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The Happy Fork

Re:2012 Roadfood Eating Tour - Connecticut Fri, 09/28/12 1:27 PM (permalink)
I am in Harford early Friday night and would love to join in. I am up for anything. Just ping me the details. Brad
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    The Happy Fork

    Re:2012 Roadfood Eating Tour - Connecticut Fri, 09/28/12 1:53 PM (permalink)
    I arrive early evening so if there is a group outing of any sort I am in. Just ping me here with any details. I am at the assigned Sheraton hotel. Brad
     
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      blizzardstormus

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      Re:Still looking to sell my extra ticket for CT tour Fri, 09/28/12 2:14 PM (permalink)

      Mom and I are on our way!
       
      #93
        TnTinCT

        Re:Still looking to sell my extra ticket for CT tour Fri, 09/28/12 4:12 PM (permalink)
        ChiTownDiner


        TTMd at White Hut...good donuts at Donut Dip....jamming at LaSalle Market and Deli in Colinsville....

          AH - it's Big E time (Eastern States Exposition) - White Hut has a space at the Big E for their burgers, and the traffic is bad so they shut down their regular location during fair days.
         
        #94
          paulde

          Re:2012 Roadfood Eating Tour - Connecticut Fri, 09/28/12 5:08 PM (permalink)
          I am at thr Bradley Hotel.  Any plans for a get togather?
           
          Paul
           
          #95
            The Happy Fork

            Re:2012 Roadfood Eating Tour - Connecticut Fri, 09/28/12 6:47 PM (permalink)
            Paul and I are heading to Pho 75 for some dinner. Anyone else in town please drop bye and join us. Cheers!
            <message edited by The Happy Fork on Fri, 09/28/12 10:47 PM>
             
            #96
              Voyageur

              Re:2012 Roadfood Eating Tour - Connecticut Fri, 09/28/12 8:24 PM (permalink)
              Just rolled in from Pepe's in New Haven. Had to experience the original & get a preview of Saturday.
               
              Had the clam pie of course, a medium. Unbelievable. 
               
              A lady asked if I was going to eat all that. She certainly didn't know me!
               
              #97
                ChiTownDiner

                Re:2012 Roadfood Eating Tour - Connecticut Sat, 09/29/12 6:50 PM (permalink)
                A standing room only crowd enjoyed donuts al fresco from both vNeil's Donut and Bake Shop and Coffee An'...great seeing old friends and meeting new! 
                Let's get this party rolling and off we went heading to The Lunch Box.  steamed chesseburgers, a regional delicacy were the order of the day.  Lots of combinations including the massive steamed cheeseburger omelet...wow!
                Off to Sup[er Duper Wienie where our CIA trained owner displayed a wide range of toppings on a solid griddled dog.  We enjoyed ours with saukraut and sauce, chili, cheese and onions and threw in a solid cheesburger deluxe, fries and a B&W shake...all really good!
                Wave Hill Bakery was next with oddles of bread and sandwich samples.  Throw in a triple nut brownie, an almond croissant, a GREAT club sandwich and French Toast on house made bread....so good!
                The highlight - Frank Pepe's grandson describing his love for Pepe's Pizza and then showcasing a pizza buffet with over 10 different topping combinations!!!  Tal about luving your work!
                The audible...Libby's Italian Bakery for cookies...so sweet, so soft, so damn good!
                Blackies was up next fro deep fried dogs.  Tried em regular and well done with the spicey relish sauce they are known for!
                Finally...love in a cup or cone as mother and son described their love affair with ice cream and the business they've built at Big dipper Ice Cream.
                All are reviewed on Roadfood for additional info and I am sure folks will throwe in their comments as well. 
                Day 1 - I'm luving it!
                 
                 
                 
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                  karilyn

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                  Re:Still looking to sell my extra ticket for CT tour Sun, 09/30/12 6:13 PM (permalink)
                  Had such a great time on the tour  . . . wonderful food but even more fabulous people!
                   
                  Can't eat for days . . . 
                   
                  #99
                    The Happy Fork

                    Re:Still looking to sell my extra ticket for CT tour Sun, 09/30/12 6:21 PM (permalink)
                    karilyn


                    Had such a great time on the tour  . . . wonderful food but even more fabulous people!

                    Can't eat for days . . . 

