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Lunenburg center’s hidden jewel - Bad Larry’s
Story & photos by Lindsay Sauvageau

Bad Larry, noun: definition - a general reference used in place of something that is savory or desirable.

When used in a sentence: You better get to Bad Larry’s right now!

Al Wernick and his son Adam took over Village Pizza in the center of Lunenburg in December of 2015 and since then, have renovated the space and created a downtown eatery worth visiting no matter what you’re looking for.

“Adam saw an opportunity to open in the center of Lunenburg and it was a good opportunity to show what he can do,” said Al. “He’s an amazing cook. So creative. He puts me to shame.”

Bad Larry’s offers lunch and dinner during the week and breakfast, lunch and dinner on the weekends. The business offers guests all the amenities, whether they are dining in or taking out. Inside the restaurant is a full bar, plenty of comfortable seating and locally-produced artwork. Bad Larry’s works with local artists to help display artwork. Guests can check out these paintings while enjoying a burger or steak tips and even purchase the items on display.

“It’s about giving back and helping the artists and the community as a whole,” said Al.

If you’re dining in or just stopping by for drinks and don’t want a table, you can relax at the bar or on the brand new patio. On the weekends, Bad Larry’s tries to offer nightly entertainment. Recently Lunenburg High School graduates DJ Nelson and Alec Hudson performed for bar patrons and Al says you may be able to catch them playing again soon.

“I’d say this is Lunenburg’s version of Cheers. We’re too small to be big and too big to be small, so we’re just right for a hometown bar and grill,” said Al. 

Al’s son Adam is the manager and chef at Bad Larry’s. The 28-year-old has been working for his father in the food and dining industry since he was only a boy.
“He was working with me when he was 10 or 12. This is what he loves,” said Al.