Part of the fun of any mini-vacation is going out to eat.
Some people might frown on recreational dining out. To me, it's one of the best parts of being on vacation, even if it's just an overnight away from home.
Such was the case when we drove to the ocean in Connecticut.
Lunch one day was at Dad's Restaurant. How could anybody go wrong with that? Because we were close to the water, New England clam chowder had to be part of the lunch. This was thick, creamy chowder with chunks of clams and potatoes. It was good. (The previous night's clam chowder, however, was better as it was richer and creamier. It was probably made with cream and had eight million calories a bite.)
Also, at Dad's, clams were a must. These were not the strips of clams one often finds. These were what we call "fat bellied" clams...you get whole clams and they are "yummified" to a diehard clam lover. Of course, they came with tartar sauce and a soft roll.
Trust me, it was difficult to snap this photo without snatching one of these succulent beauties but hey, in blogland, one has to do what one has to do, right? And that means photos first, scarfing second.
WHAT IS ONE OF YOUR FAVORITE THINGS TO EAT FOR LUNCH WHEN YOU ARE TRAVELING?