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Beef Shawarma PlateBeef Shawarma Plate from Bay State Shawarma on Water Street in Worcester, MA

Friendly hosts, extremely reasonable prices and amazing food in a warm atmosphere, I cannot say enough about Bay State Shawarma.

Chicken Shawarma Dinner Plate

Chicken Shawarma Dinner Plate from Bay State on Water Street in Worcester, MA

Next time I visit this restaurant, and there definitely will be a next time, I am eager to try one of the different middle eastern dishes that they offer. Everything looked amazing, and from what I tasted, they have created a new fan in Middle Eastern cuisine.

From By Evan Dufault published December 2014 in Canal District.

Chicken Shawarma Plate

Chicken Shawarma Plate from Bay Side on Water Street in Worcester, MA

As I looked around the table, I was overcome with food ordering envy, admiring all the dishes and thinking – what will I order next time. I will be back to Bay State Shawarma & Grill many more times, I can guarantee that.

From By Lynn Beauregard published December 2014 in Canal District.

Beef Shawarma Plate

Beef Shawarma Plate from Bay State on Water Street in Worcester, MA

The tahini, hummus, sumac flavors, grilled meats, pickled vegetables, labne, all make for a flavorful meal that is a delight to the eat at Bay State Shawarma on Water Street in Worcester.

From By David published December 2014 in Canal District.

Beef Shawarma

Beef Shawarma from Bay State on Water Street in Worcester, MA

Have you ever driven by a place several times and said, “I should really check that place out” and then never do. Well, Bay State Shawarma and Grill was one of those places that I’m glad I stopped in. Bay State Shawarma and Grill is fairly understated in it’s appearance, yet holds tasty wonders inside. The […]

From By Scott Erb published December 2014 in Canal District.

Beef Shawarma and Kibbe

Beef Shawarma and Kibbe from Bay State on Water Street in Worcester, MA

Bay State Shawarma & Grill was a complete surprise! The placed looked a little like a cafeteria and had that style of ordering. Menu showed photos of the food and was above the food line and the staff was taking orders behind the glass. But here’s the thing- the folks working there were super friendly.  And […]

From By Donna Dufault published December 2014 in Canal District.

Middle Eastern Vegetarian

Middle Eastern selection at Bay State Shawarma

As I was finishing my last bite I was already planning when I could return, Bay State is this the best Middle Eastern food I have had in this area.

From By Julie Valois published December 2014 in Canal District.

Chicken Shawarma

Chicken Shawarma from Bay Side on Water Street in Worcester, MA

Overall, the Chicken Shawarma was delicious and a very satisfying meal. As good as any sit down middle eastern place I’ve been, but at the cost of takeout.

From By Dana Lane published December 2014 in Canal District.

Beef Shawarma Plate

Beef Shawarma Plate from Bay State Shawarma & Grill resides on Water Street in Worcester

With my beef Shawarma plate I also received a side salad, hummus and a labna which is some type of garlicky spread which I used on everything I ate.

From By Robyn Lane published December 2014 in Canal District.

Stuffed Grape Leaves from Meze

Soutzoukakia Smirneika

  Our recent Worcester Foodie adventures took us to Meze Greek Tapas Bar & Grille – a new addition to the bustling dining scene on Shrewsbury Street. This was my second visit there as I was able to check it out over the summer when it first opened – at that time we enjoyed the […]

From By M. Michelle published November 2014 in Shrewsbury Street.

Channeling My Inner Greek

Spanaki from Meze Greek Tapas on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

I’m not Greek, but when I dine at Meze on Shrewsbury Street, I can justify pretending to be because of the great selection of Greek wine and dishes.

From By Luke M. Vaillancourt published November 2014 in Shrewsbury Street.

Pantzaria Salata from Mezé

Pantzaria Salata from Mezé on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

As a small business owner, I appreciate the personal touch of hospitality that can mean a lot to an existing or new customer.

From By Scott Erb published November 2014 in Shrewsbury Street.

Greek Tapas in Worcester

Greek Tapas in on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

An appetizer plate with five dips eggplant, caviar, and whipped feta were the stand outs among them and I would order it again and feel full and content.

From By Donna Dufault published November 2014 in Shrewsbury Street.

Greek Octopus from Meze

Octopus from Meze on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

Overall, I give Meze high marks in all areas: tasty and fun menu items, excellent service, a bright clean atmosphere and you can’t beat the location — right on Shrewsbury Street. Got to love that!

From By Ron Scott published November 2014 in Shrewsbury Street.

Spanako-tiropita from Meze on Shrewsbury Street

Spanako tiropita from Meze on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

I ordered their Spanako-tiropita which is spinach mixed with feta and folded into phyllo dough. The dish came with a side of Greek yogurt for dipping.

From By Alex Cholakis published November 2014 in Shrewsbury Street.

Lavraki: Mediterranean Sea Bass from Meze Greek Tapas

Lavraki Mediterranean Sea Bass from Meze on Shrewsbury Street

For an entrée I chose the Lavraki, or whole Mediterranean Sea Bass, the flavor of the fish, unfortunately, did not make up for the extra efforts needed to obtain a bone-free bite.

From By Drew Wheelock published November 2014 in Shrewsbury Street.

Soutzoukakia Smirneika from Meze Greek

Soutzoukakia Smirneika from Meze on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

This dish is a perfect dish for sharing and sampling among friends and was worthy of being on this platter to start any main course.

