Guido's is a place that gets it right

Full story: Berkshire Eagle

Look, we all have favorites. In my case, one of the places I love most in the world is Guido's. I can't get enough of the place.
Comments
1 - 20 of 23 Comments Last updated Feb 24, 2009
First Prev
of 2
Next Last
GMHeller

Mclean, VA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#1
Feb 21, 2009
 
Gee, how lucky all those celebrities must feeling being able to rub shoulders with the person of Alan Chartock.
It must make them feel warm and fuzzy inside.
So if anyone sees a Subaru Forester with WAMC stickers parked in the Big Y lot near Guido's, you know that if you go inside or just wait by the car, you'll get your chance to donate to WAMC in person.
Just remember, spitting is considered a form of assault.

“Everything is local”

Since: Apr 08

Great Barrington, MA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#2
Feb 21, 2009
 
If you doante outside of Guido's or the Big Y to the Evil Dr. do you still get a WAMC coffee mug?
Paying through the Nose

Ludlow, MA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#3
Feb 21, 2009
 
Guido's has high quality food at an even higher price. I guess the beautiful people have the coin and the Berkshire wannabes are willing to pay the price to mingle.

I must say it also picked the right locations for wannabes and beautiful people.
vikkig

Hinsdale, MA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#4
Feb 21, 2009
 
Guido's has it's good days and bad just like every where else. I don't feel the comment of people don't feel comfortable because they don't drive a fancy car is necessary. After all I have said hello to Al(good morning America) at stop and shop. What is the point here. No one should feel like they are beneath anyone. Maybe your treatment is different do they now you well? We don't need to rub elbows with anyone to know we are important or I guess to brag about it...No snobs here
Berkshire Bill

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#5
Feb 21, 2009
 
had to laugh, I just got back from Guidos and the Big Y - both had what I needed, but the fresh raw shrimp were MUCH better at Big Y, and the help at both was the usual high standard.
Scott

United States

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#6
Feb 21, 2009
 
I buy my salmon @ guidos as well as my Ginger ale and other certain specialty foods. I can spend fifty dollars on dinner and breakfast the next morning for the three of us. Considering when you eat out these days you're looking at a buck and a quarter. People need to eat more whole foods. Buy them wher ever you want but you must eat them.
Oh-My

Florence, MA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#7
Feb 21, 2009
 
I guess Chartock needed another "freebee" at Guido's High Price Market.. So he writes about them and they give him free food. Does Domaneys' give him free cheap wine ??

Oh -- I have seen the Guido's truck at the same wholesale market where other ( cheaper priced ) stores also get their product ..
Mia

Pittsfield, MA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#8
Feb 21, 2009
 
What a surprise, the ever-miserable GMHeller had to make a stupid comment, and the usual bahh bahh sheep had to follow suit, well not all but most. I would think a simple column about a health food store would be hard to find fault with, but I guess that's what you thrive on, Poor Mr. Heller, because every post I've seen of yours is negative. I feel sorry for you and your unhappy take on life.
GMHeller

Mclean, VA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#9
Feb 22, 2009
 
Mia wrote:
What a surprise, the ever-miserable GMHeller had to make a stupid comment, and the usual bahh bahh sheep had to follow suit, well not all but most. I would think a simple column about a health food store would be hard to find fault with, but I guess that's what you thrive on, Poor Mr. Heller, because every post I've seen of yours is negative. I feel sorry for you and your unhappy take on life.
Well, no one's perfect.
slick move

Springfield, MA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#10
Feb 22, 2009
 
But it does reek of free advertisement and surely Chartock will get rewarded in fine fashion. It was probably discussed before the article was even written. Wish I was in a position to do it myself.

...everybody needs to play the free card in these tuff economic times. Get what you can for as little as you can. Stop just short of getting arrested. Politicians set this example and it can work for you as well as them
brush hill bob

Downingtown, PA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#11
Feb 22, 2009
 
i'm waiting for "houndog" Heller to find out Guido's or their owners contributions to WAMC. that's why we love him ! lol
irs

Springfield, MA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#12
Feb 22, 2009
 
brush hill bob wrote:
i'm waiting for "houndog" Heller to find out Guido's or their owners contributions to WAMC. that's why we love him ! lol
I don't think their is a line item for fruits and vegetables
GMHeller

Mclean, VA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#13
Feb 22, 2009
 
irs wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't think their is a line item for fruits and vegetables
Are you saying that WAMC is like California -- the land of fruits and nuts?
MikeH

Francestown, NH

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#14
Feb 22, 2009
 
GMHeller wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you saying that WAMC is like California -- the land of fruits and nuts?
You forgot "flakes"- it ain't granola without the flakes...
CMF

Sioux City, IA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#15
Feb 22, 2009
 
What a bunch of fools; the need to make idiotic comments to all articles in the Eagle is absolutely stunning, and indicative of a bunch of pitiful, miserable whiners who didn't get enough attention as children. Please grow up.

