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Best Donuts in New England

In the Berkshires, I nominate The Donut Man. They have have large, dense donuts that don't go stale after a day.

Oct 11, 2012
Dana1949 in All New England Archive

Good Chowder restaurant near Newport Rhode Island

Anthony's in nearby Middletown, RI has very good clam chowder and to make it better for you, Guy Fieri ate there.

Sep 07, 2012
Dana1949 in Southern New England

Best restaurants in Newport, Rhode Island

We usually visit Newport for 3-night stays. We dine at Anthony's in Middletown, The Mooring, and Tallulah. Anthony's has extremely fresh seafood; The Mooring has very good meals w/ a nice view of the harbor; and IMO, Tallulah is one of the top restaurants in Newport.

Aug 17, 2012
Dana1949 in Southern New England

Best value for sea food in Newport , RI

We've never dined at Scales and Shells, but each time we visit Newport, we dine at the Mooring. Their seafood is always fresh and well prepared, and the view of the harbor is very nice.
Anthony's Seafood in Middletown is our favorite seafood destination. It's not big on ambience, however it is very clean. Their seafood is fresh, well-cooked, and reasonably priced. It's worth the 15-minute trip over there.

Apr 10, 2012
Dana1949 in Southern New England

Newport, RI Restaurant Itinerary Recommendations

We visit Newport each year and when we do, we dine at Anthony's in Middletown (seafood),
The Mooring, and Tallulah (expensive, but worth it). Enjoy your trip.

Mar 08, 2012
Dana1949 in Southern New England

best corned beef to buy?

I agree. I like Hummel's low sodium flat cut.

Mar 08, 2012
Dana1949 in Southern New England

Looking for breakfast, W. Stockbridge, MA area

The Depot is now closed. The only restaurant in Dalton that currently serves a sit-down breakfast is the Dalton Restaurant on Main St. Ozzie's in nearby Hinsdale also offers a nice breakfast. The drive from West Stockbridge will be around 45 minutes.
If I was going to drive to the central Berkshires area, I would have breakfast at Cafe Reva on Tyler St. In Pittsfield. A bit small and at times extremely busy (weekends and mid-mornings), but the food is very good and worth a trip.

Feb 09, 2012
Dana1949 in Southern New England

suggestions for fun, off-the-beaten-path Berkshires dinner?

If you're going to Elizabeth's, book your reservations approximately 3-4 weeks ahead. They pack the restaurant pretty quickly.

Feb 01, 2012
Dana1949 in Southern New England

Looking Ahead - Super Bowl Sunday

Sounds great. The Nick Malgieri brownies are excellent. I'm personally not big on sweets, but I will cheat with these. Thanks.

Jan 23, 2012
Dana1949 in Home Cooking

Looking Ahead - Super Bowl Sunday

Do you cook ithe flank steak in the oven, stir fry it, or grill it? I also live in Massachusetts, so cooking it on a charcoal grill in February could be tough.
Go Patriots!

Jan 23, 2012
Dana1949 in Home Cooking

Looking Ahead - Super Bowl Sunday

My wife and I are hoping for some uniqueness to our food choices on Super Bowl Sunday. We're only planning on 6-8 visitors, but we would like to serve them items that don't fall into the same usual choices of Buffalo wings, chili, etc. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

Jan 22, 2012
Dana1949 in Home Cooking

Newport milestone dinner

I totally agree with Tallulah's. We have always loved their service, atmosphere, and care in preparing their dishes.

Jan 17, 2012
Dana1949 in Southern New England

Weekend in Newport

Thank you for your review. We agree with your three choices and now have a new place to try for lunch, Rosemary & Thyme.

Nov 22, 2011
Dana1949 in Southern New England

Apple and sausage stuffing

Thank you.

Nov 16, 2011
Dana1949 in Home Cooking

Apple and sausage stuffing

Does anyone use the Jimmy Dean "hot" sausage? For 30+ years, I've always used the regular Jimmy Dean sausage. I am just wondering if it makes a major change in the taste.

