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Best Food Near Watch Hill RI?

There is a new restaurant called the Sea Goose - Grill and Bar on Rte 1. I haven't been there yet, but yelp has a few really good reviews. The owners also own The Cooked Goose, a great breakfast/lunch spot.

http://www.theseagoose.com/

Jul 11, 2013
kelgia in Southern New England

Foodie on first venture to Canada; going to Calgary

Traveling on business with a coworker in early January to Calgary from US. Never been to Canada. I am a big foodie and will drag co-worker with me to eat :) Want to find a great place to dine on Sunday early evening. The two foods I don't care for are Indian and Mexican. Pretty much everything else is up for grabs. Any suggestions?

Dec 21, 2012
kelgia in Prairie Provinces

first time to phoenix in july. where should i eat?

will arrive for business on july 7. my husband is joining me for the weekend. we are huge foodies. what are the must-eat places in phoenix? not looking for showy, just really fantastic food. thanks.

Jun 22, 2011
kelgia in Phoenix

Weekapaug eating

downtown westerly has some good restaurants: up river cafe; thai pepper; 84 high street. And Bruna's Table -- a new restaurant that I am dying to try but never want to wait. I've heard terrific things about this place. .

also, if you head to Narragansett, try Spain

Mystic dinner- Anthony J's vs Water St vs Bravo Bravo

bravo bravo is my fave. have been on several occasions and food and service is always great. nice setting as well. they also own azu -- down and across the street - great apps.

water street is good. anthony j's is good, but not consistent. and, it feels like a cellar inside.

Nice Saturday Lunch in Providence? Need Recs

mill's tavern. have to check if they serve lunch but the food, as well as the service is terrific

caterers for company holiday luncheon in east hartford, ct

based on the economy we are scaling back our off -site holiday party. we're bringing it inside -- making it a luncheon vs evening event.

we need a really great caterer and entertainment ideas. i'm considering billy grant's bg catgering. any other thoughts?

the event is in east hartford in december. people are used to things on quite a grand scale, so we'd like to make it special, but affordable.

perhaps a two piece band? any recommendations? help!

Really good lunch btwn Hartford & New Haven?

agreed. middletown is a good choice: asian -- forbidden city and a little futher down is thai gardens. both wonderful.

luce and first and last are good italian. avoid amici grill -- like a chain in terms of quality.

trattoria lepri - ellington ct

new place on rte 83 in ellington with 10 tables. have been twice and loved both visits. italian based menu with wonderful apps: aged provolone and eggplant caponata where wonderful. the mussles and clams had a very different, appealing broth. menu was different both times we visited [a week apart -- it was that good.

a few of the entrees we tasted:
short ribs with blue cheese potato gratin/papparadelle with roasted mushrooms and braised beef/roasted sea bass with artichokes/rotini with homemade sausage and peas/sea scallops

and the warm bread -- made on the premises -- rosemary bread sticks/parmesan rolls/sunflower wheat - the waitress comes around with the basket.

it's out of the way, but worth the visit.

trattoria lepri - ellington ct

new place on rte 83 in ellington with 10 tables. have been twice and loved both visits. italian based menu with wonderful apps: aged provolone and eggplant caponata where wonderful. the mussles and clams had a very different, appealing broth. menu was different both times we visited [a week apart -- it was that good.

a few of the entrees we tasted:
short ribs with blue cheese potato gratin/papparadelle with roasted mushrooms and braised beef/roasted sea bass with artichokes/rotini with homemade sausage and peas/sea scallops

and the warm bread -- made on the premises -- rosemary bread sticks/parmesan rolls/sunflower wheat - the waitress comes around with the basket.

it's out of the way, but worth the visit.

Oct 22, 2008
kelgia in Southern New England

lattitudes - west springfield, ma

www.lattitude1338.com

had dinner there last saturday night. there were 10 of us so we had one of two private rooms.

service was really slow -- this is a new restaurant so i do think they need time to work out those kinks.

appetizer highlights included:
Flash-Fried Rock Shrimp "Popcorn and Miniature vegetables, Thai basil garlic oil, Peruvian purple potato confetti

We did not fare so well with dinners, with the exception of the people who ordered Grilled Beef Tenderloin. They were very happy.

I had smoked pork belly, pear and sweet potato hash, applejack brown sauce, crisp squash blossoms. It was more like pork loin, of which I am not a huge fan. The sweet potato has was very tasty.

My husband had Farm Fresh Herb Roasted Baby Chicken. It's his own fault for ordering chicken, which he can have anywhere. It wasn't bad, just ordinary.

Three friends had the Seafood "hot pot", which sounded like a dream. Lobster, shrimp, scallops, mussels, baby clams, oven-dried tomatoes, long grain black rice. One person really like it. The other said it was just ok. She thought it was a very small portion [you can order 1/2 portions -- hers was a whole].

Lovely atmosphere.

i will wait a bit and try it again. i think there is a whole lot of potential here. timing is everything.

2 hopewell, so glastonbury ct

went last night for the first time. it was wonderful. from the service [and waiter recommendations] to the decor to the meal.

we had calamari as an app -- sauteed with peppers in a balsamic reduction. absolutely amazing. spinach salads could have used a tad more dressing but, hey, who needs the extra calories.

two of the people with us had the veal chop parmigiana. i thought that was just ok -- nothing too spectacular, but my short rib was greart -- falling off he bone as it should be with great flavor. it was served with a ricotta gnocchi and chorizo, a surprise addition to the dish that worked nicely. the other diner had the salmon special and she was in heaven.

next time i'll try the pistachio crusted halibut. i went with the short rib on the waiter's recoomendation and i am so glad i did.

