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Blue Heron Restaurant | Sunderland, Massachusetts USA

Blue Heron Restaurant






Mini Mason Jar with Housemade Ricotta and Local Honeycomb



Pan seared Blue Fish with seasonal vegetables, garnished with local strawberries.


While driving through the North Hampton / Amherst, I passed by this interesting looking house who had been converted into a restaurant. Upon looking online at their menu, it looked quite promising and decided to stop by for a bite. Little did I know, this would become one of my favorite restaurants in the Western Mass area. Also, if you’re a big localvore, you’ll be pleased to know that there is references to the likes of 44 different local farms!!

If there was one dish that I favored and if you are in the area, please please please do yourself a favor and try it out. Mini Mason Jar with Housemade Ricotta and Local Honeycomb. Absolutely delicious. A cool smooth ricotta with a textured honeycomb on a warm toast. Holy smokes is it amazing!

Blue Heron Restaurant (information gathered 1/2013)
112 North Main Street, Route 47 North
Sunderland, Massachusetts
Tues – Sun 5:00 – 9:00pm
Fri – Sat until 5:00 – 10:00pm

A few parking spaces at the front of the restaurant.

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Swift’s Attic | Austin, Texas USA

Swift’s Attic


Bar Area


Warm Niman Ranch pork cheeks w/ sourdough toast and condiments: fig & mustard


Crispy twice cooked duck wings; ?black bean glaze, kaffir chili sauce


Squid Fries; roasted garlic aioli, ?charred lemon, herb salad


Tucked upstairs, this is a new place I found via Delta’s Sky magazine. As I only had 24+/- hours in Austin, ended up going to Swift’s Attic at 11am, just as it opened. I’m guessing the place wasn’t expecting anyone that early as they were still filming for a local food critic.

My favorite dish was without a doubt, the squid fries. Get the squid fries. Just amazing! It was tender, well seasoned and was really fun to eat. Squeeze the juice from the grilled lemon as you go; as it’ll help keep the squid fries’ texture. So good.

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Swift’s Attic (information gathered 9/2012)
315 Congress Ave. Suite 200
Austin, Texas 78701
Mon – Fri 11:00am–2pm
Mon – Wed 5pm – 10pm
Thur – Sat 5pm – 11pm

Walked over from Annie’s Cafe & Bar right next door. But from the looks of it, very limited meter parking in the front. There might be some parking decks and/or parking lots nearby.

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Swift’s Attic