The ice cream is homemade – rich and sweet, but not cloyingly so. A few of our favorites are Creamsicle, double chocolate, toasted coconut, coconut Mounds, and strawberry shortcake. The hot fudge is superb, as is hot peanut butter; whipped cream is thick and real.
The Lobster Bomb is reason enough to visit Ford's Lobsters, but factor in the rustic picnic tables you are sitting at, the view of boats coming and going, gulls screeching overhead, and the salty air, and you realize that this might just be the most perfect meal you ever ate.
Lyman Orchards has been a destination drive for as long as I can remember. It is a sprawling, picturesque fruit market with pretty views of the lake and picnic tables outside to sit and eat at. People come here to pick their own fruits in season...or if you are like me (rather lazy), you simply go inside Lyman and fill your shopping cart with wonderful produce ready to take home.
Aspetuck Valley Apple Barn is a picture perfect barn on a picture perfect road in beautiful Easton, CT. The choices vary with the season although you will always find plain apple, crumb topped Dutch apple and a rugged “country” apple. There is also raspberry, apple raspberry, apple cranberry, pumpkin, peach, and fruits of the forest to just name a few.
There is nothing the slightest bit fancy or “gourmet” about Patty’s, but the consistency of the excellent chicken and fries is not to be taken for granted. This is not a supermarket or a fast food chain; it is a small mom and pop place that is always crowded by locals who know all about it.
Sesame Seed Restaurant offers great Middle Eastern food, a variety of vegetarian options, and a four star lasagna. Inside, you'll find a laid-back, homespun vibe: a hodge podge of kitsch salt and pepper shakers, and an attic's worth of fun old stuff hung on the walls. It really is a one-of-a-kind place.
Hail the Super Duper Weenie! It is a firm-fleshed, locally-made frankfurter that is split and cooked on the grill until its outside gets a little crusty but the inside stays succulent. Whatever else you get, you must get French fries. These are beautiful, fresh cut twigs of potato.