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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!

Chicken Parmagiana at Rosalina’sChicken Parmagiana from Rosalina's Kitchen on Hamilton Street in Worcester, MA

When my dish arrived, two large, lightly breaded chicken breasts topped with mozzarella cheese sat atop a generous portion of al dente pasta. The breading was flavorful with a hint of fresh basil and the chicken was cooked to perfection, crispy on the outside and tender and moist on the inside. The homemade sauce had the heat I had asked for but also was rich in traditional flavor.

Three Cheese Ravioli and Veal Parmesan

Three Cheese Ravioli and Veal Parmesan from Rosalina's Kitchen on Hamilton Street in Worcester, MA

The veal was cooked to a crispy, golden brown and draped in mozzarella cheese. The meat was tender and breading was thin—not taking away from the flavoring.

From By Evan Dufault published April 2014 in Seven Hills.

Chicken Piccata from Rosalina’s Kitchen

Chicken Piccata from Rosalina's Kitchen on Hamilton Street in Worcester, MA

The chicken piccata from Rosalina’s Kitchen came steaming hot with browned pieces of moist chicken slices sautéed with lemon, butter, white wine and capers.

From By M. Michelle published April 2014 in Seven Hills.

Shrimp Scampi from Rosalina’s Kitchen

Shrimp Scampi from Rosalina's Kitchen on Hamilton Street in Worcester, MA

The scampi from Rosalina’s Kitchen in Worcester had a light garlic and lemon sauce that coated the pasta without leaving a puddle of oily leftovers.

From By Alex Cholakis published April 2014 in Seven Hills.

Angela’s Sauté from Rosalina’s Kitchen

Angela’s Sauté from Rosalina's Kitchen on Hamilton Street in Worcester, MA

Angela’s Sauté from Rosalina’s Kitchen was truly exquisite! The chicken was moist and tender, the toasted pine nuts added texture and richness to the dish.

From By Anna Leigh published April 2014 in Seven Hills.

Gemelli and Sausage from Rosalina’s Kitchen

Gemelli and Sausage from Rosalina's Kitchen on Hamilton Street in Worcester, MA

Funny how you see things all the time and never really see them. This was the case for Rosalina’s Kitchen. My wife and I have lived in the Hamilton Hill area for many years now and had driven by Rosalina’s Kitchen almost daily. Never did we think to stop and try it. And if it wasn’t […]

From By Scott Erb published April 2014 in Seven Hills.

Chicken and Eggplant Parmesan with Linguine

Chicken and Eggplant Parmesan with Linguine from Rosalina's Kitchen on Hamilton Street in Worcester, MA

The chicken was moist and perfectly fried without feeling heavy while the eggplant was tender and flavorful. The sauce was a simple marinara with a bright tomato flavor. It was well balanced without being overly sweet or acidic.

From By Jen MacDonald published April 2014 in Seven Hills.

Lamb and Grape Leaves Stuffed Ravioli

Lamb and Grape Leaves Stuffed Ravioli from Rosalina's Kitchen on Hamilton Street in Worcester, MA

After that first bite and realization that this may be the best ravioli I’ve ever had, I knew I had to take a second bite and be sure my first reaction was not just about the delight of finding something different.

From By Donna Dufault published April 2014 in Seven Hills.

Shrimp Scallop and Basil from Rosalina’s Kitchen

Shrimp Scallop and Basil from Rosalina’s Kitchen on Hamilton Street in Worcester, MA

The friendly neighborhood ambiance of Rosalina’s Kitchen cannot be manufactured; it stands out and is a must try for your next Italian night out.

From By Drew Wheelock published April 2014 in Seven Hills.

Arrabbiata with Chicken from Rosalina’s Kitchen

Arrabiata with Chicken from Rosalina’s Kitchen on Hamilton Street in Worcester, MA

Rosalina’s Kitchen’s arrabbiata with chicken—spicy white wine sauce with mushrooms, tomatoes, & pepper rings. The serving was large and meal excellent!

From By Lynn Beauregard published April 2014 in Seven Hills.

Low Carb Option from an Italian Eatery

Rosalina's Kitchen on Hamilton Street in Worcester, MA

As a low carb diner, it can be difficult to find an option at an Italian restaurant. Fortunately, Rosalina’s Kitchen in Worcester has a ribeye to satisfy!

From By Ron Scott published April 2014 in Seven Hills.

Veal and Sausage Mafia from Rosalina’s Kitchen

Veal and Sausage Mafia from Rosalina's Kitchen on Hamilton Street in Worcester, MA

Rosalina’s Kitchen on Hamilton Street in Worcester has an atmosphere and menu that brings together authentic meals with a neighborhood energy.

