Thanks for all the great advice regarding Eastern European food in Connecticut.
New Britain is a dream, on Broad st. Arrived too late to go to any delis, but it looks like the proverbial "happy hunting grounds". I couldn't believe the number of Polish businesses. Ate at Starospolska Restaurant, 252 Broad St. New Britain Ct on Friday 4.28,www.starospolska.net. After viewing the website my sister thought I should wear a tie, but trust me it isn't necessary. I really enjoyed the polish sampler, (pierogies, bigos, golubky, kielbasa and a potato pancake). I do want to come back and try the chef's specialities, as those at my table who did, really liked their's. My table was initially dismayed to find the only dessert were the blintzes, after trying them we felt there was no need for anything else.
Visited Tatry's Deli on Westerfield in Hartford Ct. Great selection of sausages and imported Polish dry goods. They have a restaurant attached, but unfortunately I did not have time to eat there.
Scooter's was a find near my hotel, 50 Ella T. Grasso Turnpike, Route 75 Windsor Locks Ct. Classic diner with a seafood bent. Onion rings scratch built, I watched the cook bread mine, light breading that didn't flake off, great flavor. Had the scallops and chips. Scallops hand breaded and succulent, no rubber here. Fries were factory, but I prefer that to the soggy and burnt sugar tips you seem to get with homemade. Was so facsinated with the flat sided hot dog buns I had to buy one to take home with me to show my compatriots.
Thanks for for the advice. EA
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