Sunday, March 30, 2008

3/28/08-Geronimo's, New Haven, CT

As Tom put his fork down after cleaning his plate, he looks up at me and says, "I think this is my new favorite restaurant." Ditto. Everything about Geronimo's was fantastic, from the lighting, decor and music, to the food and my personal favorite--100 varieties of tequila. I started my meal with an Apache Sky (Don Julio Blanco tequila) and Tom had the house margarita, both excellent. Southwestern cornbread and garlic bread were brought to the table, followed by our entrees-- Steak Frites Santa Fe for me and Oven Roasted Sea Bass for Tom. I don't even like seafood and I liked his dish! Although somewhat of a limited menu, listen closely to their specials--all sounded great. I highly recommend this restaurant, as it seems to be our new "favorite".

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

3/22/08-Stonewell Restaurant, Farmington, CT

Went to dinner here with the parental units tonight. Been here a few times and the food was good, as usual. Veal Parmesan for me, Shellfish Provincial for Tom, Harbor Net Catch for Mom and the Fried Clams special for Dad. Moderately prices, large portions and a waitress who was quite a kick. On a side note, been to the Sunday Brunch here as well, just as good as dinner.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

3/15/08-Archie Moore's, Wallingford, CT

Went for dinner with our buds, Jill and Dan. This is a chill local hangout, the bar scene is always hoppin here, its got a great, comfortable feel and a relaxed atmosphere. Tom got their buffalo wings, which they are famous for, and rightfully so. I got one of the specials--smoked chicken, fuji apples and cheddar on rye, and it was excellent. Jill got a wrap that looked great and we split potato skins. (Dan--save your appetite for next time!) I'd say, between this place and Westbrook, these are our places to go for a quick bite or for happy hour. Haven't had anything I didn't like here.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

3/8/08-Glenwood Drive-In, Hamden, CT

Stopped here on our way back from getting my car worked on, been wanting to try this place. As soon as we walked in the door, the kid behind the counter asked us what we wanted. We ordered, as he put it "4 dogs, 1 french". They seem to have their own lingo here that works well--other customers were ordering their dogs to be "well" or "burn it"--ours were normal, thank you. Our order came quick and we put our condiments on and grabbed a table. I'm sure this place must be bustling in the summertime. Dogs were pretty good, though Tom and I agree that Guida's in Middlefield is better. After lunch, went next door to Kelly's Kone Konnection--good ice cream, nice texture. I'd say we'll be back here again.

3/7/08-Ted's Montana Grill, South Windsor, CT

Went to Ted's Montana Grill at the Evergreen Walk in South Windsor tonight with Col and Dave. This place is pretty cool, great food. 3 of us had burgers ( mine was bison, Col and Dave had beef--hahah the naked SOB, right Dave?). Tom had the prime rib with garlic mashed potatoes and green beans. Everything was fantastic and the drinks were pretty damn good, too. They don't disappoint with all the different variations on burgers, so many to choose from. Note: this place is eco-friendly and uses natural ingredients, yay.

(C&D--You guys pick next time!)

Sunday, March 2, 2008

2/29/08-The Bidwell Tavern-Coventry, CT

I think this place is one of Tom's absolute favorites. We went to dinner tonight with a few of his friends from work, because this is such an exciting destination place for all of us. Right on Rt. 31 in quiet Coventry, this place has a great atmosphere. It's been around since 1822, and the main reason we go there is because they have about 30 different flavors of wings (and all the ones we've tried are excellent!). Wings and alcohol=a great combination after a week of work!