Photo of the Day: June 15, 2016

I’m actually leaving for Connecticut tomorrow for a few days, so I wanted to share this shot of the Thomas Oyster Co. in historic Mystic Seaport from March of last year. We’ll be heading back there for another visit and a couple other places we went last time. However, we are adding a new stop:…

Photo of the Day: June 5, 2017

A cold pint of City Steam Brewery’s own “Naughty Nurse Amber”. Taste-wise, it’s right up there with some of the best micro-brews I’ve ever had. Hartford, Connecticut. March 2016.

Photo of the Day: June 3, 2017

I love the way Bento Boxes compartmentalize everything (and I don’t even have OCD). It makes for a wonderful presentation when you do it right. Korean BBQ chicken, kale salad, udon noodles, and a fried egg…do you need anything else? Sunberry Cafe, Hartford, Connecticut. March 2016.

Photo of the Day: May 30, 2017

Staring up at the masts of the whaling ship Charles W. Morgan, docked at historic Mystic Seaport in Connecticut. The ghost hunter in me wondered if any crew-members still lurk below deck. March 2016.

Photo of the Day: May 25, 2017

A Dijon chicken panini at the Mystic Diner in Connecticut. An unremarkable sandwich—I just love how this picture came out. They say you eat with your eyes first, but nevertheless, it’s our mouths and stomachs which count the most. March 2016.

Photo of the Day: May 23, 2017

Face to face with Vincent. I’m not an art aficionado, but Hartford’s Wadsworth Atheneum just blew me away. Who wouldn’t be awestruck when standing so close to a Van Gogh? The museum was elegant, but not stuffy. March 2016.

Coming Up on 100 Restaurant Reviews

Tomorrow, I will be posting my 100th restaurant review. I first started doing food write-ups in the spring of 2015 on my personal blog after looking to try something new. This past fall, I decided to move all of my food and drink writing to a separate website, which I called Eating New Jersey. There…

Travel Guide CT: Black Eyed Sally’s (Hartford)

The pickle chips and okra appetizer combo. Only $5.95 and so big we couldn’t finish. I walked out of Black Eyed Sally’s very sad—sad that we didn’t find this place sooner. I’ve been to Texas twice in my travels, to Dallas and San Antonio. Add up all the meals I had in those two cities,…

Travel Guide CT: Mystic Diner (Mystic)

The Dijon Chicken Panini. We just needed to see how Connecticut does diners, being from New Jersey which is the diner capital of the world. We stopped in at the Mystic Diner right after visiting the aquarium and before heading over to the historic seaport. The menu was just as large as a Jersey diner,…

Travel Guide CT: M & M Bistro (Hartford)

I don’t usually care for hotel restaurants. To me, they have always been kind of “blah”. Because it was starting to get chilly out, and honestly, we were sick of walking around Hartford (Will’s fitness app has tracked us at over ten miles walking in two days), we decided to give the M & M Bistro inside the…