Me? At a Casino? Oh My…

Being a fan of the Hash House from my time in Las Vegas – when looking for a place to eat while visiting the Mohiegan Sun Casino on Sunday with my Mom – I knew this Hash HouseIMG_9964 IMG_9965 IMG_9966 would work. My mom is a fan of down home basics, often with an italian flair – but basic american food works too. And thats that they do well here, hearty portioned and solid foods. While she went easy with eggs, the corned beef hash ( you actually get to choose from 4 types of hash including a vegetarian one), eggs over great potatoes. I opted for my general favorite the Friend chicken breasts and waffles (umm and by they way thats two breasts and 4 waffles – so be hungry or ready to share.) As expected the food was good – not overly spiced so most tastes will find it mild and may need a bit of hot sauce to heat it up. Portions are hearty as I mentioned above. Over all, given its in a casino attached to an arena – one of several good food finds!

My biggest beef, which they can’t control was having to through away my leftovers in order to enter the Arena to see the kids play post the Lacrosse game..

God-Kid Day Excursions in CT

After living in CA for the last 25 years and not being back to visit family in over 6 years,  I wanted to get some time with each of my god-kids 1:1 while in town for my Mom’s 75th.IMG_0034

My god-son, Danny and I and I started our day last week with the ever popular breakfast and movie day. When trying to figure out where to go, he mentioned State Street Cafe and said the key words for me – old school! IMG_0029Well pegged that right. Not only does it have an old school diner feel, it is slowly weaving in new school treats like Chia seeds into the meals. We opted with the basics biscuits & eggsIMG_0031
with a hash side, and him getting omelette with some incredible potatoes, but from the looks of the other meals coming out of the openIMG_0033IMG_0032 air kitchen – its a try-all kind of menu. Sitting  directly next to a local cross-fit gym, the crowd is an electric mix of young and old, with the non-nonsense approach to eating that New Englanders do so well – but take it from me – this is not your “Mels Diner” type place..  so while it may not be fancy,  nothing about State Street dated – just good solid food.

State Street Cafe
346 State St, North Haven, CT 06473-3100 Hours 6:00AM – 3:00PM (203) 288-1425


Later that day, I started round two with my other god-kid Laura, IMG_0043be we opted for Sushi. Now face facts what does a 50-something gay man and a 15 year old young lady have in common? Food & boys. So after getting the low down on your new bf, and filling her in on mine and our little monster Dino. IMG_0045We started the food & nutrition chat; which even got her to try edamame for the first time, before starting back to her grandmothers house and dinner at my sister’s ( her mom’s). IMG_0044

So over all – we had a great day