The Rest of Massachussetts

 

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My Favorite dish in the whole world.  Suan La Chow Show, available only at Mary Chungs in Cambridge.  Wontons on a bed of beansproats in a savory sauce.  Yum!!!

This page is for Everything outside of the Boston Metropolitan Area

 

Sturbridge, MA

The New England Shake up is a huge annual rockabilly event in Late September

Hotels-

Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center-366 Main St, Sturbridge, MA 01566
Home of the New England Shake Up

Other Yum food and stuff

Herrells Ice Cream-my Favorite ice cream in Boston now no longer has any Boston Locations.  Now they are down to one location in Mass,

Herrell’s Ice Cream Northampton Flagship Location!

8 Old South Street,Northampton, Massachusetts 01060
(Thorne’s Marketplace, with entrance on Old South St.)
(413) 586-9700
 Sunday-Thursday, Noon – 11:00 P.M. Friday and Saturday, Noon – 11:30 P.M.

For a slight touristy diversion, you can take the blue line to Revere Beach.  Walk over to the water and you will find Kellys Roast Beef. Its not necessarily cheap, or necessarily good, but you can eat a roast beef or fried clams by the water.  It depresses me to go there because Revere Beach used to have an awesome amusement park like Coney Island right where those ugly buildings are.  Kelly’s Roast Beef, 410 Revere Beach Blvd, Revere, MA  (781) 284-9129

 

Live Music-
The Abbey-3 Beacon Street, Somerville-dive bar with bands
The Midway Cafe-3496 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 (617) 524-9038

 

In Western Mass is an old road called the Mohawk Trail.  You can drive it and hit all kinds of fun americana like General stores, etc.  It has its own Trashy Travel Page Here.

Concord, MA

Eats-80 Thoreau-80 Thoreau Street, Concord, MA-Fancy Schmancy place with a good bar burger with a secret sauce for $16 (as of 12/2016)

Deerfield, MA

Richardson’s Candy Kitchen-500 Greenfield Road  Deerfield, MA 01342 (413) 772-0443- Old Timey candy store with turtles that they call dixies here.

Egremont, MA

Venue-

The Barn  at The Egremont Village Inn – 17 Main St, South Egremont, MA 01258
Phone: (413) 528-9580

Easthampton, MA

Art and Performance space-
Flywheel arts-2 Holyoke St. Easthampton, MA 01027-all sorts of interestings art and music events.

Eats-Captain Jack’s Roadside Shack, 232 Northampton Street (Rt. 10), Easthampton, MA open seasonally

Fall River, MA

Eats-J.J.’s Coney Island
-Coney Island Dogs topped with chili, onions and mustard as well as such local favorites as the hot cheddar cheese sandwich, chourico rolls, stuffed clams and chow mein.
8am – 2:30am-571 S Main St, Fall River, MA

Framingham, MA
If you take the honky tonk route 9 instead of the Mass Pike, you will pass Kens Steakhouse, birthplace of the supermarket salad dressings.  Prices are not unreasonable.  A lot cheaper than a Ruths Chris

Gill, MA

Eats-
Wagon Wheel Country Drive In ?-Old fashioned counter-serve restaurant more suited to Branson, MO area than MA but absolutely our kind of place.   39 French King Hwy, Gill, MA 01354
Phone: (413) 863-8389

Granby, MA

Eats-Cindy’s Drive-In, 455 East State Street (Rt. 202), Granby, MA
Home of the “famous” long dog and over 100 flavors of soft serve and a great sign

Hadley, MA

Eats-Creamy Delights, 71 Lawrence Plain Road (Rt. 47), Hadley, MA-Soft serve on Route 47 near the Olde Hadley Flea market.

Haydenville, MA

Eats
Local Burgy-93 Main St, Haydenville, MA 01039-Seasonal version of Northhamptons “Local Burger”.  Also try the Coffee Soft serve next door at village green.