                    Ditto that. Had a blast. Fun hanging out with the Sterns and fellow foodies. Now what's for dinner?
                    Brad
                     
                      Michael Stern

                      Re:Still looking to sell my extra ticket for CT tour Sun, 09/30/12 6:32 PM (permalink)
                      From the Mayor of West Haven to the Roadfood Tour:
                       

                       
                        ChiTownDiner

                        Re:Still looking to sell my extra ticket for CT tour Mon, 10/1/12 2:21 PM (permalink)
                        Sunday began much like Saturday...only this time, it was Dottie's  Diner Donuts for everyone as we prepared to depart.
                        Breakfast was at Doogies where many folks partook in the monster 24 inch hot dog, available with many different topping combinations!
                        Next up, Lenny & Joe's Fish Time restaurant for HOT lobster rolls (as opposed to the cold lobster rolls found northwards), fried whole belly clams, shrimp and scallops (many other combinations were available) and shrimp chowder.  Great to get a fried seafood fix in. 
                        We finished the Tour at Zuppardi's Apizza in West Haven were the 3rd generation of the family told their story and we got to meet them all along with a good many of the 4th generation!  The fresh shucked white clam pizza (described on the today's Roadfood cover) was fantastic.
                        A great 2 days with a lot of really neat Roadfooders!
                        Thanks to Michael Stern and Stephen Rushmore for coordinating and planning this event.
                        And a special shout out to buffetbuster and Cousin Johnny who have made all 8 tours! 
                        Can't wait to start planning for next year...
                         
                          buffetbuster

                          Re:Still looking to sell my extra ticket for CT tour Mon, 10/1/12 3:21 PM (permalink)
                          We flew back from Hartford this morning and I was back at work by 9:00AM. 
                           
                          Speaking for myself, my girlfriend and cousin Johnny, we had a fantastic time!  There was a great group of people who really enjoyed participating.  The variety of foods this year made this one of the best tours yet.
                           
                          I can't seem to find my cable to download photos off of the camera.  May have to go buy a card reader tonight.  Hopefully, I will be able to post some photos in the next few days.
                           
                            wanderingjew

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                            Re:Still looking to sell my extra ticket for CT tour Mon, 10/1/12 5:14 PM (permalink)
                            It was a short 1 hour and 45 minute drive back home for me yesterday afternoon.
                             
                            The roadfood selections was fantastic, the company was even better, my girlfriend who lives about an hour from Hartford joined in for the Saturday evening festivities and she even had 3 slices of Pizza at 
                            Modern Pizza in New Haven and an ice cream cone (albeit child size) at Ashley's Ice Cream
                             
                             
                              Michael Hoffman

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                              Re:Still looking to sell my extra ticket for CT tour Mon, 10/1/12 5:50 PM (permalink)
                              Um, that's Modern Apizza.
                               
                                wanderingjew

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                                Re:Still looking to sell my extra ticket for CT tour Mon, 10/1/12 6:01 PM (permalink)
                                Michael Hoffman


                                Um, that's Modern Apizza.

                                 
                                oops 
                                 
                                  Michael Hoffman

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                                  Re:Still looking to sell my extra ticket for CT tour Mon, 10/1/12 6:06 PM (permalink)
                                  And don't you forget it!
                                   
                                    blizzardstormus

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                                    Re:Still looking to sell my extra ticket for CT tour Mon, 10/1/12 9:01 PM (permalink)
                                    WOW! What a fantastic time! Both Mom and I had a fabulous time, seeing old friends, making new friends and eating great food! Thanks for everyone's patience with my boot and wheelchair. I appreciate everyone's tolerance. Mom was excited about meeting with Jane again;   and Michael thank you for your graciousness. I know some were worried that I was not able to enjoy myself as much as others but I had 2 days of sitting next to Michael and picking his brain. What a rare treat!
                                     
                                    My early vote for next year..Charleston!
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                                      ann peeples

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                                      Re:Still looking to sell my extra ticket for CT tour Mon, 10/1/12 9:08 PM (permalink)
                                      WJ-you have a girlfriend? I am crushed..........lol! Glad you had a good time!
                                       
                                        ChiTownDiner

                                        Re:Still looking to sell my extra ticket for CT tour Mon, 10/1/12 9:21 PM (permalink)
                                        He broke my heart also....
                                         
                                          ann peeples

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                                          Re:Still looking to sell my extra ticket for CT tour Mon, 10/1/12 9:34 PM (permalink)
                                          Glad you ALL had a great time!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                                           
                                            ChiTownDiner

                                            Re:Still looking to sell my extra ticket for CT tour Tue, 10/2/12 7:46 AM (permalink)
                                            Anybody naming their favorite tour stop and/or favorite non-tour stop?
                                             
                                            I enjoyed Zuppardi's and Pepe's almost equally with a dead tie between zip's white clam pie and Pepe's heirloom tomato pie which slipped into the mix as the last pizza out of the oven!
                                             
                                            Non tour stop favorites included Bob's Clam Hut, Rich Farm and Mamie's...all tops in their categories!
                                             
                                            Most frustrating...the time spent locating Clamp's even after a local gave us directions (no sign, no phone) and indicated it was still open...and it wasn't!  TTM'd!!!
                                             
