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Worcester, MA - New Restaurant - Promising Barbecue!

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Worcester, MA - New Restaurant - Promising Barbecue!

PeteB | Jun 28, 2010 02:47 PM

There is a new restaurant that just opened maybe 3 weeks ago in Worcester (very near Bocado). I think the address is 90 Canal St, but don't quote me on that. My wife and I have tried it twice. The space is very nice - it has a bar area that probably seats around 50 people between the tables and the bar itself. The other side is a wide open area with a mix of tables and booths. The menu is predominantly barbecue as you wold deduce from the name. Our first trip, we tried the sampler [where you select three items - I chose brisket, St Louis Ribs, and pulled pork]. My wife had the baby back ribs. All were very good. There is a selection of excellent beers on tap - mostly microbreweries. They offer a flight option which we both enjoyed a lot. The second trip we mixed up the coices a bit and ordered an apetizer as well, but the quality was just as good as the first trip. The owner of this restaurant is Richard Romaine - The Romaines own and run "Romaine's Bistro" in Northboro which has remained one of the best restaurants west of Boston for around 10 years now. He brought a couple of his menu items over from the other restaurant (fish Tacos and Calamari that I remember noticing) - and those are both excellent apetizer / bar choices at his other restaurant. To me, Worcester has a large number of very average restaurants. I predict this one will catch on. They don't gouge you on price, the atmosphere is nice, the food is coming from a proven restauranteur, and the bar is very inviting. I am interested to hear what others' opinions and experiences are so far.

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