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Bassett's Fine Food & Spirits Restaurant Review: Far up in Montgomery County in the still-rural, upscale village of Poolesville sits an old-timer, part tavern and part family gathering place. That it is the community hub is quite apparent, especially if you hit there midday for Sunday brunch. Indeed, but the food and the ambience look as if snatched from a Norman Rockwell painting. Think peel and eat shrimp, hot wings and a crab-and-artichoke dip to start, leading to New England clam chowder, hunky burgers with a mound of fries, fried chicken (of course) and Aunt Betty’s tuna sandwich. While the cuisine is not haute, the buzz is hot, and folks really gravitate to a spot where the waitstaff greet one and all with a “hi, y’all” and pass around good cheer. Speaking of cheer, you may want to spend some time chatting it up with the locals in the lively bar, which offers daily specials.