Saturday, June 29, 2013

Cheshire Coffee

Biked down to Cheshire Coffee the other day. Cheshire is a fascinating anomaly - the barista at this place and I talked about it - they can't support more than one good restaurant, but three coffee shops within the space of two miles is no problem. They love their coffee!

Thursday, June 27, 2013



Roger, Subhash, and I got reservations for Takashi in Manhattan, which I had seen on the Anthony Bourdain show, and was very excited to try out.

I'm not usually a fan of sea urchin eggs, but in this case they were delicious!

Beef tartare with quail egg...

This was obscene...foie gras stuffed kobe burger drowned in bubbling hot chocolate sauce.

Steamed beef shank buns...

Cow's testicles in escargot sauce (garlic butter and pesto).

Squid ink rice and miso-marinated sweetbreads on a magnolia leaf, with spicy yuzu aioli.

Bone marrow and crawfish dumplings...

Pieces of beef heart that we grilled ourselves and dipped in delightful sauces.

Freshly made sausage - kobe beef inside an intestine, grilled in front of us.

Achilles tendon...

The most vanilla ice cream I've ever had. Keep up the great work, Takashi.

Monday, June 24, 2013

At the Silas Bronson Library

Had a great conversation at the Silas Bronson library last week about all things Connecticut. Thanks!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Landhaus Maple Pork Belly in Brooklyn

Absolutely delicious. At the Smorgasburg this Saturday.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Edd's Place, Westbrook

Stopped by Edd's Place the other day...

Totally decent lobster roll and great fries. A good stop on the Post Road!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Cellar Stories Bookstore

Check out Cellar Stories Books in Providence - strangely not in the cellar at all, but on the second floor. Chock full of really good books - a really solid selection.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

At Burgundy Books

Had a great time at Burgundy Books in Westbrook last week.

We talked for over two hours about Connecticut...Linda was a wonderful host.

I can't wait to go is so refreshing to see new bookstores cropping up throughout the state.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Morning Glory Cafe, Old Lyme

Stopped by the Morning Glory Café in Old Lyme for a spot of lunch the other day.

Absolutely delicious egg rolls (see above) and pho (see below).

Amy had an "Asian salad" that was also delicious. The owners fled Laos in 1980 and have made their home here ever since, making great food for the rest of us Connectors.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Interiors and Designs by Ursula

Stopped by Interiors and Designs by Ursula in Ridgefield - a surprisingly reasonably priced selection of antique and contemporary design elements. Picked up a cool scribe's magnifier in a wooden box for poring over old letters. Check it out.