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Firehouse middletown closed?

I just heard from a couple of my friends that Firehouse in Middletown has closed. I liked their food but the prices seemed very high on a lot of items. They did have $5 dollar coors light pitchers on friday nights which was a great deal. With all the competition in middletown is should be interesting to see if anything else will go out of business.

Jan 23, 2011
bmgsmg72 in Southern New England

John Harvard's - Manchester, CT

Wow this story sounds so much like hops which closed then turned into carsons. Both are brew pubs both used to be owned by chain restaurants. Hopefully the new place wont turn out like carsons which closed a year after it opened.

Jan 23, 2011
bmgsmg72 in Southern New England

Five Guys Coming to Middletown

I just went to the five guys in middletown on sunday. Ive been to several other five guys down south and a couple up north. The one in middletown had the worst burger of them all. I know it can be messy but the burger just fell apart and ive never had that happen to me before at five guys. Oh, and the prices they charge i just laugh at 10 plus dollars for a burger, fry, and soda. Id rather just go to a sit down restaurant at those prices

Dec 23, 2009
bmgsmg72 in All New England Archive

Hops Newington Out of Business

Nov 23, 2009
bmgsmg72 in Southern New England

Hops Newington Out of Business

Just saw it on the news. I really liked hops very reasonable pricing and good food.

Nov 22, 2009
bmgsmg72 in Southern New England

meat market/butcher in central CT

Im just wondering if anyone knows of a good butcher or meat market in central ct. I really like stew leonards steaks but im not sure about their pork. So where would you go to buy good pork like baby back ribs or pork shoulder?

Sep 14, 2009
bmgsmg72 in All New England Archive

Myrtle Beach, SC Where do we eat??

Bar: Overtime Sports Cafe in north myrtle has great specials tons of tv's and pool tables.
Burger: River City cafe or Five Guys (it is a chain but they have damn good burgers)
Steak: Divine Prime is amazing but really expensive
My favorite place in myrtle is Miaybes Japenese Steakhouse. Go during happy hour and it is the best deal anywhere. For about 14 bucks you can get soup, salad, shrimp, chicken, steak, and rice.

Sep 02, 2009
bmgsmg72 in General South Archive

Real Barbeque in CT.

Thats really sad but i guess BBQ food is a higher price range (then a normal burger or hot dog) and most people cant really afford to go out and eat and spend that much on a lower class restaurant. Im not saying the food is low class by any means but for a casual place the prices are just too on most items.

Jun 22, 2009
bmgsmg72 in All New England Archive

Real Barbeque in CT.

Do you know when and why the cookhouse closed? Is the other location still open?

Jun 21, 2009
bmgsmg72 in All New England Archive

Best Burger in CT

Make sure when you do go to Joey Garlics it is not on a busy night like a Friday or Saturday. The Restaurant is very small and extremely crowded. I went on a Saturday night once i felt very cramped. The burger itself is really good very different then anything you will get at wood n tap because of how the meat is so freshly ground. However, when i ordered my burger 3 out of the 4 toppings i ordered did not come on it. My server never came back to ask how everything was so i just ate it. Personally, i believe the atmosphere and the service at wood n tap is far better then Joey Garlics. Also, wood n tap has many more burger options and they have sweet potato fries which are amazing.

Jun 21, 2009
bmgsmg72 in Southern New England

Where are you going for a good steak in CT?

I like Ruth Chris Steakhouse they have a really good steak with great service but the location in CT really needs a makeover. Mortons is also really good i havent been to the one in CT but at other locations i would assume they all are pretty much the same. But i would have to say my Fav place to get a steak is Carmen Anthony's Steakhouse in New Haven. I have always had a great meal there was really good service.

