If I Ever Have a Bar, It Will Be Like the ‘Voo

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I think that if I ever owned a bar, it would have to be a lot like the Rendezvous in Turners Falls. Once again I joined my pals Joe and Bill and we headed up to Avenue A to Third St. to the friendly confines of this wonderful Friday night place.

It was full, too full, a table in the back of about 15 very boisterous folks was so loud we had to move up front. But after we did I ran into an old friend, Suzanne Love, who most of us hadn’t seen in many years. She’s doing great, studying nursing at GCC, and it was fun to catch up with her. She told us about wild ramps that grow in Leyden, and how we could find some and cook them up. Ramps are a New England tradition, sort of a cross between garlic and scallions.

The Rendezvous has a menu that’s eclectic and generally delicious. They have a guy who wears a cowboy hat who is the bouncer, last night they were getting ready for the band Night Train to play. Their roasted veg salad with beets, goat cheese and greens was a perfect light bite. If I ever do open my own bar, you bet I am going to do some of the same things that these people do, they’ve got it just right.