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Dragon Fiery Grill, Pittsfield, MA

mjoyous Jun 18, 2012 10:01 AM

Just drove past the old Dragon building, and saw a new temporary sign for Dragon Fiery Grill.

Anyone know anything about what's going on....family members, Vietnamese cuisine?

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  1. cowgirlinthesand RE: mjoyous Jun 18, 2012 10:55 AM

    Hey MJ - I saw that sign last night and thought of you! Only info I have is they were given until June 20 to reopen or lose their liquor icense.

    So they are either a bona fide eating establishment or they are trying to extend the life of their license.

    I might go with the second option....

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      mjoyous RE: cowgirlinthesand Jun 18, 2012 05:18 PM

      Cowgirl, you're probably right about the license. We can only hope that perhaps a new dragon will appear.

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        cowgirlinthesand RE: mjoyous Jun 18, 2012 05:29 PM

        Have you gone to the new Jae's in Lenox yet? They added lunch last week, and next week they are supposed to start Wednesday sushi half price. It looks packed every time I drive by,and i'll post after we try it. (hopefully this week!)

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          nfnebwiri RE: cowgirlinthesand Jun 19, 2012 03:49 AM

          Tried it for lunch this weekend. Menu is huge, but we really only got sushi. It was fresh and tasty, although somewhat small. However price was reasonable. Service friendly although a bit slow. Will have to go back to try some of the other stuff on the menu.

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            cowgirlinthesand RE: nfnebwiri Jun 21, 2012 01:09 PM

            So disappointed that i have to agree. Lunch today - sushi just ok - microscopic pieces buried in bland gummy rice. Nice servers but I don't think anyone was trained.

            We'r going to stick with shiro.

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            mjoyous RE: cowgirlinthesand Jun 19, 2012 05:10 PM

            A friend and I thought about going tonight, but ended up going to the house of india. Drove by afterwards, and the parking lot was packed. Am gonna try for lunch one of these days. Will report in; have always found their other incarnations inconsistent.

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              magiesmom RE: mjoyous Jun 19, 2012 05:43 PM

              how was house of India? We used like it a lot, last two meals really bad. Had switched to Aroma, but now it is gone.

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                mjoyous RE: magiesmom Jun 23, 2012 04:17 PM

                We just had two vegetarian dishes and veggie samosas, all of which were fine, but not as spicy as requested.
                Last time I was in GB Aroma was open, but that was atleast two months ago.

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                  mjoyous RE: mjoyous Jun 23, 2012 04:21 PM

                  By the way, there was an "Open" sign at the Dragon yesterday, despite its being obviously closed.

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                    BerkshireTsarina RE: mjoyous Jun 23, 2012 05:50 PM

                    Anyone want to hum a few choruses of "Here we Go Again"?

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                      mjoyous RE: BerkshireTsarina Jun 30, 2012 05:57 PM

                      It really it is open. Went by Thurs evening and there were folks inside. Didn't have time to stop and look at a menu. Anyone been there yet?

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                        Anastasia RE: mjoyous Jul 6, 2012 05:41 PM

                        Have not been, but was at 20RR today in GB and they had a few signs up saying "If you like great Asian food try our new restaurant FIERY GRILL on W. Housatonic St. in Pittsfield".....

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        mjoyous RE: mjoyous Jul 7, 2012 02:45 AM

        Holy spring roll! Went there last night, and the spring rolls were great, what they once were. Not as greasy as Railroad St. or Spice Dragon. The menu is mixed, 8-10 appetizers, some looked interesting, a half dozen dinner salads, some burger/sandwich options, and entrees that are both Asian and fusion.

        My companion and I both had fish tacos. Flounder filling, with nicely spiced shredded cabbage in chipolte lime dressing...a little too much dressing for my taste...but well flavored and packed some decent heat. Served with a healthy side of salad.
        But the three tacos were on flat commercial corn tortillas that had been pulked through hot oil, as one would soften for rolling enchiladas. Greasy and next to impossible to pick up, though companion managed to finish his off by hand. I ate all the filling, and enjoyed it.
        Only one server, and she tried her hardest, but was overwhelmed as front room was filled.
        So...will definitely go back and try some different entrees. Price range similar to the old Dragon, so quite affordable.

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          tbetz RE: mjoyous Aug 3, 2012 05:56 PM

          We ate there just this evening. They've gone to calling the thirty or so selections on their menu "tapas" - no appetizers, no entrees, no desserts, all are tapas. The plates themselves are (save for the ceviche, over-elegantly presented in a large Martini glass) 50% larger servings than I would expect from a tapas plate, and all five that we sampled were delicious. Thumbs up for the spring roll, chicken satay, ceviche (though the Martini glass makes it messy to share), roasted baby octopus, and the larb. Better-than-$8-a-bottle wine by the glass is fairly priced at $8, and a lovely selection of imported beers at $6.

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            StatenIslandSara RE: tbetz Aug 4, 2012 08:46 AM

            We ate there last week. It was underwelming and very salty. Truffle fries were good,wish they were less salty. Got the larb, it was just ok. wished I got spring rolls instead. Didn't care for the poke tuna - really big chunks of raw tuna in a big pile, not really dressed with enough of anything. Not served with anything, and had no bread or crackers or fried wonton skins when I asked for some. Took it home, cooked it. Not much better. Baby octopus with gnocci ok but very salty.

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              tbetz RE: StatenIslandSara Aug 4, 2012 09:26 AM

              For us, the saltiness was at that borderline where it was fine while we were eating it. but we were thirsty as hell the rest of the evening. They are doubtless trying to sell drinks -- the waitress kept trying to push them, and we were able to resist. You are right about the shrimp roll. though. It's quite good.

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