Coach D's Steamed Cheeseburgers: I reviewed this little storefront restaurant in Springfield MA back in June 2008 during their grand opening. It was a great little place - friendly owner, comfortable tables and booths, and the best steamed cheeseburgers this side of Ted's in Meriden. We returned several times for lunch and were never disappointed. Unfortunately, it seems that steamed cheeseburgers just weren't popular enough outside of their native Central Connecticut home. It had been a little over a month since our last visit when we went back this weekend (18 April 2009.) Coach D's has closed.
Donut Dip, West Springfield MA (blogged in March 2008:) Happily, Donut Dip is still going strong, baking and serving the best donuts in the Pioneer Valley. When you get tired of factory-made "donuts" shipped frozen from a dunkin' warehouse, make the drive to West Springfield and treat yourself to scratch-made delights baked right there on the premises. Donut Dip coffee is aces, too.