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New BBQ/Tex-Mex in Milford, CT

Well, finally broke down and tried the place last night and it was just OK. Didn't get anything special, just a pulled pork sandwich and a skirt steak quesadilla.
The pulled pork definitely had a burnt overdone taste to it. It was dry and lacking. The quesadilla was the same. The meat was overdone and dry. Not a bad taste but definitely lacking in the flavor dept.
I might try it again because it's convenient but, I can make much better BBQ in my own back yard.

Jun 30, 2010
mkoso in Southern New England

New BBQ/Tex-Mex in Milford, CT

Honestly, seeing a chicken on the menu for $28 is a bit of a turn off for me. I might have to break down and try it myself though.

May 06, 2010
mkoso in Southern New England

Homemade corned beef hash in New Haven/ Fairfield county?

Have you ever tried the Bridgeport Flyer Diner on Bridgeport Ave in Devon? Last time I was there the hash was excellent.

Mark

Oct 19, 2009
mkoso in Southern New England

Taylor Ham (aka pork roll)?

Where in the grocery store is it usually located?

Jul 15, 2009
mkoso in Southern New England

Stratford CT--wine bar?

A little further into Milford, actually right around the center, there's the Atlantique coffee shop which also sells wine or right around the corner is Bistro Basque.

http://www.cafeatlantique.us/

http://www.bistrobasqueusa.com/

Apr 25, 2008
mkoso in All New England Archive

Bin 100 - 3rd visit

Wow, you're not kidding about the menu change. What was a very interesting, eclectic menu is now quite ordinary. They even changed over the Buffalo Sliders to Beef!
All I can say is that I hope the quality of the meals still excels and makes up for the lack of creativity in the menu. While I liked the previous menu, it might have been a little too ambitious for the location and ultimately, I would like to see this place make it so, if "dumbing down" the menu a bit is what it takes, I settle for that as long as the food is good.

Apr 08, 2008
mkoso in All New England Archive

Miller's Provisions, Stratford, CT

I understand but I did think that because the business had been closed a few years and it didn't seem like there were any signs of a revival he would be willing to share this "secret". I thank-you again for you efforts in trying to acquire this for us.

Apr 08, 2008
mkoso in All New England Archive

Miller's Provisions, Stratford, CT

Thank-you, Thank-you, Thank-you!

Apr 07, 2008
mkoso in All New England Archive

Miller's Provisions, Stratford, CT

Just wondering if there was any update?

Apr 04, 2008
mkoso in All New England Archive

Whole Foods - Dry aged meats

I'm not sure where you live but Stew Leonard's in CT and NY sells dry aged beef at the butcher counter.

Mar 19, 2008
mkoso in Chains

Miller's Provisions, Stratford, CT

Thank-you very much!

Mar 18, 2008
mkoso in All New England Archive

Miller's Provisions, Stratford, CT

All right fellow chowhounder's, here's my dilema. We used to alweays buy our big cuts of meats from Miller's in Stratford and the used to have a house seasoning they applied to it which was delicous. Now, since they've closed, I have no idea what the seasoning was and I was wondering if anyone had any inside information on what was in it?

Mar 17, 2008
mkoso in All New England Archive

Johnny Ray's - Milford, CT

Thanks for the link cheereeo!

Mar 03, 2008
mkoso in All New England Archive

CT: looking for a new place!

I'll second what EastRocker said about Stonebridge. The food isn't bad and I went to a wine dinner there and the food was excellent so they can pull it off but most weekend nights, it's more of a pick-up joint than a restaurant.
el Torrero isn't bad, you might want to give it a try. Definitely more authentic than Chili's and it has been around for years. Prices are decent and you usually get your food fast.
I believe Acapulco's is actually in Stratford and I've heard positive things about it though I have never ventured there myself.

Mar 03, 2008
mkoso in Southern New England

Johnny Ray's - Milford, CT

Anyone been there in the past 2 months? I just tried accessing their website and it's completely down.

Feb 26, 2008
mkoso in All New England Archive

Knife Sharpening in SW CT

Thanks, I'll look into that.

Feb 21, 2008
mkoso in All New England Archive

Knife Sharpening in SW CT

Does anyone know of a place that sharpens knives in southwestern CT or in any part of the state? I have a chef's knife that has a small chunk out of the blade and I'm looking for someone to grind it down and re-sharpen it.

