Kudos to WoMag for Spotlighting Vegetarian Dining in Worcester
Posted by Drew.
This week’s issue of Worcester Magazine (Oct 23-29, 2008) has a number of pleasant surprises. Mike Benedetti from PieandCoffee.org (and occasional VegWorcester.com blogger) criticized this week’s issue of being ignorant of internet culture, but I think he might agree with me that the WoMag staff may have redeemed themselves by doing such a great job of featuring vegetarianism in this issue.
Let’s see. Where to start…
In the Eat Beat section, Gina Salvadori features a ton of veg-friendly restaurants, including VegWorcester.com favs: Tortilla Sam’s, Buddha Hut, Nancy Chang’s, One Love, and Shiraz. When I came to the end of that section, she had me convinced me to check out a couple of places that I haven’t tried yet, like Morocco Restaurant & Bar at 172 Shrewsbury Street (map) and El Basha at 424 Belmont Street (map). Maybe I’ll post a review in a few days.
Definitely the best part of this week’s WoMag is the 2008 Food Book that they have inserted into every copy. The very first article is entitled, “Vegetarian Options Abound if Meat’s not your Treat” and profiles a number of choice dining options for vegetarians in the Worcester area. Sweet! In the article, Tim O’Keefe lists his top 10 “dining destinations that will satisfy your hunger as well as your lifestyle choice.” Looks like they haven’t posted the 2008 Food Book online yet, but they do have last year’s up. That seems to indicate that they’ll put up this year’s eventually.
So definitely pick up a copy of the paper and check out the article in the Food Book. In the meantime, here’s restaurants listed in it:
- The Boynton – 117 Highland Ave (map)
- The Q Cafe 362 Chandler Ave (map)
- The Flying Rhino 268 Shrewsbury Street (map)
- Tortilla Sam’s – 107 Highland Street (map)
- Bocado Tapas and Wine Bar – 82 Winter Street (map)
- Da Lat – 425 Park Avenue (map)
- Piccolo’s – 157 Shrewsbury Street (map)
- Baba Sushi – 209 Park Avenue (map)
- El Basha – 424 Belmont Street (map)
I’m pysched that vegetarian dining in Worcester is getting so much play. The praise is long overdue. Man, I love Worcester.