May 19, 2009
bmgsmg72 in All New England Archive

Best Burger in CT

People like to think they are saving money no matter if the prices are inflated and sometimes they might even get a good deal. 5 Guys is a little full of them selfs because they do not serve the "highest quality possible", Their meat its not prime so thats a lie right there. Im not asking for a huge discount maybe just like a 1 dollar off if you buy the fries and soda together. And there have been a couple of 5 guys where i go to school in South Carolina that have gone out of business because it is just too much money to go there. I do like five guys i think its the best fast food burger there is but just not at the prices they want to charge. I mean you can go to rubys and get a fries and soda for 8 and the fries are unlimited at 5 guys the same thing would be around ten.

May 19, 2009
bmgsmg72 in Southern New England

Best Burger in CT

Five Guys Prices are awful and they offer no discounts at all ive never heard of a place not offering some sort of a discount. This is what they say on their website about it:
Q: Does Five Guys offer coupons or discounts?

A: Five Guys does not offer any coupons or discounts. Heck, employees at the Five Guys can only get free burgers if they are working in the store! Why? We strive to serve the highest quality product possible, at a reasonable price, everyday! We do not discount the price of our product because we refuse to discount the quality of our product.

Even high class steakhouses like mortons offer some sort of a discount ive seen a couple of five guys go out of business in south Carolina because people are not willing to pay ten bucks plus for a burger thats called "fast food"

May 17, 2009
bmgsmg72 in Southern New England

Just Had Joey Garlics and...

The burger itself is really really good. Its a fresh patty not like a ruby tuesdays or red robin. The fries were pretty good as well. However, the service was awful. The wait was 45 mins which i expected but i really wanted to try it so i waited. Then our server took about 20 mins to take our order for food and drinks. It was busy but their seemed to be a lot of workers there so idk what was going on. Also, i ordered my burger with fried onions mustard and mayo i only received the fried onions. Furthermore, the server brought me a root beer when i asked for a diet coke. I only left a 1 dollar tip because she was so bad. The burger was really good and they cooked it medium with the pink in the center how i like it. I also just wanted to try a slice of pizza to see how it tasted but if you go after 4pm they do not have slices idk why... Overall, the burger was really really good right up there with wood n tap. But i would still say wood and tap has a better atmosphere, service, and selection of fries because they have sweet pot. fries.

May 17, 2009
bmgsmg72 in All New England Archive

Best Burger in CT

Prime 16 has some really good prices for a place that has prime in their name. $8.95 build your own burger with fries thats a really good deal compared to a max burger. I am assuming that they would be put in the same high end burger class? or is that wrong?

Ive heard some very bad reviews about Louis Lunch is it even worth it to try?

May 12, 2009
bmgsmg72 in Southern New England

Best Burger in CT

I will agree the fries at red robin are really bad thats why they give you all you can eat. I is just a gimmick. However, how were the burgers suppose to be cooked like what did you order them? You are the first person to tell me that they didnt enjoy red robin burger lol. But i do agree that Wood n Tap has an amazing burger and i love their sweet pot. fries

May 12, 2009
bmgsmg72 in Southern New England

best lobster in New Haven?

Carmen Anthony's steakhouse which is right in New Haven always has great food and wonderful service. Carmen Anthony's is a chain here in CT and they also have a fish house but the steakhouse still has lobster and other seafood dishes as well as an amazing steak menu. Its not cheap but really classy and good. Heres their menu:
http://carmenanthonyrestaurant.com/ne...

Johnny Ads on route one in old saybrook which is east of new haven has imo the best lobster roll in the state it has been around forever and can get extremely busy on weekends. They also have amazing fried clam strips. This is their website
http://johnnyads.net/

May 07, 2009
bmgsmg72 in All New England Archive

Best Wings In CT

I guess im going to have to try wings over for my app and joey garlics burger for my dinner one night lol. Have you ever been to rookies in Cromwell? They have really good wings there and if you are a sports fan its a great place to watch a game

May 07, 2009
bmgsmg72 in All New England Archive

Best Wings In CT

I would not count them as real wings

May 07, 2009
bmgsmg72 in All New England Archive

Best Burger in CT

Well the Counter burger has fried onion strings. Joey Garlics just have fried onions not the rings. I would say your best bet is to buy a deep fryer and do it yourself. The best investment i ever made was a good deep fryer which will only set you back about 100 for a pretty good one. Waring always makes really good products i would recommend that first. But then go online and find a good Onion ring batter. There is about 5 million of them lol. My fav ones always involve beer because i always get to drink some when im making them lol. I love making home made french fries as well. I always double deep fry mine because i like mine extra crispy. But just make sure if you do buy a deep fryer its not a cheap one because the cheap ones do NOT keep the right temp which will effect how good your food comes out.

