Well, it was a beautiful day so I decided that I’d head on out to Springfield. There was slow moving traffic so I didn’t stop in Lee as intended and, well, before I realized it, I was in Springfield. No, I didn’t see Homer, Marge, Bart, or Maggie (it was Massachusetts they were determined to be in, right?)
Springfield is interesting. I was going to stop at the Basketball Hall of Fame, but it was a bit late in the day and, well, I’m not a Basketball afficionado. But it is a cool, cool building (built like – you guessed it – a basketball).
I went to a few different restaurants before stumbling across a place called The Brickhouse, in Indian Orchard. After going to three restaurants that, well, looked a bit sketchy, I looked for the highest rated restaurant and drove over there…
What I liked about it –
- A local sports bar
- Friendly staff
- The Chef and Bartender knew all of their regulars but especially made an effort to come out and welcome me.
- Food was great
- Beer was great.
What I didn’t like about it –
- It’s too far away
- I am not a regular.
But that’s ok. I’m going back. Plus, I found a new beer I liked that’s brewed out in Ludlow…if I only knew where that was, but it is supposedly near Springfield.