The weather was kind of cold and clammy and we felt like we needed some comfort food and drink so we stopped at the Farm Bar and Grille in Essex on Saturday. It was the first day free of pandemic restrictions so we felt like we wanted to celebrate a bit. We sat at the bar (at the bar!) and ordered food because we wanted food, not because we were required to. It felt fantastic. The bar and restaurant were busy and the patrons and staff were very cheerful. Jim ordered the well named “Good Decision”: waffle fries with cheese and bacon. I ordered buffalo tenders and mac/cheese. Oh, so comforting! Thanks, Farm staff! We did feel welcomed back.