2017 Best of the Valley Annual Manual

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Place to see local bands

1. Iron Horse Music Hall

2. The Parlor Room at Signature Sounds

3. Luthiers Co-op

Place for karaoke

1. World War II Club

2. Amy’s Place

3. Doc’s Place

 

Neighborhood bar

1. Amy’s Place

2. Packards Bar

3. The Brass Cat

 

Brew pub

1. Northampton Brewery

2. The People’s Pint

3. Amherst Brewing/Hangar Pub and Grill

 

Winery

1. Black Birch Winery

2. Mineral Hills Winery

3. Amherst Farm Winery

 

Bar for beer selection on tap

1. The Dirty Truth

2. McLadden’s

3. The Hangar Pub & Grill

 

Place for margaritas

1. Mama Iguana’s

2. Mission Cantina

3. Mi Tierra Mexican Restaurant

 

Place for martinis

1. The Tunnel Bar

2. Alina’s Ristorante

3. The Green Room

 

Art museum

1. Smith College Museum of Art

2. Springfield Museums

3. Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

 

Place to see live theater

1. Academy of Music Theatre

2. Majestic Theater

3. Shea Theater Arts Center

 

Charity event

1. Hot Chocolate Run for Safe Passage

2. Monte’s March to Benefit the Foodbank of Western Mass

3. The Relay For Life

 

Local festival

1. Green River Festival

2. The Big E: Eastern States Exposition

3. North Quabbin Garlic & Arts Festival

 

Restaurants

Restaurant

1. Coco & The Cellar Bar

2. Eastside Grill

3. Paul and Elizabeth’s

 

New restaurant

1. Bombay Royale

2. Sevenstrong

3. Pita Pockets

 

Creative American fare restaurant

1. Coco & The Cellar Bar

2. The Alvah Stone

3. Hope & Olive

 

Chinese restaurant

1. Ginger Garden

2. Great Wall

3. Oriental Flavor

 

French restaurant

1. Chez Albert

2. Bistro Les Gras

3. Gypsy Apple Bistro

 

German restaurant

1. Munich Haus German Restaurant

2. Student Prince/The Fort

3. Hofbrahaus

 

Greek restaurant

1. Filos Greek Taverna

2. El Greco

3. Pita Pockets

 

Indian restaurant

1. India House

2. Bombay Royale

3. Pintu’s Indian Palace

 

Italian restaurant

1. Alina’s Ristorante

2. Mulino’s Italian Restaurant

3. Nini’s Ristorante

 

Japanese restaurant

1. Osaka Japanese Restaurant

2. Moshi Moshi Japanese Restaurant

3. Goten of Japan

 

Mediterranean restaurant

1. Amanouz Café

2. Mosaic Café

3. Pita Pockets

 

Mexican restaurant

1. Mission Cantina

2. La Veracruzana

3. Mi Tierra Mexican Restaurant

 

Portuguese restaurant

1. Primavera Café Restaurant

2. Europa Restaurant

3. Tony & Penny’s Restaurant

 

Thai restaurant

1. Thai Garden

2. Siam Square Thai Restaurant

3. Thai Place Restaurant

 

Vietnamese restaurant

1. Banh Mi Saigon

2. Miss Saigon

3. Pho Saigon

 

Steakhouse

1. Caminito Argentinean Steakhouse

2. Texas Roadhouse

3. LongHorn Steakhouse

 

Diner

1. The Bluebonnet Diner

2. Miss Florence Diner

3. Johnny’s Roadside Diner

 

Restaurant for desserts

1. La Fiorentina Pastry Shop

2. Florence Pie Bar

3. The Alvah Stone

 

Restaurant for seafood

1. Paul and Elizabeth’s

2. Webster’s Fish Hook Restaurant

3. Eastside Grill

 

Breakfast

1. Sylvester’s

2. Jake’s

3. The Green Bean

 

Lunch

1. Paul and Elizabeth’s

2. Sylvester’s

3. Esselon Café

 

Sunday brunch

1. Sylvester’s

2. Jake’s

3. The Delaney House

 

Late-night dining

1. Local

2. The Sierra Grille

3. Antonio’s Pizza

 

Service/wait staff

1. Alina’s Ristorante

2. Blue Heron Restaurant & Catering

3. Center Square Grill

 

