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“One of our goals is to have the best burger in the Berkshires,” said Leland Kent, one of the owners of the reconstituted Brick House Pub in Housatonic. Along with John Flynn and Mark Cailoa, they launched Brick House 2.0 and have kept it a neighborhood saloon with live music on weekends where you could watch a game on a Sunday afternoon. Their great burger remains one of the best in the region: the Five Alarm Burger ($13),with jalapeno Monterey Jack cheese, pickled jalapenos and Sriracha mayo is extraordinarily delicious. All the thick, charred burgers (which come with a pile of addictive hand-cut fries) are made from NEFF (Northeast Family Farms) beef and are served on a sesame roll that’s sturdy enough to not fall apart but not too big to fit in your mouth. The rolls comes from Berkshire Mountain Bakery down the street, as does the dough for the sensational thin crust pizzas ($12-$14 for the 10-inch small and $15-$20 for the 16-inch large). The menu also features artisanal renditions of classics like House Nachos ($11), Truffle Fries ($8), House-Made Loaded Potato Skins ($10) and a dozen wings ($12) bathed in a choice of sauces: classic hot, chipotle barbecue, garlic parmesan or Asian sweet chili. The pub offers 12 beers on tap including a craft cider and craft beers from micro-breweries across the US as well as a unique wine menu and a full bar.
425 Park St., Housatonic, MA
Open Monday—Friday 4 p.m.—midnight; Saturday & Sunday, noon to midnight
Kitchen is open Monday—Thursday, 4-9 p.m., Friday—Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday 11:30 a.m.—9 p.m.