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A Restaurant Whose Name Means ‘Grief Bacon’ Opens in Worcester

With house-made sausage, charcuterie, and more


A Worcester restaurant and deli with an intriguing name has officially opened, offering butchery services along with in-house dining. Wife-and-husband team Rachel Coit and Matt Mahoney, both alums of Barbara Lynch Gruppo restaurants, developed Kummerspeck (118 Water St.), where they will showcase house-made charcuterie and sausages, sandwiches, and more, according to Boston Magazine.

Kummerspeck, a German word that translates to “grief bacon,” roughly represents the idea of emotional eating, which the menu reflects with hearty entrees of comfort food. At previous pop-ups, Coit and Mahoney served items like sliders, charcuterie, and vegetables, and there are dishes such as käsespätzle (German macaroni and cheese) and meat and potatoes on the menu. Other items include German potato salad, house-made ham, and a French dip sandwich.

Coit and Mahoney shared plans for Kummerspeck back in February, drumming up buzz in the community, which grew impatient amid teasers from the restaurant on Facebook. But the Worcester area can rest easy now, as a post on the restaurant’s page notes: “Ok, we're open. You can stop asking now.”

What to Eat (and Drink) This Weekend [BM]
All Kummerspeck Coverage on Eater [EBOS]
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118 Water St., Worcester, MA 01604

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