My wife and I are doing a road-trip for our 1st anniversary in August and the tail end of it has us spending one night in Boston and then driving through CT on our way back home to MD. I've posted about the other parts of the trip in their respective boards so I thought I would post here for the last leg of our journey.
Friday: Breakfast in Portland, ME (158 Pickett Street Cafe) then drive to Boston, MA.
Food options: Clam Box in Ipswich, MA. J.T. Farnham's in Essex, MA. en route to Boston. Dinner at Craigie On Main. Possibly ice cream at Toscanini's afterwards if we have the stomach space. Suggestions welcome for fried clams.
Saturday: Breakfast in Boston, MA then drive home to Abingdon, MD.
Food options: Breakfast at Mike & Patty's or Flour Bakery (sticky buns!!) in Boston. Pizza for lunch in CT. Sliders at White Manna in Hackensack, NJ.
There are a few certainties we've already decided upon. We would like a decent dinner in all four cities including one very nice dinner which will be our anniversary dinner and the best possible lobster dinner along our projected route of travel. Also, Craigie on Main and White Manna are definite stops, as well as a stop for fried whole-belly clams (not sure where yet, suggestions welcome here! I think Clam Box is in the lead) and New Haven pizza.
My biggest concerns are where to stop for whole-belly clams that is along our route and which place is road-trip friendly (meaing we don't have to wait in line for 3 hours) to try New Haven pizza. Keep in mind it will be a Saturday when we drive through CT and it will be during the day so we can't do places that are only open for dinner (No Sally's... )
I'm interested in trying a Fresh White Clam Pie, but I know my wife won't be into that so I need a place that offers a great clam pie, but also great traiditional pie as well.