The Grossly Biased Guide to the Berkshires

An opinionated guide to the wonders of Berkshire County, MA

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Circle Museum and sculpture garden

May 7th, 2009 · 9 Comments

By the side of the road in Austerlitz, New York, there’s a disused body shop. Years ago, strange and wonderful things started appearing on the lawn of the shop: soaring, abstract swirls of rusted metal; primary-colored shapes framed by trees in the background; giant eagles feathered with individual pieces of iron.

The field behind the […]

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Tags: art · outdoors

Favorite fish fry

April 20th, 2009 · No Comments

 Pedrin’s Dairy Bar, Curran Highway, North Adams
It’s a sign of spring in Northern Berkshire. Word gets around that Pedrin’s is open for the season, and cars line up along route 8, though in April it’s generally too cold to sit at one of the painted picnic tables; instead everyone carries their food back […]

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Tags: outdoors · food

Observing Spring Street

August 2nd, 2007 · 1 Comment

Spring Street, Williamstown
Written in 2003, for the original iteration of the GBGB. The bakery no longer exists; the Subway closed after a fire earlier this year; and the Coffee Roaster’s has moved down the street. But the flavor of Spring Street remains.
Forget TV. Williamstown’s Spring Street provides a much better show. My perch is nestled […]

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Fresh air, fresh films

August 1st, 2007 · No Comments

Hathaway’s Drive-In, 4762 Route 67, North Hoosick, NY
I always thought that Simeon’s pickup truck got him elected student body president at Williams College. Everyone needs a pickup truck now and again, and Simeon was uncommonly good about lending out his dirt-brown Mazda. On weekend nights, late in the spring, Simeon would put a mattress in […]

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Tags: outdoors · culture