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Recent Berkshires trip -- Lee/Amherst/Mystic

onrushpam | Jul 12, 201404:02 PM     3

We recently spent a week in Lee, MA, ending with a stormy evening at Tanglewood for the James Taylor concert. I checked this board before we left and didn’t see much recent info. So, I thought I’d add a quick run-down of our eating experiences. Our trip included a day spent in Mystic, CT, so I’ll add that, too.

In Lee, MA (where we were staying):
Salmon Run Fish House
We’d eaten here before and enjoyed it. It was just as good on this trip. We all enjoyed various preparations of scrod. All were good. Portions were huge. My sister and I should’ve split our meals.

Joe’s Diner
We always have one breakfast here, not because it’s great food, but because we enjoy it. They do know how to do a perfectly soft over-easy egg and their potatoes are good.

51 Park
We stopped here for an impromptu lunch because we were starving and their porch looked inviting. We split two pizzas, a vegetarian pie and a clam pie. Both were very, very good. My sister has been doing the VB6 plan with great success for some health issues, but she bent her strict adherence on this trip. Last night, she told me she’s been craving more of this pizza. We’d all like to go back to try some of their other offerings.

Big Y Market
This is a great addition since our last visit to Lee. We had them steam some lobsters and were impressed by the friendly, helpful staff. The lobsters went into rolls for our picnic at Tanglewood and we enjoyed the leftovers on our long drive home to GA. There’s a new(ish) beer/wine store in the same parking lot that was greatly enjoyed by husband and nephew. My sister commented she thought we spent more on beer than food this trip (and I don’t even drink beer)!

Amherst, MA
Bistro 63 at the Monkey Bar and Grill
We enjoyed a late lunch on their lovely porch. The food was more than passable and I really loved the special cocktail they had on offer. I don’t remember what it was called, but it involved grapefruit vodka and elderflower liqueur and was served in a Mason jar. It hit the spot on a very warm afternoon. Sis and husband explored their selection of local brews, with advice from our very knowledgeable server.

Mystic, CT
S & P Oyster Company
After a long day of driving and tramping around the seaport, we landed here for dinner on the patio. It was a gorgeous evening and we enjoyed ourselves. The food was pricey and not memorable, but we weren’t unhappy with our experience.

We cooked in the condo for our other meals, or had picnic snacks, etc. I can honestly say we didn't have a bad meal of any sort on this trip!

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