It took me 28 years, one month and 28 days to visit America and now, in the blink of an eye, I’m back home. I comfort myself with food memories – Korean fried chicken, Japanese black cod, Venezuelan arepas, Mexican tacos, New York pizza…the list goes on.
Our holiday began in Sheffield, Massachusetts, about two and a half hours from New York. There I ate bagels, sushi, sourdough pizza and exceptional home cooked meals. All that, and super sized sandwiches at Barrington Brewery.
Barrington Brewery is exactly what you’d expect an American diner to be. It’s spacious with large wooden booths that allow plenty of room for pints of solar beer (brewed on the premises), super sandwiches, fried sides and enormous slices of chocolate cake.
Around the table we had everything from the Classic Reuben ($10), unusual Smoked Salmon BLT ($10), Mixed NY Grill ($10) and a surprisingly fresh looking Arugula Salad ($10.50) with greens, beets, walnuts, dried berries and local goat’s cheese.
The sandwiches were enormous, dripping with molten cheese and juice from the generous portions of meat. Each came with a choice of sweet potato or beer battered fries (go with the former – definitely the best I’ve tasted), along with a large pickle.
Barrington Brewery may make McDonald’s look healthy, but the food is undeniably delicious and a must-eat for anyone with hours to digest horizontally afterwards.
Barrington Brewery, 420 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington MA 01230