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Road Stop en route from NYC to Boston?

yankeefan Aug 19, 2007 02:57 PM

Im looking for some suggestions for my trip back later this week from Boston back to NYC or vice versa but I am looking for something along the way in either Conn or Mass close the the main arteries that Ill be taking (91/84/MassPike) where I can pick up something that these areas may be known for - products that are not perishable preferred for taking back or I am more than willing to sit down for a good quick local meal.


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    Waquoit Aug 21, 2007 01:20 PM

    One place out of the ordinary is Traveler Food and Books, EXIT 74 off I-84 in Union, CT. Unions is the last town in CT before you hit MA on I-84. It's a nice family restaurant (no booze) where a free (used) book comes with dinner. You can browse the shelves while waiting for your meal. I get the hot turkey sandwich when I go. More info:


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      madcow Aug 20, 2007 09:01 PM

      Rein's Deli in Vernon, Conn, of course.

      It's the quintessential stopping place.

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        yankeefan Aug 20, 2007 03:55 PM

        Any must-stop suggestions for New Haven or Hartford would be great.. thank you!

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          sodagirl Aug 20, 2007 05:00 PM

          for crying out loud..if one more person recommends stopping in New Haven so you can wait two hours for a pizza...

          Just South of Hartford on 91 s..take the Rt 3 bridge to Glastonbury...bear right onto Rt 2 South...go about 1/2 mile...take exit for RT 94...take a right onto hebron Ave...2 good choices...for beer and good bar food...The Diamond...for Pasta...Pazzos across the St. ..

          1. re: sodagirl
            celeriac Aug 20, 2007 06:11 PM

            Stop in New Haven so that you can wait two hours for pizza.

            Or, alternatively, call just after you've left NYC and place a takeout order with Frank Pepe's or Sally's. Should be ready right around when you arrive. Worked for me.

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          brookerme Aug 20, 2007 07:39 AM

          I agree you can't beat New Haven pizza but if you want to stop in Hartford get off exit 27(Airport Road) off of I-91 south, turn right and at the third light you're at Franklin Ave, hartford's Italian district. Turn left to #464 for a great huge grinder, #556 DiFiore Pasta for ravioli etc to cook at home, #577 Ficara's for a traditional Italian meal or head the other direction to #329 Mozzicato's Bakery for Italian cookies, pastries, breads and sheet pizza.

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            stahlink Aug 20, 2007 05:27 AM

            modern apizza, 874 state st. in new haven (203-776-5306). i live in NYC now and this pizza is WELL worth the 3-hour round trip. had a fresh tomato pie just yesterday and ate more than half before coming up for air. it's that good- gorgeously charred thin crust, perfect proportion of garlic-laced sauce to cheese. the clam pie is also stellar.

            the restaurant has a nice, laid-back atmosphere if you want to eat in, but i can attest the pizza can make the journey all the way to NYC- as long as you keep it in the trunk, safely out of reach.

            if you're on 95 south, get off at exit 48- it's also accesible from 91 S.

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              yankeefan Aug 20, 2007 05:15 AM

              I have heard that there is some great bakeries on the way as well as some pizza joints where you can get to-go that is partially frozen for taking on the road?

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