Local Business Spotlight: Lock 50 aims to raise level of Canal District cuisine

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So what happens after you’re named Worcester’s best chef of 2015? Well, if you’re Tim Russo, you become the head chef of the soon-to-open [Update: well, when we wrote this … it’s been open since May] Lock 50 restaurant in the heart of the Canal District.

Chef Tim Russo, left, and general manager Tom Studer plan to bring a distinct style to the Canal District culinary scene.

Giselle Rivera-Flores / For Worcester Sun

Chef Tim Russo, left, and general manager Tom Studer plan to bring a distinct style to the Canal District culinary scene.

With more than 15 years of cooking experience, most recently at Shrewsbury Street’s Volturno, Russo has honed his skills through practicing Italian, Cambodian and Indian vegetarian styles. Learning the ropes of the culinary business and establishing himself as a chef of diverse talents led Russo to cultivate a new endeavor: to bring back to life the history of the Blackstone Canal District through the tastes of contemporary American dishes.

Russo and General Manager Tom Studer originally said they expected a January opening for the 50 Water St. eatery.


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