Midday in The Berkshires
By Chef Brian Alberg
I love that middle-of-the-day in the Berkshires when there is no "traffic" (if there ever really is any here.) The lines are short and you can actually have a conversation with the shop owners.
I head to Six Depot for a cup of Heart of Darkness coffee and talk about local happenings and rumors of the Berkshires with owner / chef / coffee roaster Flavio [Lichtenthal].
Six Depot coffee is a conversation beverage -- it's not just caffeine, but real flavor. The people that roast it and serve it are the storytellers of the origin and tasting notes. I come here for the experience and the vast flavor profiles. It's kind of like liquid food to me, but not the denture-wearing kind!
SIX DEPOT CAFE
6 Depot Street, West Stockbridge, MA 10266
T: 413.232.0205 | www.sixdepot.com
chef Brian Alberg
The executive chef of The Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, MA raises his own pigs, house-smokes his own bacon, grows his own greens, and is giving a modern spin to the formerly traditional American menu at the historic Red Lion Inn. He is the president of Berkshire Grown, which builds relationships between local farmers and restaurants.
THE RED LION INN - 30 Main Street, Stockbridge, MA 01262
T: 413.298.5545 | www.redlioninn.com
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