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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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Forrest’s Sidestreet Café - Pawling, NY

Rural Intelligence FoodBefore the most recent wave of trendy food trucks doling out multi-culti tacos or Dutch-sounding ice cream, there were classic canteens like Forest’s Sidestreet Café. Owned and operated by Lynne and Ken Forrest, this unassuming roadside chuck wagon serves up good – and not just “good for a food truck” – solid fare from a friendly lot on Old Route 22. Year-round locals come out for Sabrett dogs and piping-hot seasoned fries. Summer residents take advantage of the truck’s extended Friday evening hours for a juicy burger and tangy homemade lemonade, enjoyed leisurely at powder-blue picnic tables. After 22 years, the Forrests still love cooking together in that galley and it shows. Sip on house-brewed iced tea ($1) while you contemplate your order. Then, go traditional with a hot Italian sausage under caramelized peppers and onions ($5) or a grilled chicken sandwich with the works ($5). Kids will love the crispy chicken nugget meal ($4) while vegetarians have plenty of delectable options like the fried breaded eggplant sandwich ($4.75) or veggie burger ($5). At such great prices, try a bit of everything.–Silka Glanzman

6 Old Rte. 22, Pawling, NY
(845) 878-6571
April – October: Wednesday – Sunday 11 – 3
November – March: Tuesday – Saturday 11 – 3
June – September: 11 – dark

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