June is all about Grads! While celebrating life events such as graduations, having the right space and food is essential to making the celebration special. Here are five eatery ideas that offer good vibes and wonderful food!
1. Memos Restaurant
Memos Restaurant is located in West Springfield, Mass and has served brunch to Western Mass since 1953. They cook with local produce to serve comfort foods such as banana pancakes, eggs benedict, steak, and mimosas. Memo’s is popular with locals and appreciated for they’re friendly staff along with their delicious food. They can accommodate large groups, and prices are reasonable. Dress code is casual, and the atmosphere is country diner décor. Memo’s is committed to customer service so you will not be disappointed.
2. Lattitude Restaurant
If you prefer a more contemporary experience, Lattitude Restaurant has got you covered! Chef Jeffrey Daigneau graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, and has dedicated his life to the craft of cooking. After working at the Rainbow Room in New York City and American Seasons on Nantucket, he brought his talents back to his hometown of Western Mass. His ingredients consist of local produce, and his plates are visually exquisite. Latitudes can accommodate a large group with reservations. They offer brunch, lunch, and dinner!
3. Gateway City Arts
Gateway City Arts in Holyoke “is a venue for events, entertainment, dining, art-making, teaching, and learning in Holyoke’s growing Arts and Innovation District.” Once a nineteenth-century mill turned entertainment venue, Gateway City Art’s atmosphere is a culmination of the owner’s artwork such as paintings, sculptures, and restoration skills. Vitek Kruta is a professional artist from the Czech Republic and his partner Lori Divine is a painter. Gateway City Arts is a one of a kind physical extension of their personalities and talents. It makes for a perfect place to celebrate for any size group or occasion. The venue offers a spacious outdoor beer garden, Sunday brunch in the café, two theatres with a full-service bar and bistro.
4. Nadim’s Downtown
Reserve your spot on the patio at Nadim’s Downtown. The open-air patio on Main Street in Springfield is the perfect place to soak up the sun and indulge in Meditteranean cuisine. Located diagonally across from the Mass Mutual Center and just one block away from Symphony Hall, Nadim’s offers convenience to main venues along with delicious food compliments of Chef Nadim himself. Nadim’s offers lunch and dinner menus and a full-service bar; indoor seating is available as well.
5. Uno’s Pizzeria, Downtown Springfield
Drawn from the identity of downtown Chicago, Uno’s Pizzeria in downtown Springfield is conveniently located next to the Hilton Garden Inn and neighbor to the Basketball Hall of Fame. Spacious and accommodating for large groups, the classic deep dish pizza and live entertainment on the patio will leave your grad with a smile of satisfaction.