Thursday, July 19, 2007

New York State & Massachusetts

We've had a lot of road time the past few days.
New York state provided us with free Wi-Fi along the thruway, which was great. Why can't Illinois do this? Tack on a small tax for all items purchased at Illinois Interstate oases and pay for public Wi-Fi.

Wednesday afternoon we hit Rochester, NY and went in search of the Highland Park Diner, an original 1948 art-deco styled diner. The place was cool, the service friendly and the food was good. We even tried the apple pie because apparently Conde Nast voted in best apple pie a few years back. It was good, but I won't say it was the best apple pie I've ever had.
We then searched out the Old Toad in town, an English pub where all the employees speak with British accents. That, combined with the decor, really makes you feel like you stepped out of the US.

Wednesday night we stayed in East Greenbush, NY. We went in search of dinner rather late. Due to a recommendation from our hotel, we ended up at Moscatiello's in Troy, NY.
Mama mia! We enjoyed a bottle of Cigarzin wine with our dinner and ordered a Neopolitan pizza, my half with basil and garlic and StfRon's half with homemade sausage and onions. This pie was wonderful!
They also ployed us with homemade bread loaves and we chose to try the bruschetta, which was good, but not the best we've ever had.
We stuffed ourselves silly on this pizza pie.
The decor reminded me a bit of 1980's style or Florida style, but the food and service was great.

On to Massachusetts, and we had to hit one of my chains, Legal Seafoods. We arrived around lunchtime, and I was dismayed to see that the grilled everything tuna was not on the menu. I tried the salmon instead, and it was very good. I've not had salmon in a long time, due to some bad salmon samplings, but this was primo.

Our next foray is into New Hampshire.

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