I'm not a huge fan of Alan Chartock, but I think he does a great job running WAMC. I also happen to agree with this column. I used to do most of my shopping at Big Y, but it got to the point that I could never find a human with a clue when I needed help finding something. Half of the cashiers won't even speak to you when you check out, and there is definitely a 'corporate' feel about the place. Really unfortunate.

Guido's is wonderful. It is 100% true that every single employee (and the owners) happily help with any questions, and do not hesitate to lead me to any items that I can't find. The cashiers actually hold a human conversation (instead of simply trying to sell whatever special is being pushed, a la Big Y). And last, but certainly not least, Guido's is extremely generous to any and all local schools and charities. These people really know how to run a store, and how to be a valued part of the community.
Paying through the Nose

Ludlow, MA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#16
Feb 22, 2009
 
Guido's service is great but you "pay through the nose" for it. If you can afford paying a steep premium of 50-100% on your food, more power to you.
lost freedoms

Leicester, MA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#17
Feb 22, 2009
 
Ole Gasbag can afford it. He's raping WAMC for all it's worth.

On the bright side this week, almost no socialist support/and/or/rantings

Think he's getting a kickback from the Masario's?
Prove me wrong

Schenectady, NY

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#18
Feb 23, 2009
 
I'd like to put in a plug for the Berkshire Co-Op Market. There. :-)
GMHeller

Mclean, VA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#19
Feb 23, 2009
 
I'd like to put in a plug for all the fools and miserable whiners that feel the need to make idiotic comments in response to inane articles in The Berkshire Eagle -- especially when Lides, Ramdan and Scott/Sharon Mom of Bobby take the time to check their spelling.
Yes indeed, as pitiful as these miserable sots, who apparfently didn't get ANY attention as children, appear to be, it doesn't mean they're bad people -- or good either for that matter.
See you at Guido's Red Meat counter!
good grief man

Springfield, MA

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#20
Feb 23, 2009
 
CMF wrote:
What a bunch of fools; the need to make idiotic comments to all articles in the Eagle is absolutely stunning, and indicative of a bunch of pitiful, miserable whiners who didn't get enough attention as children. Please grow up.
I'm not a huge fan of Alan Chartock, but I think he does a great job running WAMC. I also happen to agree with this column. I used to do most of my shopping at Big Y, but it got to the point that I could never find a human with a clue when I needed help finding something. Half of the cashiers won't even speak to you when you check out, and there is definitely a 'corporate' feel about the place. Really unfortunate.
Guido's is wonderful. It is 100% true that every single employee (and the owners) happily help with any questions, and do not hesitate to lead me to any items that I can't find. The cashiers actually hold a human conversation (instead of simply trying to sell whatever special is being pushed, a la Big Y). And last, but certainly not least, Guido's is extremely generous to any and all local schools and charities. These people really know how to run a store, and how to be a valued part of the community.
half of this one looks to be a cut and paste from Chartocks colon kissing ramble

Tell me when this thread is updated: (Registration is not required)

Add to my Tracker Send me an email

First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Other Recent Manchester Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Review: Mindy Nails Aug 20 Erin 1
Burger King Homo Pick-Up Aug 16 cops friend 5
MA Who do you support for Governor in Massachusett... (Oct '10) Aug 16 Kundrot dionkie 1,163
Lanesville Packy Aug 12 dontknow 2
Yard Sale 10 Dearborn 8/9 -9:00-3 Aug 8 Brynk 1
Union College president takes part in Ice Bucke... Aug 8 Call Me Stupid 1
DA: College kid going to jail over 'knockout' p... Aug 6 Does Four 1

Search the Manchester Forum:
•••

Manchester News Video

•••
Manchester Dating

more search filters

less search filters

•••

Manchester Jobs

•••
Enter and win $5000
•••
•••

Manchester People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

•••

Manchester News, Events & Info

Click for news, events and info in Manchester
•••

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]
•••