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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. That particular burger featured grass-fed beef,  a smear of pesto, a thick slice of heirloom tomato, and melted fresh mozzarella cheese ($8.25). Owner Melanie Hunt is committed to high-quality, local ingredients, including Berkshire Mountain Bakery breads, burgers made from Kinderhook Farm’s grass-fed beef, from-scratch lemonade and iced tea served in quart jars, 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 until 1 p.m., range from scrambled eggs and toast ($2.99) to a cider-bacon-stuffed wafflewith maple-cinnamon butter ($7.99). For lunch, in addition to the grass-fedburger, there’s a less expensive one made from Angus beef ($4.50) and the usual range of sandwiches—tuna and chicken salad, pulled pork and chicken, assorted meat-and-cheese combos. 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. Among the desserts, housemade “slab pies” (one recent day, a choice of apple-raspberry or peach-blueberry, for $3.00) stand out. 

515 State Rte. 20, New Lebanon, NY
(518) 794-2011  
Wednesday - Monday, 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Closed Tuesdays

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