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12 Biggest Food Stories of 2012 in Central Mass

Friday, December 28, 2012


From its great diners to its fantastic drink spots, Worcester has a food scene that can satisfy any appetitie. Our first year in Central Mass was a tasty one, so check out the 12 biggest food stories of 2012.

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12. Summer Drinks

Who doesn't love a cocktail in the sun? Well, GoLocalWorcester brought you 10 of summer's favorites, and you can click through our slideshow once again to learn how to make them.

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11. Brunch for Mom

Everybody loves their mom, so GoLocalWorcester gave you the helpful suggestion that you may want to treat her to brunch on Mother's Day. Check out some of the spots to take mom.

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10. Grab a Beer

Central Mass has its fair share of breweries and standout bars, but click here to see which spots made our list of the best places to grab a beer in the region.

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9. Best Coffee

If you're one of those people that can't wake up without coffee, check out our list of the top-8 coffee houses in Central Mass. You're sure to find something new and exciting.

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8. Sweet Spots

We all scream for ice cream, and Central Mass has a plethora of options for ice cream lovers. Check out the spots we tabbed as the best places to enjoy a cone or sundae.

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7. Swanky Cocktails

While you can grab a drink anywhere, these upscale joints have taken the art of crafting a cocktail to the next level. Check out some of the most delicious cocktails in Central Massachusetts.

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6. Restaurant Week

Worcester Restaurant Week has become a great event in both the winter and summer to try many of the fine restaurants in the area. Check out our first write up on Worcester Restaurant Week.

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5. A New Star

Retired Worcester Police Officer Carmelo Oquendo traded in his badge for a mixer as he competed on TLC's Next Great Baker. Read about Oquendo's journey from Worcester cop to cake magician.

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4. Food Trucks

The New England Food Truck Tour stopped in Worcester in July, and did not disappoint. Read about the different food trucks that served out lobster, Vietnamese sandwiches, ice cream and more.

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3. Top Diners

Worcester is a great diner town, so it only made sense that one of our first food stories would be to check out the best diners in the area. See if your favorite spot made our list here.

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2. Cocktail Champion

Worcester's David Delaney became one of the world's finest mixologists in 2012, when he won Angostura Bitters' Global Cocktail Competition. Read more about Delaney's world champion cocktail inside.

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1. Oldest Irish Bar

Which Irish bar is Worcester's oldest? Moynagh’s Tavern and Moynihan’s Pub were both established in the 1930’s after prohibition was lifted, and each has its own reason for thinking it is the oldest Irish bar in Worcester. Read the story and decide for yourself.


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