Wine list

1. ConVino Wine Bar

2. Alina’s Ristorante

3. Blue Heron Restaurant & Catering

 

Place for romantic dining

1. Blue Heron Restaurant & Catering

2. Alina’s Ristorante

3. The Federal a Restaurant & Bar

 

Outdoor dining

1. Northampton Brewery

2. The Alvah Stone

3. Tavern on the Hill

 

Food & Drink

Ribs/barbecue

1. Bub’s BBQ

2. Wildwood Barbeque

3. Theodores’ Blues, Booze and BBQ

 

Southern/cajun food

1. Chef Wayne’s Big Mamou 2. Eastside Grill

3. Bub’s BBQ

 

Place for appetizers/tapas

1. Galaxy

2. The Sierra Grille

3. ConVino Wine Bar

 

Grinders/sandwiches

1. State Street Fruit Store, Deli, Wines & Spirits

2. Easthampton Village Pizza

3. Serio’s Market

 

Hamburgers

1. Local

2. The White Hut

3. Riff’s Joint

 

Hot dogs

1. Nick’s Nest

2. Tom’s Famous Long Hot Dog & Grill

3. The White Hut

 

Pizza

1. Antonio’s Pizza

2. Joe’s Café

3. Hillside Pizza

 

French fries

1. Local

2. Riff’s Joint

3. The Dirty Truth

 

Salads

1. Paul and Elizabeth’s

2. Riff’s Joint

3. Judie’s Restaurant

 

Place for soup

1. Smithsonian Café and Chowder House

2. Paul and Elizabeth’s

3. Panera Bread

 

Sushi

1. Osaka Japanese Restaurant

2. Moshi Moshi Japanese Restaurant

3. Iya Sushi and Noodle Kitchen

 

Vegetarian

1. Paul and Elizabeth’s

2. Bela Restaurant

3. Café Evolution

Wings

1. The Hangar Pub & Grill

2. Toasted Owl

3. Wings over Springfield

 

Deli

1. State Street Fruit Store, Deli, Wines & Spirits

2. Serio’s Market

3. Cooper’s Corner

 

Bakery

1. Small Oven Bakery

2. Hungry Ghost Bread

3. La Fiorentina Pastry Shop

 

Chocolatier

1. Richardson’s Candy Kitchen

2. Ben & Bill’s Chocolate Emporium

3. Heavenly Chocolate

 

Candy Store

1. Sweeties

2. Richardson’s Candy Kitchen

3. Mt. Tom’s Ice Cream

 

Ice cream

1. Herrell’s Ice Cream

2. Mt. Tom’s Ice Cream

3. Flayvors of Cook Farm

 

Gourmet food store

1. Provisions

2. River Valley Co-op

3. Whole Foods Market

 

Local market/grocer

1. River Valley Co-op

2. Serio’s Market

3. Big E’s Supermarket

 

Local farm stand

1. Atlas Farm

2. Golonka Farm

3. Red Fire Farm

 

Local CSA

1. Mountain View Farm

2. Red Fire Farm

3. Crimson & Clover Farm

 

Place for tea

1. Dobra Tea

2. Tea Guys

3. Crepes Tea House

 

Independent coffee house/cafe

1. Shelburne Falls Coffee Roasters

2. Esselon Café

3. Woodstar Café

 

Local coffee roaster

1. Shelburne Falls Coffee Roasters

2. Esselon Café

3. Pierce Brothers Coffee

 

Farmers market

1. Northampton Tuesday Market

2. Amherst Farmers Market

3. Greenfield Farmers’ Market

 

Liquor store

1. Liquors 44

2. Table & Vine

3. Ryan & Casey Liquors

 

Store for wine selection

1. Table & Vine

2. Provisions

3. Liquors 44

 

Store for beer selection

1. Table & Vine

2. Provisions

3. Ryan & Casey Liquors

 

Locally crafted beer

1. Lefty’s Brewing Company

2. Berkshire Brewing Company

3. Treehouse Brewing Company

 

Domestic beer

1. Sam Adams

2. Bud Light

3. Miller Lite

 

Imported beer

1. Guinness

2. Cantillon

3. Heineken

 

Wheels

New car dealer

1. Steve Lewis Subaru

2. TommyCar Auto Group: Country Hyundai, Country Nissan and Northampton Volkswagen

3. Lia Auto Group

 

