Western Mass Meat Up (5/17/09)

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wheregreggeats.com
Filet Mignon
2008/10/05 15:43:16
I'm thinking of a Western Mass Greet & Eat …

At the strong urging of Beth and some others, I'm thinking we might be able to get some RFr's
together sometime before Memorial Day of 2009, on a SUNDAY to hit a few renowned
Roadfood stops that are favorites around Northampton.

UPDATE:
Sunday, the 17th of May, 2009 !!!


My thinking:
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STOP 1: WILLIAMSBURG SNACK SHOP



Just a small trailer, set up in the parking lot of a garden shop for lobster rolls and fried clams.
The lobster roll is a specialty at $6.95 and they USUALLY have fried clams on the weekend too.

http://roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=29561&SearchTerms=williamsburg

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STOP 2: JOE'S PIZZA, NORTHAMPTON

Not currently on the site, or in any current books, as far as I know … but they have a very old
Roadfood sticker on the door. I figure they once were and seeing how nobody's been around
to keep the review fresh, they have fallen out … but nothing has changed here for years.



Joe's has been the local favorite for a crackery, thin crust pizza and other "red sauce" specialties
forever.

Joe's is only open during the day on weekends between Labor Day and Memorial Day … this is
influencing the timing parameter ... I figure, it'll be warm enough to eat out in Williamsburg and
Joe's will be open still -- just before Memorial Day.

Downtown Northampton, this afternoon:



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STOP 3: BUB'S BBQ, SUNDERLAND

Bub's would never be championship BBQ in anyplace with any competition, but the place has held
on around here for 25 or 30 years and has more fans than detractors … and the place does have
some atmosphere.



http://roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3953&SearchTerms=bub's,sunderland


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FOR SWEETS: HERRELL'S ICE CREAM
Steve Herrell is the undisputed innovator of the smooch-in (copied by many, such as Cold Stone, over
the years) … My favorite is Heath Bar Crunch in Burnt Sugar ice cream.



Fanatics would probably want to do a comparison with Chocolate Emporium. I am not a maniacal
sweet tooth … As a result, I've never seen the need to even try the Emporium even though it is just
across the street.


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Finally, if anyone feels the need to walk off, or walk up an appetite, a walk around Smith College is nice.

Some Smith Pictures:




... or, for that matter there is plenty of shopping and other
things to explore in downtown, Northampton.


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GOOGLE MAP:

Sorry, I couldn't figure out how to embed it, so click on the link below the image.



http://tinyurl.com/WesternMassGreetAndEat


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My Northampton page -- with plenty of links about other things in the valley too:
http://www.wheregreggeats.com/northampton.htm
… best viewed in anything BUT Firefox.


So, is anybody up for a springtime eating adventure in the valley ???

post edited by wheregreggeats.com - 2009/05/18 08:21:17
TnTinCT
Cheeseburger
RE: "Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2008/10/05 19:26:56
Near our backyard, we'd love to come out and play! Tim and Terri in East Granby, CT.
wheregreggeats.com
Filet Mignon
RE: "Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2008/10/05 19:33:16
quote:
Originally posted by TnTinCT

Near our backyard, we'd love to come out and play! Tim and Terri in East Granby, CT.

East Granby is just 40 miles from here ... You might be one of the closest RFr's.

I hope we can pull something together.

waltpiii
Cheeseburger
RE: "Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2008/10/05 20:09:55
Depending on the date, Denise and I will go.

Walt
bethgrd
Cheeseburger
RE: "Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2008/10/05 20:18:40
This is great!! We would love to come.
If any way it could be on a sunday, I could def come. Steve works on sat and I have to drive for soccer,etc.
the two sundays prior to memorial day would work for us.
Gregg, any problem w doing it on a sun??
Beth
wheregreggeats.com
Filet Mignon
RE: "Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2008/10/05 20:26:03
quote:
Originally posted by bethgrd

This is great!! We would love to come.
If any way it could be on a Sunday, I could def come. Steve works on sat and I have to drive for soccer,etc.
the two Sundays prior to memorial day would work for us.
Gregg, any problem w doing it on a sun??
Beth

I live in the middle of the whole thing ... Let's say do it on a Sunday.
AlDente
Hamburger
RE: "Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2008/10/05 20:38:05
Can anyone confirm a rumor??????????????? Bub's BBQ burnt down?????
seafarer john
Filet Mignon
RE: "Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2008/10/05 21:13:59
Isn't (or wasn't) Smith a Women's college? Where the Hell are the girls??

