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eddoreen Sep 11, 2008 07:31 PM

I would like to take my daughter and her roomate at UCONN out on a Sunday. The nearby Applebee's does not interest us. The girls both like Thai food. The Thai resaurant on Dog St in Storrs does not appeal to them as they use other pieces of chicken besides the white meat breast. Hopefully we will have the chance to sample several restaurants over the years.

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    eddoreen Sep 16, 2008 12:22 PM

    We can't wait to try both Altnaveigh Inn and Mulberry Street on a visit to UCONN. Neither place was open on Sunday. However, we had an excellent, moderately priced Thai meal at a strip mall restaurant near the Evergreen walk in Buckland shopping area called SAWADEE. The chicken satay was very nice. My daughter uses the chicken as a vehicle for the peanut sauce of which you can order more for $1. My husband & I split "Crispy spring roll" which was made of the freshest lettuce, radish, carrots, and tofu in an unfried wrapped with the most delicious peanut sauce topped with chili oil and chopped peanuts. The hot sweet and sour soup was again made with fresh ingredients and very pleasing to the palate. My ginger chicken soup had fresh mushrooms, chicken, onion etc. combined into a well balanced flavored soup. The entree of masaaman curry was also a winner with a tasty velvet sauce, crisp vegtables and nice chunks of chicken. They seemed to do a great take out business too. I would reccommend Sawadee Thai Restaurant as the perftect alternative to the other chain restaurants that populate that area off I-84. Sawadee Thai Restaurant www.sawadeethaicuisine.com Buckland Hills,South Windsor

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      howaboutthat Sep 17, 2008 05:53 AM

      Good pick!

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      chowmensch Sep 12, 2008 08:48 AM

      It's not Thai or not even any kind of ethnic but very close to the UConn campus is Altanaveigh. It's in a lovely old home (multiple dining rooms) and while it's not amazingly creative or inventive, they do the classic dishes very well. I highly recommend it.

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        rbailin Sep 14, 2008 02:39 AM

        Actually, the Altnaveigh Inn is not as stodgy as one would think. It's not the same old standard American-restaurant-near-campus that you'd take the parents to. Check out their dinner menu on their website, it's more inventive than you'd think. And if it's a nice, warm fall day, get a seat on the new outdoor patio.

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        Altnaveigh Inn
        957 Storrs Rd, Storrs Mansfield, CT 06268

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