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Sediment at a restaurant

Thanks for the replies. I needed a sanity check. Both glasses were (different) Italian reds. The sediment was not visible until we started drinking. And it wasn't a traces. It was about a 1/2 - 1 teaspoon's worth and it looked like wet chewing tobacco. I'm mainly a beer guy and I look the part. I had a feeling I was getting snowed but I wasn't sure enough to make an issue about his attitude. We did however ask to have the glasses removed from the bill and they complied.

Feb 21, 2013
Waquoit in Wine

Sediment at a restaurant

We were at a wine bar that featured many wines by the glass. We were served two glasses that had a great deal of sediment. I had never been served wine with sediment before. How much, if any, sediment is acceptable in a glass of wine? I have no idea.

Feb 12, 2013
Waquoit in Wine

Recommendations in Hartford

Agave Grill is fun and lively. They call it modern Mexican, I love the BBQ pork tacos.

Jan 20, 2013
Waquoit in Southern New England

Chopped: irritating aspects of

They have in fact. Most of they comment about how hard it is.

Dec 27, 2012
Waquoit in Food Media & News

Lunch on 84 somewhere between Hartford and Danbury?

Thanks. I always like reading the follow-up.

Dec 17, 2012
Waquoit in Southern New England

Clam Digger in Bristol

Augie and Rays on Main St. in E. Hartford has an excellent dog.

Dec 17, 2012
Waquoit in Southern New England

Archie Moore's - Milford

We stopped by this place during the week on our way to a concert. We didn't want fast-food and weren't looking for anything too fancy. AM's apparently has a reputation for wings so we started with an order. To tell you the truth, they were perfect. Cooked just the way I liked (crispy without being overcooked) with a buffalo sauce that tasted just like buffalo sauce should.

Next, we each had a burger and they too were cooked just right. Just the right amount of pink. And the fries were hot. I am so used to going to these type of places and never getting everything just right. It's always something, maybe not a huge something, but something always seems off. Not tonight, we both left happy and full instead of just full. I know that's the way it should, but that's not the way it is. Kudos to Archie Moore's. We'll be going back next time we are in the area.

Dec 17, 2012
Waquoit in Southern New England

Best warm lobster roll in Connecticut?

I saw a TV show from Abbott's and that not how they made their lobster rolls, did they change? On the show they put the portion on the grill and poured the melted butter on it.

Aug 12, 2012
Waquoit in Southern New England

Nice Lunch in Windsor, CT area on Labor Day

I like Bamboo Garden on Day Hill Road. It's a nice sit-down chinese restaurant. I think they are a step up from the average joint. Their House Special Chicken is my favorite version of General Tso's in the area.

Aug 12, 2012
Waquoit in Southern New England

Help!!! need suggestions near East Haddam, CT

Glad I didn't come here first before I went to the Blue Oar yesterday. (I had never heard of the place before Friday.) It's a nice funky outdoor joint. The service was fine and friendly. I think good but not gourmet is accurate. We had the scollop (cooked perfectly) and crapcake apps and the hot lobster roll ( good portion size). Plus it's BYOB. We had a great time with the great view, nice weather, good food and pretty good wine.

Jul 15, 2012
Waquoit in Southern New England

anyone try Taste of Hartford yet?

We hit Barca on Friday. The cod cake and stuffed pepper apps were very tasty. We also got the Chorico tapa that was quite a good deal @ $5.00. The entrees were 50/50. The shrimp and scallop was delicious. The pork and clam entree was uninspired. Dry pork served lukewarm with no evidence of any "spicy wine sauce".

Jan 28, 2012
Waquoit in Southern New England

BBQ in CT

The BBQ truck on RT 1 in Milford in front of the Sports Authority makes a nice pulled pork sandwich.

Jan 28, 2012
Waquoit in Southern New England

Grote & Wiegel Out of Business

This is sad, I loved their dogs. I guess I should have bought them more often.

Jan 28, 2012
Waquoit in Southern New England

First time visitor to West Palm Beach.

We love Havana. We go every time we are in town.

Jan 23, 2012
Waquoit in Florida

Dinner near i-84 from Waterbury through Hartford

Thanks for the note, I always enjoy reading a follow-up. I love Blackies, I consider them less dogs than relish delivery vehicles.

Dec 13, 2011
Waquoit in Southern New England

Bourdain Barbecue truck. Milford, CT

We were told that regs state that if he were to provide seats, he would have to provide a bathroom. That's CT for you.

I thought the sandwiches were great. Jen (above) nailed it, the meat had a "distinct, but not over- powering smoke flavor." We had a pulled pork sandwich, a baby back rib sandwich, 2 small sides of cole slaw and a big red beans and rice side. All for $20. out the door. I got the impression that this was a fella that takes pride in his food. If I worked in the area I would get lunch there at least once a week.

Nov 13, 2011
Waquoit in Southern New England

Hot Tomato's - disappointing

Weird night at Hot Tomato's in Hartford last week. We hadn't been in years due to a couple of less than satisfing visits in the past. We chose HT that night because I read about the return of a former chef and thought we would give the place another chance. Everything we ordered was off, some worse than others. We started with the Pasta Pillows. Pillow connotates soft. The sweet potato filling was not soft, it was hard, one was almost crunchy inside.

