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I need a little help from my springfield area friends

I have been to all three places and I would rate them in this order: Sitar (by far), India House, then Pintu. The food is good at all of the places, but the service was EXTREMELY SLOW at Pintu (took an hour and a half to get our food). India House is overpriced, as are most of the restaurants in Northampton. Try take out at Sitar if you don't have time to eat in. They are fast and friendly. Just call ahead.

Jun 27, 2010
eyetri in Southern New England

BBQ in CT

I just went to Smokin' with Chris and the food was fantastic. I would highly recommend it. Meat was not too dry and they had two different kinds of sauce. Cornbread was not too dry as well. Mac and cheese was nice and cole slaw was good. Overall, best bbq I have had in CT. Definitely better than Little Mark's. Also got a chance to talk to Chris and he gave us a little history of the building. Wonderful atmosphere. Highly recommended and we will be back.

Jun 27, 2010
eyetri in Southern New England

Sushi in CT--let's talk about our favorite places

I am really questioning the taste of the responders to this thread. I am an Asian-American who has eaten sushi for all of his natural life. The key to good sushi is quality and preparation. I have found that if the restaurant is a fusion restaurant, the preparation of the food is generally poor. Ask where the sushi chef is from and how they trained. You will be very surprised with the responses. I don't like to bash on certain restaurants, so I will just say that my favorite place was Maeda in Simsbury. The sushi chef was an old guy from Japan. The owners closed the place and are opening a new place in Blue Back Square called Umi. It is a conveyor belt sushi place, so the quality might not be great. It will still be better than some of the places mentioned in this thread. Also, sushi was meant to be eaten with your hands and not chopsticks. I learned this while in Japan.

Jun 26, 2010
eyetri in Southern New England

Chicago-style pizza in New Haven - does it exist?

I grew up in Chicago for 20 years and I live in CT now. I know what you mean when you get that craving. I love Chicago-style pizza, but I guess it is not for everyone (like the person above). If you really want a Chicago style pizza, you should mail-order one. I have sent several to family members across the country and they love it! They cook it halfway for you, then pack it in dry ice. It is usually sent next-day air. Just unpack, heat and you are good to go! My favorite place in Chicago is Gulliver's on the northside on Howard. Bacino's, Giordano's and Uno's (the original and Due's) are also very good. Just google their websites.

Jun 26, 2010
eyetri in Southern New England