Yes, Gail and I might be interested in such a tour, but at our age we cant commit ourselves more than a week or two ahead of time - Hell, we dont even buy one-year magazine subscriptions any more...

Cheers, John
Tony Bad
Fire Safety Admin
RE: "Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2008/10/05 21:22:10
quote:
Originally posted by AlDente

Can anyone confirm a rumor??????????????? Bub's BBQ burnt down?????


Not sure about that. Maybe you are thinking of Holy Smokes , which was in Hatfield. Their restaurant, which was an old church, burned down early in 2007.
bethgrd
Cheeseburger
RE: "Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2008/10/05 21:26:11
Thanks Gregg; just to clarify, we have a wedding Memorial Day weekend, so I meant the Sundays prior to that whole weekend, not the Sunday the day before Memorial Day Monday.
When it gets closer, we can see which dates are better for the majority.
I will see if Karilyn wants to come.
Beth
wheregreggeats.com
Filet Mignon
RE: "Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2008/10/05 22:09:12
quote:
Originally posted by AlDente

Can anyone confirm a rumor??????????????? Bub's BBQ burnt down?????

Unless Bub's burnt down after 2:30 PM today -- when the picture was taken ... I'd say the rumors of Bub's demise by fire are false.

wheregreggeats.com
Filet Mignon
RE: "Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2008/10/06 08:58:11
Here's how things look ...


Jimeats
Filet Mignon
RE: "Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2008/10/06 09:13:40
If anyone is comming from out of the area and planning on spending a few days in that part of the state an attraction that may be of interest is
Brimfield. A very large antique show that is along Rt.#20 with dealers from all over the country.
It runs for almost a week with some fields opening daily and others are open for the full week. The opening is May 11 and the last day is the 16th. It's a little over an hour away from your final destination.
Chow Jim
wheregreggeats.com
Filet Mignon
RE: "Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2008/10/06 09:20:03
quote:
Originally posted by Jimeats

If anyone is comming from out of the area and planning on spending a few days in that part of the state an attraction that may be of interest is
Brimfield. A very large antique show that is along Rt.#20 with dealers from all over the country.
It runs for almost a week with some fields opening daily and others are open for the full week. The opening is May 11 and the last day is the 16th. It's a little over an hour away from your final destination.
Chow Jim

Anyone who likes shopping for antiques owes it to themselves to visit the Brimfield Show at least once in a lifetime.

http://www.brimfieldshow.com/

I noticed the dates are the 12th through the 17th though in 2009.
ayersian
Double Cheeseburger
RE: "Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2008/10/06 09:58:18
Hi Gregg, you know I'm up for this. I'm now living in Wilbraham and would like to get together sooner to get some of these places up on the site. We missed you at the Albany Hot Dog Tour this past Saturday -- and if I'd've thought of it, you could've ridden with me! D'oh! Chris
jaylhorner
Cheeseburger
RE: "Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2008/10/06 17:47:06
I'm interested.... Keep posted.
Foodosaurus
Double Cheeseburger
RE: "Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2008/10/20 12:05:20
I'm interested.... Keep posted.
Slim Strummer
Cheeseburger
RE: "Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2008/12/06 17:48:49
Yes, yes, yes.
wheregreggeats.com
Filet Mignon
RE: "Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2008/12/06 17:55:45
UPDATE:
Barring the unforeseen, the date is Sunday, the 17th of May.
waltpiii
Cheeseburger
RE: "Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2008/12/06 18:33:53
Unfortunately, Denise and I will not be able to attend. We have other plans for the 17th.

Regards,

Walt
wheregreggeats.com
Filet Mignon
RE: "Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2008/12/06 18:38:38
quote:
Originally posted by waltpiii

Unfortunately, Denise and I will not be able to attend. We have other plans for the 17th.

Regards,

Walt

Ouch. Sorry to hear it.

I'm impressed that anybody has plans that far in advance ... I haven't quite figured out next week (although, after some pressure from others, I am trying to tie down the holidays schedule.)


Benzee
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: "Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2008/12/06 21:42:30
Hello all ,

I'm impressed by the photos and maps before tour , pretty cool.
I may be able to make it although Mrs Benzee probably will not be able to as she will be eight months along around that time .
As of now , its on the calender .

Benzee
MiamiDon
Filet Mignon
RE: "Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2008/12/07 06:43:33
This might be doable for me.

Are all of the places open on Sunday?
wheregreggeats.com
Filet Mignon
RE: "Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2008/12/07 07:05:07
quote:
Originally posted by MiamiDon

This might be doable for me.

