At Town Line Diner in Rocky Hill, CT.
Kataifi (maybe). A Mediterranean dessert with shredded phyllo dough, bready custard, nuts, honey syrup, and in this case, a phyllo basket. The diner staff said this was actually an Albanian dessert called “kallaktopuri”, or for those who can’t handle that, simply “bird’s nest”, but I can’t find kallaktopuri mentioned anywhere. Kataifi is the closest thing I could find, so that’s what I’m calling it. It’s like a cross between baklava and bread pudding, and is extremely sweet. I could only eat some of it because it was so sweet.
At Greer’s Chicken in Bristol, CT.
Greer’s is considered one of the best fried chicken places in Connecticut. It’s quite small, with no inside tables, so you can only get take-out right now unless you want to freeze in the dark in the picnic area.
These were good-sized chunks of real chicken breast, with as good a crust as any fried chicken I’ve had. 10 were filling enough for me. Everyone raves about the regular chicken, so I’ll try that next, extra crispy.