Second Annual Worcester Restaurant Week

Mezcal in Worcester ©

Mezcal in Worcester ©

As promised last year Worcester’s Restaurant Week looks as though it is set to be an annual event.  This year’s second annual Worcester Restaurant Week kicked off yesterday and is set to finish up on August 15th, 2010.  Like many restaurant “week” events Worcester’s actually lasts for 2 weeks.

There are many benefits of having a restaurant week type of event.  Typically a slow time for restaurants you will find that even Boston is having one later this month.  The deals for restaurant goers is 3 course dinners for only $22.10.  This offers a great time to test restaurants you may have thought are outside of your range.  Worcester and Central Massachusetts have a significant amount of top tier restaurants.  On the tail of the Taste of Shrewsbury event it is sure to get some of those same people back to the restaurants.  I know with the strange humid and hot weather we have had this summer I really don’t feel like cooking anyway.

NECN reported that the event last year increased revenues for local restaurants by anywhere from 25-50 percent for those 2 weeks.  That is welcome news for restaurant owners who can be challenged during recessionary times.

You don’t just have to go into Worcester just for the food.  Take in an event with the family like a Worcester Tornadoes game(they are home this weekend) or visit the Worcester Museum or even the Ecotarium.  The options are many and you can save on some great meals in the Worcester area.

For a listing of the restaurants visit .  You should also check with specific restaurants for when they are open and offering the specials some do offer lunch deals as well as dinner deals.

Here is the video from NECN:

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