I hope you guys don't mind that I started a separate thread, but in my experience once a topic has been kicked around a while, people don't necessarily keep returning to see if something totally different was added.
As long as I'm having to make the trip the Yale hospital, likely more than one trip, weighing the possibilities of an interesting lunch, something else occurred to me.
First, are there any interesting bakeries in the vicinity?
And second, if I were able to travel a bit (by bus), are there any good but inexpensive lobster rolls around? It occurred to me that Connecticut might be a good place for lobster rolls.