WORCESTER — Historically, Worcester’s best-known culinary contributions have been to the grocery-store aisle. Shredded Wheat, Table Talk pies, cult-favorite bubbly water Polar Seltzer, Near East boxed pilafs — these products all have roots here. But aside from classic diner cars, the city has never been known for its restaurants. Worcester may be New England’s second-largest city, but it clocks in far behind the likes of Portland, Providence, and Portsmouth when it comes to having a robust food scene.

Now that is changing — and fast. Read more about it on: bostonglobe.com


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