Went to visit our cousin near New Haven this week. Here's a quick recap.
1. The Sandpiper (East Haven)
, was solid again. Great fried clams and scallops. It's right down the road from her and it's wonderful.
2. Getting take-out wasn't as heavenly as dining at Zuppardi's (West Haven)
, but still the clam and the sausage pies were almost as fantastic despite a half-hour in a box. We ended up getting three meals out of them. Zupp's is our favorite New Haven pizza. Medium clam - $ 33.
3. New to us: The Shack (East Lyme).
Didn't expect to wait 15 minutes for a table at 10:30am on a weekday, but we did. Clearly everyone knows about this place. Not exactly a shack, it's fairly large and modern - with antiques hanging everywhere. We both had the Hash and Cheddar Omelette (Special) with onion-heavy home fries, toast, fresh fruit and coffee. A great meal.
4. New to us (on the way home): Denmo's (Southbury).
I promised the Mrs. a lobster roll on the trip and this was only a few minutes off the quickest route. Knew it wasn't a good sign when I overheard someone saying "how do you make a lobster roll?". The meat was a little fishy and in that weird spot between hot and cold (we ordered it "hot"). The fried scallops were not far off from The Sandpiper quality, but they forgot the tartar I later saw in the Roadfood review. My son's burger was good and fries OK. Clearly the one clunker of the trip. Maybe if we just ordered hot dogs?
post edited by stanpnepa - 2018/06/24 11:17:57