New England

Restaurant Providence

Nicks on Broadway: Sleek, Progressive Providence Diner

Aside from the Culinary Institute of America, Johnson & Wales is probably America’s foremost culinary school. There’s a branch in Charlotte, but the flagship campus resides in Providence. As a result, the small New...
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Flanders Fish Market: Walrus-Approved Seafood in East Lyme

On any given day, Flanders Fish Market sells up to two-dozen varieties of fresh local fish, including flounder, halibut, monkfish, and if you time your visit just right, bluefish, Arctic char or shark. They...
Farm Connecticut

Buttonwood Farm: Familial, Dairy-Fueled Ice Cream in Griswold

A plaque on the wall of the Buttonwood Farm ice cream stand tells the story of the Buttons, who opened a dairy and sawmill in Griswold in 1975. The farm and family have grown...
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Sea Swirl: Charming Seasonal Shack Starring Clam Bellies

Knowing that Rachael Ray recommended Sea Swirl was nearly enough to extinguish my interest in the Mystic seafood shack. Thankfully, Jane and Michael Stern of Roadfood got there first, lending the Swirl lasting credibility....
Pizza New Haven

Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana (aka Pepe’s): Coal-Fired Legend

Wooster Street in New Haven is bookended by two of the most revered pizzerias in the nation: Sally’s Apizza and Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana. Each place has its adherents. Sally’s Apizza was scintillating on...
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Salem Valley Farms: Satisfying Summertime Ice Cream Stand

Farm-fresh ice cream is a New England tradition. Back roads host stands like Salem Valley Farms that are only open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. We ordered from teenagers at the barn window...