an egg is an egg...meditating at the Museo Miró in Barcelona

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Café Un, Deux, Trois

Café Un, Deux, Trois had been highly recommended as a pretheater restaurant. We had reservations for 11:30 but our train was early so got there a bit early. The table at the window was very nice in this typically appointed French bistro. I had perused the menu and with the recommendation of a foodie friend I decided on the Lamb Burger. That is the end of the good story. The lamb, ordered medium rare, was overcooked and dry and the fries would have been escorted out of Paris on a quick jet.

Monday, June 11, 2018

The Spicy Green Bean

The Spicy Green Bean is now just within walking distance of my brother/sister in law's new apartment. We took a walk over there today and had a great lunch. I had the Crispy Eggplant sandwich with melted provolone and goat cheese on grilled ciabatta. These concoctions come with pickle and two sides. I chose a double order of the coleslaw [will make a better choice next time].


These beauties come from my Dining Room at Covenant Village of Cromwell. Dont' usually blog here but the presentation on both was done very nicely.

The top picture is a Pulled Smoked Chicken on toasted Naan. 

The bottom picture is Blackened Chicken Sliders.

Sunday, June 03, 2018

Park and Oak

Park and Oak just won several awards on CTNOW Hartford Readers' Choice. No wonder why that happened!

I love it here and the Chicken and Waffles is my favorite especially the bourbon maple syrup. My 'group of three' always goes the waffles, Shrimp and Grits, and the Blackened Tuna Tacos. Some day I will break my Waffles addiction and order something else. But that fried chicken is the best!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

The King and I Thai

Pad Thai Noodles
Banana Pockets
This was one of the stops on my Thomas' Tour de Jour secret lunch trip. Linda at the King and I Thai Kitchen made us a special dessert for a terrific lunch. This was a mini-order of Banana Pockets with added ice cream. The Pad Thai Noodles were popular but the Massaman Curry was the new hit!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018


Stopped in for some BBQ and fell in love [again] at Taino Smokehouse on the outskirts of Middletown.

The very very very best brisket ever...done! But their sides are awesome and I chose the Creamed Spinach and the Potato Salad. My partner ordered the Pulled Pork and had the Mashed Potatoes and Beans. Next time I get the Beans and the Collard Greens...and the next time...

Saturday, May 05, 2018

el Pollo Guapo

Finally got to the 'new' place after eating so many times off the Span-ish truck!  El Pollo Guapo is the place to visit to pick up some great food or even eat outside on the picnic table. 

I was here for a small group blogger event on Cinco de Mayo and we did well sitting there under the umbrella. We had some great dip and chips with our Margaritas. The highlight of the day was the Chicken Bowl...rico!!!

smashed avocado and chips
'barely legal' Chicken Bowl

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Bistro on Main

a rainy day but it wasn't Paris...or was it?

I had heard good things about this place and since I had to be in the area tried it out for a late lunch. Bistro on Main is tucked away among many different establishments on Main Street in Manchester.

The new menu had just started so my detective work online didn't work out. But I certainly found myself a wonderful lunch. A good cup of coffee [$3] and then the Sandwich au Poulet Zhatar [$15] which is their version of a griddled [love that word] chicken sandwich. What makes it remarkable is zhatar seasoning, olive and preserved lemon tapenade, green tahini and herb pistou on a soft baguette. This comes with the choice of a side and my choice was the cone of pecorino herb frites. I was really back in Paris.

Then on to dessert and the Mousse du jour [$4] which was a citrus and white chocolate concoction with superb whipped cream. My coffee refill was [$3] so next time it will be the French press coffee to keep me company through the whole meal. 

blognote: The restaurant is non-tipping. It is an extension of the MACChefs training program run by Manchester Conference of Area Churches [MACC Charities]. There is a place on your check to make a contribution to the above.