Used car dealer

1. Nicky D’s

2. Pleasant Journey

3. Country Nissan

 

Motorcycle dealer

1. Harley-Davidson of Southampton

2. Valley Motorsports

3. Ray’s Cycle Center

 

Auto glass replacement

1. JN Phillips Auto Glass

2. Safelite Auto Glass

3. Affordable Auto Glass

 

Auto service shop

1. E.S.P. Auto Inc.

2. Pelham Auto Parts & Service

3. Full Tilt Auto Body

 

Place for body work/auto painting

1. Full Tilt Auto Body

2. ACME Automotive

3. Ed’s Auto Body & Repair Inc.

 

Place to buy tires

1. Town Fair Tire

2. Pete’s Tire Barn

3. Tire Warehouse

 

Auto detailing

1. Josh’s Detailing Service Shop

2. Full Tilt Auto Body

3. Vins Full Service Car Wash  and Detail Center

 

Family Friendly

Family friendly park

1. Look Park

2. Mill 180 Park

3. Stanley Park

 

Tourist destination in the Valley

1. Yankee Candle Flagship

2. Shelburne Falls Bridge of Flowers

3. Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

 

Tourist destination in the Berkshires

1. Tanglewood

2. MASSMoCA

3. The Clark

 

Tourist destination in southern Vermont

1. Downtown Brattleboro

2. Mt. Snow

3. Bennington

 

Sugarhouse

1. North Hadley Sugar Shack

2. Gould’s Maple Sugarhouse

3. Davenport Maple Farm  Restaurant

 

Local children’s toy store

1. A2Z Science and Learning Store

2. The Toy Box

3. Magical Child

 

Local children’s clothing store

1. Once Upon a Child

2. Hens & Chicks

3. A Child’s Garden

 

Material World

Antique shop

1. The Trading Post

2. Whitney Hill Antiques

3. Vintage Cellar

 

Independent bookstore

1. Broadside Bookshop

2. Odyssey Bookshop

3. Raven Used Books

 

Local appliance store

1. Manny’s TV & Appliances

2. Besko Appliance

3. Salemi Appliance

 

Local computer store

1. Yes Computers

2. Green Earth Computers

3. LeftClick

 

Local furniture store

1. Fly By Night

2. Andy’s & the Oak Shoppe

3. Eddie’s Furniture Company, Inc.

 

Local mattress store

1. Yankee Mattress Factory

2. Fly By Night

3. Mattress Firm

 

Florist

1. Forget Me Not Florist

2. Nuttelman’s Florist

3. The Botaniste

 

Garden center/nursery

1. Hadley Garden Center

2. Andrew’s Greenhouse

3. Sixteen Acres Garden Center

 

Place for gift baskets

1. Atkins Farms Country Market

2. State Street Fruit Store, Deli, Wines & Spirits

3. Provisions

 

Place for fair trade products

1. Ten Thousand Villages

2. River Valley Co-op

3. Green Fields Market

 

Consignment shop

1. Urban Exchange

2. Hens & Chicks

3. New 2 You Family Boutique

 

Musical instrument shop

1. Downtown Sounds

2. Gerry’s Music Shop

3. Luthier’s Co-op

 

Pet supply store

1. Dave’s Soda & Pet City

2. Petco

3. A.W. Brown’s

 

Picture framing

1. Hope & Feathers Framing & Gallery

2. Big Red Frame

3. Michael’s

 

Place for used CDs/records/DVDs

1. Turn It Up!

2. Platterpus Records

3. Newbury Comics

 

Vape or smokeless tobacco shop

1. The Enthusiast

2. Jim Buddy’s Vape Shop

3. Notorious Vapors

 

Adult novelty store

1. Oh My Sensuality Shop

2. Adam & Eve

3. Bookends

 

Well Worn

Local jewelry store

1. Silverscape Designs

2. Murduff’s Jewelry

3. Hannoush Jewelers

 

Used clothing store

1. Cancer Connection Thrift Shop

2. Salvation Army

3. Goodwill

 

Place to buy lingerie

1. Gazebo

2. Victoria’s Secret

3. Adam & Eve

 

Bridal boutique

1. The Bridal Barn & Tux Shoppe

2. Pearl Bridal Boutique

3. Aliber’s Bridal

 