Are all of the places open on Sunday?

Two of the places are only open during the day on the weekends ... others open everyday.
tiki
Filet Mignon
RE: "Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2008/12/07 13:55:35
i may be joining up with you--i will be leaving Oklahoma for 2-3 weeks in May to go to Mass to play some blues and visit my family and i believe that the 17th would be perfect---i will keep up with this and hope it all works out---been TOO long since my last Roadfood meetup adventure!
wanderingjew
Sirloin
RE: "Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2008/12/07 14:20:30
quote:
Originally posted by tiki

i may be joining up with you--i will be leaving Oklahoma for 2-3 weeks in May to go to Mass to play some blues and visit my family and i believe that the 17th would be perfect---i will keep up with this and hope it all works out---been TOO long since my last Roadfood meetup adventure!


That does it, I'm going only under the condition that Tiki goes.
MiamiDon
Filet Mignon
RE: "Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2008/12/30 07:44:54
I just spoke to my brother last night, and have confirmed that I will be in Rye, NY on May 16th, so if the Eat & Greet is still on for May 17th, I am in.
 

Foodosaurus
Double Cheeseburger
RE: "Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2008/12/30 08:16:25
I've never been on a "Roadfood Meat Up."  I'd like this to be my first.
pumppantry
Junior Burger
Re:"Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2008/12/30 09:05:39

Hi! I will keep the date in mind.  Hopefully I can make it down from VT.   Sam
TnTinCT
Cheeseburger
Re:"Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2008/12/30 10:55:44
It's on the calendar - keep us posted! Tim and Terri
ellen4641
Filet Mignon
RE: "Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2008/12/30 11:44:40
braunsteinm

I've never been on a "Roadfood Meat Up."  I'd like this to be my first.

Go for it!
I'm going for it! And would love to have a chance to "meat' you, braunstein..
 
HEY, all....:  I just checked bus fares for fun last night on Greyhound...
I can get from AC to Northampton for $110 round trip! (7 day advance purchase fare)
That's a STEAL, as far as I'm concerned.
I'll probably take the bus to Hartford, though, so I can take the local Bradley Flyer to the Hartford airport to rent a car...(the only place to rent a car Sat. night)
 
I don't want to make the 5 hour trip from AC by car, cause with all the roadfood and shopping stops I make, it will be more like 8 hours (at least!)
On the bus, it's one stop in NYC, and that's it...
(of course, I'll sneak some good NYC food in during  the pitstop)
 
It's about 7 and a half hours travel time each way on the bus, but at least I can catch up on my newspapers and magazines.
I don't like driving so far (300 miles each way) for just a 2 night trip
 
Or I may take a bus/train combo....
still researching!!
 
Never been to Northampton!!


 
post edited by ellen4641 - 2008/12/30 17:48:34
wheregreggeats.com
Filet Mignon
RE: "Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2009/01/07 15:05:41
ellen4641
 
HEY, all....:  I just checked bus fares for fun last night on Greyhound...
I can get from AC to Northampton for $110 round trip! (7 day advance purchase fare)
That's a STEAL, as far as I'm concerned.
I'll probably take the bus to Hartford, though, so I can take the local Bradley Flyer to the Hartford airport to rent a car...(the only place to rent a car Sat. night)
 
I don't want to make the 5 hour trip from AC by car, cause with all the roadfood and shopping stops I make, it will be more like 8 hours (at least!)
On the bus, it's one stop in NYC, and that's it...
(of course, I'll sneak some good NYC food in during  the pitstop)
 
It's about 7 and a half hours travel time each way on the bus, but at least I can catch up on my newspapers and magazines.
I don't like driving so far (300 miles each way) for just a 2 night trip
 
Or I may take a bus/train combo....
still researching!!
 
Never been to Northampton!!
 


Train/bus/car might do the trick ... when do you see yourself making the trek?

Amtrak come all the way to Springfield.

I know the travel facilities in this neck of the woods pretty well.  Glad to help out.

We figure about 3 1/2 hour to the city from here.





post edited by wheregreggeats.com - 2009/01/07 15:06:53
ellen4641
Filet Mignon
RE: "Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2009/01/07 20:48:53
I plan on making the trek to Western Mass the night before.
Sat. May 16th..... arriving in the early evening...
which, is usually too late for those neighborhood auto rental companies.
They tend to close by 6 pm, at best.

