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

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Ruby Tuesday


Had a nice 'business' lunch here today.

Avocado Turkey Burger with slices of fresh avocado, Havarti cheese, and applewood smoked bacon [$8.95] and a never-ending iced tea.

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Another good lunch at Ruby Tuesday. This time in Willington. Had the rib special this time but only the half portion of Hog Heaven with green beans and onion rings. Great shared dessert.


Armed with a coupon, had a late lunch at Ruby Tuesday in Enfield. The service had to lot to go before being deemed appropriate. The server was too busy talking with her 'regulars' as she put it. I had to point out that the 'irregulars' were hungry. That seemed to better up the situation. After all that ruckus on my part, the meal was very good. I had the Hickory Bourbon Salmon [$17.59] which was well cooked and spiced. Added the grilled asparagus [upcharge $1.50] and had the best baked potato in a long time. Split the White Chocolate Cheesecake [$5.99] which while moist and yummy had a slightly chemical taste in the cherry syrup decor.

rememberable [not]

Tried the Mediterranean Flatbread today at Panera because I had a $2 off promo [$4.99 - $2]. It was not rememberable at all just underwhelming. It's a good idea: some shredded chicken, a try at some hot sauce and a little txatziki and sliced cucumbers with a bunch of chopped cabbage. It was a little dry but sure looked pretty...

Spicy Green Bean

Went for a simple Tomato Bisque with grilled cheese croutons and wound up ordering the best burger ever: The Chimi Burger [$12.95] with onion rings. I can't even begin to describe it so go to the Spicy Green Bean menu and check it out.

What a plateful of goodness. The other burgers rock also. There was a soup on the chalkboard menu that I should have ordered or at least inquired about: Italian Divorce Soup!

Friday, June 19, 2015


Had a terrific lunch today, not at the beach but at an old familiar haunt on the Berlin Turnpike. Yeah, it was the Blue Lobster. This was the first time this summer but won't be the last. Muggy and hot day so we ate inside. Actually I always eat inside so don't know where that comment came from. The service was, as always, terrific. Started with a small cup of Lobster Bisque [+$4] and it was luscious; no other way to describe it. Then on to a hot Lobster Roll [$14.99] with fries. 

I'm sorry [actually not sorry at all] but these are the best fries ever. The Lobster Roll with extra butter was delicious. What a day, what a lunch!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Trinity Restaurant

After Theater Works' production of 'Good People' we headed off to dinner at Trinity. I had not been back there for a while and it sounded just right for the occasion. The sun was shining and the flowers blooming in the shaded front patio so we ate there.

Started off with a glass of Pinot Noir [$8] and some fresh-out-of-the-oven garlic knots with a nice dish of olive oil and crushed red pepper flakes. I ordered the Orrechiette with sweet Italian sausage, broccoli rabe, hot cherry peppers and fresh garlic [$16]. It was superb with 'easy on the hot peppers' and cooked to perfection.

For dessert the three of us could not make up our minds so ordered two [and got three]: Black Magic Cake, Creme Brulée and Tiramisu. All were great but we could have skipped this course!

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Sadler's Ordinary

Wedding Planning Luncheon at Sadler's in Marlborough was very successful in both planning and eating out. Beautiful day so we three sat out on the patio and all had the Lobster Cobb Salad [$16]. Very nice presentation of the usual romaine, green beans, egg, bacon, blue cheese, avocado and a dijon-balsamic vinaigrette. Skipped dessert!

blognote: NOT my wedding!

Monday, June 08, 2015

Fleming's Monday Night Dinner

Now here is a good deal and my second time to try it out: $49.95 for three delicious courses at Fleming's Steakhouse in West Hartford center. Good loaf of bread with two spreads to start off. Two had the French Onion Soup [one guest said that it had too much rosemary and I agreed]. I had the Bloomsdale Spinach Salad to start with blueberries. lemon truffle dressing and a chevre fritter. We all ordered the Craftsman Prime Ribeye which was a delicious cut resembling the filet but with the flavor of ribeye. Mine was perfectly done medium rare. The side dishes were Truffle Mashed Potatoes [which I had], Flemings Potato [au gratin with a hint of jalapeño], Thai Green Beans [yes for me] and Creamed Spinach.

Two creamy delightful Cheesecake with blueberries and a Walnut Turtle Cake to-go for me. I had a Cappuccino for my dessert there. Excellent service by Adam and a stop by the table at the end of the meal by the manager. Wonderful evening with family.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Food in PRAGUE

Goulash Soup

super sandwich

more beer...

Expensive lunch in Prague

Coffee House fare

Roast Duck with three kinds of dumplings

more beer...

Hermelin Cheese with Bacon and Cranberries

A Dessert Cart 

Honey Wallnut Cake from Municipal House

Sacher Torte from Municipal House

Chocolate Mousse Cake at Municipal House

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Food in VIENNA

and more beer
and more beer
Doner Kebab platter from Naucht Markt, Vienna
Creamed Cheese Strudel
Sausages and Sauerkraut
Chocolate Mousse Cake
Weiner Schnitzel

Apfel Strudel 
Hors d'Oeuvres Hotel Sofitel's Rooftop Bar

Curry Wurst [my favorite street food]
Sausage Kiosk
Grilled Salmon

Strawberries on Custard

and more beer...
Sausage and Crepes

Cheese Fondue

Strawberry Mousse @Gerstner's