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New Ct. Wine bar!

Ok, anything good that I said about this wine bar I take back. Last night we went out to dinner and thought after we would stop by the wine bar for wine & dessert. When we got to the door a sign said "Closed for Prohibition" but there were people in there. We did not know they were having a "Secret Society" night. You were supposed to text the owner and get the password which we did not do. We were rudely turned away. That is it for us!

Feb 23, 2014
Alica in Southern New England

Has anyone seen Nutkao 2 color spread in CT

There is a place in N. Kingstown RI called Chef a Roni. They carry hard to find things from other countries. You could always call them. Not in CT but not too far away.

Feb 16, 2014
Alica in Southern New England

New Ct. Wine bar!

We went Saturday night. The owner also owns the oil & vinegar and pasta store in Mystic village. He makes both the oil & vinegars and the pasta. Nice guy with a lot of great ideas. A large selection of wines by the glass and bottle. They have cheese plates for right now but he is planning on getting into tapas eventually. He is planning some fun events, first one on February 7th. They have a website and a Facebook page. They would probably explain the events better on there.

Feb 03, 2014
Alica in Southern New England

New Ct. Wine bar!

A new wine bar just opened this weekend in CT. Frizzante Champagne & Wine Bar. It is in N. Stonington on the way to Foxwoods. Nice place, lots of fun events coming up there.

Feb 02, 2014
Alica in Southern New England

Providence Coal Fired Pizza

Do you mean Providence or N. Kingstown? Where the one in N. Kingstown is going there is parking right there. Not sure when it is opening.

Jan 22, 2014
Alica in Southern New England

Providence Coal Fired Pizza

Heard they are also opening in N. Kingstown. Look forward to it!

Jan 20, 2014
Alica in Southern New England

New to Westerly!

I agree with the pretzels at Malted Barley! They are so delicious!

Dec 20, 2013
Alica in Southern New England

New to Westerly!

We like Cafe Longo, Guytanno's, Cooked Goose good for lunch, the food is good at The Twisted Vine. Lots of great restaurants in Mystic & Stonington a 10 min. ride away. The Place for pizza. Vitrano's is good, love their eggplant.

Dec 20, 2013
Alica in Southern New England

Koi Japanese Cuisine in Westerly

I have friends that went recently and had great things to say about Koi also. I love your comments about how little rice they use. That is something I notice also! We will surely try this restaurant soon!

Dec 08, 2013
Alica in Southern New England

Christmas luncheon near New London, CT

Mystic Oyster Club is a pretty restaurant. I bet around the holidays it would be festive.

Oct 29, 2013
Alica in Southern New England

Thanksgiving in or around Mystic, CT?

I enjoy the food there and I think the atmosphere would be perfect for Thanksgiving. We always choose to eat in the pub rather than the main dining room. The pub is cozy with a big stone fireplace. Just a nice place to be. The Mystic Oyster Club would probably be a nice place for Thanksgiving.

Oct 23, 2013
Alica in Southern New England

Honeymoon In Newport---Review

So glad you loved Newport! It is such a beautiful place and you were there the perfect time of year! I have been hearing so much about Pasta Beach but I have never been. After reading your review I really look forward to trying it.

Oct 23, 2013
Alica in Southern New England

Honeymoon in Newport

Aren't the chefs at Baccaro from Al Forno?

Sep 30, 2013
Alica in Southern New England

Honeymoon in Newport

Just googled it, Midtown Oyster Bar, 345 Thames Street, Newport. They have a website. Menu looks good!!!!

Sep 29, 2013
Alica in Southern New England

Honeymoon in Newport

Not sure, I have not been yet. Friends of mine went and they said it was across from The Red Parrot. I know they were working on the building that is right there.

Sep 29, 2013
Alica in Southern New England

Honeymoon in Newport

I heard there is a new oyster bar that opened up in Newport. No reviews yet but might be worth checking out. It is across the street from The Red Parrot.

Sep 29, 2013
Alica in Southern New England

Cleonice, Ellsworth

So Cleonice moved into The Maine Grind. Has anyone been? Reviews are not great. How is the pizza? What is in the old Cleonice spot? That was such a nice restaurant.

Sep 27, 2013
Alica in Northern New England

Bar Harbor trip

Thanks for your great reply! We have had a few so so meals at Havana so that does not surprise me. We ate at Burning Tree a long time ago, but it gets good reviews so look forward to trying it again. Red Sky was on our list also. We tried Mache last year and just thought it was okay. Cleonice is always good! Will report when we return!

Sep 27, 2013
Alica in Northern New England

Bar Harbor trip

We are heading up to Mt Desert Island next week, staying in Hull's Cove. We come up every year. Would love to know if there are any new restaurants we should try. Did I read that Cleonice opened another restaurant? We like Havana, Cafe This Way, Cleonice... We have not been to Burning Tree in years so we might try there one night. Thanks for any help!

Sep 26, 2013
Alica in Northern New England

Wilcox Tavern, Westerly, RI

sad to say, I take it all back! Went back to Wilcox Tavern after our great experience and it was not good in any way. I even had the same thing. Oh well, too bad!

Sep 16, 2013
Alica in Southern New England

Trattoria Simpatico in Jamestown

I know that Trattoria Simpatico now has a new owner. I was just wondering how it is now. Is it worth going?

Sep 14, 2013
Alica in Southern New England

Rhode Island clamming question?

That is what alot of people were doing when we went. So really you do not need all of the equipment. I would wear the water shoes. It is mucky in areas.

Aug 30, 2013
Alica in Southern New England

Rhode Island clamming question?

We went at low tide. We could walk out very far and the water was just below my knees. Glad i had the water shoes because in areas it did get mucky, not everywhere. Water was clear. It was nice.

Aug 28, 2013
Alica in Southern New England

Rhode Island clamming question?

We went a few weeks ago for the first time. We are RI residents so we did not need a permit. We went to Quonnie, near Charlestown. All of the equipment you need is at Benny's (at least the one in Westerly). We got water shoes which were inexpensive. We got rakes, a clamming basket and an inflatable donut to float the basket. We got quahogs. It was fun! Another popular spot that we will try some time is right as you are going over the bridge to go into Galilee. You can find out permit info online. It was sort of a big investment for one meal but I am sure we will do it again.

Aug 28, 2013
Alica in Southern New England
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Need hounders help for dinner in Mystic!

Daniel Packer Inn, in the pub downstairs. Good food, nice atmosphere, Like an English pub, average prices, not over the top.

Aug 28, 2013
Alica in Southern New England

Tin Tin Bakery - New in Westerly

So excited to try it! I do not know much about Chinese bakeries but love to try new things!

Aug 21, 2013
Alica in Southern New England

Bar Harbor Dining

Havana was always good.

Aug 12, 2013
Alica in Northern New England

Wilcox Tavern, Westerly, RI

We went to Wilcox Tavern for dinner last night. Have lived in there area for a long time and never thought to try it. I guess they have a new chef. Everything we had was wonderful! The menu had a lot of interesting things on it like shrimp & grits. It was tough to chose! We will go back for sure.

Aug 11, 2013
Alica in Southern New England

Mystic, CT Lunch?

THANKS! Will look into it!

Aug 09, 2013
Alica in Southern New England

Mystic, CT Lunch?

I just looked at the VooDoo grill menu. Have never thought about going there! A few questions, I am not a big fan of spicy hot food, would you say it is spicy flavorful or spicy hot. What is the crawfish like? Thanks! Always like to try something new.

Aug 08, 2013
Alica in Southern New England