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Jimmie’s of Savin Rock

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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!

Jimmie's of Savin Rock

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August 28, 2010 at 3:56 pm

Fish Market at Swan River

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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!

Fish Market at Swan River

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July 15, 2010 at 7:35 pm

On the street where I lived ~ and ~ New Haven Pizza

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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.

141 Ridgewood Ave

Maraldene from Ridgewood Ave

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.

Pond at the High Lane Club

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 —

Pepe’s at Worcester Square – New Haven, Connecticut

In New Haven pizza is called Apizza and pronounced “AH-beets”.  I guess it’s a slang term that came from the Italian-Americans of the area who pride themselves on their family recipes, delicious food, and huge portions.  The pizza is wonderful!  Frank Pepe established his store for Neapolitan style pizza, made from fresh tomato sauce and the freshest ingredients he could put on top.  The restaurant is located on Olive Street in the Worcester Square area of the city.  Local pizzerias have been featured on the Food Network and the Travel Channel.  Most nights there is a line out the door to get in – and this is usually the case for other New Haven pizzerias (The Modern, Sally’s, Tony and Lucille’s).

The Oven at Pepe’s

The ovens are coal-fired which bring the temperature close to 1000 degrees.  This bakes the pizza (and toppings) very quickly and lends a crispy bottom to the light dough and the pizza usually has charred edges.  The char really makes the taste.   If you are from New York City, Pepe’s would be comparable to Lombardi’s.

New Haven - Apizza!

Pepe’s is famous for their clam and garlic pizza – I had a small one – delish!!!!  And the only way to have this pizza is with beer.

If you ever find yourself in New Haven Connecticut – stop by Pepe’s on Olive Street – or also try the Modern Apizza on State Street – both use extremely hot ovens and both turn our famously wonderful and delicious pizza —

Hey – lets go get an Ah – beets!  (oh by the way — WordPress sucks! – it’s giving me nothing but trouble)

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July 9, 2010 at 7:34 pm

On the road…Savannah

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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!

The Lady and Sons, Savannah, GA USA

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June 25, 2010 at 7:19 pm

Veggies

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Onions

Onions

Radishes

Radishes

Peppers

Peppers

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

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January 29, 2009 at 8:45 pm

San Francisco Restaurants

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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!

Alcatraz Pizza

Alcatraz Pizza

Bechelli's Restaurant

Bechelli's Restaurant

Blue Mermaid

Blue Mermaid

Lefty O'Douls Daily Grill

Lefty O'Douls Daily Grill

Pompei's Grotto

Pompei's Grotto

The Cannery

The Cannery

Tarantino's

Tarantino's

What’s for lunch in Chinatown?

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I knew it that wasn’t sweet and sour chicken !!!

Lunch ?

Lunch ?

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September 5, 2008 at 9:54 am