From By Luke M. Vaillancourt published April 2014 in Seven Hills.

Tom Yum with udon noodles from Chuan Shabu

The Kobe Beef from Chuan Shabu on Park Avenue in Worcester, MA

The Tom Yum broth—with hints of crushed red peppers and fragrant spices; spicy but not overpowering—with udon noodles, Kobe beef, and shrimp dumplings.

From By Joe Giacobbe published March 2014 in Park Avenue Area.

Mala broth from Chuan Shabu in Worcester

beef tongue, shrimp, and mall spicy broth from Chuan Shabu on Park Avenue in Worcester, MA

Even though it recently opened, many of my friends had already been to Chuan Shabu on Park Ave in Worcester and spoke very positively about the food and the experience – so I knew I had to check it out. The hot pot concept is simply a simmering pot of flavored broth that is usually […]

From By M. Michelle published March 2014 in Park Avenue Area.

Spicy Beef Wok

Spicy Beef Wok from Chuan Shabu on Park Avenue in Worcester, MA

My suggestion is don’t forget “the other side” of the menu when you visit Chuan Shabu on Park Avenue in Worcester, especially the spicy beef wok.

From By David published March 2014 in Park Avenue Area.

Shabu Chuan’s Satay Broth with Mixed Vegetable Platter

Veggie medley from Chuan Shabu on Park Avenue in Worcester, MA

Shabu is fun, healthy and crave worthy. I cannot wait to go back and have been raving about it to everyone. Plus, it helps you get through the cold season!

From By Lynn Beauregard published March 2014 in Park Avenue Area.

Chuan Shabu’s Beef Balls

The Beef Balls from Chuan Shabu on Park Avenue in Worcester, MA

Not being a huge meat eater, I will say, I surprisingly enjoyed the beef balls. The meats, fishes, and proteins added nice flavor to the hot pot experience.

From By Kris Kiley published March 2014 in Park Avenue Area.

Chuan Shabu is about enjoying the communal experience of food

The Group Experience of Chuan Shabu on Park Avenue in Worcester, MA

The experience at Chuan Shabu is the fun that can be had in taking part, chatting and enjoying the communal experience of the food preparation.

From By Scott Erb published March 2014 in Park Avenue Area.

Chuan Shabu “Hot Pot” Review

The Hot Pot Experience from Chuan Shabu on Park Avenue in Worcester, MA

Chuan Shabu offers an experience that is more of an event then it is a meal with the pace and atmosphere allowing conversation with your dining companions.

From By Robyn Lane published March 2014 in Park Avenue Area.

Chuan Shabu Worcester with beef tongue, shrimp, and spice

Beef tongue from Chuan Shabu on Park Avenue in worcester, MA

Chuan Shabu Worcester offered a spicy broth to cook our vegetables, beef tongue, and shrimp. Although the service lacked, the potential is expansive!

From By Evan Dufault published March 2014 in Park Avenue Area.

Chuan Shabu’s half herbal, half chicken broth

Splitting two broths, herb and original, at Chuan Shabu on Park Avenue in Worcester, MA

Learning how quickly the meats cooked was a fun challenge we enjoyed and shared among all our friends; it was a very communal and entertaining dinner.

From By Donna Dufault published March 2014 in Park Avenue Area.

Chicken and Dried Cranberry Salad from Mezcal Tequila Cantina

Chicken and dried cranberry salad from Mezcal on Major Taylor Boulevard in Worcester, MA

First, congratulations to Mezcal for their cool new digs on Major Taylor Boulevard. The new space is conveniently located across from the DCU center and will certainly draw a crowd but the layout of the high-ceilinged room won’t make you feel cramped an hour before a Phish show or Sharks game. Now, onto the food.  […]

From By BJ Hill published February 2014 in Downtown.

Mixed Tacos from Mezcal Cantina

Mixed Tacos from Mezcal Cantina on Major Taylor Boulevard in Worcester, MA

For all the times I have been to Mezcal I have never gotten the tacos; so, this visit, I decided to go traditional and try their tacos.

From By M. Michelle published February 2014 in Downtown.

Sangria from Mezcal Cantina

Sangria from Mezcal Cantina on Major Taylor Boulevard in Worcester, MA

The intense aromas leapt from the glass with fresh, ripe, red berry fruit with a hint of orange peel. A dry wine, well-structured with a refreshing acidity and just a touch of astringency.

