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Re:A Trip To The Nutmeg State 2014/06/26 02:36:17 (permalink)
Lisa,
Are the roast clams served with a sauce?
 
Michael, 
I've always loved the classic look of houses like the one you grew up in. It must be great to still see it there.
 
 
 
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Re:A Trip To The Nutmeg State 2014/06/26 08:05:33 (permalink)
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Wow, great looking burger! Michael, thats a pretty pink sweater do you wear it much?


Ya like that?  A guy carrying a pink shawl makes fun of my shirt! 

 
Joe, I thought you looked quite Dapper! If you don't get to "The Place" until next year,I'll meet you in June 2015. I plan on taking the family through New England next summer.
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Re:A Trip To The Nutmeg State 2014/06/26 08:19:39 (permalink)
Michael, It's great to see you got Lisa in the Apizza club. You and I have been leading this movement for years. It's nice to see other's come out of the closet and say they are Apizza lovers. Lisa will never be the same, watch her for a week or so, this could be overwhelming for her. 
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Re:A Trip To The Nutmeg State 2014/06/26 10:42:17 (permalink)
Ed,
The roasted clams came with drawn butter and cocktail sauce.  I just used the butter. 
pnwchef,
Yep.  I'm definitely a lover of apizza..........but only clam pie from Pepe's!!
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Re:A Trip To The Nutmeg State 2014/06/26 10:50:41 (permalink)
This is a great trip report! 
 
But you are going to get kicked out of the Trip Report Union if you keep updating it so quickly.  Work-to-rule!
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Re:A Trip To The Nutmeg State 2014/06/26 11:01:47 (permalink)
We spent a morning at Hammonasset beach.  Having lived on the beach in Boston/Revere it was good to walk in the salty water.

 
We stopped at Sea Swirl for lunch.

 
I had fried clams and MH had a hot dog.  We split some kind of lemon ice which was really refreshing.  The clams were much better than at Dad's.  And while I'm not a big fan of hot dogs, this split and grilled one was very good!!!

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Re:A Trip To The Nutmeg State 2014/06/26 11:20:38 (permalink)
OK, that's it. I've been trying to remember where I had the best clams. It was the Sea Swirl in Mystic. Remembered Mystic, remembered Mystic Pizza, but I couldn't remember 
Sea Swirl's name. But I remembered the clams!
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Re:A Trip To The Nutmeg State 2014/06/26 11:22:47 (permalink)
We're standing behind the curtain !
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Re:A Trip To The Nutmeg State 2014/06/26 11:27:25 (permalink)
We were meeting wanderingjew and Sandra at Ford's Lobsters for dinner.  We got there early so I had a chance to take some pictures.

 

 
Reminded me of Rockport, MA.

 
Then my camera told me the battery was dead!  So I managed to get a quick shot of "The Bomb"  which is a whole lot of lobster (short of 1 lb.?) in a sourdough bread bowl, topped with lobster bisque.  Dale and I had the same thing, Sandra had the lobster roll which looked wonderful and MH had mussels.  Maybe Dale can fill in the blanks with more pictures of this heavenly meal.

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Re:A Trip To The Nutmeg State 2014/06/26 11:35:22 (permalink)
My cell phone photos turned out dismal due to the setting sun. I'll post a shot MH's  mussels (not muscles) when I get home from work this evening
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Re:A Trip To The Nutmeg State 2014/06/26 11:53:57 (permalink)
Our last stop was at Flanders Fish Market.

 
We sat outside.

 
We had a lot of clams, but no steamers!  So we started with steamers which were delicious.

 
And since it was our last night in CT we both had lobsters.  MH had a 2 lb. baked stuffed.

 
I had a 2 lb. steamed lobster.

 
It was a nice way to end a perfect vacation....sitting outside, eating steamers and lobsters.  But I seriously want another clam pie from Pepe's!
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Re:A Trip To The Nutmeg State 2014/06/26 12:01:12 (permalink)
It was a wonderful trip and I am so glad I broke down and got lleechef a camera for Christmas.
 
Now I want more apizza, more clams, more lobsters, more mussels and more hot dogs. Oh, and I wouldn't mind another burger from Louis Lunch and some que from Chubby's.
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Re:A Trip To The Nutmeg State 2014/06/26 12:26:49 (permalink)
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It was a wonderful trip and I am so glad I broke down and got lleechef a camera for Christmas.

 
Did you get her a matching Coach Camera Case?
 

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Re:A Trip To The Nutmeg State 2014/06/26 12:39:34 (permalink)
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It was a wonderful trip and I am so glad I broke down and got lleechef a camera for Christmas. 

 
I agree, lleechef is doing a great job with that camera! 

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Re:A Trip To The Nutmeg State 2014/06/26 12:58:39 (permalink)
We use to go to Hammonasset beach as kids, the big waves were great. Michael, what was the reason you went home to Ohio. We all these foods, that you haven't had in years, you must have been one happy camper........happy you both had a great time...............
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Re:A Trip To The Nutmeg State 2014/06/26 13:07:10 (permalink)
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But you are going to get kicked out of the Trip Report Union if you keep updating it so quickly.  
Yeah Lisa, are you trying to make the rest of us look bad?
 
Beautiful looking food and I am especially envious of all that great seafood.  Thanks for doing this report.
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Re:A Trip To The Nutmeg State 2014/06/26 13:18:48 (permalink)
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But you are going to get kicked out of the Trip Report Union if you keep updating it so quickly.  
Yeah Lisa, are you trying to make the rest of us look bad?

