Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Fine Dining Notebook: Sierra Grille

By Alex Tillotson

January 21, 2010

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....

‘Tis the Season: A winter seasonal beer roundup

By Andrew Sheridan

January 19, 2010

The holidays are a time for relaxation, for family, for food and for fun. They are also a time for beer, and every December, brewers around the world uncap a special variety of brew that, while released for the Christmas season,...

Brew your own cider for $50 or less

By Brendan Murphy

January 19, 2010

Ever find yourself in a package store or a bar, wishing you knew how to make your own brew? Well, it’s not as difficult as you think. Brewing homemade hard cider from apple cider is fun, legal and surprisingly easy. It’s...

Haymarket Cafe offers a variety of choices

By Lauren Rockoff

December 11, 2009

It’s a chilly winter morning and you’re on Main St. in Northampton. You pass Faces on the right, so you know it must be close. You almost walk right by, but then realize your mistake. Haymarket Café’s little entryway ne...

Newman Student Association Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

By Lisa Linsley

November 25, 2009

This week, more than 120 families in Amherst would have gone without a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. From Sunday, Nov. 1 through Sunday, Nov. 22, the Newman Student Association (NSA), in conjunction with the Amherst Survival...

Thanksgiving Leftover Specialties

By Andrew Sheridan

November 25, 2009

Tomorrow is a day for friends and family. It is a day when those of us who can stand to see our relatives will wake up bright-eyed and ready to join together for the annual feast of merriment and gluttony. But what about the next...

Mediterranean Meals Made in Amherst

By Andrew Sheridan

November 17, 2009

There are certain foods that every American is familiar with. Whether or not you have ever eaten Peking duck, tasted genuine antipasti or learned the difference between empanadas and fajitas, the regional cooking styles behind...

Gas Station Cuisine: Great Bargains and Hidden Gems

By Brendan Murphy

November 17, 2009

Just imagine: You’re driving down the road, and that little yellow light comes on signaling you’re out of gas. Finding the cheapest place to fill up may be your number one priority, but knowing the best gas station to get...

Local farmer plows his own course

By Christiana McDougal

November 15, 2009

Although it is a cool and rainy November morning, local farmer John Spineti is still at his stand at the Amherst farmer’s market tending to the many people looking to purchase some of his renowned potatoes. With rows of potatoes...

Impress your Halloween party guests with these treats

By Nora Drapalski

October 29, 2009

For the average college student, Halloween conjures up images of delicious candy, elaborate costumes and – shall we say, interesting – parties. One does not typically think of the variety of baked goods created specifically...

Japanese cuisine for the savoring

By Maria Pedone

October 27, 2009

Among the already countless attractions existing in downtown Amherst, including the sensational Monkey Bar and reliable CVS, I was lucky enough to stumble upon another one last weekend. Arigato, a quaint Japanese restaurant and...

Neighborhood deli butters up the locals

By Alex Tillotson

October 26, 2009

As you first walk up to The Black Sheep Deli, you feel invited by its little hole-in-the-wall nature and its charming atmosphere. With shelves of bakery items displayed neatly in the windows and a crowd of customers waiting to indulge in one, or a few o...