Famous people found around the Table’s Edge. Besides Elizabeth Taylor. Rachel Maddow. A regular at Green Street Café. She was a local radio personality in Northampton, Massachusetts before she rose to Queen of MSNBC. Sous-chef at Curtis & Schwartz, Gabrielle Hamilton. She became acclaimed author of Blood, Bones & Butter and still holds court at her East Village gem, Prune. President Calvin Coolidge. Coolidge Park Café.
Virginia Woolf meets Jim Wolff’s waitress. My favorite obituary headline ever: HELEN LAVALLE, 94, ADVISED ELIZABETH TAYLOR “Amongst her many jobs, Helen was a waitress at the former Williams House, where she was the only waitress who could tell Elizabeth Taylor that one lobster was enough.” -Daily Hampshire Gazette Elizabeth Taylor was at Smith College in the 60’s filming “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf”, with Richard Burton. Assume that’s when she may have tried to indulge in local lobster binge-ing and Helen Lavalle would have none of it. The old Williams… Read more Liz Taylor & Lobster →
Thanks to all who bought Table’s Edge this holiday season and over the past 10 + years. As we migrate back to our roots in NYC this Spring, we will remember our time in Northampton & the Pioneer Valley. Those who retain their great cuisine are India House and La Veracruzana. Godspeed and good eating. ~ Carol Colitti Levine
Northampton has lost a stalwart in its dining history. Dan Yacuzzo, former owner of Eastside Grill. Got his start at Roger Kirwood’s original fern bar, Fitzwilly’s where Dan in turn trained current… Read more Founding Tables →