Yesterday was a fine day to take a short road trip out to Worcester, Mass. Picked up Steve Repucci in Acton, Mass. and headed out to the Miss Worcester Diner for breakfast.
I did not feel guilty for not going to my current favorite… Blanchard’s 101 Diner (Denise and I had been there 2 weeks ago). I felt it was time to hit another Worm-town diner and picked the Miss Woo because I have been trying to get a t-shirt from this place for at least 2 years. Every time I go there, they are out of stock (this time included). Proprietor Kim Kniskern said she is planning on getting some new ones ordered soon.
I had not eaten there in a while and was impressed by the menu, a really huge selection for breakfast and lunch including specials for such a small diner. I went with the “Italian” breakfast which seems like a specialty of most diners in Worcester. I’ve gotten this at the Boulevard Diner, the Parkway Diner, and Blanchard’s 101 Diner. Basically eggs, homefries, Italian sausage, red sauce and Italian (scali bread) toast, the Miss Worcester’s version was as tasty as any of the others and they gave you 2 sausages (these are really long) and they slice them length-wise for cooking faster.
We were disturbed to see the window on the extreme right front of the diner was smashed. Someone had broken into the diner the night before and stole some change out of the register. (Luckily Kim does not keep cash overnight at the diner. Now she has to get the window glass replaced.
Checking the progress of the Blue Belle Diner installation
After breakfast we drove out Lincoln Street to see what’s happening with the Blue Belle Diner installation at Dinky’s Restaurant in Shrewsbury. This diner is a sister diner to the Miss Worcester as the Car No’s will attest.
It looks like the exterior of the diner is finalized since the last time we were there. It is now raised up a foot with a row of concrete blocks on top of the poured foundation and the building linking the diner to Dinky’s has been built along with the addition behind the diner.
A glance inside the rear building as well as thru the diner into the atrium that connects to Dinky’s reveals that not much has been done to the interior since the exterior was buttoned up. I will have to email owner Bruce Trotto to find out what the delay is. Hopefully it is not stalled for long.
Kane’s Donuts of Saugus, Mass. is being expanded
It has been in the works for a while and construction was started last summer. The legendary Kane’s Donuts of Saugus is finally getting closer to having a larger store (including an expanded kitchen/bakery). The Delios family’s plans called for the relocation of the entrance (which is now handicapped accessible) to the right in the addition that accesses a new parking area. The new addition has included handicapped restrooms as well.
The Kane’s Donuts “sign” has been moved to a pole about 10- 15 feet from where it had been mounted on the building. The window where the newspaper machines are currently located was the former entrance. The Delios’ also are planning to open other stores in the future. In my humble opinion these are the best donuts anywhere!!!!