Tuxedo shop

1. The Bridal Barn & Tux Shoppe

2. Men’s Wearhouse

3. Aliber’s Bridal

 

Hair salon

1. The Lift

2. Salon 180 East

3. Salon 241

 

Nail salon

1. Peter’s Nails

2. Salon 180 East

3. Kristy’s Nails

 

Tattoo shop

1. Off The Map Tattoo

2. Lucky’s Tattoo & Piercing

3. Haven Body Arts Piercing & Tattoo

 

Body piercing shop

1. Lucky’s Tattoo & Piercing

2. Haven Body Arts Piercing & Tattoo

3. Bang Bang Body Arts

 

Get Physical

Bicycle shop

1. Northampton Bicycle

2. Valley Ski & Bike Werks

3. Laughing Dog Bicycles

 

Ski/snowboard shop

1. Competive Edge Ski & Bike

2. Valley Ski & Bike Werks

3. Theory Skateshop

 

Local ski area

1. Berkshire East

2. Blanford Ski Area

3. Butternut Ski Area

 

Golf course

1. Northampton Country Club

2. Crumpin-Fox Club

3. Southampton Country Club

 

Outdoor gear/camping store

1. Sam’s Outdoor Outfitters

2. Don Gleason’s Camping Supply, Inc.

3. Eastern Mountain Sports

 

Health & fitness center

1. 50/50 Fitness/Nutrition

2. Northampton Athletic Club

3. Hampshire Regional YMCA

 

Group fitness training center

1. 50/50 Fitness/Nutrition

2. Pioneer Valley Crossfit

3. Fitness Fusion

 

Personal trainer

1. Justin Killeen/50/50  Fitness/Nutrition

2. Ayn Topping/Pioneer Valley Crossfit

3. Katie Lipsmeyer/50/50  Fitness/Nutrition

 

Place for Pilates

1. The Pilates Studio

2. 50/50 Fitness/Nutrition

3. Renew Pilates

 

Place for yoga

1. Valley Hot Yoga

2. Yoga Santuary

3. Nirvana Yoga

 

Martial arts studio

1. Spirit of the Heart Martial Arts & Wellness

2. Shaolin Kung Fu Center of Hadley

3. Northampton Martial Arts

 

Road race

1. Holyoke St. Patrick’s Road Race

2. Hot Chocolate Run for Safe Passage

3. Happy Valley 1/2 Marathon & 5K

 

Place for a hike

1. Mt. Tom State Reservation

2. Mt. Sugarloaf State Reservation

3. Skinner State Park

 

To Your Health

Hospital

1. Cooley Dickinson Hospital

2. Baystate Medical Center

3. Baystate Franklin Medical Center

 

Urgent care facility

1. Baystate Urgent Care Springfield

2. Cooley Dickinson Hospital  Urgent Care

3. AEIOU Urgent Care

 

Birthing center

1. Cooley Dickinson  Childbirth Center

2. Wesson Women & Infants at Baystate Medical Center

3. Family Life Center for Maturnity at Mercy Medical Center

 

Place for a massage

1. Elements Hot Tub Spa

2. East Heaven Hot Tubs

3. The Healing Zone

 

Cosmetic surgeon

1. Dr. Glen S. Brooks/Aesthetic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

2. Dr. Simone Topal/Cooley Dickinson Medical Group Plastic Surgery

3. Dr. Roger Allcroft

 

Dentist (individual)

1. Dr. Carina Wohl/Wohl Family Dentistry

2. Dr. Fred Perry/Amherst  Dental Group

3. Dr. Tom Cleary/Cleary Family Dentistry

 

Orthodontic practice

1. Rigali & Walder Orthodontics

2. Demaio Orthodontics

3. Dr. R. Scott Smith Orthodontics

 

Eye doctor

1. Dr. Eric Dostal/Dostal Eyecare

2. Dr. Maribeth Erb/Optical Studio

3. Dr. Nancy Balin/Balin Eye & Laser Center

 

Alternative medicine

1. Clinic Alternative Medicine

2. Northampton Integrative Medicine

3. Pioneer Valley Pain Relief Therapies, LLC

 

Health food store

1. River Valley Co-op

2. Cornucopia

3. Whole Foods Market

 

