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Mar 17, 2011 06:03 AM

Edible food when driving from Boston to NYC on 84

This question is not about great food but looking for suggestions on an easy stop when timing demands a meal on the way to NY.
What I want is easy on-off the highway, non-fast food but reasonably quick, and fairly healthy - which leaves out the obvious Rein's Deli.
Is there any place good in West Hartford that you can walk into for Friday night supper?
I know I could post this on Southern NE board but prefer this one.
Thanks for any, any, any ideas.

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      1. This is a direct response to your title, but not the West Hartford part:

        There are many pizza destinations between Boston and NYC but outside of those I would say your best option (and a very good one at that) is BT's Smokehouse in Sturbridge, just off of the 90/84 junction.

        BT's Smokehouse
        392 Main St, Sturbridge, MA 01566

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        1. re: Luther

          I'll second BT's but if ocean won't go to Reins because it isn't healthy I'm not sure he will miss out on BT's as well. Frank Pepi has added a branch in Manchester CT, in a mall complex just off 84.

          BT's Smokehouse
          392 Main St, Sturbridge, MA 01566

        2. Rein's Deli, exit 65 off 84 just north of Hartford is a favorite of mine and alot of my friends who drive frequently to NY. Great sandwiches and New York deli,/jewish soul food stuff. Chopped Liver, Kishke, Latkes etc. and massive pastrami and corned beef sandwiches.They have a huge dining room and a bar too if you want to sit down.

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          1. re: nachovegas

            lol...the OP speciofically mentions "Not Rein's Deli".

          2. I like Max's Oyster Bar in West Hartford. To me, a raw bar is one of the healthier options out there. My trepidations (for West Hartford) are you're wanting a quick meal on a Friday night in a popular nightlife and education town. Plus the parking. You may be circling the block a few times. Where is your final destination in NYC, if I may ask?

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            1. re: David11238

              Actually Tarrytown on Friday night and into the city in the morning.
              And salad, seafood, homemade soups are more the type of food I'm looking for than barbeque, deli meats and a side of fries. Much as I'm tempted to try BT's given the claims of better than Blue Ribbon that I've read on this board. Must be good...

              1. re: ocean266

                Ah okay. I was going to suggest holding off until you arrived in NYC. But it's moot since you're not going until the next morning.

              2. re: David11238

                The food is good at the OB, but it will be packed on a Friday night.

                1. re: AdamD

                  I believe I said that. Or at least inferred. I imagine most places in big towns and cities in CT will have this problem. It's also ironic that you have a better chance finding a parking spot in NYC on weekend nights than you do in most towns outside of it.