It's no longer a sleepy Massachusetts river town, but a magnet for restaurant industry innovators.
Rail Trail Flatbread Co. in Hudson opens at 11 a.m., and there's already a collection of locals waiting outside on a Friday afternoon. The restaurant smells more like the repurposed wood that lines the walls and bar than pizza, but it's early. A few cooks load up the hardwood oven while others toss dough. The bar is already in full swing and customers are knocking back housemade, spicy and briny Bloody Marys.