaurant features delectable BBQ, served in a warm, casual and fun atmosphere. Everything you would expect to be on the menu at a BBQ place is there, along with some interesting twists and turns.
At the end of the month Niche Hospitality is anticipating opening The Peoples Kitchen of the Citizen (or TPK for short) located at one exchange place, directly above The Citizen, where Il Forno once resided. The menu, which will change daily, will feature an exotic selection of meats, cured on location, and is said to be “comfortable, approachable and ever-changing.”
So as you can see, a restaurant closing in Worcester, albeit sad, means that somewhere else in the city someone is putting there hopes and dreams into opening something for us to enjoy. Lets get out there and support these ambitious folks!