Feb 18, 2008
mkoso in All New England Archive

Two new Milford CT rests: Bin 100 and Bridge House

We stopped into bin100 again last night for Valentines Day and the place was packed. A good sign. They had a special menu for the night. We just had a couple of apps and a couple glasses of wine but everything was delicious once again. We had the poached oysters and the ribs w/chocolate bbq sauce. (you can see the Valentines Day connection). The depth of flavors in the ribs was unreal, a beautiful slightly sweet and spicy sauce, encrusted the ribs, they were delicious and the oysters were just as good. My only complaint is the fact that I could have eaten about 2 dozen oysters in a heart beat but this is food that really needs to be savored and not scarfed down.

Feb 15, 2008
mkoso in All New England Archive

Red Fin Restaurant in Stratford CT

The latest I've heard is that it's re-opening as a Mexican restaurant. Stay tuned...

Feb 15, 2008
mkoso in All New England Archive

Before the Rusty Scupper (Long Wharf)

That's exactly what I thought. Thanks so much for your replies!

Jan 19, 2008
mkoso in All New England Archive

Any restaurants with jazz near Milford, CT for weekends?

Tartaglia's closed? When did that happen? I was there at the end of last summer and the place seemed to be doing a good business.

Jan 19, 2008
mkoso in All New England Archive

Before the Rusty Scupper (Long Wharf)

I'm hoping someone out there can help me. Does anyone remember what the Rusty Scupper was before it was, th Rusty Scupper. I'm talking about the one down on Long Wharf in New Haven? This has been the topic of hot debate for a few days and I would appreciate any input.

Jan 19, 2008
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Two new Milford CT rests: Bin 100 and Bridge House

We went to Bin100 the other night for a drink and appetizer and we were blown away.
The restaurant is visually very pleasing to the eye. Nice lighting, interior design and, decorating. You can tell that someone put a lot of money, time and, dedication into planning out the restaurant and it looks great. After looking around we decided to pull up a seat at the bar order up a drink. My Manhattan was perfect and fairly large for a drink of that potency. After eying the menu for a little while we decided on choices and put in our order. A few minutes later a waiter came over with an amuse-bouche compliments of the chef. It was a delicious salmon tartar on a crispy flatbread drizzled with a flavored oil. It was a very nice touch and it was delicious.
Next our orders came. I ordered the Smokey Pork Egg Rolls, my wife, the Lamb Carpaccio and my brother in law ordered the Garlic Shrimp. Of course we all shared and I can tell you that everything was spot on. My egg rolls were crispy and almost flaky on the outside while the filling was smoky without being overpowering and the coffee barbecue sauce was a perfect pairing. My wife's lamb carpaccio came over sitting atop dollops of potato foam and were bite sized morsels of heaven. My brother in-laws garlic shrimp were also delicious. The garlic flavor was present but not overpowering and the bean ragout paired wonderfully with it.
As we sat there having a glass of wine mulling over how good our dishes were, another waiter came over and presented each of us with a buffalo slider, compliments of the chef. It came with a little sake/tofu milkshake the looked like a miniature egg cream. Once again, we were blown away. The miniature burger was served on a toasted onion roll and garnished with a onion marmalade and salty ricotta. If you go there, get this! It had a discernible difference in taste from a regular beef slider and it was cooked perfect. Buffalo has a tendency to dry out easily if overcooked but this looked cooked though and was not the least bit dry. The onion marmalade and roll made the dish.
If you're looking for a nice setting with some high quality, beautifully presented food look to bin100. Most of the apps were in the $10-$15 range with the entrees being $20-$25. Not bad if you consider the quality of the food you're getting. Do yourself a favor and stop in now before word spreads and there'll be a long wait for a table, you won't be dissapointed.

Jan 07, 2008
mkoso in All New England Archive

Red Fin Restaurant in Stratford CT

I talked to another couple that went there and they thoroughly enjoyed it so maybe the place is still working out some kinks seeing that it's fairly new. It would be nice if it worked out there because it's a good location.
Also, how are the prices?

Mar 29, 2007
mkoso in All New England Archive