It’s Saturday morning and we’re in the mood for donuts. Home Sweet Home Doughnut Shoppe in Great Barrington – a mom and pop type place (they make their soup in a crock pot, no frills) and I am charmed by the woman behind the counter wearing donut earrings. The verdict, just okay. I am spoiled by living near one of the best donut shops ever (Union Square Donuts).
After breakfast we’re able to make it to the final thirty minutes of the farmer’s market. We scored two great items, Bug Hill Farm’s Rhubarb Rush syrup and R&G Cheese Makers’ Pumpkin Chevre (on a bagel, on a cupcake, just eat it!). Baba Louie’s for lunch, the sourdough crust is tasty and worth trying for those that like thinner, crispier pizza.
Later, we pop into the Lion’s Den Pub for a pint and then try our luck getting a table at Nudel in Lenox. The wait is over an hour, we cross the street to have a drinks and popcorn at Rumpy’s Tavern and see how long our stomachs can hold out.
We’ll have to come back for Nudel, about an hour and a half later and we’re still waiting. Luckily, the bar at Brava has cleared. The food is decent and the bartenders are friendly and attentive. Some scallops and a cheese and charcuterie plate and I’m off to bed!