Day spa

1. Brooks & Butterfield

2. Elements Hot Tub Spa

3. East Heaven Hot Tubs

 

Esthetician

1. Jennifer Koufopoulos/Spa on the Green

2. Fawn Fiore/South & Brewster, A Salon

3. Rebekah Markam/Rebekah Markham Spa

 

At Your Service

Veterinarian

1. Northampton Veterinary Clinic

2. Valley Veterinary Hospital

3. North King Animal Clinic

 

Pet groomer

1. Furs’-A-Flyin’ Pet Grooming

2. The Green Groomer

3. The Good Dog Spot

 

Pet day care/boarding

1. Valley Inn For Pets

2. The Good Dog Spot

3. The Pet Hotel

 

Place for dog training

1. Animal Alliances

2. Dakin Dog Training

3. It’s PAWSible! Dog Training Center & Day Camp

 

Hotel/inn

1. Hotel Northampton

2. The Lord Jeffery Inn

3. Hampton Inn

 

Two-year college

1. Greenfield Community College

2. Holyoke Community College

3. Springfield Technical  Community College

 

Private/charter/alternative School

1. Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School

2. The Hartsbrook School

3. Williston Northampton School

 

Local bank

1. Florence Bank

2. Easthampton Savings Bank

3. PeoplesBank

 

Credit union

1. UmassFive College Federal Credit Union

2. Freedom Credit Union

3. Polish National Credit Union

 

Local insurance agency

1. Finck & Perras Insurance Agency

2. Webber & Grinnell Insurance

3. Whalen Insurance Agency

 

Local tax service

1. Western Mass Tax Associates

2. Dove Business Associates, Inc.

3. Liberty Tax Service

 

Law firm

1. Bacon Wilson Attorneys at Law

2. Etheredge & Steuer, P.C.

3. Ziomek & Ziomek Attorneys  at Law

 

Caterer

1. Seth Mias Catering

2. Hillside Organic Catering

3. Hamel’s Creative Catering

 

Wedding/event photographer

1. Dani Fine Photography

2. Jessica Marie Photography

3. Four Wings Photography

 

Banquet facility/reception hall

1. The Log Cabin

2. Garden House at Look Park

3. Quonquont Farm

 

Event/Wedding DJ

1. Bobby C’s DJ Service

2. Coud 9 Productions

3. Steve Nagle Mobile DJ Service

 

Equipment/party rentals

1. Northampton Rental

2. Hilltown Tents

3. Party Patrol

 

Real estate agency

1. Canon Real Estate

2. Taylor Real Estate

3. Maple and Main Realty

 

Home improvement contractor

1. Valley Home Improvement

2. ToolBox Handyman &  Remodeling Services

3. Integrity Development &  Construction, Inc.

 

Window/door installation

1. Pella

2. Window Works

3. Window World

 

Carpet & flooring store

1. Summerlin Floors

2. National Floors

3. Baystate Rug & Flooring

 

Electrician

1. Whiteley Electric

2. Osgood Electric

3. Current Electric

 

Plumber

1. Richard’s Plumbing & Heating

2. John T. Geryk Plumbing & Heating

3. Sneider Plumbing & Heating

 

Roofer

1. Florence Roofing

2. R.C.I. Roofing

3. Adam Quenneville Roofing

 

Landscaper

1. Snow & Sons Landscaping

2. North Country Landscapes

3. Treefrog Landscapes, Inc.

 

Tree service

1. C.L. Frank & Company

2. LashCo Tree

3. Cotton Tree Service

 

Solar installation

1. PV Squared

2. Northeast Solar

3. Trinity Solar

 

Computer/electronic repair

1. Yes Computers

2. Green Earth Computers

3. Reliable Computer Services

 

Local green business

1. River Valley Co-op

2. PV Squared

3. Cancer Connection Thrift Shop

 

Local non-profit

1. Dakin Humane Society

2. Cancer Connection

3. Safe Passage

 

Information age

Local radio personality

1. Monte Belmonte

2. Bax & O’Brien

3. Joan Holiday

 

Local TV personality

1. Dave Madsen

2. Barry Krieger

3. Brian Lapis

 

Local meteorologist

1. Dave Hayes the Weather Nut

2. Brian Lapis

3. Nick Bannin

 

Author: Advocate Staff

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