From By David published November 2014 in Shrewsbury Street.

Mirada Greek Tapas on Shrewsbury Street

Fresh smelts dipped in homemade batter and golden fried from Meze on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

The purpose of the meze is twofold: to complement and enhance the taste of a drink and / or to provide the backdrop for a social gathering.

From By Joe Giacobbe published November 2014 in Shrewsbury Street.

Kotosouvlaki from Mezé Greek Tapas Bar & Grille

Kotosouvlaki from Mezé Greek Tapas Bar & Grille on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

Meze on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA takes the concept of tapas and applies it to Greek food, quite successfully I might add.

From By Dana Lane published November 2014 in Shrewsbury Street.

A Mediterranean Medley at Mezé

Roasted Red Pepper from Meze on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

There were so many dishes I can’t do justice describing them all, suffice it to say Mezé on Shrewsbury Street is truly a food lovers experience.

From By Robyn Lane published November 2014 in Shrewsbury Street.

Mediterranean Salad from Brew City

Mediterranean Salad from Brew City on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

Looking for more than a burger and wings when catching a game and enjoying your favorite beer? The Mediterranean Salad from Brew City on Shrewsbury Street.

From By Luke M. Vaillancourt published October 2014 in Shrewsbury Street.

Chimichurri Steak Frites

chimichurri steak frites from Brew City on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

The Chimichurri Steak Frites was not a meal that I was expecting to get from the Brew City and I was very impressed.

From By Evan Dufault published October 2014 in Shrewsbury Street.

Pasta with Blue Crab from Brew City

Pasta with Blue crab from Brew City on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

I was content with Brew City’s Pasta with Blue Crab: lumps of blue crab with a lemon butter sauce, spinach, tossed with a bucatini pasta.

From By David published October 2014 in Shrewsbury Street.

The Buffalo Jam burger from Brew City

The Buffalo Jam burger from Brew City on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

The Buffalo Jam burger from Brew City features fresh ground buffalo, jam and goat cheese on a brioche roll; One of the better burgers I’ve had—anywhere.

From By Dana Lane published October 2014 in Shrewsbury Street.

Brew City Chiopino

Brew City Chiopino from Brew City on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester

The Chiopino from Brew City is not something that you see on many menus. Here, it was fantastic with a spicy tomato and fish broth with rich flavors.

From By Robyn Lane published October 2014 in Shrewsbury Street.

Grilled Guinness Meatloaf

Grilled Guinness Meatloaf from Brew City on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

Grilled Guinness Meatloaf included two large tender pieces of meatloaf, loaded with mushrooms topped with a caramelized onion and mushroom demi glaze.

From By Joe Giacobbe published October 2014 in Shrewsbury Street.

Roasted Cedar Plank Salmon

Roasted Cedar Plank Salmon from O'Connor's on West Boylston Street in Worcester, MA

Roasted Cedar Plank Salmon from O’Connor’s was marinated in a citrus-herb baste. The cedar plank infused the fish with a lush, smoky, and aromatic flavor.

From By Luke M. Vaillancourt published September 2014 in Outskirts.

Fish and chips

Fish and chips from O'Connor's on West Boylston Street in Worcester, MA

I was desperately grasping for the fleeing fried seafood coattails of summer and the fish and chips from O’Connor’s helped.

From By Alex Cholakis published September 2014 in Outskirts.

Avocado Gouda Burger

Avocado Gouda Burger from O'Connor's on West Boylston Street in Worcester, MA

Avocado Gouda Burger from O’Connor’s was a well enough portioned size, included the fries and the gouda was smoked and creamy.

From By Scott Erb published September 2014 in Outskirts.

O’Connor’s Seafood Mac and Cheese

O'Connor's Seafood Mac and Cheese

O’Connor’s Seafood Mac and Cheese had a sauce that was abundant and each bite had some if its thick cheese.

From By Donna Dufault published September 2014 in Outskirts.

Shepard’s Pie

Shepard's Pie from O'Connor's on West Boylston Street in Worcester, MA

The Shephard’s Pie from O’Connor’s on West Boylston Street in Worcester was quickly devoured—even the leftovers didn’t make it home.

From By Anna Leigh published September 2014 in Outskirts.

Seafood Mac and Cheese

Seafood Mac and Cheese from O'Connor's on West Boylston Street in Worcester, MA

O’Connor’s in Worcester may be a little out of the way, but it’s a definite spot for a European influenced menu—including the seafood mac and cheese.

From By Evan Dufault published September 2014 in Outskirts.

Portuguese Seafood Stew

Portuguese Seafood Stew from O'Connor's on West Boylston Street in Worcester, MA

O’Connors prides itself in not just offering Irish food, but European styles. So, I decided to venture off the beaten trail and try Portuguese Seafood Stew.

From By Drew Wheelock published September 2014 in Outskirts.

Swordfish Steak Picasso

Swordfish Steak Picasso from O'Connor's on West Boylston Street in Worcester, MA

O’Connor’s Swordfish Steak Picasso was pan seared with a “Picatta-Style” sauce of capers, tomato, and fresh herbs, served over linguini.

From By Lynn Beauregard published September 2014 in Outskirts.

Chicken Francaise

Chicken Francais from O'Connor's on West Boylston Street in Worcester, MA

The batter on the Chicken Francaise from O’Connor’s in Worcester was flavorful, light, and not overpowering; with a hint of lemon, egg and parmesan.

From By Dana Lane published September 2014 in Outskirts.