Sunday, March 9, 2014
The Walrus and the Carpenter in Black Rock is the best new thing to appear in Bridgeport for a long time. It took the place of the Ash Creek Saloon, of which the less is said the better.
I went there with some colleagues from the University of Bridgeport and we dug into a menu full of heart-stopping treasures, from poutine (above) to maple pork belly (below).
Scallops and pork belly (a different cut as you can see, thick and wonderful)...
And ribs, which I had. And I would be remiss if I didn't mention their cornbread, which was delightful. Not a bad dish in the lot; everyone went home satisfied and pleased. High-quality smoked meats (done right on the premises) served with class and genius. Keep up the great work!
Friday, March 7, 2014
Enjoyed appearing at the Big Book Club Getaway this year. Dr. Ruth (above) appeared with her usual energy, and Debbie Macomber headlined. We actually had no idea what she looked like and offered to sign the copy of History of Connecticut Food that she was carrying around!
I was on a panel with Diane Smith (the "ambassador of Connecticut" for those who don't know), Garrison Leykham of Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys, and Chris Jones of the Monte Cristo Bookshop in New London.
It as an honor to meet Diane Smith, who is currently reading Becoming Tom Thumb in preparation for another event, my appearance at the Old State House in Hartford this summer.
And Garrison and I had a good time signing each others' books and chatting about Connecticut diners! The event had more people than last year, and I can only hope that every year gets bigger and bigger.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Stopped by Noah's Restaurant in Stonington the other day for a delicious lunch.
It was recently made famous by the movie Hope Springs with Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones.
I must say that the food was great - a perfect place for lunch, and my new go-to place in Stonington.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
I enjoyed speaking to the people of Stonington at their new community hall, La Grua, about Tom Thumb. Everyone enjoyed it, and I don't think I've ever had so many questions. Thanks for inviting me!
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Check out the article in the Newtown Bee on my beautiful wife and her new book of poetry! For those who don't know, she grew up in Sandy Hook and loves to go back to visit. She'll be in Bethel at Byrd's Books on Saturday, March 1, at 7 pm.