|North Adams Restaurant to Reopen With Med Menu|
|03:40PM / Tuesday, June 11, 2013|
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Local is undergoing a name and menu change.
The restaurant at 67 Main St. was closed over the weekend and is set to reopen on Wednesday as Mediterra, with a new menu of Mediterranean dishes along with some American bistro-style option.
According to a statement through the North Adams Chamber of Commerce, owner Fahri Karakaya, who opened the restaurant last year with sandwich and breakfast offerings, has been considering the change for some time.
"It was always in my mind to open a Mediterranean restaurant. After operating The Local for over a year, I have realized that there were many similar restaurant
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|Berkshire Co-op Market Offers Farm Tour Program|
|12:05PM / Friday, May 24, 2013|
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — The Farm Tour program, a project of the Berkshire Co-op Market, will continue into the summer.
"Farm tours are a great opportunity for participants to deepen their relationships with their food," said Matt Novik, the Co-op's communications manager, "Each tour offers a unique look at a local farm and how they produce the food they offer. It's one thing to know where it comes from. It's an entirely different thing to meet the cows, taste a fresh picked carrot and feel the soil between your fingers."
The farmer-led tours will be offering at Indian Line Farm, Rawson Brook Farm and Sol Flower
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|Barrington Brewery: Come for the Beer, Stay for the Cake|
|By Stephanie Farrington,|
05:40PM / Tuesday, May 07, 2013
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — What's better than chocolate cake?
For you, it might be a really good beer or a great sandwich, even a really fresh salad but for me, it's chocolate cake. So you should know, even if the rest of the menu at Barrington Brewery was just OK, I'd still go there for the cake.
Situated on Route 7, on the fringe of Great Barrington, the Barrington Brewery prides itself on serving "solar powered" beer brewed on the premises. For $4.95 you can try five of them served in three-ounce glasses set in a wooden tray. It was fun to try the beer but the real appeal of the Great Barrington Brewery for me was the
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|The Hub Restaurant Celebrates 5 Years on Friday|
|By John Durkan,|
06:30PM / Thursday, May 02, 2013
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Thursday afternoon at The Hub seemed typical.
The lunch rush has passed. Matt Schilling checks over slider supplies and gets his line staff ready for the next rush. Kate Schilling goes over adjustments in the restaurant's computer with waitress Jennifer Tatro.
Tomorrow's a different story. After all, the popular Main Street establishment will celebrate its fifth birthday on May 3.
"We're really proud of it, and mostly I'm proud of Matt," Kate Schilling said. "He deserved this. It was always his dream to have his own place and he worked his way up to it and he's really the
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|Nudel Chef-Owner Nominated for Top 100 Chef|
|09:49PM / Wednesday, March 13, 2013|
LENOX, Mass. — Bjorn Somlo, chef-owner of Nudel Restaurant, has been nominated one of the top 100 chefs for The People's Best New Chef award for Food & Wine magazine.
This is Somlo's second nomination for an award honoring up-and-coming innovators who have run their own kitchens for five years or fewer.
Restaurant devotees will determine The People's Best New Chef winner by voting online here through March 18.
His bistro takes its inspiration from the bounty provided by local farms and food producers of the Berkshire region. He is committed to using local, organic, ethical and natural ingredients
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