Since there hasn't been any guessing at the itinerary for a while, I thought I'd share the results of my Best Unified Roadfood Predictor (BURP). By plotting various high rated locations from the website, I've come to several conclusions:
1. Most of the good Roadfood in the state is west of a line from Hartford to West Haven. This does not include the Clinton Seafood Shack Cluster (Clam Castle, Lobster Landing, Lenny & Joe's and Johnny Ad's Drive-In).
2. The Sterns will want to take us to Belgique Chocolatier in Kent before it closes in October (according to Chowhound). This would lead the tour deep into the western part of the state.
3. Since Saturday is the longer day, that trip will have a longer sweep of the state and will be concentrated on the western side.
4. I don't have enough to do.
With this in mind, this is my prediction using BURP:
Bantam Bread Co.
Clamps Hamburger Stand
Amiogs Deli & Groceries
Dr. Mike's Ice Cream
Blackie's Hot Dog Stand
The Big Dipper
K. LaMay's Steamed Cheeseburgers and/or Ted's
and the using the Bilmes-Boyle Theory that one pizza dinner will not be in New Haven -
Either Roseland or First Street Apizza
Sunday, BURP isn't quite so helpful but here it goes:
Bush Meadow Farm
The New Britain Hot Dog Pound (Doggie's, The Dawg House, Capitol Lunch)
The Clinton Seafood Shack Cluster
a possible side trip to hit Kamp Dog, Abbott's and Kitchen Little
and then New Haven (Which would avoid Saturday night crowds)
Any feedback you could give me on BURP would be appreciated.
post edited by Michael Shriro - 2012/08/14 22:19:39