High Horse’s ‘Beyond The Pale’ British-style ale is extraordinary, but the rest of their line up is also quite good. The bar food is tasty, but a little pricey for what you get.
Hope + Olive
- 44 Hope St.
- Greenfield, MA 01301
What is it about Greenfield? There are so many little gems there, but they rarely get the attention they deserve. We’ve been adoring The People’s Pint, for example, for years and have only recently posted a short snippet on our last trip there. Hope & Olive is another place that deserves so much more than what we’re providing now. The cocktails we’ve had over the years are always inventive, fun, and delicious. There was a crazy watermelon sangria-type thing happening last summer that was absolutely remarkable. A few years ago I had an Indian Pudding that deserved its own Michelin star. The regular menu is also fantastic: The short ribs, the crispy brussels, the slow-roasted carnitas. We’ve never experienced a “Meh” moment in this place. On top of it all the owners are super nice and regularly helping out. Wish we were eating there tonight!
Sadly, Chez Albert in Amherst closed its doors May 25, 2018. It was extraordinary, one of our favorites, and dearly missed.