Best in the Berkshires

Finding the Best of what the Berkshires has to offer was certainly no easy task. We asked you, the Berkshire Record, Berkshire Courier and The Berkshire View readers to help us and… you came through in a very big way.

Best of the Berkshires 2016 – INTRODUCTION

Greetings Oh, hello there traveler, have you lost your way? Well, let me tell you a little something about the place you’ve just stumbled upon. This little wonderland is the Berkshires, and as you’ll soon find out it is filled with some of the finest creatures and customs in the natural world. Even better, there’s […]

Best of the Berkshires 2016 – COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY: Editors’ Choice Best Youth Outreach Organization The Railroad Street Youth Project Great Barrington RSYP work with young people in the area to give them a safe space to learn, interact and have fun outside of school. With programs and activities focusing on helping youth find their voice and realize the benefit they can make […]

Best of the Berkshires 2016 – SHOPPING

SHOPPING: Editors’ Choice Best Kitchen Supplier The Chef’s Shop Great Barrington This kitchen store has been around, in one way or another, for more than 20 years. What began as Berkshire Cottage in Lenox has grown into one of the premier chef supply shops in the area. With numerous cooking classes, live demonstrations, and tasting […]

Best of the Berkshires 2016 – DINING

DINING: Editors’ Choice Best Greek Restaurant Aegean Breeze Great Barrington If you are looking for an authentic Greek dining experience no one does it better than Aegean Breeze. Ownerg and Chef George Cami have prepared a menu filled with delicious entrees that blend authentic Greek cuisine with American influences in a cozy atmosphere. Some of […]

Best of the Berkshires – ARTS & CULTURE

ARTS AND CULTURE: Editors’ Choice (Return to The Best top) Best Actress – Serious Play Tina Packer ‘Mother of the Maid’ at Shakespeare and Company Tina Packer as Isabelle Arc, mother of St. Joan of Arc in Shakespeare and Co’s ‘Mother of the Maid’. This veteran actor gave an excellent insightful human interpretation with a […]

Best of the Berkshires – NIGHTLIFE

NIGHTLIFE: Readers’ Choice (Return to The Best top) Best Restaurant/Lounge Best Spot for Late night grub J Allen’s Pittsfield When you are out on the town you’ll need to refuel at some point, making the need for a late night eatery vitally important. J Allen’s has what you need for that midnight snack in Pittsfield. […]

Best of the Berkshires – HOME & DESIGN

Best Selling Broker in the Berkshires 2013, 2014, 2015 Chapin Fish Brockman Real Estate – the Berkshires Great Barrington In the Berkshires, there is only one Best Selling Broker – Chapin Fish. As the principal broker and President of Brockman Real Estate, his total dollar volume in annual sales of residential real estate consistently place […]

Best of the Berkshires 2015 – INTRODUCTION

My name’s Gigi — Ms., Mrs., I’m done with all that—just Gigi. Over the past three months, I’ve been traipsing all over this great big sprawling hunk of a country, seeking out adventure, camaraderie, and all the Berkshire town doppelgangers I could find. And let me tell you—I am glad to be HOME. New Lenox, […]

Best of the Berkshires 2015 – COMMUNITY

Editors’ Choice Best Managed Town Great Barrington From its Department of Public Works to the Fire Department to its award-winning master plan, Great Barrington is the closest thing to a well oiled machine you can find in the Berkshires. There is nary an empty storefront downtown and on weekends it can be hard to find […]

Best of the Berkshires 2015 – SHOPPING

Editors’ Choice Best Place To Buy An Instrument (South County) The Music Store Great Barrington Serving Great Barrington for 15 years, the family owned and operated Music Store offers gifts and instruments for music lovers of all ages. Fretted, orchestral and wind, percussion, and even children’s instruments. Stings, picks, and other instrument accessories are also […]