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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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Jack’s Hot Dog Stand - North Adams, Massachusetts

Rural Intelligence FoodJack’s Hot Dog Stand—a sliver of a lunch counter that’s been around since 1917—gives you a palpable sense of North Adams’s industrial past. It’s definitely more Edward Hopper than Norman Rockwell. Make sure to order the hot dog ($1.35) with fried peppers and onions ($.50), and you’ll wonder why anyone bothers to eat a hot dog with any other toppings. The tasty little hamburgers ($1.35) and cheeseburgers ($1.65) are—amazingly—handmade from fresh meat and served on warm rolls that come out of an ancient steamer built into the counter.  And the crisp onion rings ($1.90) are exactly what you’d hope for from a joint like that was serving fast food long before McDonald’s. You can get orders to go, but half the fun of Jack’s is sitting on a stool and watching the show behind the counter. —Dan Shaw

12 Eagle St., North Adams, MA
(413) 664-9006
Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Closed Sunday.

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