After what feels like forever, we finally got a great taste of some beautiful summer weather this weekend and it looks like more is headed our way. So what compliments beautiful Berkshire weather the best? If you're thinking lobster rolls and beer, you read my mind.

Cousins Maine Lobster, notorious throughout the country for their fresh Maine lobster rolls, are dropping by two of my favorite local craft breweries in the coming weeks.

This Saturday, May 22, Counins will set up shop at Berkshire Brewing Company on Railroad St. in South Deerfield. From 12 p.m. until 9 p.m. guests can stop into the BBC Beer Garden for a famous lobster roll and wash it down with a signature Berkshire brew. They are asking that customers adhere to social distancing guidelines and orders can be placed in person at the truck or online on their app.

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Then Tuesday, June 1, Cousins Maine will hit even closer to home as they return to Bright Ideas Brewing at Mass MoCA in North Adams. The truck will be open from 12 p.m until 8 p.m. while Bright Ideas serves up all of their favorite libations in the Mass MoCA courtyard. Again, social distancing will be in place and orders can be done in person or on the app.

If you're unfamiliar with the Cousins Maine story here's the deal: Maine natives Sabin Lomac and Jim Tselikis started Cousins Maine Lobster as a single food truck in Los Angeles in 2012, serving up authentic, sustainable lobster rolls with lobsters sourced only from the waters of Maine. After an appearance on the TV show "Shark Tank", which netted the duo a $55,000 investment, Cousins took off. The business has seen exponential growth and now has 20 trucks nationwide that all serve an authentic Maine lobster roll.

They serve two styles of roll: The Maine roll which features Maine lobster served chilled with mayo, on a New England roll, with a lemon wedge. The Maine Roll is a favorite of Mainers and purists alike. The second is the Connecticut Roll, which features Maine lobster, served warmed with butter and lemon, on a New England Roll. The company says the Connecticut Roll is their most popular roll and often referred to as heaven on a bun.


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Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.



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