Restaurant Reviews2021-09-03T12:41:03-04:00



The Importance Of Being Frank

Young Benjamin had been sitting, patiently, with his family at one of the community tables on the patio at “frank,” the captivating new restaurant in West Cornwall, CT. While the others had mastered a salad and an elegant asparagus with lemon ricotta appetizer, he was left to anticipate the Margherita pizza that appeared as entrées were fetched from the kitchen with exact timing. An aspiring writer, he was careful in his consideration of the rectangular offering and took a few moments to savor the crispy […]

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Keeping It Local

After spending over a decade in various culinary roles in the Hudson Valley and beyond, Mark Fredette unveiled Iron & Grass – a family-owned “chophouse” in Hudson, NY. The local farm-to-table restaurant and bar opened its doors in August 2021.

“We call it a ‘chophouse’ because ‘steakhouses’ focus on beef,” says Fredette, chef and owner of Iron & Grass. His new chophouse focuses on sustainable agriculture and regenerative farming. Most of its meat is locally sourced from animals that are pasture-raised and grass fed. Beyond its menu of steak, […]

Great Barrington’s Perfect Steakhouse Experience: Number Ten

It’s impossible to gauge what makes for a perfect experience of any kind. Such a thing is, in all likelihood, unattainable. However, when a restaurant commits itself to presenting diners with an atmosphere that compliments its menu so seamlessly, it may be as close to perfect as one can get. Thus, Great Barrington’s Number Ten, a steakhouse named for its location next to the historic Mahaiwe Theater on Castle Street, has achieved another level of synchronicity. At once, Number Ten has created a warm and […]

A Village Delight

There is almost a Brigadoon moment when one wanders off of Route 7 into Falls Village, CT, these days. To be sure, this town will not disappear after one day, to wait 100 years to reappear as in the Lerner and Loewe musical. The resurgence of the town, however, is magical in its own way. With the steady growth of 100 Main, the Bunny Williams energizing store that features work by local artisans to Furnace (Kathleen Kucka’s art gallery featuring works on paper) to the […]

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