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The Perfect Three-Day Weekend In The Berkshires

By: Judy Koutsky

The Tap House at Shaker Mill, which opened in 2019, has the type of menu that combines comfort-food pub favorites with healthier options. For instance, they have four different salads alongside bar favorites like soft pretzels and beer-cheese dip and wings. Fan favorite mains include mac and cheese (you can fancy it up by adding broccolini or arugula and mushrooms) and the black angus burger. The healthier option is the grilled skewers (choices include chicken, shrimp, or lamb). Be sure to leave room for dessert—the crowd favorite is the Saranac root-beer float with SoCo vanilla ice cream and the dark chocolate cake with fresh berries and caramel ice cream.   

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By: Nichole Dupont


On a chilly, almost-autumn night I sat with my longstanding "food date" at one of the outdoor picnic tables of the newly minted Tap House at Shaker Mill (managed by Chef Brian Alberg and Denise Albert of the Main Street Hospitality Group). I pored over the menu with childlike greed, albeit with a bourbon in hand. The menu listed all the comforts — sandwiches like chicken club, classic burgers ($13-$15); several different salads including arugula and blueberry ($9-$17); beer/cheese dip with a soft pretzel ($9); baked clams casino ($16); flatbreads and cavatappi mac and cheese in all incarnations; fried chicken ($25); grilled NY strip steak ($29) — making selection a tough endeavor.own, just add your images, text and links, or connect to data from your collection.  


The Tap House at Shaker Mill

The Tap House at Shaker Mill is located in the old Shaker Mill Tavern location. Brian Alberg and crew will be offering local eats, drinks and live music.


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When business owners realized that many schoolkids would still need the school-day meals they’d come to depend upon, local restaurants and groceries rapidly rose to the occasion: 51 Park in Lee is handing out free lunches for kids; the Tap House at Shaker Mill is offering free meals on Mondays to any child or adult in need;.