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WorcesterFoodies is an independent 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 »

Italian Bacon, Egg, and Cheese at Via’s BrunchItalian Bacon, Egg, and Cheese at Via's Brunch on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

Having dined at Via for both lunch and dinner countless times, brunch by far, has been my favorite meal! I will most definitely be returning!

Steak and Eggs for Brunch at Via

Steak and Eggs for Brunch at Via on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

Via’s steak was prepared perfectly with a fantastic lemon pepper aioli drizzled over the meat, served over a bed of hash browns that were to die for.

From By Drew Wheelock published June 2015 in Shrewsbury Street.

Sausages and Grapes for Brunch at Via

Sausages and Grapes for Brunch at Via on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

Via’s Sausage and Grapes had a nice presentation and taste and was definitely a exciting and delicious new dish for me—not a pairing I would have imagined.

From By David published June 2015 in Shrewsbury Street.

Via’s Bacon, Egg and Cheese Sandwich

Bacon, Egg and Cheese Sandwich from brunch at Via on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

Via brunch is a wonderful way to get out and enjoy this nice summer weather and enjoy some of the better food that the City of Worcester has to offer.

From By Evan Dufault published June 2015 in Shrewsbury Street.

Steak and Eggs for Brunch

Steak and Eggs for Brunch from Via on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

Overall, the meal—and of course the great company—made the day and I would definitely go back to have try something else from Via’s brunch menu.

From By Scott Erb published June 2015 in Shrewsbury Street.

Shrimp Scampi from Via’s Brunch

Shrimp Scampi from Via on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

The shrimp from Via’s brunch was cooked perfectly and the spaghetti was cooked firm to the bite, the perfect al dante, just the way I love it.

From By Donna Dufault published June 2015 in Shrewsbury Street.

Porchetta Eggs Benedict from Via

Porchetta Eggs Benedict from Via on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

With and extensive menu from appetizers, main courses, and a number of brunch cocktails, you must check out Via’s brunch as soon as you can!

From By Stephanie Orsi published June 2015 in Shrewsbury Street.

Brunch: Salmon Salad from Via on Shrewsbury Street

Salmon Salad from Via on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

Via brunch was a perfectly grilled salmon, light and flaky, along with fresh avocado, corn, tomatoes, zucchini ribbons, mixed greens & homemade pesto.

From By Joe Giacobbe published June 2015 in Shrewsbury Street.

Brunch: Parmesan Omelet from Via

Parmesan Omelet from Via on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

Via’s brunch omelet was fantastic! Cooked perfectly, ample parmesan cheese within, the perfect amount of pesto and crispy prosciutto atop of the omelet.

From By Lynn Beauregard published June 2015 in Shrewsbury Street.

Brunch: Via’s Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes from Via on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

For brunch at Via on Shrewsbury Street I chose the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Lavender butter, served with local maple syrup—an overall wonderful dish.

From By Dana Lane published June 2015 in Shrewsbury Street.

Brunch at Via: Pasta Carbonara

Pasta Carbonara from Via on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

Via on Shrewsbury Street boasts a wide array of breakfast-to-lunch options with unique finds such as lemon ricotta pancakes and porchetta eggs benedict.

From By Jayme Valdez published June 2015 in Shrewsbury Street.

Brunch: Salmon Salad from Via

Salmon Salad from Via on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

The salmon Salad from Via on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester was large, which I asked to be Cajun seasoned, and they cooked it perfectly, it was light and flaky and obviously fresh. I made a note to myself this would be something I would come back for.

From By Julie Valois published June 2015 in Shrewsbury Street.

Brunch: Pasta Carbonara from Via on Shrewsbury Street

Pasta Carbonara from Via on Shrewsbury Street

For my brunch entrée at Via on Shrewsbury Street, I ordered the pasta Carbonara—not exactly what I think of when I think brunch, but I was craving pasta.

From By Robyn Lane published June 2015 in Shrewsbury Street.

Donna’s Teppanyaki Review

Teppanyaki in Worcester, MA

Teppanyaki is the same at every place I have gone and it was certainly the same flavor palette at Takara in Worcester, MA.

From By Donna Dufault published May 2015 in Downtown.

Calamari Hibachi from Takara

Worcester Sushi Roll from Takara

The Worcester Sushi Roll from Takara in Worcester was surprisingly large with both salmon and tuna drizzled with a light spicy sauce…delicious.

From By Anna Leigh published May 2015 in Downtown.

Beef Tenderloin Hibachi from Takara

Beef tenderloin from Takara in Worcester

Hibachi can be tricky, trying to prepare everyone’s meal to be completed at the same time can be challenging but our chef timed the meal’s delivery fine.

From By Joe Giacobbe published May 2015 in Downtown.

Teriyaki Julian

Teriyaki Julian from Takara in Worcester, MA

In the case of teppanyaki at Takara on Millbury Street in Worcester, MA—the Teriyaki Julian was cooked well and the Chef was entertaining.

From By Scott Erb published May 2015 in Downtown.

Lobster Hibachi from Takara in Worcester

Lobster Hibachi from Takara on Millbury Street in Worcester, MA

The lobster from Takara was a flavorful & generous portion exceeding my past experiences of teppanyaki. When you take risks, it can yield delicious results.

