Chris and Amy,
Your report makes me want to go to CT again just to eat! Excellent photos——I really want to try that Collin Diner.
I am a bit surprised you guys did not make a stop at DOC’s , a very small restaurant with IMO fantastic food at Lake Waramaug…… maybe next time
Hey Chris & Amy,
GREAT stuff. I have long been a fan of gorgeous Litchfield County… it’s been a while since I was there.
Excellent photos and great write-ups. I am now really craving that homemade beef jerky (I think my favorite spot in the U.P. may have closed… heavy sigh).
Scooters is about a block or so down the road from Bantam Bread Co
Reverend Earl, thanks for your awe-inspiring feedback! Ahh, my old silver bike…glad you remember that. The one in that photo was close but not quite right. I doubt that Bantam Bread has any affiliation with the Bantam Chef of our childhood (was that in York or Tirzah, SC?), but we’re going to Plainville, CT soon to review the new branch of Bantam Bread Co. You’re lucky to have Bojangles so close to you, even though you know I disdain chains…but there isn’t any great fried chicken up here. Bojangles’ chicken biscuit and a side of grits, oh man! And you are welcome at our house anytime, and we’ll go to any RF place you want!
Bakman, thanks for the suggestion! We’ll check into Scooters when we visit Plainville and report back to you. We’d never find all the great undiscovered RF gems if not for friends like you!
BB, we split most entrees when we’re reviewing so that we can sample more items, plus many of the pastries, etc. on this trip were saved for home. But yeah, after dinner at Five Guys, we were totally stuffed, compounded by the fact that I erroneously ordered a "cheeseburger" (= double patty) when I should’ve ordered a "little cheeseburger" (= single), AND large fries (what was I thinking?). Now if it were the BBQ of your recent NC tour, then I’d have a lot more trouble restraining myself…[;)] Chris
I work just down the road from Five Guys in Farmington. I’ve mentioned this before that Scooters in Plainville also makes an EXCELLENT burger and fries.
Chris & Amy-
Looking through your trip report again, it is amazing how many places you visited and just how much food you put away! You two are obviously much better at pacing yourself than I am. I usually eat way too much at the first place and then struggle the rest of the day.
Can’t wait to see where you two go next!
Once again mistah jake…a greaaaaaaaate little trip!!! I almost feel ashamed that I ate at Bojangles yesterday…almost I said!! All the places you guys went looked amazing!! Maybe someday Jana and I will get up that way to visit you guys and you can take us to some of these delicious looking stops!! A couple of comments for your enjoyment…first of all I see you finally tracked down that jake that stole your silver bike. I guess the thief has a taste for the pastries!! Also I was wondering if the owners of the Bantam Bread Co. are former owners of the now defunct Bantam Chef!!! Thanks again for introducing me to the world that is Roadfood.com!!! Tell Missus Amy to keep her eye out for Agatha Harkness..she’s got the power and she isn’t afraid to use it!!!
Michael, thanks for your reply! I give all credit to pjagger (Paul), who showed us around the entire day: food, history lessons, trivia, you name it. He is RF through and through, and we didn’t even get to all the places we wanted to visit! Next time…
Kilerclown, we are hooked on Five Guys — drop us a line if you ever need RF company! The first order of fries is on us.
CajunKing, thank you, sir. We’re just happy to have the time to explore like this, and more importantly to have such wonderful RFing friends like pjagger to show us the sights.
BB, the pleasure is all mine! You, my friend, raise the bar with every keystroke. The Fluffernutter was such an impulse buy; I walked in, knowing that I didn’t have a lot of stomach room for a big meal, and I saw that sandwich on the menu and immediately remembered the last time I had eaten one: at least 6 years ago when we lived in Maine. I blame it on my "taste memory" kicking in, but it was sooo good. Frankly I haven’t had one that tasted quite that good, even when I made them at home. (Actually, that was the first time I’ve ever ordered one in a restaurant…is that bad?)
Doggydaddy, next time we’ll call you. There are so many RF potential places in Litchfield County, my goodness! I found it hard to believe that the only site-reviewed spot in Kent was a high-end chocolatier — not exactly RF, imho. We’re working on changing that, though — I just need another trip and more pics. As for Nodine’s, we bought some smoked bacon, which doesn’t even scratch the surface of how cool that place is.
Mr. Carlton, what a pleasure! You know, Shiek’s was on our original list but we ran out of time and they were closed. We need another trip, definitely. I, too, have made instant friends of strangers when mentioning eateries in their areas…while others have looked at me incredulously, surely thinking, "How can you know so much about my town?!?"
Boy, it’s been many years since I’ve been in Litchfield or Litchfield County. Your report brings back some fine memories. Thanks.
A wonderful report. Living in CT. a trip to the northwest corner is always a special treat. I wish I knew of all these wonderful places for the last trip. It looks like I am going to have to pay a visit to 5 Guys in Farmington.
Chris & Amy
Once again I feel like licking the computer screen, stuck in the office with no food in sight [:(]
Your report made me miss the NE very much, the quaint & charming villages, the awesome scenery.
That five guys burger looked awesome, great trip and great report.
Chris & Amy-
Yet another great report with fantastic photos. You sure do set high standards for the rest of us. My single favorite pic is the inside of Collins Diner…..simply beautiful!
I got a laugh from Chris ordering a fluffernutter, but it sure does look good! It seems like the three of you had a wonderful day of Roadfooding and sightseeing.
Keep the great reports coming! I love to read about where you two go.
What a charming roadfood trip.Would have loved that one!!Thanks.
Chris and Amy, wonderful, wonderful report! Fantastic as always! I loved the pics and the narrative. You really got around this weekend. I love New England and those towns looked very quaint. I do miss N.E. very much. Sorry I couldn’t make it this weekend. It’s 5:30 am right now, I’m at work and these pics have my stomach barking!
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