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The Best Damn Takeout: El Comalito

Dennis Hackett
Dennis@thereminder.com

EASTHAMPTON - With our new edition of The Reminder finally hitting Easthampton, what better way to bring it in than with our first Best Damn Takeout for the area, starting with El Comalito, a Mexican, Salvadoran hybrid restaurant....
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Best damn takeout: Longmeadow’s Posto - Italian fare

Payton North
payton@thereminder.com

LONGMEADOW – Despite the fact that restaurants in the area are starting to open their doors with outdoor seating, many people are still wary of going out to eat – or they’re still enjoying the convenience of regularly getting takeout and eating from the comforts of home....
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Iron Duke Brewing Company to remain in Ludlow

Chris Maza
Chrism@thereminder.com

LUDLOW – Change is in the wind at Iron Duke Brewing Company. The biggest change of all, however, is the fact that they won’t be changing addresses....
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Big E plans to continue, Hall of Fame induction postponed

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD/SPRINGFIELD – With the uncertainty of the future in terms of the prevalence of COVID-19 and the lack of a vaccine, another area event has been postponed....
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Best Damn Takeout: Theodore’s Booze, Blues & BBQ

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – A longtime staple of downtown Springfield, Theodore’s Booze, Blues & BBQ on Worthington Street has been a go-to for the Maza family thanks to its unique blend of great food, atmosphere and drinks....
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Two Weeks Notice Brewing celebrates one year anniversary

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – Just over a year ago, the taproom at Two Weeks Notice Brewing Company was at full capacity and a line to get in stretched into the parking lot....
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Best Damn Takeout: Calabrese Market

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

WEST SPRINGFIELD – Having just finished a recent hike in Southwick just as lunchtime was approaching, my wife and I were hoping to grab something tasty on our way back to Springfield to give the 2-year-old her afternoon nap....
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Best Damn Takeout: Frigo’s Foods in East Longmeadow

Danielle Eaton
daniellee@thereminder.com

EAST LONGMEADOW/SPRINGFIELD – Five years ago my husband and I were visiting his family in Springfield during one of our college breaks. His family, determined to make two New Yorkers into New England fanatics, showed us the many offerings of the city, including Frigo’s Foods....
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The Best Damn Take-out: Bueno Y Sano in Springfield

Danielle Eaton
daniellee@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – Bueno Y Sano is no hidden gem, go anywhere in the Pioneer Valley and people will know of the restaurant’s delicious cuisine. ...
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Games for the family: Yoshi’s Crafted World by Nintendo

Danielle Eaton
DanielleE@thereminder.com

You don’t have to love games and play them often to know characters from Nintendo’s Mario franchise. Over the years there have been dozens of spin-off games: Mario Kart, Mario Party, Super Mario Odyssey, Luigi’s Mansion and more....
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Best Damn Takeout: Center Square Grill in East Longmeadow

Payton North
payton@thereminder.com

EAST LONGMEADOW – When I go out to eat, I’m notorious for getting the same thing. Nine times out of 10, I’ll order some form of glazed salmon with double veggies, or veggies and rice. It’s rare that I’ll step outside the proverbial box. I know what I like, and I often stick to it....
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NBA giving fans a chance to relive history through #NBATogetherLive series

Dennis Hackett

With the current NBA season at a standstill as a result of the ongoing global pandemic, the league is engaging its fans with live rebroadcasts of classic games on both its YouTube channel and Twitter page....
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NHL offering unique ways for fans to get their hockey fix

Dennis Hackett

If you are like me and are experiencing hockey withdrawals as this year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs were scheduled to kick off back on April 8, there are plenty of ways to try and fill that void....
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Best damn takeout: Pafumi’s To Go in Wilbraham

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

WILBRAHAM – Generally, when I'm looking for takeout in Wilbraham, I stick to the restaurants on Route 20. But recently, I decided to head down Main Street to try Pafumi's To Go....
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Best Damn Takeout: Basil’s of Stafford Springs, CT

Payton North
payton@thereminder.com

STAFFORD SPRINGS, CT – Last week, we started the “best damn takeout” column – a spin off our “best damn sandwich” column....
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Classic NFL games on YouTube offer social distancing reprieve

Dennis Hackett

Just about every year around this time after the NFL free agency wraps up I always start to miss NFL football and with no other live sports ongoing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic that hole feels a little bigger. ...
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Best Damn Take-out: Nino’s Pizzeria and Chic E D’s excel

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

SPRINGFIELD – At this time, we are being asked to support local restaurants by ordering take-out. ...
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Games for the Family: Just Dance 2020 for Nintendo Switch

Danielle Eaton
daniellee@thereminder.com

In my house, we’re heading into week three of working from home full time. Normally when my game-obsessed husband begs me to play video games with him I’m too busy, I have a lot of work to do or I’m wrapped up in one of my own interests/hobbies. ...
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The Best (Darn) Sandwich: The Bread Basket, week four

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

RUSSELL – Many times while eating out, I like to ask myself, “Could I make something this good at home?”?...
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Podcasts offer variety of topics for your listening pleasure

G. Michael Dobbs
news@thereminder.com

Having grown up as an ardent radio listener, I have to say that podcasts fill in and expand on the kind of radio I enjoy: inventive, creative spoken word presented by interesting people....
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Games for the family: Nintendo’s new Animal Crossing

Danielle Eaton
daniellee@thereminder.com

Despite my job taking up hours of my time each day, recently I felt myself going a little stir-crazy. My husband, an avid gamer, decided now was my time to shine, so he bought me a Nintendo Switch and their most recently released game, Animal Crossing: New Horizons....
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Local breweries try to cope amidst COVID-19 restrictions

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

GREATER SPRINGFIELD – Craft brewing in Western Massachusetts has been a growing and thriving industry over the past decade, however, many are now contemplating how they will continue to operate after Gov. Charlie Baker’s restrictions on the service industry in response to the coronavirus pandemic. ...
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The Best Damn Sandwich: The Bread Basket, week three

Sarah Heinonen
sarah@thereminder.com

RUSSELL – Let’s get one thing straight. I love hearty food. I truly love it. Why eat unless you’re going to feel satisfied and full afterward? ...
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