Something New at the Old Worthen

photo (5)When I say “food at the Worthen,” you say . . . . “hot dogs boiled in beer!”

Today there is a lot more going on in the kitchen of Lowell’s oldest tavern and restaurant.

Sandwiches made with premium Boar’s Head deli meats, piled on breads baked daily at Nashoba Brook Bakery in Concord. Homemade potato chips.

“The Cape” sandwich stars Boar’s Head oven-roasted turkey breast, mayonnaise, homemade cranberry-orange sauce, lettuce and tomato.

“The Vegan Veggie” showcases hummus, grilled peppers, grilled zucchini, grilled summer squash, grilled portabella mushrooms, baby greens and caramelized balsamic vinegar.

The 6 oz. handmade burgers are available with a variety of toppings from which to choose, or you can go with one of the specialty burgers like the Greek burger (feta, Kalamata olives, and sun-dried tomatoes) or the Southwest (black beans, cheddar, jalapenos, and fresh Haas avocado).

worthernThe Worthen House was built in 1834 and has operated as a tavern since 1898. It is here you can find the only pulley-driven belt-linked fan system still in its original location in the country. There are four left in existence.

Those who were known to enjoy a libation (or six) from time to time at the Worthern over the years include Jack Kerouac, Edgar Allan Poe and Jimmy Breslin.


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