Friday, April 28, 2017

The Dublin Beef and Seafood Company East Hampton

Located on East Main Street in East Hampton, The Dublin has just doubled the space of their restaurant. They took over space next door and now have a spacious dining room in addition to the bar area. 

We have been eating here for a couple of years but had not been there since the new expansion. They have changed the way you enter the restaurant and we opted to dine in the new dining room. 

Given the name, the menu is more International than Irish but does have a corned beef sandwich and Shepherd's pie. Al and I actually ordered off the daily special menu, I got a Caprese and Al had an open faced roast beef sandwich. 

The Caprese was good, the balsamic was delicious and the tomatoes were good. For me, something was off on the texture of the mozzarella, it was firmer than normal. It is usually very soft and this was not like that. I am not sure what the issue was, it tasted right but just didn't give the same feeling in my mouth. I eat a lot of Caprese so I know exactly what to expect. 

Al had better luck, the roast beef was very good and the gravy was delicious. I ate on of the slices of bread if was served over and I loved the beefy taste. 

I was very impressed with the new space, it is a big improvement and makes it feel more like a restaurant and less like a bar. We will be back. 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Historical Tour of Chatham

When: Saturday, April 29, 2017
Where: Community Room East Hampton Library
Who: Debbie Day, Margaret Faber, Gene Nichols and Dean Markham

Hear highlights of Chatham's (now known as East Hampton) from its founding in 1767 until the early 1900? Do you know what name was given to the parish of Portland in 1841? The presentation is part of the town's 250th anniversary celebration. 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Flynn's Grill South Glastonbury, CT

Flynn's Grill is tucked away behind Annie's Nails on Main Street in South Glastonbury. If you don't know that it is there, it is a little hard to find. We were thinking about cheeseburger grinders at Olympic Pizza but decided to see what Flynn's had for lunch. I am so glad that we did. 

You can have either lunch or breakfast here. The menu has a nice selection of eggs, pancakes, waffles, French toast, sandwiches, salads, wraps, and entrees. I was torn between a corned beef hash Benedict and shepherd's pie. I talked to the waitress and was assured the hash was made fresh every day from corned beef cooked in house. So I opted for the Benedict. Al had chicken marsala. 

I ordered a hot tea to drink and they have a nice selection of teas. My Benedict was perfect, the poached egg was cooked to runny perfection. It oozed over the hash and English muffin just the way it should be. The Hollandaise was excellent as well. 

Al's chicken Marsala was served over smashed potatoes with zucchini on the side. It was a very generous serving and gave a healthy sized leftover. The marsala sauce was very flavorful, of course, I took a taste. 

It was a very good experience and I highly recommend giving them a try, service was friendly and efficient and we never wanted for anything. The decor includes some nice photos of Ireland and overall the entire theme is Irish. 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Daffodil Day at the Wadsworth Mansion

Daffodil Day

Sunday, April 23, 2017, 1:00PM – 4:00PM, Free

A plethora of daffodils might be in bloom to greet visitors as they follow the entrance drive leading to the Beaux Art style mansion for this annual celebration of spring. Guests are encouraged to enjoy the meadows planted by volunteers over the last decade. Throughout the afternoon, there will be numerous activities for visitors wishing to celebrate spring. 

Afternoon activities include kite flying, live music, and a dog parade (bring your family pooch!).

Participate in our first ever Daffodil Dash – A Field Day for the Whole Family. Enjoy delicious food from a variety of food trucks in the oval. 

Docents will lead guided tours of the Mansion providing a narrative that details the history of the Estate. Furniture donated by the Wadsworth Family will be on display in the History Room.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Visit the Pez Factory for Easter 2017

Grab your camera and bring the kids on down to Orange to visit with the Easter Bunny, Sunday, April 9th from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Regular admission rates apply. 

Admission Prices

Children under 3FREE
Children 3-12$4.00
Regular admission$5.00
Seniors (60+)$4.00
Group (10 or more)$4.00