Archive for the ‘Food’ Category
Stopped at Jimmie’s in the Savin Rock section of West Haven Connecticut when I up north in June. Although the current restaurant has been up for several decades, it’s a stark change from the Hot Dog stand of the 50s and 60s with Ronnie screaming out “Split Two”!
Two split Roesslers hot dogs, fries, and cole slaw – went down easy the the cold brew. I didn’t really remember the neon green relish but I guess they always served it. It’s the hot relish at the Glenwood Drive-In I love!
Whether it’s eat-in, take-out or purchasing local seafood to cook at home, Swan River Restaurant and Fish Market has it all. Lobsters, fish and shellfish are caught daily by local fisherman. Clambakes are prepared either to eat in or at home. We had the steamers and lobster rolls – fantastic!
I grew up on Ridgewood Avenue in North Haven Connecticut which as you might guess is just north-east of New Haven. It’s a great town with great people and plenty of activities for a new family or for folks who have lived there all their lives (the latter – generally the case). My Dad bought our house on Ridgweood Ave for $35,000 in 1959. The other day when I shot some pics on the street, the house is up for sale (contract pending) in the mid-upper $300,000s. But I did notice that the place is looking a bit shabby. It needs paint badly – probably some structural work behinds the scenes as well.
Traditional colonial, Federal Colonial, Dutch Colonial, and New England style ranch homes are what you’ll see mostly on this lovely street.
Across the street and just to the left is the entrance to MARALDENE – the estate of the late A. C. Gilbert. Mr. Gilbert was famous for the delight on just about any kids face on Christmas morning when they opened the Erector Set the Santa left. There was a 2002 TV movie about Gilbert, “The Man Who Saved Christmas” – Gilbert was played by Jason Alexander although Mr. Gilbert was himself a tall/impressive man.
This is the pond at the High Lane Club. This is the scene of the fish homicide as told to K.S. Anthony over at his blog. The pond looks a bit scummy with a green algae layer – but it actually looked lovely when I shot this. Perhaps it was nostalgia - lots of memories in this neighborhood.
New Haven style pizza –
Traveling up I-95 we couldn’t resist taking a look at Savannah – we’ve never been there before… and of course – I had to scope out probably the most famous restaurant in that neck of the woods.
We drove 653 miles today… Made it to Roanoke Rapids, NC — tired, very tired!
There are so many places in San Francisco to eat. Every kind of taste or ethic food is available at a wide range of afford. I was totally caught up in the signage. I loved the streets and signs (some pretty old, so you know they’ve been in business for a long time). Some were new, or funky, or cute, or reminiscent of Bogart. All great places. I wish I could have tried them all. One thing for sure – there’s no excuse for not eating and walking in San Francisco!