So that's why I figured I needed to get into Hartford, as I can then get a bus to take me to Hartford Airport to rent a car.
At least I know that decent sized airports , like Hartford's, have the 24 hour car rental.  Sounds a little complicated, but I've done stuff like this plenty before, and I'm very adventurous!
But it's good to know you're there for assistance, Gregg..
I just may need some! never know....
Jimeats
Filet Mignon
RE: "Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2009/01/08 12:45:26
Ellen, you have other options as well.
You could always fly into Albany NY rent there and drive to North Hampton, great ride with many Roadfood options.
They just re-opened the Worcester regional airport, Jet Blue maybe I'll check.
Providence both an airport and Amtrack there. That little state sure has some great places to eat also.
Logan in Boston has bus service to North Hampton I believe, I see them on the Ma. pike often when going to Saratoga. Chow Jim
wheregreggeats.com
Filet Mignon
RE: "Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2009/01/08 13:02:36
Actually, AMTRAK is just a little bit over 3 hours to Springfield from Penn Station.
The fare is about $80 RT.

The train goes through Hartford and I know there are some car rental places there ... that's about a 45 minute drive from here.


wheregreggeats.com
Filet Mignon
RE: "Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2009/01/08 13:21:53
I just realized the we've settled in on Smith College graduation weekend.

The town will be buzzing ... but hotels will be in short supply.  West Springfield, Massachusetts or at the airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut is probably a good alternative ... especially for Priceline.


ellen4641
Filet Mignon
RE: "Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2009/01/08 21:35:58
wheregreggeats.com

Actually, AMTRAK is just a little bit over 3 hours to Springfield from Penn Station.
The fare is about $80 RT.

The train goes through Hartford and I know there are some car rental places there ... that's about a 45 minute drive from here.


Thanks for the info, Gregg...
I just booked for Enterprise Rent a Car in Springfield, MA for Sat. 16th.
For 3 days, it came out to only $55.00 , including all taxes and fees!
Sat. and Sun was at the $9.99 rate, and Mon was $27.99. Gotta bring it back by 6 pm Monday, cause they close then.
(much cheaper than any of the other car rental places.) (they were mostly THREE times as much!)
The only catch is that I've gotta get there by 12 noon on Saturday, as that's when they close. I'll have them pick me up at either the bus or the train station.
You know Enterprise's slogan, "we'll pick you up!"
(I did'nt need to use a credit card to make the res.)
 
And,  Jim Eats, thanks for the info, also...but it's really not feasible for me to fly to Mass.
My nearest airport (ACY: Atlantic City airport) is only 5 miles away from me, but they've only got flights to Florida and Myrtle Beach (Spirit Airlines)
I'd have to either go about 60 miles in the wrong direction to Philly airport, or fly out of a NYC area airport. (and by then, I minds' well drive from NYC area to CT/MA)
 
I'll keep checking US AIRWAYS and SOUTHWEST out of Philly to New England (I'll check for miracle fares  ($39 each way , and/or computer errors, etc)
 
It's actually much easier and faster for me to get to Florida than it is to get to Mass. ! It's only a 2 hour flight to Florida, plus I get to the AC airport an hour early.
3 hours or so tops.
 
It's tough to match the $9.00 each way flight I got from Atlantic City airport to Fort Lauderdale for March. ($39 round trip after taxes/fees)
Spirit Airlines has some amazing deals. (even though bag check and seat selection fees are extra,  and a soda on the plane will cost you 2 bucks. )
 
Roll call for Western Mass !!!!
Who's going ?????
 
 
post edited by ellen4641 - 2009/01/09 08:06:48
billyboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: "Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2009/01/09 01:50:35
Gregg and Ellen, I have it penciled in my calendar and I hope to make it.  Is anyone coming from Boston?  I'm thinking of coming up for a weekend.  Maybe one way (Greyhound) to Boston on Friday, hit some spots and catch up with friends on Saturday, then off to Springfield on Sunday and take a one way back to NYC from Springfield later on Sunday.
wheregreggeats.com
Filet Mignon
RE: "Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2009/01/09 07:20:14
billyboy

Gregg and Ellen, I have it penciled in my calendar and I hope to make it.  Is anyone coming from Boston?  I'm thinking of coming up for a weekend.  Maybe one way (Greyhound) to Boston on Friday, hit some spots and catch up with friends on Saturday, then off to Springfield on Sunday and take a one way back to NYC from Springfield later on Sunday.


