Category Archives: American

Starting the day in Newport: Franklin Spa

Boston-bound for the summer, Dan, Rudy and I headed east in our loaded up truck, every cranny strategically stuffed with belongings. Before reaching the big smoke, we decided to linger a little in holiday mode and stop in Newport for … Continue reading

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The Place for Summer

Biting into fresh corn off The Place’s house barbeque is an experience reminiscent of childhood summer days. Slathered in butter, paper plates buckling with grease, the corn arrives stripped naked, husks hanging like a ragged handle, which, on grabbing, cover … Continue reading

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A preview of summer: Jenelle’s Waterfront Cafe

There’s a warmth in the air that carries the undeniable scent of spring and it has locals ready to shake off the last of winter. One such group of New Haveners – my Sunday brunch companions and I – thought … Continue reading

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Home cooking goes south: Cast Iron Soul

For a humble city, New Haven offers a surprising variety of cuisines for the average gastronomic explorer. But a foreigner to southern cooking myself, the prevalence of mutations like Popeye’s and KFC, or even Stop ‘N Shop’s ‘fried chix’ that … Continue reading

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A winter warmer

“We’d never made soup before in our lives,” said Gary Caulfield, co-owner of Milford soup shack Bobette’s. When Gary and long-time partner, Bobette Moore, acquired the hut on Boston Post Road in the late eighties, they let their imaginations run … Continue reading

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A meal between friends

As the sun retires early over the wintry horizon, weary skiers and snowboarders limp off the Jay Peak slopes, taking pleasure in the exhaustion of a long day’s riding. While the resort itself offers its own après-ski options, locals and … Continue reading

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A sunny Sunday in Westville

I dare say it’s reprehensible that I let near three months pass by in New Haven without experiencing one of Westville’s famed bruncheries. So on a recent sunny Sunday, simmering in the last warm breaths of summer, I finally made … Continue reading

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The local lobster shack

Feeding time at Lenny and Joe’s Fish Tale mirrors a frenzied menagerie. Hoards of people mill at the counters, animatedly gesturing to the menu boards as they inch closer to be served. Over the din, a server squawks, “number 18, … Continue reading

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A bite in the Whites

On the final leg of my trip with my folks, I wanted to show them a little more of New England while we had the chance. So the three of us piled into our rental car bags and bags of … Continue reading

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A Downeast Sampler

Downeast Maine is a curious place: a meandering coastline creates myriad bays and watery nooks; the damp air shrouds the forests in an eery mystic; and a forceful tide, like clockwork each day, empties the coves to expose vast, muddy, … Continue reading

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