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At Café Manzi’s, which has been featured in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, owner Brian Manzi and Chef Eddie Esper craft a diverse dinner menu of Middle Eastern– and Italian-inspired cuisine. As diners arrive, the chef and friendly staff greet them from the open kitchen, where customers can watch their food sauté, or hop the counter to give appetizers a high-five. Commence meals with hummus tahini, a smooth marriage of ground chickpeas and tahini ($4.95 for a small; $7.95 for a large), before diving mouth-first into chicken port said, a mélange of sautéed chicken, mushrooms, garlic, and syrian pepper served with pilaf and vegetables ($17.95). Transport tongues to Italy with the ravioli, which can be customized with meatballs or italian sausage ($13.95). On the kids’ menu, chicken fingers and crispy french fries ($5.99) soothe the frazzled nerves of youngsters exhausted from balancing their checkbooks.
You might say Nu Cafe is leading a double life. During the day, it's a classic neighborhood hangout, serving up simple, fresh wraps and sandwiches alongside a variety of smoothies and juices and
espresso and coffee drinks. By night, it transforms into a hipper, slightly more sophisticated version of itself, a place where guests can come to
mingle, not over their laptops, but around shared tapas plates, cured meat and cheese boards, and a selection of wine and craft beers. But regardless of the time of day, a few things remain the same: the vibe is always laid-back and friendly, the food is always crafted using fresh, wholesome ingredients, and the Wi-Fi is always free. And, adding to the community-oriented vibe, the cafes also host regular recurring events, including live piano players, painting parties, and chess groups.
Embracing the regional Asian flavors and French influences that characterize so much of Vietnamese cuisine, Pho Dakao presents diners with comfort foods inspired by recipes from half a world away. Those deep roots are evident in the crispy spring rolls, the steamed bass with ginger and scallions, and the bowls of fragrant pho in which rare steak or vegetables are equally powerful. The recipes' French influences pop up from dish to dish, most notably
in the rice powder crepe stuffed with
shrimp, pork, and bean sprouts. Cocktails here
to complement the food, and
frosty beers and wines from Europe, South America,
and the famous chardonnay-spewing geysers of California are also on the list.
Swirls of sauce and fresh orchid blossoms adorn entrees at Hirosaki Prime, where chefs craft traditional and contemporary Japanese dishes. At tabletop grills throughout the 54-seat hibachi room, they blend cooking and performance in a showy display as they sauté vegetables and seasoned meats. In the smaller lounge, alit with votive candles, otherworldly artwork, and walls inlaid with a soft red glow, guests can sample other Japanese dishes such as chicken teriyaki, as well as specialty sushi rolls such as the Ninja roll, whose shrimp tempura, cucumber, and spicy tuna hide in plain sight.
At Chiodas Trattoria, chefs draw on generations-old recipes to craft authentic Italian dishes in a genuine trattoria atmosphere reminiscent of American cafes and French bistros. To create the chicken gorgonzola, they toss chicken medallions and potato gnocchi in a creamy gorgonzola sauce with sun-dried tomatoes. They also specialize in authentic entrees such as veal parmigiano, fettuccine alfredo, and frutti di mare—shrimp, scallops, calamari, and mussels sautéed in wine sauce and served over linguine.
With an agile army of acrobats from groups such as Cirque du Soleil and the Moscow Circus twirling and spinning along old-time-inspired machines, Boom Town ponders the connection between humankind and its manufactured labor assistors. Audiences are teleported to the old frontier mining town of Rosebud in 1865, where two shrewd, business-minded saloon owners hope to take advantage of the influx of gymnastically gifted gold-seekers. The battle for riches sparks a musical adventure full of pole-climbing prospectors, dancers atop swinging chandeliers, and authentically flipping cowpokes swathed in colorful costumes.
Porto Bello devotes much of its menu to the northern and southern cuisines of Italy. Sea-fare-loving seafarers can begin their voyage with mussels doused in a broth of white wine, butter, lemon, and olive oil ($10.95) before diving palate-first into the Maine lobster ravioli, a lobster- and cheese-stuffed dish named for America's most ravioli-filled state ($22.95). Other entrees include the chicken saltimbocca, with prosciutto, portobello mushrooms, mozzarella, spinach, and roasted-garlic sauce forming a belly-pleasing brigade ($16.95), and the portobello mushrooms, served over penne pasta and accented by red-pepper-mascarpone sauce mined from local sauce mines ($13.95).
For over one hundred years, Widoff’s Bakery has handcrafted loaves of bread and other baked goods, prepared fresh every day. The bakery's dough devotees use a secret recipe involving premium, preservative-free ingredients and an elaborate secret handshake to shape specialty bulkie rolls ($6.60/doz.), which encase a soft bread pillow within a crispy crust. Sliced bread, meanwhile, comes in either italian loaves ($2.99/lb.) or rye varieties ($3.75 for 1 lb., $4.75 for 2 lb.). In addition to bready offerings, Widoff’s decorates its overflowing counters with colorful butter cookies ($9.50/lb.) adorned with vibrant patterns such as hearts, flags, or photo-realistic presidential busts. Visitors can further delight sweet teeth by sinking them into bite-sized whoopee pies ($0.99) and caramel cannoli cakes ($12.99).