May 06, 2009
bmgsmg72 in Southern New England

Best Burger in CT

I cant wait to try Joey Garlics and their burger is only 7 bucks. But when i did say best burger i should have said best all around burger which would include everything from price to parking at the restaurant. Like for example im not sure if you have heard of a burger chain called Flamers, but there where i go to school in South Carolina the price is great like 7 bucks for a double burger fries and a soda but theres almost never any parking because there is no lot only street parking which is something that i hate dealing with so that is why i dont go there very much.

May 06, 2009
bmgsmg72 in Southern New England

Best Burger in CT

Cost is not that much of a factor its more the principle of the burger then anything else. The burger was invented to be a cheap quick thing to eat. And if its not broke dont fix it. Maybe i dont have an advanced burger taste i just could never see spending that much money on a burger no matter what they put on it.

May 06, 2009
bmgsmg72 in Southern New England

Best Burger in CT

Im sure that there is a market, however its not very large not in this ecomony atleast and at 26 bucks i will stick with a steak at that price

May 06, 2009
bmgsmg72 in Southern New England

Best Wings In CT

Wow a maple syrup wing i never would have thought of that i love how you can try different flavors thats a major plus in my book. I just wish it was closer to middletown lol

May 06, 2009
bmgsmg72 in All New England Archive

Myrtle Beach -- Greg Norman's Australian Grille

Divine Prime is also very good there are just so many better places to go in myrtle beach then Gregs what did you get at Gregs every time ive been there my meat def seemed lower grade then they said. Look at the reviews on myrtle beach restaurants .com most people would agree with me. LeGrands right across from Gregs, is ok but very hit or miss with the service. Also if you havent been to miabyes yet make sure you go at like 5pm for the happy hour best deal in myrtle beach. What did you think of Ruth Chris and NY Prime? I thought NY prime had an amazing steak but i did not like the whole seating area it did not feel like high class to me. Ruth Chris is amazing as always ive never had a bad meal there and the service is great.

May 06, 2009
bmgsmg72 in General South Archive

Best Wings In CT

Lol of course i do i dont want to waste my money on something that is not the best how many flavors does bidwell tavern have? can i get like 25 wings and have 5 different flavors or something along those lines?

May 06, 2009
bmgsmg72 in All New England Archive

Best Wings In CT

So where are you going to get your wings in CT? My vote would be Rookies Sports Bar in Cromwell they have the best Honey BBQ wings in the state. A close second would be Sliders but i just do not like them as much they are a little small for me.

May 06, 2009
bmgsmg72 in All New England Archive

Best Burger in CT

Of course the Courant is going to rave about it it has the Name Max in it. I find it hard to believe a place like Max Burger will stay in business very long when people can just go to red robin or ruby tuesdays for half the price. And if people did spend money on the burger at that point i would just say go buy a steak!

May 06, 2009
bmgsmg72 in Southern New England

Best Hotdogs in Conn.

Wow Roscos Closed i didnt know that

May 06, 2009
bmgsmg72 in Southern New England

Any Good Buffets In CT?

Yes i went to Home Town buffet it really depends on when you go like what food they are serving. However, the biggest problem that i have with that place is the people there are very loud and always have like 5 kids running around.I would recommend going there for lunch because i believe it is cheaper then dinner and they have a very similar menu. The Salad bar and dessert station are my two favs. There is a good buffet, if you know anyone who belongs to the TPC River Highlands, they have member and guest buffets for like mothers day and fathers day with an omelet station and all you can eat its really good.

May 06, 2009
bmgsmg72 in Southern New England