Familiar faces were all around me last night as I checked in with Dishcrawl Ambassador Jenn Iannaconi at the Greenfield Grill. That’s all we knew–that our night of roaming the town for different courses would begin at this restaurant that was for more than 50 years known as Famous Bills. Thankfully, new owner Joe Poirier has updated the menu and manager Tim brought out gorgonzola garlic bread, scallops wrapped in bacon and a little veggie burger as a starter.
On Jenn’s list of attendees, the majority had “Recorder” next to their names–having seen the big feature story in the paper. Most of the others had been to one of Jenn’s three other Crawls and were eager to see what Greenfield would serve up.
It’s a great setting to chat–mutually fond of food, many of us familiar from previous crawls, and I chatted with Pam Kinsmith and Nancy Alexander, both of Greenfield, who were on their first Dishcrawl.
Although I could have asked Manager Tim where we were heading next, I liked very much that after this appetizer, we had no idea where Jenn would take us. It’s like going to a movie and never seeing any previews. I like that.
We hit the street, 17 of us, with 18 other members of the Dishcrawl heading somewhere else, and we walked down Bank Row to Magpie.
There was a special section reserved for us and they brought out a pretty plate with just about the most seasonal dish you can offer–a slice of peach wrapped in Prosciutto. Next to this was some artfully
prepared local zucchini and a little sauce-covered meatball. Small but pretty!
Our final stop was an old standby, for me at least. But I’ve never been to The Brass Buckle after the sun set.
I asked Anika one of the owners, how many people had tried to come in seeing it all lit up. “Only one drunk guy,” she laughed.
Kelly and Anika had made apple pie cake, and the cozy restaurant was filled with rockin music as the 35 Dishcrawlers made our way in. Decaf and the apple cake, with a pretty nutmeg frosting was a perfect cap for a fun night enjoying a crawl through town.