Oneonta, NY to Stonington CT

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Oneonta, NY to Stonington CT

Post by section8 » Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:14 pm

I have to drive from the Greater Oneonta area to Stonington CT. this August.

Do you guys have any route and/or stop recommendations?
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Re: Oneonta, NY to Stonington CT

Post by Lost Soul » Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:37 pm

NW and NE CT are pretty.

There are two giant casinos, bigger than anything in Vegas, just north of New Haven- Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun. They have lousy odds, but should at least be walked through. They basically put Atlantic City out of business.
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Re: Oneonta, NY to Stonington CT

Post by VinnyD » Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:13 pm

You'll be going through the Berkshires. Somewhere around there is probably a good place to stop.

If you take Route 8 through Connecticut, you could stop at Ralph Nader's Museum of American Tort Law in Winstead and at Simply Seafood, a good seafood shack, in Torrington. Get the belly sandwich.

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Re: Oneonta, NY to Stonington CT

Post by section8 » Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:55 pm

What kind of belly is in the belly sandwich?
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Post by Stan In Maryland » Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:21 pm

I am guessing fried belly clams, which if you have not had are well worth trying. One of my favorite fried seafood items.
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Re: Oneonta, NY to Stonington CT

Post by misanthrope » Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:14 pm

Is this day's drive or just one day uninterrupted? The races are on in Saratoga, which is really the place not to miss if you have the time.

Norman Rockwell Museum is in Stockbridge. Harvest Spirits Distillery is close to that route. Old Chatham Sheepherding Co (Cheese, etc).

Glastonbury has awesome music festival.

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Re: Oneonta, NY to Stonington CT

Post by VinnyD » Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:21 pm

One of the things I liked about Simply Seafood is that they just called it a belly sandwich and expected everyone to know that that meant clam bellies.

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Re: Oneonta, NY to Stonington CT

Post by palindrome » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:55 pm

If you take the route south from Oneonta and through NW Connecticut, you would pass through Lichtfield which is a nice town, especially if you like antiques. You can also visit Arethusa Farms, see the award winning cows and get some of their great ice cream. The owners of the farm have a restaurant in nearby Bantam which has excellent food: http://www.arethusaaltavolo.com

If you take the route through western Massachusetts and then south through Springfield you would pass through Hartford where you can visit Mark Twain's house or the Wadsworth Atheneum.

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Re: Oneonta, NY to Stonington CT

Post by VinnyD » Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:14 pm

The Mark Twain house is great. I especially like the billiard room, although the fireplace in the living room is also very good. I lived just down the street for two years.

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Re: Oneonta, NY to Stonington CT

Post by DianaHaddad » Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:46 am

VinnyD wrote:If you take Route 8 through Connecticut, you could stop at Ralph Nader's Museum of American Tort Law in Winstead and at Simply Seafood, a good seafood shack, in Torrington. Get the belly sandwich.


Vinny, I'm going to be up in that area today, do you know if the restaurant is open year round? The pics and info from the web seem to indicate that it's just a shack with picnic tables. Even their own FB page isn't clear if they're seasonal or not.

VinnyD wrote:One of the things I liked about Simply Seafood is that they just called it a belly sandwich and expected everyone to know that that meant clam bellies.

Honestly, I've never heard that said before in my entire life. Whole bellies were probably the first food I was ever fed, so I'm really surprised to have not heard it. It must be some weird middle-of-nowhere-CT thing. It's not like those people up there are anywhere near the water, to have their own shorthand, either.

But in that area they also have a very local term for a common item. Does anyone know what "shots" are? I'm not talking about the small serving of alcohol.
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Re: Oneonta, NY to Stonington CT

Post by VinnyD » Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:56 pm

I've only been there once, Diana, and it was summer, so I can't help. It is just a shack with picnic tables, but they may be open year round selling takeout. Why not phone?

"Shots" means nothing to me if alcohol is not involved.

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Re: Oneonta, NY to Stonington CT

Post by DianaHaddad » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:12 pm

Sorry Vinny, I plum forgot to reply.

I was really asking if the place was a literal shack, or just a rustic restaurant (with all-weather indoor dining). Sometimes places call themselves a shack for atmospheric value.

Anyway, we ended up eating outside by the river in Westport. Hard to believe on a 32/0 degree day that I was sitting outside for dinner 2 weeks ago!

Shots are...jimmies! Known to others as ice cream sprinkles. Very specific interior CT usage.

I was just reading about an ice cream place in Cambridge (MA) where they say on the website that if you call these ice cream toppings "by their proper name" [jimmies] they give you more. My kind of place!
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