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Staying In Pittsfield: Methuselah Bar and Lounge



After arriving in Pittsfield on the inaugural run of The Berkshire Flyer, we checked into our hotel (more on that tomorrow), to find the bar was closed for food. We headed to a quaint bar down the street called Methuselah Bar and Lounge, which reminded me of the Gramercy Tavern.

Watermelon Margarita

My companions and I started out with drinks. I had the Watermelon Margarita ($11) which was delightful.

Laurenn had a Rose ($10)

The Paper Plane

Jalyn, The Paper Plane ($11) Rye Whiskey, Aperol, Amaro and Lemon Juice

ElizaBeth had Vanish Valley Raspberry Sour a local beer ($6) and Four roses small batch select Bourbon ($14)

And Taylor had the Titania’s Pure ($11) Lavender infused mezcal, wild flower honey simple, lemon juice with a bee pollen rim.

These drinks were generously poured and were reasonably priced.

For food, ElizaBeth and I split the Burrata Salad ($14.99) it read with heirloom tomatoes and basil served with Berkshire Mountain Bakery Sourdough Toast and Balsamic Dressing. Though the salad was good, it was missing the Basil, Balsamic Dressing and the toast wasn’t;t sourdough ( it is my favorite bread). The Burrata however, was melt in your mouth fabulous. I think we actually might have gotten Laurenn salad, as she never got her salad and there were smoked mushrooms. I did not know there were mushrooms on the dish, I thought maybe they added eggplant, it wasn’t until my tongue felt weird,  I knew they were mushrooms, as I am allergic.

ElizaBeth, Taylor and Jalyn all had the Firecide Salad ($11.99) with Chicken added ($3).

I had BBQ Chicken Sandwich ($12.99) Roasted Misty Knoll Farm Chicken, House BBQ Sauce, House Pickled Jalapeño, Smoked Cheddar, Coleslaw, Pretzel Bun. I added the fries for ($3) which was well worth it as they were delicious. There was however no cheddar or cold slaw on this dish. The chicken however was perfectly cooked.

The decor is charming and eclectic, which makes you feel right at home.

The Best Part…..they serve until 10pm.

Methuselah Bar and Lounge: 391 North Street, Pittsfield, MA

Open 5pm -1am closed Sunday.


Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:


Park Terrace Hotel, Hotel Chocolat and Ofreh



Park Terrace Hotel

Hotel Chocolat kicked-off the holidays and unveil the Velvetiser‘s pop-up for the season.


Apple Pie Hot Chocolat from Velvetiser’

We miss the fireworks at the Bryant Park Christmas Tree lighting ceremony but we did watch Ofreh sing Christmas (Baby Please Come Home). Click here to hear her husband Andy Karl singing “Sleigh Bells”.

Healthy snacks and drinks abounded.

Rice paper stuffed with vegetables

Reconnecting with Diva Gals Daily Samantha Bessudo Drucker

Diva Gals Daily Maureen Martin

Diva Gals Daily Delaina Dixon with Hot Chocolat

A salted caramel rum old fashion

From the balcony of the Park Terrace Hotel

From the balcony of the Park Terrace Hotel

From the balcony of the Park Terrace Hotel

There was plenty of holiday cheer, a holiday sing-along and plenty of European style hot chocolate, festive cocktails and bites. What a way to start the season.


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Did You Know You Can Have Breakfast at Tiffany’s



Did you know Tiffany & Co. has the Blue Box Café on the fourth floor nestled within The Landmark, store Tiffany’s 5th Avenue. Inspired by the iconic Tiffany’s heritage, Daniel Boulud, opened a charmingly elegant café that offers three signature culinary experiences for elevated daytime dining.

You can order Breakfast at Tiffany’s | $59. This includes a plain Croissant, Oranais and apricot danish, Madeleine a french butter cake, Parfait Framboise Hampton’s granola, raspberry coulis, Pineapple Rosace with kiwi, lychee, pomegranate, vanilla, lime, Egg In A Shell scrambled egg and caviar. To drink a glass of Golightly, carrot, orange, pineapple, mango and ginger.

There is also Holly’s Favorites | $34. This includes a Croissant, Jam, Fresh Fruit Juice and cafe or Chocolat Chaud.

Tea At Tiffany’s| $98. This includes

Tea Sandwiches

egg & watercress
cucumber, dill & cream cheese
smoked salmon “bagel”
chicken curry & mango chutney
corned beef, mustard & pickles

Scones: traditional scones, jam and double cream

Cookies: canelé, madeleine and coconut rocher


spiced cranberry eton mess
dulce de leche éclair
apple tatin
dark chocolate & orange cube

Your Choice of Belloc Tea: assortments of black, oolong, green, matcha, white, and herbal teas

and a glass of Champagne.

Hervé Rafflin, Brut NV | 30
La Caravelle, Rosé Brut | 35
Ruinart Blanc de Blanc Brut | 70

There is also a Seasonal Menu which has Caviar, soup, salads, quiche, Salmon, baked eggplant, lobster salad, duck terrine, pasta, black angus cheddar cheeseburger, brioche potato bun, french fries and an assortment of desserts.

Have I made you hungry yet? Well head to Tiffany’s for the perfect upscale holiday treat. Maybe, just maybe you’ll also be able to get some shopping in as well.

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Join Us For A Great Thanksgiving Dinner



The Consulate, is a well known French brasserie on the Upper West Side at 519 Columbus Avenue and at 44 West 56th Street. The decor is a place of warmth and sophistication, that welcomes you the moment you walk in. Founder Metodija Mihajlov and his twin brother Kiril, are as charming as their establishment. When you meet them, you can see the love and care they put into everything. Going to The Consulate is a treat for all your senses, so when my friend Margarita got called to Florida to take care of her mother, Elisabeta and I decided eating out was the thing to do. Immediately I went to The Consulate’s menu and my mind was made up.

Thanksgiving prix fixe dinner $78 includes a choice from each category.


Roasted Honey Squash Soup: Amaretto Crunch, Creme Fraiche

Grilled Quail: Cardamon Balsamic glaze



Apple Tart: Vanilla Ice Cream

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Count Down To Thanksgiving: Bourbon Pecan Pie With Or Without Chocolate



In seven days it will be all about the food and especially for me the desserts. Yesterday we gave you the recipe to our favorite Pumpkin Cheesecake. Today is our favorite Bourbon Pecan Pie, which you can also make with Chocolate.

You need:

2 cups pecans (about 7 ounces)

3 large eggs

¾ cup dark brown sugar

cup light corn syrup

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

3 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)

3 tablespoons bourbon

½ teaspoon salt

Deep dish pie crust (I use the frozen ones, but you can bake your own)


¾ cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips. If you use this delete 1 tablespoon of butter.

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Toast the pecans for about 8 minutes, coarsely chop.

In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, brown sugar, corn syrup, vanilla, melted butter, bourbon, and salt until blended.

Stir in the pecans and chocolate chips until evenly distributed.

Pour the filling into the pie shell. Bake on the bottom shelf of the oven for about 55 minutes, or until the center of the pie is set. If the edge is browning too quickly, cover with foil.

Let cool for at least 1 hour before serving.

Taste best with vanilla ice cream.

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