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Big E: 2014 food finds

We had oysters to start. I had seared scallops with a chili jam glaze with mashed potatoes & veggies. My husband had blackened tuna with sticky rice and a sirachi sauce. The food is great there. The view is beautiful, yes especially around sunset.

Sep 19, 2014
Alica in Southern New England

Big E: 2014 food finds

So glad the lobster rolls worked out and Matunick is great! We actually had dinner there tonight. It was wonderful and the view was just so perfect! Have you been? A worthwhile trip to RI!

Sep 18, 2014
Alica in Southern New England

Your Top Wait Persons

Kelly the bartender at Water Street Cafe in Stonington. She is so great at what she does. She always has that bar in complete control and never seems flustered. She remembers what we like to eat and drink and has a great personality. Her bar is filled with many of her fans each night she works. We always have a good experience there because of her and of course the food!

Sep 16, 2014
Alica in Southern New England

Big E: 2014 food finds

Matunick Oyster Bar will be at the Big E! That is great! I have not been in years but I was talking to someone recently who said they love the lobster rolls there. I just remember the baked potato, apple pie and corn dipped in butter...

Sep 15, 2014
Alica in Southern New England

Bar Harbor area restaurant news

Thanks opinionated chef! We go every year to the area, we love it up there! Last year we went to Red Sky twice. Food was good, we stayed in Southwest Harbor. We have been to Mache, thought it was okay. Years ago we went to Burning tree and liked it. Will try to go there this year. We are staying in Trenton this year so we look forward to exploring that area a bit. We used to love Cleonice but have heard mixed reviews since they have moved. I was really wondering if anything new opened up that we could try. Did a new restaurant go in Cleonice's old space?

Sep 15, 2014
Alica in Northern New England

5th Annual CT Cheese & Wine Festival: A Perfect Fall Feast at Hopkins Vineyard

Thank you that sounds like fun!!

Sep 10, 2014
Alica in Southern New England

Restaurants around Stonington, CT

Right in Stonington is Water Street Cafe, great food, atmosphere. Swooner in Stonington has a beautiful view, nice restaurant. Noah's, Dog Watch more casual. Mystic has Daniel Packer Inn, Mystic Oyster Club, Engine Room, New restaurant with beautiful view Red 36. Fords in Noank, great seafood, BYOB.

Sep 09, 2014
Alica in Southern New England

Looking for nice dinner in Lyme, Chester, Deep River, etc...

Heard great things about it! Can't wait to go!!!!

Sep 06, 2014
Alica in Southern New England

Looking for nice dinner in Lyme, Chester, Deep River, etc...

Is Ottos pizza the place owned by River Tavern?

Sep 06, 2014
Alica in Southern New England

Bar Harbor area restaurant news

We are coming up to Maine in about a month and we are staying in Trenton. I was wondering if there is anything new going on with the restaurants in that area. We go to Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor, Ellsworth, etc…. We love food and love to try new restaurants. We usually go to Cafe This Way, Havanna, Cleonice……

Aug 26, 2014
Alica in Northern New England

CT: clams casino or linguine with clam sauce, take me to the water!

Oh I love Peking Tokyo!! Glad you had a great meal! It was really mobbed in Mystic also. Such a great area!

CT: clams casino or linguine with clam sauce, take me to the water!

In Stonington where Dog Watch is there is also Water Street Cafe. They do not have a view but it is a pretty restaurant and the food is very good.

Jun 29, 2014
Alica in Southern New England

Martha's Vineyard advice

Thanks for all of the great advice! We had an okay food experience on the vineyard. We had a very good dinner at Alchemy. The menu looked good at Lola's but we felt it was not that great there at all. Menemsha was definitely a highlight. We had fried clams at The Bite and they were great. We got take out at Menemsha fish market and Larsons for lunch, both were great! We went for dessert at Detente and we so regretted not having dinner there. LOVED The Black Sheep cheese shop! We got Chilmark chocolates and they were wonderful! Look forward to our next vineyard trip it is so beautiful there!

Jun 19, 2014
Alica in Southern New England

Martha's Vineyard advice

Is Home Port on the water? That sounds interesting. We have been to L'etoile a few times and it is very nice, loved the Charlotte Inn. We usually like restaurants with great food, more atmosphere, less formal. The menu at Lola's looks good! Thanks for all of the advice! Look forward to going!

Jun 02, 2014
Alica in Southern New England

Martha's Vineyard advice

We are heading to the vineyard for 4 days in a few weeks. We have not been there in years so I am not sure what restaurants we should put on our list. We are staying in Edgartown but we will have our car so we can go anywhere. We love seafood. Can be upscale or low key but great food a must. Thanks for any help!!

May 29, 2014
Alica in Southern New England

Spiritos, Providence

Thank you for your comments OOliver! When you put it that way Spiritos sounds like it is worth a try!

May 20, 2014
Alica in Southern New England

What to order on the menu?

S&P Oyster has a great bread pudding.

May 14, 2014
Alica in Southern New England

Spiritos, Providence

Thank you so much Rhodyhen!! It does not sound like my kind of place. Always best to check because you never know! I laughter out loud when I read the funeral home part!

May 09, 2014
Alica in Southern New England

Spiritos, Providence

Has anyone been to Spiritos on Broadway in Providence? Just wondering if it is good.

May 09, 2014
Alica in Southern New England

S&P or Oyster Club

S & P has a pretty view and you can sit outside but I think the Mystic Oyster Club has better food. The Oyster club also has a rooftop bar that serves food. Pretty place.

Apr 25, 2014
Alica in Southern New England

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