Directly on the site of Yankee Candle Village is Chandler's, a casual family restaurant with colonial decor, traditional New England fare and a pleasant break from shopping at the candle store. Friendly service and fine quality meals are the norm at one of Western Massachussetts' best loved restaurants.
White Hut, a Springfield institution since 1939, is one of the best and cheapest places to grab a great meal on-the-go or enjoy the nostalgic atmosphere of the 1930s. Enjoy hot dogs and hamburgers at this incredible retro diner where the simple menu of just cheeseburgers, hamburgers, hot dogs and French fries. White Hut is a local favorite that also travels around to local events, like The Big E, ball games and other popular festivals in the Springfield region.
With numerous places to stay on the premises, the Publick House Historic Inn is one of the country's oldest continuously-run inns, opened in 1771. Guests can stay in the Motor Lodge on the hill overlooking the property, which has standard rooms and suites, some on two floors, a tennis court and an apple-shaped pool. The 18th-century inn has lovely colonial rooms with modern facilities and is located directly above the restaurant. A unique experience and treat for young and old. If you enjoyed the Sticky Buns, Cornbread Sticks and Sweet Mustard Pickle Relish, be sure to pick some up in the back, lower entrance at the Bake Shoppe.
The Black Sheep in Amherst is a great little place to get a sandwich (made with Boar's Head meats, of course!), challah bread or locally-roasted coffee. Sandwiches are homemade and made with care, including several vegetarian and vegan options. You can also enjoy live music (typically jazz) during the week after 4p.
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Hit Classic's "Piano Bar" for some great drinks and the best Jazz around. You can bring your own food and enjoy their scrumptious desserts that change on a weekly basis. Their best drink is a martini, but they also have a wide selection of wine and beer. Classic's features live jazz on their baby grand piano as well as an accoustic guitar band every Thursday evening. Hang out by the fireplace or one of their plasma screen TVs and kick back with friends or a date.
At Sonoma the regular cuisine is conspicuous by its absence, but that will not deter the die hard foodie to try an interesting entree like the mushroom crusted fillet of Norwegian salmon. Now you think the cuisine is Scandinavian? Heck no! Wait till you see the pan seared ahi tuna and "masoor Dal" with Indian spices going! Fresh seasonal ingredients are this reataurant's forte and the continental kitchen does several somersaults as far as innovations are in question. The wine lovers will enjoy the gurgling and flowing Pinot Noir on their tables.
Winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2004, Truffles boasts of a spectacular list of both reds and whites. Chef Anna Wallach puts in great efforts to ensure that the food gets due acclaim too-there's filet mignon, rack of lamb, blackened mahi mahi, wild Alaskan halibut and lots more innovative items to choose from. The ever-changing menu is sure to keep you coming back for more.
Italian cuisine from Tuscany, Campania, Emilia Romagna and other regions, at a price that suits your pocket, is on offer at Tomasso Trattoria. The simple wooden setting makes you feel at home and creates just the ambiance for a relaxed meal. Fill your stomachs with dishes like insalata verde (arugula with pickled shallots and pecorino sardo) and tagliatelle alla bolognese (flat cut fresh pasta with a traditional meat sauce) and for dessert, try crostata di frutta (rustic fruit tart). The wine list is vast and is chiefly Italian. Call for the wine tasting sessions and classes held here.
Forget the chain pizzerias! Baba Louie's in Pittsfield offers nutritious, organic, wood-fired pizza. Pizzas are made on a delicious San Francisco-style sourdough crust, gluten-free crust or a spelt-based crust for those with wheat allergies. You can get your traditional toppings like pepperoni, sausage, peppers and olives, but also consider toppings like broccoli, sweet potatoes, parsnips, turkey sausage, coconut or figs. Organic ingredients are used whenever possible and give all of Baba Louie's pizzas a unique flavor.
This little diner has been called many names - Miss Toy Town Diner, Worcester Lunch Car Company #815 and Bernier's Diner although it is best known as Blue Moon Diner. One of the oldest eateries in town, it is located 102 Main Road. Serving predominantly traditional American meals for great prices it is open everyday for breakfast and lunch, from 6a onwards.
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