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2004/04/21 18:50:08 (permalink)

Connecticut Roadfood

Roadfood is the cover story of the May issue of Connecticut Magazine. They took some very delicious-looking pictures of hot dogs, hamburgers, and ice cream!
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    Grampy
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    RE: Connecticut Roadfood 2004/04/21 19:06:44 (permalink)
    Look forward to reading it!

    BTW, Michael, I don't know if you saw this in another thread: A new BBQ place opened last weekend right here in Western Mass. It's called Holy Smoke (partly because it is in an old church), and it's located on Rtes 5 & 10 in Hatfield, about a mile north of exit 21 off I91. I hope to try it soon, in spite of the fact that it is owned by my boss's ex-husband, Lou.
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    RE: Connecticut Roadfood 2004/04/21 21:32:15 (permalink)
    I have calculated, based on the much larger number of Roadfood reviews of establishments located in the state of Connecticut versus the number for establishments in other states, that Connecticut is the largest state in the nation.
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    RE: Connecticut Roadfood 2004/04/21 21:40:16 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by TJ Jackson

    I have calculated, based on the much larger number of Roadfood reviews of establishments located in the state of Connecticut versus the number for establishments in other states, that Connecticut is the largest state in the nation.

    And since there are NO reviews of Roadfood in Alaska, that would make us the SMALLEST state in the nation! WOAH! Somebody contact Lone Star......
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    RE: Connecticut Roadfood 2004/04/21 21:46:54 (permalink)
    Roadfood is where you find it!
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    Grampy
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    RE: Connecticut Roadfood 2004/04/21 22:10:53 (permalink)
    I hear that CT has fewest pigs per capita than any other state. Just stating facts. Go from there.
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    RE: Connecticut Roadfood 2004/04/21 22:13:32 (permalink)
    Are there any links to the Connecticut magazine story. If no, could someone list the places mentioned. Thanks.
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    RE: Connecticut Roadfood 2004/04/22 07:49:06 (permalink)

    http://www.connecticutmag.com/site/news.cfm?brd=2329

    but the site hasn't been updated yet
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    RE: Connecticut Roadfood 2004/04/22 09:05:59 (permalink)
    We got our magazine this week, and I have already noted how many places we have been, but so many more to explore. Connecticut has a lot of non-chain small restaurants. The ones who have been around for awhile are usually pretty good. I don't dare tell the Stern's about our local Italian place. They have the best pizza. We are always able to get in. They are next to a huge place that serves mediocre food, but has a busy bar. I guess people see the busy parking lot...
    We keep our subscription to the Ct. magazine mainly because we enjoy the Stern's articles. This one is superb.
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    Gamma
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    RE: Connecticut Roadfood 2004/05/03 18:52:01 (permalink)
    It's not that CT is so large, it's that there are so many discerning (and voluble) food lovers here that the roadfood here is just...well, terrific.
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    RE: Connecticut Roadfood 2004/05/04 11:47:10 (permalink)
    Does anyone know if O'Rourke's in Middletown is open on Mondays? We're going to be in the region later this month and Monday is the only day we could conceivably go.
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    RE: Connecticut Roadfood 2004/05/04 12:26:36 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by danimal15

    Does anyone know if O'Rourke's in Middletown is open on Mondays? We're going to be in the region later this month and Monday is the only day we could conceivably go.


    I don't know if they are open Mondays, but they do close at 2:00. Here is their number 860-346-6101.
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    RE: Connecticut Roadfood 2004/05/04 12:30:15 (permalink)
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    It's not that CT is so large, it's that there are so many discerning (and voluble) food lovers here
    *grin*

    I suppose the fact that the Sterns reside there has no bearing on the proliferation of reviews in that state?

    *big grin*
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    RE: Connecticut Roadfood 2004/05/05 00:00:41 (permalink)
    Connecticut is a state where immigrants of so many different ethnic groups settled in the 20th century. They all worked together in the factories and mills, and lived very closely in distinctive neighborhoods.Most of the towns and cities are small, each one with it's own character and atmosphere. Good Roadfood in this state binds all these ethnic groups together, seeking something different outside their own Neighborhood! In Connecticut, you can just travel down the next road to find a new taste of something. That is why it is a special place.
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    RE: Connecticut Roadfood 2004/05/06 11:48:27 (permalink)
    A friend from Texas who was working here in Connecticut for a while commented that one of the things he liked about the state was that things were close together so it was easy to get to places. It didn't take days of traveling like in Texas.
    He also had found some good barbecue, the Texan's national dish, but wondered why it was so expensive. He learned that it was considered exotic cuisine and priced appropriately.
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    RE: Connecticut Roadfood 2004/05/06 12:31:50 (permalink)
    I still have trouble believing there are over 100 places in Connecticut listed on Roadfood but only 30 in Illinois. I definitely detect a bias.
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    RE: Connecticut Roadfood 2004/05/06 20:38:01 (permalink)
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    over 100 places in Connecticut listed on Roadfood