Beth and Steve are planning to come ... from Framingham.
billyboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: "Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2009/01/09 14:43:35
Thanks Gregg, I'll touch base with them.  What time is the meet -up?  
ellen4641
Filet Mignon
RE: "Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2009/01/12 18:03:43
Travel UPDATE !!!!
Cancel all of my other ideas!

I found one of those "MIRACLE" air fares!!
I just Spirit Airlines e-mail they sent me this afternoon with their airline deal specials. I figured maybe I could catch another $9.00 each way to Florida!

I was pleasantly SURPRISED to see Spirit will be flying to BOSTON starting May 1st.  (thanks to Jimeats and Billyboy for getting Boston in
the back of my mind)
I got the $9.00 fare from AC to Boston for Sat. May 16th.
Returning on May 19th, Tuesday; no $9.00 fare was available, but $55.00 was still real good.

Total cost : $85.00 round trip ACY-BOS.
I'll rent a car at the Boston airport; I arrive in the early evening.
It sure beats taking those Greyhound buses !!!
(I would've had to take a bus from AC to NYC, then switch to another bus or an Amtrak train..... it would've been $110 round trip , AC-Springfield, MA........not bad, at all)
But this is even faster, and more comfortable..
and less schlepping around NYC dragging the luggage...
I'll just drive the 5 miles from my condo to AC airport, and in an hour and a half, I'll be in MASS already!
 
And would you believe, that in all  the domestic Roadfood traveling I've done, I've YET to go to BOSTON!
 
I thought this airline info might help some Roadfooders who are considering making the Western Mass "meat up" from the south Jersey/Philly/Baltimore area...
drive to AC airport, then hop on a plane to Boston hopefully for the $9.00 each way!!
post edited by ellen4641 - 2009/01/12 19:41:23
wheregreggeats.com
Filet Mignon
RE: "Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2009/01/13 14:28:18
Timing ...

How does about 11:30 in Williamsburg sound?
(See the map on the first page of this thread.)

We can all drive to Bub's in Sunderland (I am guessing 1:30-ish)

Then back to 'hamp, maybe for a stroll and/or some shopping then Joe's at 4.

I'm open to suggestions, especially from anyone who's done this before ... I'm thinking there's gotta be some time between meals.

There is plenty to do in the Valley between meals.

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone.



post edited by wheregreggeats.com - 2009/02/24 11:14:50
MiamiDon
Filet Mignon
Re:"Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2009/02/24 11:21:31
It's getting down to less than 12 9 6 weeks, so I thought I'd bump this up.
post edited by MiamiDon - 2009/04/06 10:45:34
wheregreggeats.com
Filet Mignon
Re:"Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2009/02/24 15:56:26
MiamiDon

It's getting down to less than 12 weeks, so I thought I'd bump this up.


Thanks ... I am looking forward to it.  Almost time to take attendance.




 
post edited by wheregreggeats.com - 2009/04/06 08:11:46
MiamiDon
Filet Mignon
Re:"Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2009/03/14 13:26:07
Greg,

When will we fit Herrell's in?
 
FYI: 
 
I had to look this up.
 
Williamsburg Snack Shack
93 Main St
Haydenville, MA 01039

 
post edited by MiamiDon - 2009/03/15 05:52:47
bethgrd
Cheeseburger
Re:"Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2009/03/14 13:57:31
Greg: Count on Steve and me at 11:30 Sunday.
If Ellen and or Bill H and anyone else wants to do dinner Saturday in Boston, we're in.
WHere are you hankering to go?
Bill, if you need a place to stay or a ride again, let me know.
Ellen, so excited to meet you!!!
and the others who have expressed interest!!!!
 beth
wheregreggeats.com
Filet Mignon
Re:"Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2009/04/06 08:12:28
It is staring to feel like Spring up here.
TnTinCT
Cheeseburger
Re:"Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2009/04/07 11:45:29
We had a bear breaking into the bird feeder last night, so spring has arrived!
bethgrd
Cheeseburger
Re:"Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2009/04/11 15:31:33
Billyboy, Steve and I are planning on meeting at Durgin Park in BOston for dinner Sat. night, the evening before the Meet Up, around 6:30 pm. It is right in Faneuil Hall itself, and is very good as we ate there last year on a roadfood trip.
Anyone like to join us?
bethgrd
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:"Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2009/04/11 15:52:55
bethgrd

Billyboy, Steve and I are planning on meeting at Durgin Park in BOston for dinner Sat. night, the evening before the Meet Up, around 6:30 pm. It is right in Faneuil Hall itself, and is very good as we ate there last year on a roadfood trip.
Anyone like to join us?
bethgrd