Williamsburg Snack Bar  -109 Main St, Haydenville, MA 01039 fried clam and lobster shack.  Closed Tuesdays. CHEAP lobster roll.   Excellent Slaw.

Revere, MA
Revere Beach Eats-Kellys Roast Beef- 410 Revere Beach Blvd Revere, MA 02151 stand serving roast beef and seafood by the beach.  Easy to get to from Boston.  Don’t get the seafood dude, though its good…

Ipswich, MA
Eats
Why, its the Ipswich Clam box, of course.  And shaped like a takeout box.
246 High St-Ipswich, MA 01938
(978) 356-9707

Leeds, MA

Eats-Scotti’s Drive-In, 90 Haydenville Road (Rt. 9), Leeds, MA-9 different types of hot dogs, including a Pizza Dog, plus burgers and Lobstah rolls

Leicester, MA

Eats-Hot Dog Annie’s -244 Paxton St, Leicester, MA 01524
Phone:(508) 892-9059 Famous for a skinny weiner that they top with a BBQ sauce among other toppings.

Lynnfield, Massachusetts

Tiki Joint-
Bali Hai-93 Moulton Drive, Lynnfield, Massachusetts, (781) 593-8600 -like a mini, less impressive Kowloon.
Newton, MA
Tiki Joint
South Pacific-1152 Beacon Street  Newton, MA 02461 (617) 332-7250

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Northhampton, MA
Music
Iron Horse Music Hall -20 Center Street , Northampton, MA 01060
(413) 586-8686

Gallery-
Gallery TK-114 main street
northampton, ma

 

Eats-Local Burger -16 Main St,Northampton, MA 01060 Lots of great burgers and even a deep fried hot dog that they serve in a bun.

Saugus, MA

Saugus has some of the best roadside architecture along US1 in the country with the Giant Cactus of Hilltop steakhouseKowloon, the giant tiki themed chinese joint, and much more.

Eats-
Kane’s Donuts, 120 Lincoln Ave, Saugus, MA 01906  (781) 233-8499-old fashioned donuts in a house. Doors open at 3:30 am! til 11 pm.  Famous for cake donuts, honey dipped, bismarks, sort of a cruller filled with fruit and whipped cream and a giant 32 oz chocolate covered cinnamon roll.  Whew.

SHREWSBURY, MA
Not far from Worcester, is the amazing store Spags.  Worth a trip off the turnpike.  On Route 9.-tt sadly this is gone

SPRINGFIELD, MA

In Western Mass, about 2 hours from Boston is Springfield.

Amusement Park-
Six Flags New England-(Agawam, MA) Formerly known as Riverside Park, they have the great Cyclone and the amazing SUPERMAN Hypercoaster.

Attractions-
Springfield is home to the new Dr. Seuss Memorial.  The Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden is located at the Quadrangle, State & Chestnut Streets in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Waltham, MA

eats-
Jakes Dixie roadhouse-Not cool at all, but they have bands and bbq which is rare for this area. 220 Moody Street , Waltham, MA 02453
(781) 894 – 4BBQ

 

West Springfield, MA

Eats-
White Hut-280 Memorial Avenue, West Springfield, Ma
Cheeseburgers topped with standard American cheese and grilled onions preferably ordered on the side. If you say hamburger, the counter person will say, “You mean cheeseburger?”  Incredibly fast, very small, very good.

Worcester, Mass

Worcester has a version of the Phoenix alternative weekly.

Other music info:
Wormtown 

Eats:

Georges Coney Island -Best sign and frontage ever at this place serving hot dogs with chili sauce since 1918. 158 Southbridge St, Worcester, MA 01608
Phone:(508) 753-4362
The Corner Grille-806 Pleasant Street, Worcester, Mass.
Tel.: 508-754-8884.
Famous for their wrap sandwiches.

 

Live MUSIC clubs
Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner-95 Prescott St., Worcester
508-753-9543 aka Ralphs Rock Diner

Vintage Riverside Park photo from Viewliner, LTD

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