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WorcesterFoodies is a group of wandering consumers of tasty foods. All from different backgrounds, we have the love of food in common. Coming together once a month at a Worcester area restaurant, WorcesterFoodies is determined to eat everything the city has to offer and suggest, to you, what we like the best! Learn more »
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
As a small business owner, I appreciate the personal touch of hospitality that can mean a lot to an existing or new customer.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Meze on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA takes the concept of tapas and applies it to Greek food, quite successfully I might add.
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.
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.
The Chimichurri Steak Frites was not a meal that I was expecting to get from the Brew City and I was very impressed.
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.
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.
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.
Grilled Guinness Meatloaf included two large tender pieces of meatloaf, loaded with mushrooms topped with a caramelized onion and mushroom demi glaze.
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.
I was desperately grasping for the fleeing fried seafood coattails of summer and the fish and chips from O’Connor’s helped.
Avocado Gouda Burger from O’Connor’s was a well enough portioned size, included the fries and the gouda was smoked and creamy.
O’Connor’s Seafood Mac and Cheese had a sauce that was abundant and each bite had some if its thick cheese.
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.
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.
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.
O’Connor’s Swordfish Steak Picasso was pan seared with a “Picatta-Style” sauce of capers, tomato, and fresh herbs, served over linguini.
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.