    Get out the colored pushpins and locate the Connecticut sites. Do you detect a higher density near Georgetown, in Redding? Could this be the home base of the Stern gang? [|)]
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    RE: Connecticut Roadfood 2004/05/26 18:54:19 (permalink)
    Michael and Jane.......great review in Connecticut Magazine! Also, I love the magazine cover. One great thing about living here in CT is that it is so small that you can easily drive to anywhere in the state in less than two hours. From where we live in the NW corner it takes us longer to get to the great seafood places at the shore but we are also closer to MA and NY locations. We can drive to The Snack Shack in Canaan, CT in about 25 mintues or to DenMo's in Southbury or Blue Sky Foods in New Hartford, CT (all for to-die-for whole belly clams) in a half hour! Such a wonderful time of the year!
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    RE: Connecticut Roadfood 2004/06/04 09:48:55 (permalink)
    Glenwood Drive In in Hamden wasn't even mentioned when they have the BEST grilled dogs in the State( just say one dog burnt!) and Seafood that can compare to anywhere else in CT. For the fried clam lover I reccomned the fish and chips place on rt 67 in Seymour. The name escapes me it is about a mile from Route 8 headed toward Newhaven. I thought the clams were as good as the ones available from the North Shore on good days and better than anything else in CT on other days. They change there oil a lot and the clams are always small and sweet.
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    RE: Connecticut Roadfood 2004/06/04 10:32:40 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by lleechef

    quote:
    Originally posted by TJ Jackson

    I have calculated, based on the much larger number of Roadfood reviews of establishments located in the state of Connecticut versus the number for establishments in other states, that Connecticut is the largest state in the nation.

    And since there are NO reviews of Roadfood in Alaska, that would make us the SMALLEST state in the nation! WOAH! Somebody contact Lone Star......


    No Alaska roadfood reviews Well maybe SOMEONE ought to remedy that! Gee--wonder who we could get to cover that assignment
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    RE: Connecticut Roadfood 2004/06/04 11:52:31 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Roadfoodwarrior

    Glenwood Drive In in Hamden wasn't even mentioned when they have the BEST grilled dogs in the State( just say one dog burnt!) and Seafood that can compare to anywhere else in CT. For the fried clam lover I reccomned the fish and chips place on rt 67 in Seymour. The name escapes me it is about a mile from Route 8 headed toward Newhaven. I thought the clams were as good as the ones available from the North Shore on good days and better than anything else in CT on other days. They change there oil a lot and the clams are always small and sweet.


    After those great dogs at the Glenwood, save some room for the great Ice Cream right next door, Kelleys Kone Konnection.All of the Ice cream is homemade and the Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream is too die for any time of the year
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    RE: Connecticut Roadfood 2004/06/05 15:16:54 (permalink)
    I read the mag when I was in Western Mass (Hi Grampy!).

    Looks like 3/4 of the good eateries are down near the seashore...a good reason to go next time I'm back Pothole City (Westfield).
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    RE: Connecticut Roadfood 2004/06/06 23:07:21 (permalink)
    I agree that the Glenwood is worthy of being rated, although I haven't sampled a few of the places in the Top 10.

    There's just something about those Glenwood long dogs, onion rings and seafood that makes them the best all around in the northern suburbs of New Haven.

    However, do you want to sample the best dog in the state that wasn't mentioned, and isn't even reviewed on this site ?

    Go to Hartford - that's right, Hartford, and go to Rosco's Big Dog.
    You may not know them cuz he's only been open for nine months, but it's definitely the most unique tasting dog in Connecticut.

    Exit 27 off I-91
    Airport Rd turns into Brown.
    Right on Franklin

    www.roscosbigdog.com

    A true dog person won't be disappointed.
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    RE: Connecticut Roadfood 2004/06/09 19:55:57 (permalink)

    Just read the CT Mag story, Congrats to J&M!

    Ed&Terry
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    Michael Stern
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    RE: Connecticut Roadfood 2004/06/09 20:34:34 (permalink)
    Some people put the cart before the horse. We don't list more good places to eat in Connecticut because we live in Connecticut. We live in Connecticut because it has more good places to eat!

    And by the way, we do like the[url='http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=654']Glenwood Drive-In[/url].
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    RE: Connecticut Roadfood 2004/06/09 23:18:42 (permalink)
    Stratford, Connecticut, is about to be blessed with a new sprout of SuperDuperWeenie, opening sometime soon on Main Street in the Paradise Green area. They are taking over the storefront formerly used by HellOfaDog, briefly, and one of the Gold's Delis before that. With Danny's Drive-In also in town, we are will be tied with Fairfield for most highly-rated doghuts at two apiece.
    There is also a fairly recently opened Mac's Canteen in nearby Milford, close to the hospital. Connecticut reigns supreme.
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    RE: Connecticut Roadfood 2004/06/10 09:55:17 (permalink)
    One overlooked CT Roadfood spot is Paul's on the Post Road (Route 1) in Milford. They've been there since the beginning of Roadfood time and still serve up a great burger.


    Stratford also has the Windmill, another great place for dogs.
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    RE: Connecticut Roadfood 2004/06/14 20:16:39 (permalink)
    don't forget the long dogs at the Cricket (Main St & Access Rd in Stratford) or The Greek's (Cherry St, Milford)


    And - I'll concur about Paul's Famous Hamburgers, Mr. Mac's Canteen, and The Windmill.
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    RE: Connecticut Roadfood 2004/06/14 20:30:41 (permalink)
    I concur with all of those mention by long dog. Cricket, Pauls, The greeks, Danny, Bills are all awesome. I cant wait for the new super dupeer wieenie!
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    RE: Connecticut Roadfood 2004/06/21 16:49:14 (permalink)
    Rumour: the governor of CT is resigning his post in no small part because of the scandal caused by the disproportionately large number of CT establishments that have gotten reviewed on this site.

    Well, an unfounded rumour is a type of rumour, right?
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