On a beer-splotched wall of a Midtown sports bar, a forgotten relic from the heyday of cartooning, featuring Beetle Bailey, Fred Flintsone and some jokers from Mad magazine. With cameos by James Thurber, Ernest Hemingway and Marilyn Monroe.
At Carbone’s Ristorante in Hartford, CT.
Summer berry shortcake. Apparently they’re good judges of how much their guests can eat. The shortcake was tiny and I would have wished it were bigger if I had any room left.
Clam chowder with chives and bacon. Extremely good.
Autographed celebrity photos. Chubby Checker, Harry Anderson, and two I don’t recognize.
At m&m bistro in Hartford, CT.
Bernie Sanders burger: “Roasted and pickled jalapenos, spicy Vermont cheddar, lettuce, tomato, and sweet pepper aioli on a New England muffin.” Includes fries, baby gherkins, and a charitable donation to ShatterProof.org.
At NIXS in Hartford, CT.
Grilled hanger steak with “spicy chimichurri sauce, spicy aioli, garlicky French fries”, roasted red peppers, and watercress with balsamic dressing. The fries tasted very good with the dressing on them.
At Meat and Potatoes in Pittsburgh, PA in July.