Coyoty eats steamed Maine lobster with roasted potatoes and corn on the cob.

At Carbone’s Ristorante in Hartford, CT.

Steamed Maine lobster with roasted potatoes and corn on the cob

Dessert:

Summer berry shortcake

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

Clam chowder with chives and bacon. Extremely good.

Coffee

Coffee.

Dry negroni

Dry negroni.

Autographed celebrity photos

Autographed celebrity photos. Chubby Checker, Harry Anderson, and two I don’t recognize.

Candle

Candle.

Carbone's bar

Carbone’s bar.

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Coyoty eats cioppino, short rib popovers, and caramel vanilla ice cream.

At Pond House Cafe in West Hartford, CT.

Cioppino

Seafood over pasta, with lobster tail, scallops, crayfish, shrimp, and grilled bread.

Crayfish and fat spaghetti

Crayfish and fat spaghetti.

Short rib popovers

Short rib popovers. “Three popovers stuffed with smoked Gouda cheese, slow braised shredded short rib, pepper jack cheese topped with sriracha aioli”.

Bread and dipping oil

Bread and dipping oil.

Caramel vanilla ice cream with fried caramel shell

Caramel vanilla ice cream with fried caramel shell.

Candle with salt and pepper shakers

Candle with salt and pepper shakers

Pond House Cafe interior

Pond House Cafe interior.

Dirty Asylum martini

Dirty Asylum martini. Dirty martini with gorgonzola-stuffed olives.

Coffee with cream and sugar

Coffee with cream and sugar.