Beautiful looking food and I am especially envious of all that great seafood.  Thanks for doing this report.

I wasn't trying to make anybody look bad!  I just wanted to post all the pictures because we had such a great time and ate such great food!!!! 
Do I really get kicked out of the Trip Report Union?? 


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Re:A Trip To The Nutmeg State 2014/06/26 13:26:39 (permalink)
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But you are going to get kicked out of the Trip Report Union if you keep updating it so quickly.  
Yeah Lisa, are you trying to make the rest of us look bad?

Beautiful looking food and I am especially envious of all that great seafood.  Thanks for doing this report.


And Thank you, Lisa for making me part of this trip report. I'm glad you got to enjoy all that Connecticut has to offer although I'm bummed that you didn't get to try some gen-u-wine Connecticut Chicken Pie. I'm also glad that you and MH had great weather during your visit...
 
Speaking of great weather, it appears Mike S will have more of the same while visiting Rhode Island this weekend.
 
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Re:A Trip To The Nutmeg State 2014/06/26 13:27:33 (permalink)
lleechef-
Never!  You have a lifetime membership!
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Re:A Trip To The Nutmeg State 2014/06/26 13:38:31 (permalink)
Whew!  I was getting worried.
Dale
I'm so sorry I didn't get a picture of you and Sandra at Ford's Lobsters!  You two are always great company and your suggestion of Ford's was absolutely wonderful!
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Re:A Trip To The Nutmeg State 2014/06/26 14:07:03 (permalink)
Funny how life's path's take us in different directions...and those "forks in the road" lead us away from "what could have been".
In 1968, when I graduated from college in Salem, Mass. I had a choice of two teaching job offers for my first employment.. One in rurl upstate New York, and the other in New London, Conn. My now ex-wife's brother and his family lived in Noank, and had a guest house that they offered to us for as long as we needed it if we moved to the area for the New London Job. It was on the hill overlooking Abbott's Lobster House. 
Seeing the future as I did I chose Rural New York job to start my career...and my only regret has been missing out on a lot of great shore dinners along that coast... My one visit to the Rocky Point Shore Dining Hall in R I was never to be forgotten.
 
Although I think the Cape Ann- North  Shore Clams out shine those of the L I Sound.. And to my taste Nothing equals a Gulf-shore Oyster.
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Re:A Trip To The Nutmeg State 2014/06/26 14:27:42 (permalink)
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I have to agree with you about the clams.  Ipswich clams are the best.  But since we hadn't had them in so many years, the ones at Sea Swirl sure did hit the spot! 
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Re:A Trip To The Nutmeg State 2014/06/26 16:01:48 (permalink)
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Michael, 
I've always loved the classic look of houses like the one you grew up in. It must be great to still see it there.




Ed,
The trouble is, they put a garage door on the garage, added railings to the front steps, got rid of the white birch and the flagstone walk in the front, and worst of all -- they put in grass to replace the green concrete my father had poured when I left home and wasn't there to mow the lawn.

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Re:A Trip To The Nutmeg State 2014/06/26 16:03:48 (permalink)
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Michael, It's great to see you got Lisa in the Apizza club. You and I have been leading this movement for years. It's nice to see other's come out of the closet and say they are Apizza lovers. Lisa will never be the same, watch her for a week or so, this could be overwhelming for her. 

Bill, she still rhapsodizes about that apizza.
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Re:A Trip To The Nutmeg State 2014/06/26 16:07:03 (permalink)
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Michael Hoffman

It was a wonderful trip and I am so glad I broke down and got lleechef a camera for Christmas.


Did you get her a matching Coach Camera Case?



Bite your damned tongue!

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Re:A Trip To The Nutmeg State 2014/06/26 16:08:28 (permalink)
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We use to go to Hammonasset beach as kids, the big waves were great. Michael, what was the reason you went home to Ohio. We all these foods, that you haven't had in years, you must have been one happy camper........happy you both had a great time...............

I didn't have any choice. The cats had to be fed, and I can't afford to live in Connecticut.

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Re:A Trip To The Nutmeg State 2014/06/26 16:36:23 (permalink)
I blinked and I missed this.

Great (prompt!) report Lisa. Nice assist Michael.
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Re:A Trip To The Nutmeg State 2014/06/26 22:08:47 (permalink)
I know awards are given at the gatherings for best trip report so I nominate this one for rookie of the year!
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Re:A Trip To The Nutmeg State 2014/06/26 22:26:29 (permalink)
Thanks hatteras!  But I have a long way to go to catch up with the pros of trip reporting!!
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Re:A Trip To The Nutmeg State 2014/06/26 23:12:52 (permalink)
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al
I have to agree with you about the clams.  Ipswich clams are the best.  But since we hadn't had them in so many years, the ones at Sea Swirl sure did hit the spot! 


alas..........with so many red tides, many of the clams on the North Shore and sometimes the Cape (although I think LI has been spared), come from elsewhere.....primarily Maryland. Folks may advertise "Ipswich"........but it's more likely St. Michaels. And to be honest, I find "south of the Arm" clams to be the equal of anything the witches of Salem dreamed up.  Then again........I'm the type of person who giggles when I hear folks paying outrageous prices for "Nantucket Scallops".  I suspect a lot of those scallops never saw Tuckernuck or the bottom of a Kennedy yacht (some may have even come from near where the NYYC boats berth)
 
I have never understood why Maryland/VA/Delaware/lower NJ have not developed a fried clam and or any clam business here.  Crabs are all the rage
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