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Westfield’s Great Awakening Brewing is the latest craft brewery in region

Chris Maza
Chrism@thereminder.com

WESTFIELD – A new brewery has become part of the, well, great awakening of the Whip City’s craft beer scene....
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Another brewery joins Westfield’s craft beer awakening

Chris Maza
chrism@thereminder.com

WESTFIELD – A new brewery has become part of the, well, great awakening of the Whip City’s craft beer scene....
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D&J’s Hash House brings back the car hop experience

Dennis Hackett
Dennis@thereminder.com

SOUTHWICK – Time and time again between my travels from Westfield to Southwick have I passed D&J’s Hash House on College Highway and until this past weekend never took a chance on it until they started advertising a car hop service – and I was not disappointed....
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Best damn takeout: Jerk chicken from Yaad Jamaican

Danielle Eaton
daniellee@thereminder.com

CHICOPEE – I moved to Western Massachusetts a little over three years ago now, and one of my favorite things about the area is the amount of diversity – especially when it comes to food....
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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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