                                             
                                              wanderingjew

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                                              Re:Still looking to sell my extra ticket for CT tour Tue, 10/2/12 8:15 AM (permalink)
                                              ann

                                              After all the eating I did this weekend, I can truly say there is plenty of me to go around
                                               
                                              Chi Town Diner
                                               
                                              Don't fret, you had Cousin Johnny to console you the entire weekend
                                               
                                              blizzardstormus

                                              I think I speak for everyone that we were all so glad that you and your mom were there to join us in Connecticut over the weekend. 
                                               
                                               
                                               
                                                buffetbuster

                                                Re:Still looking to sell my extra ticket for CT tour Tue, 10/2/12 8:37 AM (permalink)
                                                ChiTownDiner

                                                Most frustrating...the time spent locating Clamp's even after a local gave us directions (no sign, no phone) and indicated it was still open...and it wasn't!  TTM'd!!!
                                                That what I get for listening to some surfer looking dude in the middle of Connecticut!
                                                 
                                                Zuppardi's probably ended up being my favorite tour spot, although there was plenty of great competition.  Favorite non tour stops would have been Mamie's, Modern Apizza and Dr. Mike's.
                                                 
                                                Cousin Johnny's favorite place from the weekend was Goulash Place, while Mariton especially loved Wave Hill Breads.   

                                                 
                                                  wanderingjew

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                                                  Re:Still looking to sell my extra ticket for CT tour Tue, 10/2/12 8:45 AM (permalink)
                                                  buffetbuster


                                                  ChiTownDiner

                                                  Most frustrating...the time spent locating Clamp's even after a local gave us directions (no sign, no phone) and indicated it was still open...and it wasn't!  TTM'd!!!
                                                  That what I get for listening to some surfer looking dude in the middle of Connecticut!

                                                  Zuppardi's probably ended up being my favorite tour spot, although there was plenty of great competition.  Favorite non tour stops would have been Mamie's, Modern Apizza and Dr. Mike's.

                                                  Cousin Johnny's favorite place from the weekend was Goulash Place, while Mariton especially loved Wave Hill Breads.   

                                                  I've got to go with all tree Apizza Joints (on the official and unofficial tour) as my favorites- Pepe's Zuppardi's and Modern .
                                                  And then, Lenny and Joe's Lobster Roll would fall into second place...
                                                   
                                                   
                                                    buffetbuster

                                                    Re:Still looking to sell my extra ticket for CT tour Tue, 10/2/12 8:49 AM (permalink)
                                                    WJ-
                                                    You must have received a much better lobster roll at Lenny & Joe's than we did, because ours was not good at all.  No worries, the wonderful fried clams more than made up for that!
                                                     
                                                      wanderingjew

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                                                      Re:Still looking to sell my extra ticket for CT tour Tue, 10/2/12 9:09 AM (permalink)
                                                      buffetbuster


                                                      WJ-
                                                      You must have received a much better lobster roll at Lenny & Joe's than we did, because ours was not good at all.  No worries, the wonderful fried clams more than made up for that!

                                                      Just like I kept getting the better selection  of veggies in Atlanta
                                                      I liked it,  however that's probably because the last lobster roll I had  to compare it to in Manchester NH with Ayersian and Travelin Man was a complete fail
                                                       
                                                      What were your thoughts on The Goulash Place? I thought it was just ok but doesn't even come close to Alex's place in Pittsburgh.
                                                       
                                                       
                                                        buffetbuster

                                                        Re:Still looking to sell my extra ticket for CT tour Tue, 10/2/12 9:21 AM (permalink)
                                                        I thought the food at Goulash Place was good, but nothing special.  The fact that it was our 13th stop of the day probably didn't help.  But, I would agree with you, Jozsa Corner is significantly better.
                                                         
                                                          Michael Stern

                                                          Re:Still looking to sell my extra ticket for CT tour Tue, 10/2/12 10:32 AM (permalink)
                                                          Greg;
                                                           
                                                          A few years ago I arrived at Clamp's at 2:05pm. They close at 2:00, on the dot, and despite my cajoling, would not make me a hamburger. Fortunately, someone at a table there recognized my dilemma and suggested I might want to drive over to Roxbury and a place called Mamie's: Travelin' Manned, but with a happy ending!
                                                           
                                                            buffetbuster

                                                            Re:Still looking to sell my extra ticket for CT tour Tue, 10/2/12 10:52 AM (permalink)
                                                            Michael-
                                                            So that is how you found Mamie's?  That is a happy ending.  We loved that place. 
                                                             
                                                            What I don't get about Clamp's is that they have no phone and no street address, other than just U.S. 202 in New Milford.  It's as if they really want to be kept a secret.   
                                                             
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