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Thank you for all of your rec for Mystic! (long)

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Thank you for all of your rec for Mystic! (long)

gini | Sep 9, 2005 02:15 PM

Having spent part of labor day weekend in Mystic, CT, I would like to thank the chowhounds for their excellent advice for what made a memorable stay on the sound.

But I digress-here's about the chow:

Starving after our drive down from Boston, we hit Skipper's Dock at 8pm on Friday night. We started out with cocktails on the deck. Sweetie and I shared a raw bar appetizer - 6 crab claws, 3 clams on the half and 3 oysters. The clams and oysters were outstanding-very fresh and perfect texture. The crab claws were less enticing-possibly frozen? For our entrees I had the grilled lobster and my dashing date had the cod. His was cooked perfectly (I love restaurants that don't over cook their fish). Mine had an interesting spice mixture in the middle and was surprisingly tender-though I thought a touch over priced. A bottle of wine completed the meal and we were off to check into our inn.

After kayaking Saturday morning on nothing but a muffin, we hit a clam shack on the way to the aquarium. (Sea View something?) They do a nice lobster roll there-not too much mayo, celery and claws + tail meat. As well, it was in an extra long buttered hotdog bun-all for $11.95.

We also hit Mystic Pizza (don't hate me!) and were sad and disappointed. Elvio's makes better pizza and it comes out of a box. But we had to because every single person I know asked me if we hit it after hearing we were in Mystic.

Dinner Saturday was all about Rice Spice Noodles. The wait at Anthony J's was just too long. BYOB in case you ever wondered-with a $3 opening fee. We had the drunken noodles and a pork dish with a delightful lemongrass sauce. The sauce was wonderfully spicey and piquant. I found the noodles to be a touch greasy.

Sunday was spent at the beach in Westerly, RI, chomping on take out from the Mystic Market East and playing football. Thanks for that rec!

Well, that was long winded and unneccessary, but what I mostly wanted to say was: Thanks for all of the ideas! You sure know your ways around food!

-g.

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