NEW: Arenacross Weekend Kicks Off at DCU Tonight
Friday, January 03, 2014
Doors open at 6 P.M. on Friday, and ProRacing begins at 7 PM. Tickets range from $10 for kids 2-12, and $20-$25 for adults.
On Saturday January 4, DCU is host to a Monster Energy Track Party from 5 to 6 PM. Tickets are $10, or free with a recycled Monster Energy can. Racing follows at 7 PM; ticket prices are the same as Friday.
On Sunday, doors open at 8 A.M. for amateur racing, which starts at noon. General admission is $15 for adults and $10 for kids.
Honoring First Responders
On Saturday, January 4, during the opening round of the 2014 season at the DCU, a pair of motorcycle officers representing the entire Worcester PD will be acknowledged for their efforts and the selflessness of all public safety members during opening ceremonies inside the DCU Center.
A special racing jersey commemorating “Boston Strong” will be presented to the officers and for the thousands of fans in attendance from Massachusetts born rider Robby Marshall, of Stow. Additionally, Marshall will showcase his native pride with special “Boston Strong” livery on his Motorsports Nation KTM motorcycle.
“I am proud to be a member of the great state of Massachusetts and find myself humbled at the opportunity to present a gift to some of the most brave men and women in the world,” said Marshall. “This will be the opportunity of a lifetime for me.”
As part of this alignment between AMSOIL Arenacross and the Worcester PD, all members of the Worcester PD and their families will receive complimentary admission to the race. Additionally, the entire Worcester PD network will be offered an exclusive discount.
Tickets are available at the DCU Center Box Office, online at http://www.Ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 800-745-3000. All tickets $2 more day of show, and additional fees may apply.
All 12 rounds of the 2014 AMSOIL Arenacross season will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1, in addition to re-airs on Fox Sports 2.
Related Slideshow: Where To Find A Good Burger
Joey’s Bar and Grill
A welcoming neighborhood spot with a large bar, Joey’s Bar and Grill is located near several Worcester colleges. Their “All American Burger" is served during lunch and dinner and lives up to its name with bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onion toppings. Also available are “Slider Burgers”, which are perfect for sharing and add a kick with gorgonzola cheese crumbles.
344 Chandler St, Worcester. Open Monday-Thursday 11am-9:30pm, Friday 11am-10pm, Saturday 4:30pm-10pm. 508-797-3800.
Another Chandler St. option is EVO, an award-winning restaurant that promises a special experience. A standout is the “Phat Albert,” which stuffs cheddar and American cheese into an all-natural half pound burger. Unique toppings like whole grilled jalapenos, granny smith apples, and Ghost Chili sauce bring more flavors to an already savory selection. Vegan and gluten-free buns are available upon request.
234 Chandler St, Worcester. Open Tuesday-Thursday 11am-10pm, Friday 11am-11pm, Saturday 8am-11pm, Sunday 8am-10pm. 508-459-4240.
If you learned about Ancient Greece in one of your classes, head to Zorba’s to get a taste of some traditional Greek food. They even put their own spin on burgers: the “Great Greek” comes seasoned and stuffed with mozzarella, and the “Taverna” is topped with bacon, portabella mushrooms, and feta and mozzarella cheeses. Sides include Greek pasta salad and sweet potato fries.
97 Stafford St, Worcester. Open Monday-Wednesday 11am-9pm, Thursday-Saturday 11am-10pm, Sunday 11am-9pm. 508-796-5828.
Smokestack Urban Barbecue
Smokestack is known for their barbeque, but they use the same techniques for their burgers. The “All In” is topped with a gut-busting combination of barbecued beef, pork, and chicken, the “Kick Butt” features spicy pimento cheese and jalapenos, and the “Frickle” lives up to its name with fried pickles and special sauce. The Veggie Burger even gets the southern treatment with Carolina barbecue sauce.
139 Green St, Worcester. Open Monday-Thursday 4:30pm-9pm, Friday-Saturday 12pm-10pm, Sunday 12pm-8pm. 508-363-1111.
Photo: Danielle Scott/Flickr
Brew City Grill
The burger variety is endless at Brew City, which offers more toppings than you can imagine. Options include grilled banana, red onion jam, peanut butter, potato chips, and fried ravioli, just to name a few. The indecisive should look to the signature burgers, which offer crazy combinations that sound equally delicious and adventurous. The decisions here will make for one interesting dining experience.
104 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester. Open Monday-Thursday 11:30am-11pm, Friday-Saturday 11:30-12pm, Sunday 12pm-11pm. 508-752-3862.
Photo: Francis Bourgouin/Flickr
Wild Willy's Burgers
A New England chain with an Old West feel, Wild Willy’s serves their burgers fast without sacrificing quality or taste. Burgers are ordered with your choice of beef or bison meat. Some options include the “Rio Grande,” with hot New Mexican green chilies, and the “Stampede,” which comes smothered in steak chili. Complete your meal with a frappe or old fashioned draft root beer.
317 West Boylston St, Worcester. Open Monday-Thursday 11 am-8 pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-9pm, Sunday 12pm-7:30pm. 508-459-2088.
Photo: CC Chapman/Flickr
Since the 1930s, Boynton Restaurants & Spirits has been a favorite for college students and Worcester residents alike. The “Boynton Big Burgers” come as a half-pound sirloin burger or turkey burger with your choice of toppings. Some suggestions include the “Blue Monday,” with blue cheese dressing and Canadian bacon, and the “Bourbon Street,” with Jack Daniel’s sauce, caramelized onions, and provolone cheese.
117 Highland St, Worcester. Open Sunday-Wednesday 11am-1am, Thursday-Saturday 11am-2am. 508-756-5432.
Five Guys Burger & Fries
This national chain has an industrial atmosphere and standard seating, but the good food and value prices can’t be beat. Order a hamburger or cheeseburger with your choice of toppings and a side of fries, but be prepared for how much food you’ll get. The standard burger order comes with two patties, and the serving of fries will exceed expectations. Go hungry and leave satisfied.
525 Lincoln St, Worcester. Open Monday-Sunday 11am-10pm. 508-853-2000.