Nov 16, 2011
Dana1949 in Home Cooking

Looking for great meals in Newport, RI

We always dine at The Mooring when we visit Newport. Of course, we also dine at Tallulah's. I'm sorry that they're closed while you're there. Maybe next time, you'll have the opportunity.
At The Mooring, we usually order cocktails, appetizers, and seafood from their raw bar. We've never been disappointed.

Nov 12, 2011
Dana1949 in Southern New England

Rehearsal Dinner Spot in Lenox, Ma?

I'll just add this to the list. A friend of mine and his wife had their son's rehearsal dinner at Jonathan's Bistro in Lenox. The restaurant was closed to the public that evening, so it was a cozy, private party. The food and the attention were excellent.

Sep 25, 2011
Dana1949 in Southern New England

Berkshire's Best Dinner Spot?

I would like to suggest Brix Wine Bar (Pittsfield). We've never been disappointed with their meals and service. They don't take reservations and the place is small, so please get there early.

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Brix Wine Bar
40 West St, Pittsfield, MA 01201

Sep 09, 2011
Dana1949 in Southern New England

suggestions for fun, off-the-beaten-path Berkshires dinner?

Aikilou, I totally agree w/ you. We've always had a good meal and the atmosphere is extremely relaxing. Check the Dreamaway Lodge's website for more information.

Jul 30, 2011
Dana1949 in Southern New England

Recs for Hancock, MA. area needed, please

I second Brix (Pittsfield). Brix is one of the best restaurants in Berkshire County, but you better get there early. The place is small and they don't take reservations.
If you would like an excellent burger and a Greek salad, try the Lantern (Pittsfield) for lunch. They also have an assortment of great sandwiches.

Jul 03, 2011
Dana1949 in Southern New England

Sunday lunch in or near Pittsfield?

I have to agree. In April 2011, I thought that it was very good, but the last two times that I ate there, I wasn't pleased with the food quality. I don't know what has changed, but it's definitely not for the good.

Jun 27, 2011
Dana1949 in Southern New England

About Brix?

IMO, Brix is still the best restaurant in Pittsfield and one of the best in Berkshire County. Seating is always limited, but the duck confit is worth the wait.

Jun 27, 2011
Dana1949 in Southern New England

Where can we find...

We planned on going to Petey's for seafood. Perhaps we'll make a second trip for the lobster rolls. Thanks.

Jun 15, 2011
Dana1949 in Northern New England

Family Friendly Restaurants in Newport, RI

I would also recommend the Brick Alley Pub or the Red Parrot. Both locations have an extensive menu that should please the children.

Jun 15, 2011
Dana1949 in Southern New England

Where can we find...

Under an hour is good. Thank you.

Jun 13, 2011
Dana1949 in Northern New England

Where can we find...

the best lobster rolls within driving distance of Hampton Beach? Thank you.

Jun 12, 2011
Dana1949 in Northern New England

Need a rec-- Berkshires

I second Brix in Pittsfield, but if you're going, get there early. We also like Rouge in West Stockbridge.

May 25, 2011
Dana1949 in Southern New England

Lenox for Memorial Day Weekend-recs??

Brix Wine Bar (Pittsfield) is still excellent, but get there early or you may not get a table. We also like Rouge (West Stockbridge). I agree that The Lantern's (Pittsfield) burgers are the best.

May 16, 2011
Dana1949 in Southern New England

In Newport RI this weekend need restaurant reco

Tallulah's menu changes quite often and is pricey, but it's worth trying. Wherever you decide to go for dinner, have a wonderful time.

Apr 22, 2011
Dana1949 in Southern New England

In Newport RI this weekend need restaurant reco

One of the better Italian restaurants is Ristorante Lucia and our favorite "farm to table" restaurant is Tallulah on Thames. Enjoy.

Apr 22, 2011
Dana1949 in Southern New England