Up River Cafe/Westerly, RI
Posted 06 April 2007 - 07:00 PM
Does anyone know if Andrew Nathan is still there? Has anyone been to the restaurant lately? Thank you.
Posted 07 April 2007 - 06:11 AM
Terrence Maul, 36 most recently hails from the American brasserie Red Stripe, Providence’s “Best New Restaurant” as named by Rhode Island Monthly’s readers poll. While serving as Chef of Red Stripe, Terrence refined the concept, created menus and lead the restaurant to become one of the city’s most popular eateries.
Given how wildly inconsistent the food was at Red Stripe (click here for some reports), I'm not sure what this means. The RS problems often seemed to be about execution on the line, or even FOH stuff, so....
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Posted 19 December 2007 - 10:08 PM
Stonington Borough, CT--Noah's, Water St. Cafe, and a great quaint little village full of antique shops, interesting architecture, and water views.
Mystic, CT--For finer dining, there's the Capt. Daniel Packer Inn, Bravo Bravo, and Go Fish --an average seafood place, but the sushi is excellent. Avoid the Seaman's Inn at all costs. For a huge, creative, tasty, and somewhat rustic breakfast or lunch, Kitchen Little on Rt 27 right next to Mystic Seaport is outstanding for what it is. As for attractions--Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Seaport (Maritime Museum).
Groton and New London have their ups and downs, a few charming dives, etc. worth searching out.
To the west, the Old Saybrook Inn is pretty nice.
The area has a lot to offer--it's not NYC, San Fran, or Boston, but it has some sleepers, and more than a few great pubs. (Harp and Hound, John's in Mystic, CC O'Brien's in Pawcatuck (Westerly), Bulkeley House in New London, Griswold Inn in Essex, CT). Fair warning--this list ranges from decent dives to historic, Revolutionary-era taprooms.
Perhaps one of the best things to do once (or more) a summer is to put the car on the Long Island ferry (Cross Sound Ferry--www.longislandferry.com) at New London in the morning, and go to Orient Point. Drive down NY Route 25 towards Riverhead, stop at the farm stands, have lunch in Riverhead. Taste wine all the way back to the ferry. The wine trail, while not exactly Napa or Sonoma, is unlike anything else on the east coast. You can stop and taste at a couple of dozen vineyards, have dinner in Greenport, and take the 9 pm ferry back to New London. You get a boat ride at each end, don't have to drive very much, and get to taste some pretty nice wine in nice locations. My wife and I have done it a few times and it's been a blast every time.
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Edited by HungryChris, 21 June 2008 - 03:47 AM.