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Hangar Pub and Grill owner seeks approval for new ‘Hangar’ signs at Amherst Brewing Company

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

AMHERST — A few months after the owner of the Hangar Pub and Grill took over operations of Amherst Brewing Co. at the Newmarket Center shopping complex, new signs indicating the Hangar’s presence at the 10 University Drive site could be installed. Hangar owner Harold Tramazzo said Wednesday that he intends to run an entity known as the Hangar from the Amherst Brewing site, but wouldn’t speculate on whether this …

Paradise of India reopens after brief family vacation for owners

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

AMHERST — A week-long family trip to New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania prompted owners of a two-decade old restaurant on Main Street to temporarily close the business for a few days at the end of May. Paradise of India restaurant, which has been at 87 Main St. since 1993, again was open for business Tuesday, ending a brief mystery that began when …

Paradise of India in Amherst closes until further notice

Monday, June 1, 2015

AMHERST — The Main Street restaurant Paradise of India is closed until further notice, and local business leaders are unsure why. Efforts to reach restaurant owner Tarlochan Singh were unsuccessful Monday. Phone calls to the restaurant went unanswered. A sign taped to one of the restaurant’s windows announced the closing but gave no indication of when the restaurant might reopen. Amherst Area Chamber …

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  • KEVIN GUTTING
Belchertown residents Debby Whidden, right, and Joan Hennessey, center, get pedicures from Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School juniors Sydney Peralta, left, and Ava Nicholls (not shown) during a "Spa Day" offered by the school's cosmetology students at the senior center on Tuesday.

    KEVIN GUTTING Belchertown residents Debby Whidden, right, and Joan Hennessey, center, get pedicures from Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School juniors Sydney Peralta, left, and Ava Nicholls (not shown) during a "Spa Day" offered by the school's cosmetology students at the senior center on Tuesday. Purchase photo reprints »

  • CAROL LOLLIS

Jack Finn at A to Z during the Yo Yo club that meets there.

    CAROL LOLLIS Jack Finn at A to Z during the Yo Yo club that meets there. Purchase photo reprints »

  • KEVIN GUTTING

Ride time?

Barbara Berlin of Amherst asks her granddaughter, Gali Berlin, 18 months, if she wants "up" as they played outside her Chestnut Street home on Wednesday. The pair like to take a daily walk into Amherst center.

    KEVIN GUTTING Ride time? Barbara Berlin of Amherst asks her granddaughter, Gali Berlin, 18 months, if she wants "up" as they played outside her Chestnut Street home on Wednesday. The pair like to take a daily walk into Amherst center. Purchase photo reprints »

Valley Views: Krokus

Friday, May 8, 2015

Krokus Montague Book Mill, Montague Photograph and text by Julius Lester, Belchertown Crocus, or Krokus, was a mortal young man. The gods did not approve of his love affair with the nymph, Smilax, so they turned him into …

Freshest fish: Simple guide for mastering salmon seasonality

Friday, May 8, 2015

Add salmon to the long list of foods Americans have mostly lost touch with in terms of seasonality. It’s an understandable lapse. After all, salmon certainly seems to be available all year. And indeed, farmed Atlantic salmon is …

Raise your glass, Pioneer Valley: Once barely drinkable, South African wine now well-respected

Friday, May 8, 2015

The Wolftrap Red Blend, 2013 Western Cape of Good Hope, South Africa $7.98 to $9.99 Last week I heard a wine expert say that the best way for a regular wine drinker to become knowledgeable is to try …

Eat Up: Hot, hot ketchup

Friday, May 8, 2015

Hot, hot, hot Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past few years, you’ve probably heard of the hot sauce called Sriracha. It’s everywhere. It might soon replace Tabasco as the word people use when they …

Valley Bounty: Rhubarb

Friday, May 8, 2015

Rhubarb Rhubarb’s moment in the spotlight is brief but delightful. Take a rhubarb cobbler to new heights by using local eggs and pastry flour, adding deep yellow color and rich and nutty flavor. Rhubarb simple syrup can bring …

Lou & Lucy’s Leftovers: Lucy is swept away by ramps

Friday, May 8, 2015

Spring is here and that means all those special foods only available this time of year have arrived. There’s the usual, asparagus, the baby lettuce, tender spinach and fiddleheads. This year, though, something I have heard a lot about over the years but never tried presented themselves to …

Chef’s Best: Ban boring baked fish! It’s time for grilled tuna panzanella

Thursday, May 7, 2015

We all know we should eat more fish. We all know it’s good for us. What we don’t always know is a great way to make eating fish feel new and exciting. Because how many times can you …

Popular Gohyang Restaurant on Route 9 in Hadley reopens under new owner

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

HADLEY — A popular Route 9 Korean restaurant that features rooms for karaoke-style singing and a market selling authentic Korean products is back in business. Gohyang Restaurant recently returned under Hoony Song of Amherst, who with his wife …

King Street Eats restaurant in Northampton shuts its doors

Sunday, May 3, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — After just under two years in business, King Street Eats has closed its doors. An announcement was made Friday on the restaurant’s Facebook page. “King Street Eats will close today due to circumstances beyond our control,” the Friday Facebook post read. “We want to thank all …

Eat Up

Saturday, May 2, 2015

TOASTING TASTY TOASTS Jill Donenfeld loves toast so much she wrote “Better on Toast: Happiness on a Slice of Bread — 70 Irresistible Recipes” (William Morrow, $27.50). It’s a whimsical love story packed with sweet, savory, spicy ideas. …