Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Emerald Isle brews: One reporter’s take on the classic drinks of Cork County, Ireland

By Andrew Sheridan

March 23, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

The Republic of Ireland is famous for many things, including shamrocks, leprechauns, fierce religiousness and an even more fierce hatred of the British. But if the Emerald Isle is famous for one thing above all else, it’s beer. The...

Local haunt, the Harp serves up delicious food, cold beer and goodwill

By Brendan Murphy

March 21, 2010

Filed under Commerce, Food & Drink

The Harp is the quintessential traditional Irish bar that every town needs, but very few have. In addition to their 16 beers on tap, they offer a wide selection of great food and entertainment to keep their patrons happy. Upon...

NoHo know how: Great eats and tasty treats

By Brendan Murphy

March 11, 2010

Filed under Food & Drink

On a whirlwind tour of downtown Northampton eateries, there are five places right on Main Street that simply can’t be missed: Local Burger, Amanouz Café, Spoleto, Fitzwilly’s and Ben and Bill’s Chocolate Emporium. Each...

Miss Saigon serves up authentic Vietnamese cuisine

By Brendan Murphy

March 2, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

If you’ve ever wondered to yourself ‘where can I get a good pho noodle bowl?’ look no further than Miss Saigon, located in downtown Amherst. The restaurant’s signature dish boasts rice noodles, various beef cuts, bean...

NoHo Know How: Where to go for a cup-o-joe

By Tappan Parker

February 26, 2010

Filed under Food & Drink

In a college town, a savvy student ought to know the best joint in town to grab a cup o’ joe. The following includes a line up of the best study spots, most delicious café fare and grooviest music scenes. So stay in the know...

Alpha Pizza’s fresh new approach breaks the college-town calzone blues

By Brendan Murphy

February 18, 2010

Filed under Food & Drink

In November 2009, Alpha Pizza threw its hat into the ring of Amherst pizzerias and delivery joints and quickly separated itself from the pack through its incorporation of fresh local ingredients. Formerly known as Pizza Rama, Alpha Pizza changed the name and face of the busines...

Confucius Say: Top 10 Fortune Cookie

By Tappan Parker

February 15, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

Sunday marked the Chinese New Year, and as a result there are bound to be a lot of fortune cookies eaten in celebration. Many people will crack open their oven-baked pastry to find grammatically incorrect predictions of the future....

Warm winter drinks that kick a cool buzz

By Andrew Sheridan

February 10, 2010

Filed under Food & Drink

Winter is a pain in the butt. Shoveling walkways in the mornings, waiting in the cold for buses and shuffling on foot from class to class, the bitter New England winter is enough to make you want to hibernate. But there are upsides. In addition to the seasonal hallmarks ...

Dirt to dish dining

By Alex Tillotson

February 5, 2010

Filed under Food & Drink

Celeriac is not the prettiest of vegetables. It’s brown, covered in hair-like fibers, and even looks a little bit deformed. But its mild celery flavor and creamy texture are two reasons why professional chefs are increasingly...

Authentic Latin cuisine with a creative twist

By Brendan Murphy

January 26, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Food & Drink

Ever wonder where to get a good Cuban sandwich around Amherst? Well Latino’s restaurant is the place to go. Yes, the sandwich that has taken Miami by storm is now right here in Amherst. Tucked away behind the Moan and Dov...

NoHo brewery brings cozy atmosphere, tasty beer

By Alex Tillotson

January 26, 2010

Filed under Food & Drink

Right in the heart of downtown Northampton sits the Northampton Brewery Bar and Grille. Located at 11 Brewster Court, it is one of the best places to go when you’re looking for classic American cuisine with a twist. This establishment...

Fine Dining Notebook: Sierra Grille

By Alex Tillotson

January 21, 2010

Filed under Food & Drink

If you’re looking for a great atmosphere, décor that includes dark wood furniture, a fantastic ambiance with small votives on every table and even better food made from a variety of local ingredients, look no further than Noho....