From By Luke M. Vaillancourt published May 2015 in Downtown.

Alaskan Maki and Hibachi Scallops from Takara

Hibachi Scallops from Takara on Millbury Street in Worcester, MA

The food from Takara was good, but our eating tastes have evolved to more complex and interesting menu selections than what teppanyaki can provide.

From By David published May 2015 in Downtown.

Tenderloin Steak with Shrimp from Takara

Tenderloin Steak with Shrimp from Takara on Millbury Street in Worcester, MA

My tenderloin from Takara in Worcester was cooked to perfection and the flavorful vegetables and rice on the side made this dish very good.

From By Drew Wheelock published May 2015 in Downtown.

Calamari Hibachi from Takara in Kelley Square

calamari

The portion of Calamari from Takara in Worcester, MA was very hefty—you could very easily bring half of your meal home at the end of the night.

From By Evan Dufault published May 2015 in Downtown.

Steak and Vegetable Teppanyaki

Grilling the vegetables for the steak and vegetable dish at Takara on Millbury Street in Worcester, MA

Despite a slight delay in the orders, Takara on Millbury Street really delievered on the promise of great teppanyaki—the steak and vegetables were great.

From By Ron Scott published May 2015 in Downtown.

Dynamite Sushi Roll from Takara

Dynamite Roll from Takara on Millbury Street in Worcester, MA

I was particularly excited about the Foodie night at Takara because I had been to the small hibachi restaurant before and had really enjoyed the experience.

From By Stephanie Orsi published May 2015 in Downtown.

Teppanyaki Swordfish

Teppanyaki style cooking at Takara on Millbury Street in Worcester, MA

This was my first time trying Takara in worcester; and, enjoying teppanyaki, was excited to try the teppanyaki swordfish.

From By Lynn Beauregard published May 2015 in Downtown.

Hibachi Tuna Steak from Takara in Worcester

Hibachi Tuna Steak from Takara in Worcester

The hibachi tuna from Takara was cooked to perfection, both tender and juicy. The seasoning was minimal, just enough to bring out the natural tuna flavor.

From By Dana Lane published May 2015 in Downtown.

Swordfish Hibachi from Takara

Swordfish Hibachi from Takara on Millbury Street in Worcester, MA

At Takara on Millbury Street, my swordfish was cooked in front of us with all the fun you usually get in a Hibachi type restaurant.

From By Robyn Lane published May 2015 in Downtown.

Scott Erb Visits Niche’s Test Kitchen

Oaxacan Chorizo Taco From Niche Test Kitchen in Worcester

All in all, the evening at Niche Hospitality Group’s The Test Kitchen in Worcester, MA was one of my absolute favorite and “unique” experiences to date.

From By Scott Erb published April 2015 in Downtown.

The First Event at Worcester’s Test Kitchen

Sopecitos De Carnitas From Niche Test Kitchen in Worcester

The Test Kitchen provided a wonderful evening filled with friends, cocktails, food, and the royalty of Worcester chefs…what more could a Foodie ask for!

From By Anna Leigh published April 2015 in Downtown.

Inaugural Night at Test Kitchen for Jayme’s First Foodies Experience

Paella Grande From Niche Test Kitchen in Worcester

Any foodie would delight in getting a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how the chefs at Niche work their magic here at the Test Kitchen in Worcester.

From By Jayme Valdez published April 2015 in Downtown.

Evan Tests the Worcester Test Kitchen

Porchetta Con Pimenton From Niche Test Kitchen in Worcester

With a focus on local sourced food, and a passion that exudes confidence, the Test Kitchen dishes some of the best food that Worcester has to offer.

From By Evan Dufault published April 2015 in Downtown.

Drew Breaks Down Niche’s Test Kitchen’s First Event

Bratwurst From Niche Test Kitchen in Worcester

Worcester Foodies had the honor of being the first group to break the seal at the Niche Test Kitchen, and I must say, it was nothing short of amazing.

From By Drew Wheelock published April 2015 in Downtown.

Alex’s Test Kitchen Experience

Pork ready to be made into Porchetta Con Pimenton From Niche Test Kitchen in Worcester

I highly recommend holding your next gathering at the Niche Test Kitchen; the atmosphere, food, and drinks will create a night of excitement and happiness.

From By Alex Cholakis published April 2015 in Downtown.

Lynn’s Evening At The Test Kitchen

Taylor Ham Slider From Niche Test Kitchen in Worcester

I enjoyed the Test Kitchen immensely; if you have an opportunity like this, you will not regret attending a uniquely delicious experience such as this.

From By Lynn Beauregard published April 2015 in Downtown.

Donna’s Take On Worcester’s Test Kitchen

Banh Mi Poutine From Niche Test Kitchen in Worcester

Test kitchens are the ideal places for a true food lover, the chefs get to be creative and take risks—here in Worcester, the Chef’s risks have paid off.

From By Donna Dufault published April 2015 in Downtown.

Stephanie’s Test Kitchen Review

lettuce cup From Niche Test Kitchen in Worcester

Worcester’s Test Kitchen offered a glimpse into what each Niche restaurants have to offer—and I cannot wait until I am able to give them all a try!

From By Stephanie Orsi published April 2015 in Downtown.