Beth,

I might be up in Boston Saturday evening and could possibly join you guys. I'm still not sure if I'm going to make the meet up in Western MA the next day.

bethgrd
Cheeseburger
Re:"Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2009/04/11 17:34:00
Dale, that would be great. Keep me posted.
For those doing mapquest, here are the addresses:

Durgin Park, 340 Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston, MA
Williamsburg Snack Shack, 93 Main St, Haydenville, MA
Joe's Pizza, 33 Market St, Northampton, MA
Bub's BBQ, 676 Amherst Rd, Sunderland, MA
Herrells, 8 Old South St, Northampton, MA
wheregreggeats.com
Filet Mignon
Re:"Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2009/04/12 09:58:51
From above:

Timing ... I'm thinking 11:30 in Williamsburg at the Williamsburg Snack Shack.
(See the map on the first page of this thread.)

We can all drive to Bub's in Sunderland (I am guessing 1:30-ish)

Then back to 'hamp, maybe for a stroll and/or some shopping then Joe's at 4.  We can all park in the lot at my downtown condo in Northampton.  It is a gated lot, but I can give anyone the code that day.

Herrell's is right downtown.

There is plenty to do in the Valley between meals.


post edited by wheregreggeats.com - 2009/04/17 14:08:47
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:"Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2009/04/12 10:02:51
bethgrd

Dale, that would be great. Keep me posted.
For those doing mapquest, here are the addresses:

Durgin Park, 340 Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston, MA
Williamsburg Snack Shack, 93 Main St, Haydenville, MA
Joe's Pizza, 33 Market St, Northampton, MA
Bub's BBQ, 676 Amherst Rd, Sunderland, MA
Herrells, 8 Old South St, Northampton, MA


Absolutely,

BTW- Happy belated Passover to you and Steve

Bluemaxx
Cheeseburger
Re:"Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2009/04/16 23:21:31
WOW!! First, I have to say that I have been out of the loop on RF happenings lately. Ellen brought this to my attention on Facebook yesterday and I immediately came here to check it out. Unfortunately, I will be spending that day in a 100-mile mountain bike race in Ocala, FL but as I told my wife, I would rather be scarfing down good food with good friends. Instead, I will be suffering unimaginable pain while downing Goo energy gels and high performance sports drinks. All of which taste like crap! On the other hand, I now have something to think about while I am cramping and crashing into trees. I will just imagine I am with you all laughing and eating.
 
Gregg - really great of you to spearhead this. If there is anyone out there that can put on a great time, it is certainly YOU!! I promise I will be there next time, buddy!
ayersian
Double Cheeseburger
Re:"Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2009/04/17 00:01:11
Gregg, I met up with Buffalo Tarheel, Doggydaddy, and the lovely couple TnTinCT this week at Pepe's in Manchester, and we discussed this upcoming trip.  I'm definitely looking forward to it and will be shoving Billyboy out of the way to get the best angles for food pictures!    Chris
TnTinCT
Cheeseburger
Re:"Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2009/04/17 12:32:48
Since my better half is the pro with the camera, and we have all these amazing photographers going on this excursion, I am looking forward to sitting back and doing a bunch of noshing!! Looking forward to see some new faces from all these great postings!  Terri
Foodosaurus
Double Cheeseburger
Re:"Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2009/04/17 12:46:25
I'm a new face..... I'll be there.... but here is a picture from my last excursion, so you know who I am.



billyboy
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:"Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2009/04/17 13:54:44
braunsteinm, 

you're not gonna wear that hat at the meet-n-greet, are ya?  " />

All kidding aside, do we know who is coming so far?  

I've got:

wheregreggeats.com
bethgrd & Steve
Ayersian (Chris)
billyboy (I may have a couple of friends from CT joining in as well)
braunsteinm
ellen4641
MiamiDon
TnTinCT
Slim Strummer
Benzee
tiki
pumppantry

BTW-Is anyone driving back to NYC after the meet up?  I may take a bus back, but wanted to see if I could hitch a ride.  If not, I anyone going by the Greyhound Station in Northampton/Springfield or a MetroNorth station in CT?  Thanks.




wheregreggeats.com
Filet Mignon
Re:"Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2009/04/17 16:57:26
Greyhound station is 3 blocks from Joe's.

wheregreggeats.com
Filet Mignon
Re:"Meat" Up in Western Massachusetts ... (5/17/09) 2009/04/17 16:59:58
I may have a couple of local foodies along for one or two stops as well.

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