From By WorcesterScene published February 2014 in Cocktails, Downtown.

Mexican Caesar Salad and Fish Taco from Mezcal Tequila Cantina

Salad and Fish Taco from Mezcal Tequila Cantina on Major Taylor Boulevard in Worcester, MA

The pickled onions were a nice compliment to the smokey, barbecued pinto beans, and the peppers and dressing added a punch to the dish. Needless to say, I consumed every bite! My husband and I will most definitely be returning, but next time, I promise not to spoil my appetite with too much guac – lesson learned!

From By Anna Leigh published February 2014 in Downtown.

BBQ Duck Tacos from Mezcal Tequila Cantina

BBQ Duck Tacos from Mezcal Tequila Cantina on Major Taylor Boulevard in Worcester, MA

I don’t like Mexican, everything about it has been a put off for me—until now. My BBQ Duck Tacos from Mezcal made me wish that I went outside of my comfort zone more often and I look forward to returning to try one of the especialidades de la casa.

From By Luke M. Vaillancourt published February 2014 in Downtown.

Chicken Mole from Mezcal Tequila Cantina

Chicken Mole from Mezcal Tequila Cantina on Major Taylor Boulevard in Worcester, MA

Chicken Mole was described as an all natural chicken with maple smoked bacon, sundried tomato, caramelized onion, jack stuffed Murrays Statler Breast.

From By David published February 2014 in Downtown.

All Natural Roasted Mole Chicken from Mezcal Tequila Cantina

All Natural Roasted Mole Chicken from Mezcal Tequila Cantina on Major Taylor Boulevard in Worcester, MA

All natural roasted mole chicken ~ maple smoked bacon, sun-dried tomatos, caramelized onions and jack stuffed murray’s statler breast over a creamy polenta, mole rojo sauce, garlicky spinach sauté, tequila agro dolce drizzle.

From By Scott Erb published February 2014 in Downtown.

Duck Confit Chimichangas from Mezcal Tequila Cantina

Duck Comfit Chimichangas from Mezcal Tequila Cantina on Major Taylor Boulevard in Worcester, MA

Duck Comfit Chimichangas from Mezcal Tequila Cantina was rolled and deep-fried flour tortillas filled with mushrooms, onions, jalapeños and jack cheese, topped with salsa verde, chipotle aioli and creme, served with Mexican rice.

From By Donna Dufault published February 2014 in Downtown.

Shredded BBQ Duck Confit Chimichanga from Mezcal Tequila Cantina

Shredded BBQ Duck Confit Chimichanga from Mezcal Tequila Cantina on Major Taylor Boulevard in Worcester, MA

The Duck Confit chimichanga came out fried to golden brown perfection, covered in a vibrant salsa verde, chipotle aioli and crema topping.

From By Evan Dufault published February 2014 in Downtown.

Jerk-seared Salmon Filet from Mezcal Tequila Cantina

Jerk-seared Salmon Filet from Mezcal Tequila Cantina on Major Taylor Boulevard in Worcester, MA

The salmon at Mezcal Tequila Cantina was cooked perfectly, seasoned well, and the Caribbean butternut bisque was unique; a perfect blend of spice and sweet.

From By Lynn Beauregard published February 2014 in Downtown.

Fish Tacos from Mezcal Tequila Cantina

Fish Tacos from Mezcal Tequila Cantina on Major Taylor Boulevard

The fish in the fish tacos was tender, light, perfectly seasoned with chili and topped with a habanero slaw that did not overpower the delicate white fish.

From By Joe Giacobbe published February 2014 in Downtown.

Shrimp and chorizo risotto from Mezcal Tequila Cantina

Shrimp and chorizo risotto from Mezcal Tequila Cantina on Major Taylor Boulevard in Worcester

The Shrimp and chorizo risotto was a little on the spicy side but still very enjoyable; I did, however, find the portions a bit too small.

From By Robyn Lane published February 2014 in Downtown.

Traditional Carne Asada

Traditional Carne Asada from Mezcal Tequila Cantina on Major Taylor Boulevard in Worcester

The skirt steak was marinated in chimichurri sauce and was amazingly tender, with a great flavor that didn’t overpower the meat but complemented it nicely.

From By Dana Lane published February 2014 in Downtown.

Mac and Cheese from Corner Grille

Mac and Cheese from Corner Grille on Pleasant Street in Worcester, MA

The Corner Grille’s mac and cheese is made with all the things I like: It’s thick, rich and has wonderful penne pasta with bubbly cheese!

From By Scott Erb published February 2014 in Outskirts.