Williamstown

On Friday, we decided to take a day trip to Williamstown, Mass.  The weather was beautiful, the downtown was quaint, the Williams College Museum of Art was free and pretty well stocked (I found my new favorite artist, William E Edgerton), the A Frame Bakery had some awesome apple cake, and Sushi Thai Garden was pretty cheap and good.

But, the two highlights were The Red Herring restaurant and the Williamstown Theatre Festival.  Now, we didn’t actually go to either of these places, but they were still quite memorable.  When we arrived in town, it was around noon.  We wandered about main street trying to decide on lunch.  There was an Indian place, a Thai place, and a place called ‘The Red Herring Victuals.’  So we decided to check out the red herring.  They, of course, were closed.  The owner wandered by as we were at the door and told us that they would open at 1pm.  I have my doubts… Google thinks their website is this, two of the three reviews on yelp are from the same people… I just think the Red Herring is aptly named, and is simply a red herring.

The other amusement was the Williamstown Theatre Festival.  We didn’t see a play or anything, but how can you be in a town and be named the ‘WTF?’  Their website even uses the term ‘WTF’!

…theatre you’ve come to expect from the WTF. Period. [...] Each summer, WTF presents a full theatrical season compressed into just two months.  [...] with each WTF production [...]
WTF?  Forget the fact that they are just a theatre house and not even a festival, but has no one clued them in?  Is it on purpose?  What is going on?
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