Best 2015

The Best 2015 is our comprehensive, Berkshire County annual magazine featuring the best parts about living, working and playing in the Berkshires. Welcome to The Best 2015 – enjoy!

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 […]

Best in the Berkshires 2015 – DINING

Editors’ Choice Best Diner Breakfast Joanne’s Luncheonette Pittsfield Looking for a place to have a great “diner style” breakfast? This is the place! It’s not Friendly’s or any chain restaurant, and it won’t set you back a huge chunk of change either. When their grill is fired up with their great eggs, hash browns, and […]

Best in the Berkshires 2015 – ARTS AND CULTURE

Editors’ Choice Best Actor Mark Dold ‘Breaking the Code’ at Barrington Stage. Mark was head and shoulders the best in his portrayal of Alan Turing, a conflicted scientist recruited by the British Secret Service to break the Nazi’s ‘Enigma’ code in WW ll. Comparing him to the late Sir John Geilgud , I said he […]

Best in the Berkshires 2015 – NIGHTLIFE

Editors’ Choice Best Pub (North) Freight Yard Pub North Adams If you’re looking to have a good time out in North Adams, the Freight Yard Pub needs to be involved. A traditional American pub, the Freight Yard has been serving up good times since 1986. With great buffalo wings, fantastic fajitas, and their renowned burgers […]

Best in the Berkshires 2015 – HOME & DESIGN

HOME & DESIGN Best Trusted Real Estate Company Wheeler & Taylor Realty Doug Goudey Great Barrington As a keystone to Berkshire County real estate and a well-trusted and well-respected institution since 1871, Wheeler & Taylor Realty remains and continues to be an expert at redefining the local real estate industry standard. For now, more than […]