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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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Elixir - Great Barrington, Massachusetts

Elixir, a tiny café tucked in next to the Triplex Cinema, is a museum of Mason jars and glass bottles, all filled with wildflowers, herbs and liquids at varying stages of “tincturing” and fermentation. Owner/chef/herbalist Nancy Lee keeps the meat-free menu simple and the flavors complex: delicious teas, creamy and authentic hummus with vegetables, potato leek soup, an amazing tempeh Reuben, jasmine rice with Thai butternut curry. And for dessert: strawberry shortcake with maple whipped cream — all totally fresh. Fudge made with currants, almonds, coconut sugar and drizzled with a honey lavender sauce also is a strong contender for the perfect meal-ender. Come hungry, leave sated and feeling completely renewed.

70 Railroad St., Great Barrington, MA
(413) 644-8999
Open 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. every day but Tuesday.

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