Category Archives: Connecticut

Lucibello’s Italian Pastry Shop, New Haven CT

Lucibello’s Italian Pastry Shop Rainbow Cookies Vanilla Custard Zeppole Sfogliatelle Baba Au Rhum with Vanilla Cream Chocolate Chip Cannoli Serving the fine folks of New Haven since 1929 it was en route to New York from Mystic that a detour … Continue reading

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Mystic Pizza, Mystic CT

Mystic Pizza Pepperoni Slice Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Although Hollywood magic has recreated sunken cruise ships and built entire universes of superheroes it turns out that Donald Petrie’s 1988 film Mystic Pizza is based in reality, the shop built … Continue reading

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Oyster Club, Mystic CT

Oyster Club Farm to Hearth Whole Wheat Bread, Housemade Cornbread, Herb Butter New England style Quahog Clam Chowder, Bacon, Celery, Potato, Fresh Parsley Bibb Lettuce Salad – Anchovy and Garic Dressing, Parmigiano Reggiano, Farm to Hearth Croutons Housemade Prosciutto, Fermented … Continue reading

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Engine Room, Mystic CT

Engine Room Carolina-style Hush Puppies – Black Pepper Sauce Cinnamon Sugar Donut Holes – Warm Icing Chicken & Waffles – Buttermilk Brined Breast, Cornmeal Waffle, Sesame-Honey Hot Sauce, Sunnyside Egg Grilled Sweet Potato Bread Cornbread – Maple Butter When any … Continue reading

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Bleu Squid Breakfast & Bakery Café, Mystic CT

Bleu Squid Breakfast & Bakery Café Bleu Squid Blend Coffee by Mystic Coffee Roasters Apple Almond Bread Pudding with Whipped Cream Sweet Corn Pancakes with Blueberries and Derby Farms 100% Pure Vermont Maple Syrup Carrot Cake Cupcake with Walnuts, Raisins … Continue reading

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RISE, Mystic CT

RISE Grilled Coffee Cake Muffin Cakey McPancake – Chocolate Buttermilk Pancake, Bittersweet Chocolate Chips, Butter, Bobo’s Maple Syrup Returning to Mystic for day four of a trek through New England it was on a rainy Sunday morning with Sift closed … Continue reading

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Union League Cafe, New Haven CT

Union League Café Guadaloupe – Fresh Pineapple Juice, Lime, Vanilla Beans Gougeres Fennel Seed and White Bread with Butter Venison Terrine – Chestnut, Huckleberry Jam, Frisee Salad, Grilled Oatmeal Bread Jarret de Sanglier – Wild Boar Osso Bucco, Creamy Polenta, … Continue reading

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Sandra’s Next Generation, New Haven CT

Sandra’s Next Generation Buttered Cornbread Shandrea’s Combo Plate – Fried Chicken, Fried Pork Chop, Collard Greens, Baked Macaroni & Cheese Candied Yam Cornbread Banana Pudding If one had to think about a “least likely to succeed on an Ivy League … Continue reading

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Da Legna, New Haven CT

Da Legna Clark Street Pizza – Sliced Tomatoes, Eggplant, Ricotta, Mozzarella, Fresh Basil, Garlic, Extra Virgin Olive Oil Figura Pizza – Prosciutto, Gorgonzola Cheese, Fig Preserves, Fresh Mozzarella, Truffle Honey S’mores Crème Brulee – Dark Chocolate, White Chocolate, Graham Cracker … Continue reading

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Bella’s Cafe, New Haven CT

Bella’s Café Coffee Sticky Bun French Toast – Egg-battered Bella’s Biscuits, Cinnamon Smear, Golden Raisin, Toasted Pecans, Cream Cheese Buttercream Carrot Cake Pancakes – Buttermilk, Carrots, Pineapple, Coconut, Walnuts, Cream Cheese Buttercream, Vermont Maple Syrup Considered by many to be … Continue reading

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Neil’s Donuts and Bake Shop, Wallingford CT

Neil’s Donuts and Bake Shop Black & White Cookie White Chocolate Rainbow Cookie / Dark Chocolate Rainbow Cookie Apple Cider Donut Crumb Donut Blueberry Cake Donut Buttermilk Bar Strawberry Frosting Donut Vanilla Cream Powdered Sugar Donut Located approximately 20-30 minutes … Continue reading

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BAR, New Haven CT

BAR White Pie with Mashed Potatoes and Bacon Tomato Pie with Mozzarella and Meatballs Not about to get lost in the land of Frank Pepe’s, Modern Apizza and Sally’s, the promise of brick oven Pizza, freshly brewed Beer and Dancing … Continue reading

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Orangeside on Temple, New Haven CT

Orangeside on Temple Raised and Glazed “Mounds-like” with chocolate and coconut “The Turtle” with peanuts, chocolate, and caramel Almond-Buttercrunch Caramel Powdered Sugar Raspberry Known for its apizza, New Haven pulled off a bit of a surprise with Orangeside on Temple, … Continue reading

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Modern Apizza, New Haven CT

Modern Apizza Half Tomato Pie/Half Clam and Garlic Established in 1934, slightly after Pepe’s, and featuring a larger dining area, shorter lines, and a more extensive menu Modern Apizza was the logical next stop on my brief trek through New … Continue reading

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Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, New Haven CT

Frank Pepe Half Tomato Pie/Half Clam and Garlic Established in 1925 by Italian Immigrant Frank Pepe his eponymous pizzeria is home to perhaps the most iconic pie in the United States and with hour plus lines still the norm nearly … Continue reading

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