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Adams ZBA Avoids 'Oversaturation' of Asian Cuisine

A potential Asian fusion restaurant owner seeking a special permit at Tuesday's Zoning Board of Appeals was upstaged by another potential Asian fusion restaurant owner just two doors away. The first was Xing Li, who had applied to operate a restaurant at 131 Columbia St., the former Berkshire County Stove property.

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New York Style Italian Eatery Opens in Downtown Pittsfield

Growing up in Brooklyn, N.Y. Frank "Maurice" Savino loved the small Italian eateries, where the chef knew his name, what he liked, and always had something new on the menu. When he moved to the Berkshire a decade ago, that intimate setting is something he missed. Last month, he opened up his own shop on North Street which provides lunch, dinner, and to-go items all homemade that day and with a personal touch.

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Jae's Asian Bistro Eyes Move to Pittsfield

Jae's Asian Bistro is moving to Pittsfield. Attorney Jeff Lynch told the Licensing Board on Monday that he expects to have a change in name and manager soon for the former 7 Winter Grille on Winter Street. The building is owned by Susan Chung, who with her husband Jae Chung owner multiple restaurants. The Chungs plan to close the Lenox location of Jae's Asian Bistro and reopen on Winter Street until the name Jae's Grille, according to Lynch.

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New Wine Bar Eyed For Downtown Pittsfield

A new wine bar is planned for downtown. Susan Jansen, who once was part owner of the former Halpins, is looking to open Regions Wine Bar and Nosh in the Crawford Square building. Jansen received a seasonal beer and wine license from the Licensing Board on Monday.

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New Korean Restaurant Opens in North Adams

A pair of veteran restaurateurs are bringing traditional Korean and Japanese cuisine and sushi to the city. The Korean Garden at 139 Ashland St. opened more than a week ago in the former Red Sauce location.

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Hot Dog Ranch Plans Move To Former Jimmy's Location in March

The Hot Dog Ranch is expected to open in the former Jimmy's Restaurant building in mid-March. Manager Craig Benoit told the Licensing Board on Monday that the Linden Street restaurant will close on March 13 and as long as the certificate of occupancy is approved for the West Housatonic Street location, the Hot Dog Ranch will open there on March 17. "We already had a number of pre-inspections," Benoit said.

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Culinary Experts in Training Plan to Succeed Through Cookery

"My favorite part about the program is baking something and seeing the finished product." — Jordan Sartori

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Berkshire Tidbits Special: Where to Eat on Thanksgiving

Many of those that are open and serving are already fully booked. Here are some that are still available to reserve seats for Thanksgiving dinner.

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Businesses Sought For Historic Tullar's Tavern In Egremont

"This was hospitality and food and beverage from 1790 until 2009." — Craig Barnum

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North Adams Planners OK Italian Eatery, Winery

"We want to bring some nice Italian to downtown North Adams and hit on Mass MoCA and the local market." — Matthew Tatro

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Local Restaurateur Donates to Walk to Defeat ALS

"We love to give back to the community. This seemed like a great opportunity." — Jared Decoteau

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North Adams Friendly's to Close on Sunday

"For me, Friendly's is hometown, but since a few years ago, it doesn't feel like that." — Joe Burdick

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Pittsfield Health Board Calls Restaurant Report 'Misleading'

"I just think that misrepresented how we do business in general." — Board of Health Chairman Bobbie Orsi

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Cheshire Officials Request Guard Rails for Restaurant

"We were just getting ready to leave and we heard bang ... we went out there and the dining room was wiped out." — Bigs Waterman

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North Adams License Commission OKs Transfer to V&V

Both stores must continue to operate as they are until the ABCC approves the licenses.

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Adams' Firehouse Cafe Closes, But Owner Hopes Spirit Lives On

"Essentially what I am doing is putting it into a coma right now." — William Kolis

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