John Gogas first became a chef in Greece, eventually traveling throughout Europe helping to establish Club Med kitchens. He relocated to the United States in the 1970s, where he opened Jordan's Restaurant and developed a menu focused in Italian cuisine. Entrees include fettuccine debosco with ham, mushrooms, and peas, as well as baked ziti and veal marsala. Groups can share one of six specialty pizzas, such as a clams casino with bacon, garlic, and a choice of sauce. Of course, there are also a few Greek dishes: pitas can be stuffed with pork, beef, chicken, or pages from Aristotle's rejected film scripts.
Ladybug Cake & Candy Supply, LLC's shelves are piled high with all manner of colorful supplies for baking, adorning, and displaying sweets. Customers can snag hard-to-find provisions such as flavored sea salts, cupcake stands, Guittard chocolate, and edible images to create homemade masterpieces, or enlist the store’s helpful staff members to host kids’ birthday parties where guests can decorate their own cupcakes or cookies. During regular classes, the shop's sugar artisans tutor students in everything from making hard candies to advanced cake-decorating skills, such as creating flowers, adding borders, and disguising mistakes with well-placed action figures.:m]]
Great American cuisine with some twists and classics. Excellent atmosphere for a dinner with your significant other or friends. Family friendly as well, especially on weekend days or early evenings when there is a chance to see the planes taking off and landing.
Stone River Grille's rustic décor and all-American fare honors the building's historic roots as a 19th century general store. In keeping with its past, the establishment delivers goods that locals crave, including fire-grilled filet mignon, lobster scampi, and word-of-mouth news about the latest blacksmithing techniques. Of the avocado chicken bruschetta, M.B. Tuccio of the Connecticut Post said, "The plate was so colorful…. its flavor matched its looks; the avocado didn't overpower the rest of the dish, but kept the tongue interested."
During warm months, guests sit on a deck overlooking the Pootatuck River enjoying Sunday brunch or fresh fruit margaritas. The restaurant occasionally hosts dinner-theater events to enliven Newton's cultural scene and develop actors' abilities to project their voices louder than their growling stomachs.
The soaring tunes of weekly live musicians and the enticing scents of café fare mingle midair before drifting across the comfy couches and photography speckling Doug's Hideaway Café. The menu offers a who's who of italian meats tucked below a blanket of veggies, oil, and vinegar with the hoagie-roll-wrapped Italian Stallion ($6.99), and the healthful Hideaway wrap's mix of turkey, dried cranberries, and candied walnuts packs fewer calories and more taste than an astronaut’s entire freeze-dried Thanksgiving dinner. Daily rotating soups ($2.79 for a small, $3.59 for a large) accompany made-to-order sandwiches ($5.99) and leafy salads ($3.59–$6.99) with steamy, aromatic draughts.
Sunlight filters through white lace curtains into Tea with Tracy's tearoom, casting delicate shadows across wooden tables, straight-backed dining chairs, and three-tiered serving plates stocked with sandwiches and sweets. This Victorian elegance befits Tracy's location in the center of Seymour's historic antiques district, and a menu that steeps more than 100 different flavors of tea, including English breakfast, white peach, and hot cinnamon spice from Harney & Sons Fine Teas.
To accompany whistling kettles, cooks also bake sweets such as scones, banana bread, and Swedish brownies, or fill crust-less tea sandwiches with curried egg salad, English cucumbers, and mint-infused cream cheese. In addition to its refined finger foods, the shop also prepares visitors to host their own gatherings by selling elegant china alongside tins of aromatic tea.
Tambascio’s culinary artisans craft a hearty Italian menu using fresh seafood, hand-cut steaks, and an inventive approach to Old World cuisine. Visitors can prime palates with traditional starters such as fried calamari ($14.99 for a large) or sample Portuguese-style clams steamed in beer and served with caramelized shallots and chorizo ($11.99). Entrees encompass fruits of the sea freshly plucked from underwater orchards, including pan-seared Atlantic salmon that sports herb crusting and rests atop roasted fennel risotto ($18.95). Turf-derived offerings, meanwhile, include the 16-ounce tuscan T-bone topped with rosemary butter and accompanied by roasted garlic mashed potatoes ($24.95). The mediterranean pizza ($10.95–$17.95) arrives bearing fresh basil, eggplant, kalamata olives, and feta cheese; roasted-tomato-and-goat-cheese ravioli bathes in a lifeguard-supervised pool of savory roasted pepper pink sauce ($16.99).