The vintage diner car's heaping portions of traditional American comfort food earned praise from a recent episode of TLC's American Eats. Owner Kim Kniskern fills the narrow eatery with the sweet aroma of her specialty french toast ($4.95), along with a menu full of morning-time eats that celebrate the moon's inability to steal the earth's bacon. Egg and toast platters draw inspiration from different cultures, such as the American breakfast, which pairs grilled sirloin tips with the ovoid classics ($7.95), and the Polynesian breakfast, which arrives bearing a sizzling helping of fried spam ($5.95). Savory lunch options are also available to sate noon-time cravings.
Opened in 1979, Palma’s Bakery and Cafe maintains a familial culinary tradition of classic italian flavors with a menu of hearty sandwiches piled high atop fresh baked bread and delectable homemade cookies and pastries that glisten in the bakery’s display case. Juicy slices of tomato join fresh mozzarella in a bath of olive oil, basil, and duck-shaped lettuce leaves in the caprese salad ($6.99). Hands can eschew diabolical chinese finger traps in favor of the breaded eggplant sandwich ($4.75) or the calabrese sopresatta sandwich, dressed in a garment of capicola mortadella and sopresatta, with a prosciutto necklace and an olive-oil perfume ($6). Italian cookies, such as raspberry pockets ($6.75/pound) or lemon drops ($6.75/pound) round off Palma’s platoon of bulk baked goods, with turnovers ($1.50 each), cannoli ($2 for a large), and éclairs ($2 for a large) leading the pack of individual palate-pleasing pastries.
Head chef David Lemenager and fellow kitchen wizards at 86 Winter populate a diverse menu with comforting dishes and daily house specials. Prepare palates for upcoming puppy-school-graduation feasts with a pan-seared crab cake ($9) or a savory small plate of sea scallops dipped in bourbon maple, crusted in cornflakes, and hugged by strips of bacon ($9). The housemade meatloaf, served with potatoes and vegetables, sings with flavor ($14), and mac ’n’ cheese plays dress up with a seasoned-cracker-crumb topping appropriate for both high-chair occupants and carbohydrate fanatics ($13). Vegetarians can revel in a plate of seasoned plant matter with an order of vegetable stir-fry, tossed in a sweet-and-spicy teriyaki sauce ($13), and mammal consumers can sink their canines into a juicy porterhouse au poivre—a 16-ounce peppercorn-crusted steak accompanied with sautéed spinach, roasted peppers, and gorgonzola crumbles ($27).
The cooks at Piccadilly Pub Restaurant bake, fry, grill, and assemble a medley of sandwiches, seafood platters, and other comfort cuisine. Haddock fillets take a dip in a light beer batter before trans-fat-free oil cooks them to a golden crisp, and fries and coleslaw cuddle up beside them in a dish of fish 'n' chips ($11.69). A dozen seafood platters harvest additional ocean occupants, including lobster, salmon, shrimp, and mermaid-grown sea vegetables. Baked bowls of shepherd's pie ($9.59) and chicken pot pie ($8.99) release a flood of steam after knives and forks cut into the blistering combination of seasoned meat and vegetables. A different house-made soup holds court daily ($3.50–$4.50), and the soothing staples of Piccadilly clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl ($7.99) and lobster bisque ($4.59–$7.99), taking their middle-school yearbook inscriptions to heart, never change.
Overtime Tap rejuvenates sports fans with a rich array of bar-fare noshes. Diners can customize carbohydrates with the build-your-own mac 'n' cheese ($6), swaddling penne, spiral, bowtie, or elbow pasta in a choice of aged irish cheddar, smoked gouda, port salut, swiss gruyere, or monterey jack. Fillings such as shitake mushrooms, grilled asparagus, or sliced jalapeños add texture and a pop of flavor to the cheesy concoction, jolting taste buds from their impossible day dreams of becoming professional athletes. The appetizer menu flaunts Atlantic zest with New England crab cakes, a pan-fried cluster of Lump Rhode Island blue crab, red bell peppers, celery, and scallions ($6). Sandwiches and burgers provide classic pub grub, and heartier fare sends diners on a delicious dash from hunger with the marinara-braised short rib of beef accompanied by cheddar mashed potatoes and fennel-spiced grilled asparagus ($19).
Sweet T Southern Kitchen’s stealthy servers dish up hearty portions of made-from-scratch Southern comfort food for lunch and dinner. The uncomplicated menu includes four meats and 10 homespun sides for diners to mix and match in combo platters ($6.75+). Big-man-on-campus proteins such as country-fried chicken and smothered steak go steady with demure southern sides such as fried okra, baked mac ‘n’ cheese, candied sweet potatoes, or black-eyed peas. Meanwhile, steaming bowls of beef stew, chili, or spicy chicken gumbo ($4.50 each) are accompanied by Sweet T’s crackling cornbread, warming up bellies and helping to thaw frozen ancestors.
We are an authentic 1950s diner. The DeRaffele diner complete with it's Italian tile floor is listed on the Nat'l Historic Registry and the largest true diner in Worcester. We serve breakfast and lunch each cooked to order from scratch every day but Tuesday. Breakfast is served all day with bottomless cup of coffee.