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Shrimp and Chicken Piccata Toss from the Crazy Horse Bar and Grill at Berksire East Mountain Resort. 
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Blue Plate Special: “A hidden jewel”: The Crazy Horse Bar and Grille

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Nature is the dominant theme at the Crazy Horse Bar and Grille. This restaurant at Berkshire East Mountain Resort on Thunder Mountain Road in Charlemont features chairs and tables made of rustic wood and its large windows look out on a ski slope. In past years, The Crazy Horse has been open only during the ski season. Berkshire East is … 0

Blue Plate Special: Five Eyed Fox’s Kale Caesar Salad

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

By TINKY WEISBLATT For the Recorder Ashley Arthur and Aric Binaco enjoy spending time together. Their mutual affection is a good thing: they are life partners and also business partners at Five Eyed Fox. This eclectic café, bar and restaurant is tucked away on Third Street in Turners Falls. Along with their silent … 0

Blue Plate Special: Tom’s Famous Long Hot Dog & Grill a family enterprise

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

It would be hard to find happier restaurateurs than Gary and Marilee Kloc, proprietors of Tom’s Famous Long Hot Dog & Grill on Routes 5 and 10 in Whately. When the Klocs took over this busy roadside eatery in March 2014, they knew precisely what they were getting into. Gary Kloc grew up … 0

Blue Plate Special: Riding high and loving it in the Brass Buckle

Friday, March 29, 2013

JD Hairston loves his work. By night he and his partner Anika Balaconis play in Rebel Base, which they describe as a “sci-fi, heavy-metal” band. By day they serve breakfast and lunch at the Brass Buckle, a one-year-old … 0

Blue Plate Special: Josean Jimenez and the MRKT Restaurant

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Josean Jimenez discovered that he loved food and cooking when he was a child. “Pretty early on when my parents would throw parties, I realized I’d rather be in the kitchen than anywhere else. The kitchen is usually … 0

Blue Plate Special: Spicing up food and life at the Rendezvous

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Rendezvous is steeped in history. In the late 19th century this neighborhood bar on Third Street in Turners Falls began the first of many incarnations. “It has a history as a jazz club in the ’40s and … 0

Blue Plate Special: The fifth generation at Williams Farm

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Sugaring season is Chip Williams’ favorite time of year. “After a long winter we’re finally getting outside. And things are starting to warm up a bit,” he told me in a recent interview. At 34, Kenneth Williams IV, … 0

Blue Plate Special: 7 South Bakery and Cafe

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

At this time of year, as the air takes on a chill and the days get noticeably shorter, 7 South Bakery and Café in Bernardston beckons enticingly. The small bakery is cozy and warm. And it sends forth … 0