I was hoping they had the Giobatto. They did it was billed as the "Original" Giobatto. They even had the name of DiFiore pasta in bold on the menu. It wasn't quite the original but it was pretty good, except for the pasta. I don't remember the pappardelle pasta all stuck together before like this was. Clumps stuck to the bottom of the bowl and clumps of 4 and 5 noodles stuck together throughout. My girlfriend had the osso bucco . I thought she had to do too much trimming before she started to eat. She said the flavor was okay but she wasn't expecting it to be so tough.

Then it got a little weird. One of the staff came over and asked us how everything was. I didn't want to get into it, but he picked up on the fact she didn't eat most of the osso bucco and started pressing the issue. She mentioned that it tasted good but was too tough. He asked if we wanted him to take it off the bill. We hemmed and hawed then he said he would take it off. Then he mentioned that if we wanted good osso bucco we should go to this place in Southington (whose name escapes me). I'm thinking to myself, "Now you tell me, I thought we would get good osso bucco here."

When he comes back he says, "I didn't take the osso bucco off but I willl treat you to dessert." What was up with that? Thanks but no thanks, It was time for us to leave. I left feeling badly. I still remember my first visit to Hot Tomato's, it was awesome. I had many fine meals there, but those days are long gone apparently.

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Hot Tomato's
1 Union Pl, Hartford, CT 06103

Oct 26, 2011
Waquoit in Southern New England

Lunch off I-91, 84, 90?

Traveller Food and Book is a place I stop by on occaision for the open-faced turkey sandwich. And you get a free (used) book with every meal. In Union, CT - Exit 74 off I-84. Review here - http://www.hiddenboston.com/TravelerR...

Aug 22, 2011
Waquoit in Southern New England

Hartford help please

Agave is a sit down place. I like the Habenero Pork tacos and the fresh Guacamole.

On a nice night, take a walk across the river to Mickey's Oceanic Grill and get the Fried Fish Sandwich. Roadfood has a nice write-up.

http://www.roadfood.com/Restaurant/Re...

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Mickey's Oceanic Grill
119 Pitkin St East, Hartford, CT

Jun 15, 2011
Waquoit in Southern New England

Mohegan Wine Festival on Jan 25...

I will second the above comments. The wine stinks and the big name cooking demos are a joke.

Jan 07, 2011
Waquoit in Southern New England

Brewers Art lately?

We are from out of town went to Brewer's Art this past Friday before the symphony. Our meals were so good, I felt compelled to hunt down a past thread to let everyone know. We had an app of General Tso's Sweetbreads. Have you ever heard of such a thing? Awesome. We also had Cod and Tuna entrees. The meals were both delicious and clever with the ingredients.

I must admit one hiccup. Our entrees came before I was done with my app. I hate that, but the food was so good I went with the flow.

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Brewer's Art
1106 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201

italian hero in hartford

My favorite Italian grinder in the area is from Italian Kitchen on Center St. in Manchester, CT. The Capacola grinder is just perfect.

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Italian Kitchen
206 W Center St, Manchester, CT 06040

Oct 04, 2010
Waquoit in Southern New England

Dining in the Manchester-Hartford area

Are we going to get a final report, msg?

Oct 01, 2010
Waquoit in Southern New England

Help us with ideas for one overnight trip - 2 hour radius from Hartford

Check out Golden Lamb Buttery in Brooklyn, CT. Dinner comes with a hayride.

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Golden Lamb Buttery
499 Wolf Den Rd, Brooklyn, CT 06234

Sep 27, 2010
Waquoit in Southern New England

Dining in the Manchester-Hartford area

I went to Cavey's last month and am going on Wednesday and I didn't find it played out. I like Firebox, too. Feng, perhaps?

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Cavey's Restaurants
45 E Center St, Manchester, CT 06040

Sep 20, 2010
Waquoit in Southern New England

Uncasville, CT restaurant

I like Lenny and Joe's Fish Tale in Westbrook, CT.

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Fish Tale Restaurant
86 Boston Post Rd, Westbrook, CT 06498

Sep 09, 2010
Waquoit in Southern New England

Johnny Ad's. Abbot's, or Flanders Fish Market

I think Peznt sums up my feeling about Flanders based on a recent visit: Food OK, service less than OK. I'll take Lenny and Joe's every time over FFM.

Sep 07, 2010
Waquoit in Southern New England

Connecticut Pizza

Harry's Bishop's Corner, to be exact.

And Mulberry Street in Manchester.

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Harry's Bishop's Corner
732 North Main Street, West Hartford, CT 06117

Aug 10, 2010
Waquoit in Southern New England

Taste of Hartford - Costa del Sol

I can second this motion. I went on Sunday with four others. We all got the paella de la casa and had a great time. Paella is fun.

Aug 02, 2010
Waquoit in Southern New England

Taste of Hartford - Morton's Steakhouse

That's good to hear as I made reservations for next Wednesday. They were all booked on Open Table for last night.

Jul 29, 2010
Waquoit in Southern New England