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New owner and head chef, Hoony Song, prepares bokkeum udong with shrimp at the Gohyang Korean Restaurant in Hadley.

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 Aeran saw an opportunity to run his own business. He has spent the past eight years working in kitchens throughout the area. …

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 of you for your support and patronage. We have enjoyed serving you and hope to …

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. Toasts range from simple to substantial. She tops ricotta with fresh strawberries and balsamic reduction …

Road trip to the BBA Deli and Pekarksi’s Sausage in South Deerfield

Friday, April 3, 2015

Come out, come out, wherever you are. Spring is finally here. Really. The sun is shining, the temperatures are rising and it’s high time to think about taking a field trip. And I’m here to offer not just …

Valley Bounty

Friday, April 3, 2015

Spring Greens The sap is running, the ground is visible between the snow banks, and it’s finally possible to think about spring — even summer! Spring greens are available from local greenhouses, and give an early taste of …

Lou & Lucy’s Leftovers: Lou and Pyrex do not mix

Friday, April 3, 2015

We had some friends over for paella two Friday nights ago, which was the first day of spring. Being said first day of spring, I was determined to cook the chicken and seafood paella on my charcoal grill. This is really the only acceptable way to cook an …

Drink up

Friday, April 3, 2015

RoséS To Try On the cusp of spring, it’s time to pick rosés. They just remind you of what’s ahead, not behind. And they have colors to make you smile, even if you’re just gingerly putting away the …

Chef’s Best: And you thought maple syrup was just for pancakes and waffles

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Pancakes, waffles and French toast? They’re fine, but they’re also just the start. Because if you’re limiting maple syrup to the breakfast table, you’re missing out on all sorts of excuses to add its gentle, yet distinct flavor …

McDonald’s: Workers to get pay raises

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

NEW YORK — McDonald’s says it’s raising pay for workers at company-owned U.S. restaurants, making it the latest employer to sweeten worker incentives in an improving economy. The fast-food chain owns about 10 percent of its more than …

Moe’s Southwest Grill to open in two weeks on King Street in Northampton

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — The owner of the Hadley franchise of Moe’s Southwest Grill is gearing up to open another restaurant in Northampton, next to Stop & Shop, in space formerly occupied by Blockbuster Video. Sagar Shah, 30, of Connecticut, appeared Wednesday before the License Commission seeking a license to …

Easter and chocolate: Hand in hand

Friday, March 27, 2015

Looking back at the traditional agriculture year shows us the origins of most Easter foods, but tells us nothing about one vital treat: chocolate. It’s a newcomer to the festivities because until the 19th century it was impossible …

Easter feast: Holiday sweets and luscious leftovers

Friday, March 27, 2015

Wouldn’t it be terrific if our local asparagus were with us for Easter? It tastes wonderful with both ham and lamb, which are Easter dinner favorites, but, of course, we can’t expect it to pop through the ground …

Raise your glass, Pioneer Valley

Friday, March 27, 2015

Natura Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Chile, $9.99-11.99 Natura Chardonnay 2013, Chile, $9.99-11.99 About a decade ago, I tried an organic wine. It was expensive and bad. I didn’t spit it out or even pour it down the drain, probably …