This thing from Maggie McFly’s was called the “Titanic”. And why not? Two chocolate lava cakes, four scoops each of chocolate and vanilla ice cream chocolate chips, M & M’s, walnuts, peanut butter cups, chocolate syrup, caramel, gummy worms, and whipped cream. They should have named it the “Iceberg” instead because it could sink a…
Sometimes you can indeed have too much of a good thing. This shop below the Steamboat Inn in Mystic, Connecticut offered more than 150 different kinds of whiskey…but I could not decide on one, and ended up buying nothing. What a tragedy! June 2017.
The drawbridge of Mystic, Connecticut is a beautiful work of architecture in the quaint yet modern seaside town. I just loved walking around there, going into the different shops. The area is very photogenic. June 2017.
Penguins at the Mystic Aquarium. The one at the top above the worker on the right wasn’t exactly following directions. He or she kept trying to climb on her shoulder to steal food. It was adorable. June 2017.
Before your mind begins to wonder, no, this ain’t no “snack bar”. In fact, such a misnomer is dangerous. What the Sea View Snack Bar actually is, is a 40-year-old roadside seafood joint that sits about 50 feet from Mystic River. As we approached it, I knew this would be a place we would like….
When you walk in, you are immediately met with a dessert-making station. Cakes and ice cream are sourced from local bakeries and dairy producers. As you wait, you stare at the display case. We grabbed a menu to browse. We knew very shortly after that we were skipping over an appetizer to save room for…
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:…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.