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The restaurant descriptions that follow reflect the opinions of the editors of Rural Intelligence.
They are editorial content, not paid advertisements, and are organized by county.

Rural Intelligence Food Prairie Whale, in Great Barrington, for a new farm-to-table hangout. 

terrapin Terrapin, in Rhinebeck, offers astonishing variety and value in a glittering setting. Table Six, in Lenox, features a changing prix fixe meal in the refurbished Kemble Inn.

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Blueberry Hill Market & Café - New Lebanon, New York

Rural Intelligence Food“This is the best burger I ever ate.”  Such was the reaction of one recent diner at Blueberry Hill Market & Café in New Lebanon, NY, a breakfast and lunch place that opened without fanfare on Memorial Day weekend 2012.  Owner Melanie Hunt is committed to high-quality, local ingredients, including Berkshire Mountain Bakery breads, burgers made from Kinderhook Farm’s grass-fed beef, fresh brewed iced tea, organic milk, coffee roasted a couple of miles up the road at Liquid Assets, Ronnybrook Farm Dairy butter and yogurt, and fruits and vegetables from Abode Farm, a CSA “right up that hill,” says Hunt, pointing to a nearby rise where a Shaker community once thrived, where farmer Evan Thaler-Null tills the soil with a horse-drawn plow. Breakfasts, served all day, range from “Create Your Own Omelette” (starting at $6.09) to a Chunky Monkey Waffle, pecans baked into a waffle and topped with bananas, chocolate syrup, pecans and finished with whipped cream ($9.19).  Lunch, also served all day, includes blast from the past choices like a patty melt ($8.89) that’s smothered with grilled onions and cheddar cheese on rye bread; Monte Cristo ($8.29) and the classic rueben ($8.59). But vegetarians and glueten-free folks need not worry; there are ample selections that meet special dietary needs - even a glueten-free waffle ($7.59).  All sandwiches and burgers come with complementary soup of the day, coleslaw and your choice of side.The excitement starts when the plates arrive at table—generous portions, including the fresh-fruit garnish, artfully arranged on old-fashioned willowware. Everything looks beautiful and tastes even better, thanks to superior ingredients and astute execution.

515 State Rte. 20, New Lebanon, NY
(518) 794-2011  
Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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