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Mother’s Day bike ride! Explore Worcester’s historic diners with WalkBike Worcester

CAM00856-1The historic Boulevard Diner will be part of the tour! Say “hi” to Jimmy and Lisa, pictured here! Step inside “the Bully” and see turn-of-the-20th-century working class beauty! Try some homemade lasagna or other Italian American comfort food! Delicious! You’re riding your bike, so you’ll burn off the cals in no time! (photo – R. Tirella)

Mother’s Day fun!


Explore the history of diners in Worcester with WalkBike Worcester and the Worcester Historical Museum!

A casual 8-mile bike ride stopping at 3 of Worcester’s historic diners on Sunday, May 10

Start at Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner at 12:30 PM …

… ride to the Boulevard Diner on Shrewsbury Street …

… eventually returning to Ralph’s.

Bill Wallace, executive director of the Worcester Historical Museum, will be on hand to give brief histories of the diners.

No rider left behind!

Kids should be in bike seats, trailers, trail-a-bikes or on tandems, if they are small or uncertain riders.

Folks will be riding on city streets.

(Rain date: Sunday, May 17)

 And be sure to stop and see the exhibit on Worcester diners at the Worcester Historical Museum on Elm Street after the ride!

Shrewsbury Street’s Boulevard Diner …

… iconic, family-friendly, hip, American, huge breakfasts, French toast, pancakes, omelettes,



… homemade lasagna, homemade spaghetti and meatballs, homemade soups, griddle-sizzzzle,


… Italian-American deliciousness, OPEN 24/7 – just like a diner!, cozy, beautiful,



… beautiful Italians, feisty Italians, hard-working Italians,


…  great prices, sandwiches galore, turkey dinner as good as your nanna’s,


… REAL – not artsy fartsy ...AUTHENTIC 

ONE OF THE BEST IN NEW ENGLAND, so says The Boston Globe!

Visit soon!

Boulevard Diner

155 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester 508-791-4535

– Photos and text by Rosalie Tirella.

Congrats to our transcendent BOULEVARD DINER for The Boston Globe shout-out!

One of New Englands MUST-VISIT diners! Our Boulevared Diner – 155 Shrewsbury St. (508-791-4535). See their ad right here!     – R. T.

From the Globe’s feature story:

“Central Massachusetts diners know that when midnight cravings strike for lasagna, manicotti, or stuffed shells, the “Bully” is the answer. This 1936 Worcester Lunch Car diner (No. 730) has been in the George family since 1969. Current owner Jimmy George did a floor-to-ceiling restoration in 1999, the last time the diner closed except for weekly cleaning and Christmas morning. The ovens work overtime cooking roast pork as well as Italian specialties featuring the kitchen’s homemade sauce and meatballs. On Saturdays, George makes the week’s supply of classic diner desserts: Grape-Nuts custard pudding, apple crisp, and bread pudding.”

To read the entire story, get the list!, CLICK HERE!