The talented roasters at Shelburne Falls Coffee—deemed Best of the Valley in 2009, 2010, and 2011 by Valley Advocate readers—percolate eight daily blends of organic, flavored, and single-origin coffees to entice tasters and nourish nostrils in a low-key, café environment. Guests can guzzle a regular cup of brewed coffee or add a splash of caramel-flavored milk, making sips as sweet and warming as a thank-you letter from a cupcake ($1.50–$3.21). After a hot cup of joe, cool off a piping-hot palate with the chai vanilla frozen blender—an enchanting swirl of homemade masala and exotic spices ($4.25). Acquire daily servings of fruits and breads without sneaking into the food pyramid with a fruit smoothie made of freshly squeezed orange juice ($4.50) and a bagel smeared with specialty olive or vegetable cream cheese ($3.30).
Stocked with more than 150 bins of sugary delicacies, Captain Candy services confection connoisseurs of every appetite. The variegated victuals include a multitude of gummies ($1.99 per 1/4-pound) and Jelly Belly jelly beans ($2.09 per 1/4-pound). Gnaw on gummy army men, brains, fried eggs, wild-caught swedish fish, freshly potted gummy lobsters, or eight different flavors of gummy bears. Candy Land expats include chocolate-covered almonds, peanuts, raisins, coffee beans, malt balls, and matzo balls, which are sure to mollify those who wish that they themselves were covered in chocolate. Licorice wheels,10 flavors of saltwater taffy, and three kinds of caramel help put the finishing touches on the candy kingdom.
Crunching metal and the sweet smell of burning rubber prevail as the Monster X Tour invades the Ocean Center, thrilling all ages in an action-packed motorsports showcase. Bigfoot, the forefather of all station-wagon smashers, leads a fleet of competitive 10,000-pound monster trucks, including Bear Foot and Black Knight, through jaw-dropping races, wheelie contests, and freestyle car composting. Transaurus, a two-story transforming robot that never learned to love, buries his woes by chomping entire cars in his massive jaws while watching reruns of Felicity. Before the show, VIP tickets also grant access to the Pit Party, where fans can have autographs signed by the drivers. During intermission, fans get the opportunity to eschew sea level with a ride inside a monster truck or visit General Lee from The Dukes of Hazzard and learn its true feelings about excessive hood sliding.
For a tasty mix of Asian flavors and a laid-back vibe, Amherst's Fresh Side is the place to go.
Delectable dishes for any diet seems to be the motto at Fresh Side.
Fresh Side is BYOB as well, so patrons can choose exactly what they want to drink with dinner.
The drink list at Fresh Side has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out).
The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at Fresh Side won't cost you a sitter.
Have a large group? No problem. Head to Fresh Side for easy seating.
Check email, shop online, or get the latest game scores on Fresh Side's free wifi.
Eat outdoors Fresh Side (weather permitting) with their beautiful patio seating.
Call ahead for reservations to ensure your table is waiting for you when you arrive.
Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to Fresh Side in jeans and a hoodie.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy Fresh Side's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
Sidle into a space on the street or park your vehicle in the adjacent lot.
Customers should be prepared to spend around $30, but more importantly, they should be prepared to enjoy a great meal.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at Fresh Side, so come by whenever it fits your schedule.
Take a break from the office and enjoy a tasty sandwich with a side of chips at Loose Goose Cafe.
Both low-fat and gluten-free menu items are offered at Loose Goose Cafe.
Free wifi is on hand here as well.
Seating is readily available at Loose Goose Cafe for those with large parties.
Warm weather brings out Loose Goose Cafe's highly coveted patio seating.
The dress code at Loose Goose Cafe is as relaxed as the ambience, so wear whatever suits you.
Grab your food and chow down when you're ready with the restaurant's carry out and delivery options.
Impress the patrons at your next gathering by calling in Loose Goose Cafe for catering.
Drivers will embrace the parking lot located next door to Loose Goose Cafe.
Loose Goose Cafe makes it their goal to serve food that is both delicious and affordable.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Loose Goose Cafe.
Since 1976, Bart’s Homemade has been a destination for ice-cream lovers of all ages. The shop scoops rich, 16% butterfat ice creams in an array of fun flavors, including chocolate Heath bar, mint chip, and Three Geeks and a Red Head—coconut ice cream with coconut flakes, chocolate chunks, fudge brownie, and a raspberry swirl. Local fruit makes appearances in many seasonal flavors, such as ginger peach, featuring ginger from Old Friends Farm and peaches from Franklin County orchards. Bart’s team also whips up batches of healthier treats, including five varieties of sorbet and three hard-serve frozen yogurt flavors.