New Worcester Restaurant Group President Wants To Fill Restaurants Again

Telegram & Gazette – April 2021
The new president of The Sole Proprietor, One Eleven Chop House and VIA Italian Table plans to map a future for the three restaurants but first wants to maintain financial strength by reaching full capacity by the end of the summer. Learn more.

Voted Best Restaurant For Business Lunch!

Worcester Business Journal – Best of Business Awards – January 2021
For more than 41 years, The Sole has not only offered the very freshest seafood prepared in a variety of mouth-watering ways, but consistently provided above-and-beyond hospitality with every meal. Learn more.

Then & Now: Highland Street, Worcester

Worcester Telegram – February 2020
Highland Street in the late 1960s was home to the popular Highlander Diner-Restaurant owned by Angelo T. Soter and his brother-in-law James Labovites. Soter and Labovites served up, among other things, Shirred Lobster a la Highlander in their Robert Burns dining room. Today the spot is the home of The Sole Proprietor Restaurant, where you might also get lobster, but in a different style. Learn more.

Secrets of Success After 40 Years of Business

Worcester Business Journal – January 2020
A Sole secret for success, Robb Ahlquist said, is the restaurant has refused to follow the trend where everything is a la carte. “When we started, a salad or soup, a vegetable and a starch were part of the meal,” he said. “Our customers like it that way, and we’ve kept it because it’s worked for 40 years.” Learn more.

Three Worcester Restaurants Receive Awards From Wine Spectator

GoLocalWorcester – August 2019
Three Worcester restaurants have been recognized by Wine Spectator as part of their 2019 restaurant awards. The three restaurants are Via Italian Table on Shrewsbury Street, The Sole Proprietor on Highland Street and One Eleven Chop House on Shrewsbury Street. All three restaurants received Awards of Excellence. Learn more.

Madeleine Ahlquist and Caitlyn Carolan Open Up About Worcester Restaurant Group

Mass Foodies – April 2019
Caitlyn Carolan’s parents, Madeleine and Robb Ahlquist, share their eldest daughter’s love for privacy. An outward facing career in hospitality has that effect. As the architects of Worcester’s most revered restaurant group, the Alhlquists opened The Sole Proprietor nearly 40 years ago. That purchase gave way to the 111 Chop House and then VIA Italian Table, both on Shrewsbury Street. Learn more.