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U.S.S. Chowder Pot III – Branford, CT [CLOSED]

In November 2008, Connecticut held a restaurant week. My mom and I stopped at the U.S.S. Chowder Pot III in Branford after a New Haven art show to unexpectedly discover the special menu they...
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Summer Shack: New England Seafood in Mohegan Sun Casino

Mohegan Sun is one of the two big Native American-owned casinos in southeast Connecticut. The other is Foxwoods. Just like in Vegas, there’s an arms race for rival casinos to outdo each other. That...
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Bishop’s Orchards: Showcasing Acres of Apples Since 1871

Since 1871, Bishop’s Orchards has grown several varieties of fruits and vegetables on their 320-acre plot in South Central Connecticut, but the gigantic apple that crowns the sign leaves little doubt about the family’s...
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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...
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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....