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Great Casual Berkshire Restaurant for Lunch or Dinner

Listening to guests rave about the pizza they had for lunch at Baba Louie’s Sourdough Pizza today reminded me to post some pictures I took there recently. Here is the colorful exterior of the original casual restaurant on Main Street in Great Barrington, MA. There are now also sister restaurants in Pittsfield, MA, and Hudson, NY.

Great Casual Berkshire Restaurant for Lunch or Dinner

These restaurants are not pizzerias, but it is all about their pizza, and wonderful fresh salads. I describe the pizza as artisinal. No trite pepperoni and red sauce here. Instead, expect wonderful combinations of fresh and atypical ingredients like baby whole potatoes, sun dried tomatoes, pesto, figs, caramelized onions, mozzarella, roasted butternut squash, Asiago cheese, chicken, caramelized onions, Gorgonzola and hot sauce. My favorite is the Puttanesca which includes shrimp, capers, and anchovies (can you tell I like salt?)

The thin crusts are made from the organic, sourdough flour from Richard Bourdon’s Berkshire Mountain Bakery in Housatonic, MA. In fact, he was the original owner of the restaurant. You can still buy pizza directly from him as well at his Housatonic bakery, and I often stop there to pick up a frozen pizza to have on hand. Be sure to stop in for lunch or dinner on your next visit to the Inn at Green River.