BYOB in Worcester
My wife and I are looking for some good BYOB places in the Worc. area. So far we've gone to Da Lat (Viet.), Bamboo Hut (Viet.), One Love (Jamaican), and Tortilla Sam's (Mex-ish...). Are there any other good ones we're missing? I've heard Mac's Diner is, but am a little questionable about going to a diner for a good meal...?
Also there seems to be a new Mexican Rest. opening up on Shrewsbury St., anyone know anything about it?
the new mexican place on shrewsbury st. is by the same guys who own block 5 and bocado. it's supposed to be a more upscale mexican option with a large tequila selection. it looks like they're moving right along, they didn't have to do much with the space because it was in good condition from the pearl oyster, so they're just changing over some interior design. i think it'll be an interesting addition to the street.
Try Ciao Bella on Gold Star Boulevard. Creative italian food, italian standards, and pizza, with no corkage fee (atmosphere, however, is more sandwich shop than romantic Italian restaurant). Warning: only cash accepted, no credit cards.
I would try Mac's Diner, if I were you. I haven't been in years, but I remember that I had a good meal there.
Good italian BYOB place that is not on any of the main drags is Cafe Espresso on Wall St. -- a fairly residential neighborhood -- I'd recommend to go to it at least once and render your judgement. It's been a long while, and I've only been once myself, so I can't give judgement too much on food quality (I wasn't too wild about my dish, but it is something I don't normally order -- a veal dish - and am not good at judging a place by that dish).
No corkage fee btw.
Cafe Expresso Trattoria
19 Wall St, Worcester, MA