Any Middletown, CT suggestions?

luce at the corner of main and washington has very good italian [amici grill farther down main and mentioned below is a place i would avoid -- not foodie caliber at all].

thai gardens on main has really good thai. i agree with others about forbidden city -- had lunch there the other day for the first time and was pleasantly surprised - not typical chinese fare at all.

Jun 17, 2008
kelgia in Southern New England

"sauce", glastonbury ct

wonderful experience. everything, from the decor to the papparedelle with bolognese, was terrific. my husband had the papparedelle, i had lobster with angel hair. friends had the veal chop and the filet -- one with lobster mashed potatoes.

the menu had so many great selections it was a difficult choice.

wedding question

back in 1999, i was in a wedding at the spring house on block island. it was wonderful; the ceremony was on the front lawn overlooking the ocean. the reception was in and outside. food was served inside and the dj and dancing was outside the doors off of the deck in the back. she had about 60 pp. molst of us stayed at the hotel.

you could also try the weekapaug inn in weekapaug, ri. it's on the water and should be renovated by now

special occasion restaurant within 10 minutes of Windsor CT

or, the hazard grill in enfield, ct.
laNotte in east windsor is nice.

special occasion restaurant within 10 minutes of Windsor CT

tosca in suffield, ct is nice, but small. if you felt like venturing over the mass line, the federal in agawam, ma is absoulutely wonderful.

Memorial Day Weekend in RI??

if you don't mind a ride -- westerly rhode island has the shelter harbor inn [right on route 1].

May 08, 2008
kelgia in Southern New England

CT/ Western MA Lunch destination?

not sure if they serve lunch, but tosca in suffield, ct is usually good.
in enfield, ct: hazard grill
in springfield, ma:
~the student prince -- german restaurant
~350 grill [great ribeyes, veal chop, fish]
~max's tavern [beef]

Anniversary Dinner

happy anniversary!

i agree with the federal. there is also a brand new, wildly hyped restaurant living at the site of the old basketball hall of fame. it's called onyx and friends have said it's really good: www.onyxfusion.com.

another new restaurant in springfield that i have eaten at is called 350 grill. the decor is wonderful and the food was great [the sea bass special was amazing]. and, it's really inexpensive.

Girls weekend in Newport...recs?

my sister rents a summer house every year and a a bunch of us [30s] head down several times throughout the season. we really have a great time at the west deck. the food is good [eat inside] and then head outside under the tent for drinks and peopel meeting. it's a lot of fun. www.westdeck.com

springfield ma ~ 350 grill

kudos to new spot in springfield. the 350 grill on worthington street was a really good experience -- from the atmosphere to the great prices [signature ribeye is $18], this new restaurant is going to be a hot spot in a city where the good dining choices are very limited.

six of us has eight appetizers, three glasses of wine, seven cocktails, four beers and six entrees for $270! two of us had the wonderful sea bass special. my husband had the veal chop [most expensive item on menu @ $22], someone had the ahi tuna, someone else the carbonara [i wouldn't recommend] and someone else the caribbean prime rib special [he loved it!].

when the weather gets warm the doors will open to outdoor dining. my guess is max's tavern is going to lose a lot of biz to this place. 350 grill prices alone are a lot less than theirs - nevermind the better menu.

no to temple bar

had brunch there today [easter]. reservations for 11:30. when someone me called yesterday to confirm i asked about the menu and was told it would be the regular brunch menu with a few specials.

once there today our server told us that specials were not available until 12:00. he was really awful ~ not at all accommodating. my mom asked for mushrooms with her cheeseburger and was told that he doubted that there were any.

just like that.

he never came back to tell her differently, but there were in fact mushrooms on her plate when it arrived.

when my omelet came i had three 1/2 slices of toast. when i asked if i should have received four, he looked at me really strangely and responded with "well did you want
more toast?"

the food is nothing to write home about -- not bad but there is certainly better elsewhere. but the lack of service -- and it really is a "lack" will prevent us from ever venturing into those doors again. this was a first and a last. i should have paid attention to other postings.

Mar 23, 2008
kelgia in Greater Boston Area

350 grill - springfield, ma

has anyone been? although it's next to the mardi gras, a local strip club, a friend mentioned that the food was good. she is not much of a foodie so i'm not sure.

easter brunch/lunch in boston

thanks for your suggestions!

Feb 21, 2008
kelgia in Greater Boston Area

easter brunch/lunch in boston

my mother lives in an assisted living facility in charlestown. my husband and kids want to take her out to brunch or lunch for easter. any suggestions? we live in CT so someplace good and not too far outside of charlestown would be great.

Feb 19, 2008
kelgia in Greater Boston Area

Best Hot Dog in the state of Massachusetts

white hut in west springfield. great cheeseburgs with fried onions as well

Feb 10, 2008
kelgia in Southern New England

Mystic, CT??

either bravo bravo or azu. food and atmosphere is good in both.

Max Fish or 2 Hopewell?

we ate at max fish a few weeks back and were very disppointed. side dishes were cold - the mashed potatoes were not only cold -- they tasted like someone dumped a salt shaker in the pan. the waitress was distracted [we went to the bar and got our own cocktails for two rounds]. and the fish was just ok.

Firebox Restaurant-Hartford: A review (long)

i think we were there the same night. no duck at 7pm. lamb chops as a sub. i ordered the rib eye off of the menu not the tasting menu. i was disappointed but also loved the potatoes.

my husband and a friend had a wonderful chicken dish.

two friends had the apple salad. same two friends were disappointed.

we also ordered the charcuteries plate as an app. nothing special. mostly kielbasa. but, we managed to convince our waiter to get us some risotto balls [he said you could only order in the bar]. these were wonderful.

the service was really bad. i went and got crushed black pepper for the table because the waiter was nowhere to be found.

i would not go back to the restaurant for a long while. i would go back and order food [and cocktails] in the bar.