I’ve never been terribly impressed with the burgers at Louis Lunch, but still enjoy going there for historical reasons if nothing else.
If you do hit the Peabody say hello to the dinosaur for me. And if you go to Gillette Castle keep an eye out for the rattlers, copperheads and hog snakes — although the hog snakes won’t hurt you.
I spent part of one summer when I was a kid catching and removing rattlers and copperheads from the place. Not bad money at the time.
Table Down at Maury’s ?
By the way, it’s Mory’s.
“And we’ll pass and be forgotten with the rest”………Baa! Baa! Baa!
Rumaki–For someone who lives in Minny-sota you sure know
New Haven well. Thanks for the info. I had heard of the
Gillette mansion but assumed it belonged to the razor blade
family—-To look sharp and be on the ball type people.
I didn’t know Sherlock Holmes became famous until Basil Rathbone
realized that crime was afoot.
Your info is well received and noted. Thanks again—
Fair warning about the Customs House Maritime Museum — if you get the docent we got, and let him give you the full tour, you’ll be there for at least an hour and a half. It’s a small museum, but it is stuffed with stuff.
The have a big exhibit on the Amistad, but we skipped it (much to the docent’s disappointment), in the interest of time. It’s an eclectic collection, to say the least. Although it is mostly a museum, there’s still a small U.S. Customs office there, and it is the oldest continuously operating Customs House in the United States. The building itself (architecturally) is interesting, too.
If you want to go a little farther afield, the Gillette Castle in East Haddam is well worth a visit. http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?A=2716&Q=325204 http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?A=2716&Q=325204
It’s a bizarre castle built by the actor William Gillette (who created the stage role of Sherlock Holmes). Gillette himself was pretty weird, as you’ll learn when you take the tour.
Way to go Michael and 6-Star that’s the stuff that dreams are made of.
I have spent hours and hours wandering around Boston and Philly,
and of course, NYCity (my home town) seeing all those kind-a sites.
Mory’s it is then Michael—–I was too lazy to look it up, and thought no one would know.
By the way, it’s Mory’s.
If you’re going to be in New Haven, see if you can carve out some time to visit the Peabody Museum on Whitney Avenue. It’s a wonderful natural history museum. Visit West Rock in Westville where Judges Goffe, Whalley and Dixwell (three major New Haven streets named for them, branching off Broadway where the beloved Yankee Doodle was located) hid from the British in what is known as Judge’s Cave.
Back when I was catching copperheads I was living in Hamden, Connecticut. And the catching was usually preceeded by lunch.
This made me chuckle, since I spent parts of two summers growing up working at my grandfather’s machine shop in Hamden (on Skiff Street, the location is now vacant, after a short stint being remodeled as a fitness center). One of my jobs was going out with my uncle and catching copperheads in the field out back.
I suspect I’m way too young for Marchitto’s Grocery, since most of Dixwell has been box stores and shopping centers since even then. Where was Marchittos?
Pole Dancers —–or Polish dancers—-there is a big difference—-but
I don’t remember what it is. One does the polka and the other doesn’t, that
much I remember.
I didn’t know Eugene O’Neil drank—-oh my goodness, what will his mother say ?
The Dutch Tavern you say, OK got it.
Joe, you take the ferry I get sea sick——the Ronkonkoma Hose Company makes them in all sizes and colors—-what size sir ? Nylons or woolies ?
Rumaki—–I shall note that—–these other bozos have given me restaurants when I am looking for hi-class educational stuff. Do you get smart brains by walking around at Yale? Or do you get arrested for loitering at the Table Down at Maury’s ?
Tony — we went to Mystic last year, loved it—-thanks. They have a picture of Seafarer John the day he shipped out on the whaler. He was just a boy back then.
And Louis’s Lunch is on the list I have carried close to my heart for many years—thanks TJ——love their Irish Soda Bread.
Terrific description of a real Sub being manufactured. Groton probably got the idea from Mrs M. My first “Hero” was in Brooklyn, also my first pizza which looked awful—-had to force myself to take a bite–but just like a big blue, one bite and I was hooked.
It ‘s almost time for the Blues and Snappers to be running in the Sound—–oh those were the days all right, those were the days. Thanks, Archie.
Ancient One, The Monkey Business in New Haven has world class Pole Dancers…or maybe it’s Polish, check it out, report back with pics![;)]
An interesting out-of-the-way place that doesn’t get much press is the Dutch Tavern, tucked down an old side street in New London. You can drink where Eugene O’Neill drank, have a dam good cheeseburger, and (at least the time I was in there) probably run into a fellow Ancient Mariner or two.
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