The Grossly Biased Guide to the Berkshires

An opinionated guide to the wonders of Berkshire County, MA

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Entries from August 2007

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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Tags: outdoors

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

When the King Comes to Town

August 1st, 2007 · No Comments

Jack’s Hot Dog Stand, 12 Eagle St., North Adams
Written in 2003, for the original iteration of the GBGB. Joga CafĂ© no longer exists; Jack’s Hot Dogs is going strong.
My father is one of those men who’s basically impervious to cold. During the average winter he rarely dons a heavy sweater, and never a […]

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About the Grossly Biased Guide

August 1st, 2007 · 4 Comments

I’ve lived in Berkshire County, Massachusetts for the past 18 years, but I often feel like I need a guidebook. Our county - like many, I’m sure - is filled with secret wonders, places you must be guided to before they can become your favorite places.
The Grossly Biased Guide is our attempt to build a […]

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