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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...
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Dad’s: Traditional New England Seafood in Niantic

Dad’s is long-time favorite of people who have flocked to the seaside resort town of Niantic. Owners Patricia Waddington and daughters Dede Waddington and Dawn Londregan have ensured that the fried seafood emporium has...
Restaurant Hartford

A.C. Petersen Farms – West Hartford, CT

A foodie’s dream – finding an old fashioned vintage Roadfood spot that is unheralded on the spur of the moment. How often does it happen? I had finished an appraisal at the University of...
Restaurant Connecticut

Pat’s Kountry Kitchen: Kitschy Breakfast Barn in Old Saybrook [CLOSED]

Pat Brink’s restaurant, which dates to 1973, has become a southern Connecticut institution. The restaurant could easily be called “Pat’s Kountry Kitschen.” I was happy to see that two of my patron saints, Jane...
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Lenny & Joe’s Fish Tale: A Broiled and Fried Seafood Story

Since 1979, Lenny & Joe’s has been supplying coastal Connecticut with broiled and fried seafood. Lenny & Joe’s reach extends west, to a fried seafood outpost in Madison, and east to a third location...
Restaurant Hartford

Carbone’s: Sporting Stalwart in Hartford’s Little Italy

Carbone’s is a stalwart of Hartford’s Little Italy and has been feeding hearty Italian food to locals since 1938. Guy Carbone is the latest proprietor. The restaurant doesn’t look like much from the outside,...