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Destination: Lenny & Joe’s Fish Tale – Madison, Connecticut

Posted on July 9, 2015

Write-Up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett   Anyone expecting to wait to be seated then served at a table at Lenny & Joe’s Fish Tale in Madison, Connecticut will be surprised. Unlike the Lenny & Joe’s a few miles away in Westbrook where that is the set-up, Lenny & Joe’s in Madison is an order at the counter, self pick-up, condiment corner restaurant. Customers can then seek out their own booths. What is the same however, is good food at reasonable prices.           With Hammonasset Beach State Park located in Madison barely five minutes up Boston Post Road, this more casual restaurant style is perfect for beach-goers or campers who want to stop in for a no-fuss bite to…

Beautiful Weather Accompanies “Taste of Mystic” 2015

Posted on June 15, 2015

Write-Up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett   Beautiful weather accompanied the 2015 Taste of Mystic in Mystic Connecticut which ran June 12, 13 & 14. Crowds that turned out for the event had a chance to sample menu items from about 30 area restaurants. Seafood was a popular choice such as clams shucked on the spot when customers made their purchases at the “HARBOUR HOUSE at the INN AT MYSTIC”, as well as, Lobster Mac prepared by the “Portuguese Fisherman”. Soup lovers were drawn to offerings of Lobster Bisque and New England – of course – Clam Chowder.   The Taste of Mystic was set up in a parking lot outside the Olde Mistick Village shops with a large tent of picnic tables…

Destination: The Andrea – Misquamicut Beach Westerly, Rhode Island

Posted on June 7, 2014

Write-Up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb What has been carried over from the former Hotel Andrea and restaurant is one of the most appealing aspects – a beautiful stone fireplace. For anyone who remembers what stood before Hurricane Sandy decimated the site two years ago, the replacement Andrea Seaside Restaurant & Beach Bar is a stark comparison. The good news is that any remnant, whatsoever abides, of what has been one of the most popular spots along the Atlantic Avenue strip. The Andrea was never elegant but it was pleasing, a curious combination of upscale elements blended with honky-tonk. Gone is the multi-story hotel and the familiar summertime sight of colorful, beach towels drying over balcony rails outside the guest rooms. Gone is…