10 Things You Should Never Do In Pittsfield Or The Berkshires
There are rules, d'ya undastand!? Yes, there are rules, some are written and some are unwritten. Whether you live in Pittsfield or elsewhere in The Berkshires, you need to know these things.
10 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER DO IN PITTSFIELD AND THE BERKSHIRES
1. YOU MUSTN'T ORDER A COORS LIGHT AT MOE'S TAVERN
Their website is literally nocoorslight.com. Moe's in Lee is a (good) beer and whiskey joint and no crappy light beer is allowed. Bro.
2. KETCHUP DOESN'T BELONG ON A HOT DOG RANCH BABY HOT DOG
Craig Benoit, owner of The Hot Dog Ranch in Pittsfield, told Slater and Marjo that ketchup just does not belong on a hot dog. Mustard? Yes. Onion? Yes. The famous brown sauce? HELL YES.
3. STOP WISHING FOR THE BERKSHIRE MALL TO COME BACK
New owner after new owner... Promises, promises... There have been many goo ideas proposed on what to do with the defunct Berkshire Mall in Lanesborough, but nothing has come to life. As far as returning as a functioning mall? Not gonna happen. Check out the Lee Outlets.
4. DO NOT ORDER CHICKEN "McNUGGETS" AT BURGER KING
I know it just rolls off the tongue. Anything "Mc" is McDonalds, not its major competitor. Burger King fans, show some respect.
5. FORGET DRIVING THROUGH LENOX DURING A TANGLEWOOD CONCERT
It's not quite Gillette Stadium traffic, but Lenox is no major city, and the traffic in the town of about 5000 people is terrible when it's concert time.
6. DON'T LOOK FOR BOWLING ANYMORE IN PITTSFIELD
Candle Lanes on North St. is lone gone at this point, and the beloved Ken's Bowl on Dalton Ave has been razed to make way for a marijuana grow facility. Try Mingo's in North Adams or Cove Lanes in Great Barrington.
7. STOP QUESTIONING PITTSFIELD'S NORTH STREET'S LAYOUT
As far as we know, the bike lanes are here to stay, and there is data showing that Pittsfield's main street is now safer for pedestrians.
8. IT'S LIVE 95.9 (NINE), NOT LIVE 95.5.
Live 95.9 was Live 105.5 at one point, and I get it, five rhymes with Live, but just don't ever say Live 95 POINT FIVE.
9. DON'T ASK SUBWAY TO TAKE THE BREAD OUT
The Atkins diet was so 2000, bro. Even though Subway says they don't mind removing some bread from the middle of the sub roll to make sure it's not all carbs but don't be that guy. Don't be a Slater.
10. DON'T EXPECT BAGEL'S TOO TO COME BACK
We all knew it, we all loved it, we all miss Bagel's Too on North St., but it ain't coming back.