Lenox: We were back in the Lenox area after 14 years. Went to one old favorite Dakota (try salmon) and didn't get to another (Sophia's - chicken gyro - closed lunch/Sundays) and found a new favorite Antonio's in downtown Lenox. Subway has invaded the Berkshires also.
Providence: Just back from Providence and we persevered thanks to this board and thought Al Forno worth the wait - in our case - 45 mins -- plus they'll call you by cell phone. We did heavy appetizers plus 3 main courses plus 3 desserts for a party of 6. The bruschetta didn't have chopped tomato-shock. The sauce for the clams was delicious. The roast asparagus - wonderful. The warm lemon butter spaghettini with micro greens- sublime - more buttery- than most lemoncello recipes. Our party of 6 ranging from 13-52 was very happy. We also had fun at Fire n Ice - which is a chain but one not in our NY area which basically offers Mongolian stir fry (with non Asian sauces as well). Only cavil - the grill must be either not hot enough or the meat / fish are not shaved fine enough - so the wait for cooking is more than NYers cotton to. If you hang at Providence Place mall, the food court has a Latin Grille that makes hot jerk chicken and is very flexible with making salads to order- good for weight watchers. If time had allowed, we would have gone to Nick's on B'way - funy former greasy spoon with great sounding breakfasts and lunches Wed-Fri 6 am to 3 pm, Sat 7 am to 3 pm, Sunday 8 am to 3 pm.It's a nice city, too.
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