September 26, 2017
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“Q” Recalls Indian’s Past With BBQ

  Update: Q is no longer open. SPRINGFIELD, MA – Given its location at 890 State St., it’s only natural that Q would have a vintage Indian on display as well as other artifacts that recall the early history of the iconic motorcycle brand, which called

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Wood Creek Bar and Grill Welcomes Riders

NORFOLK, CT – When heading out with friends for a ride through the Litchfield Hills, I am always on the lookout for quality eating establishments, especially ones that are motorcyclist friendly. The Wood Creek Bar and Grill represents all of this and more. Owners Mike and Heidi Dinsmore started the …

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A Backroads Buildup To Big W’s BBQ

WINGDALE, NY – One of the pleasures of motorcycling is spotting a previously-unexplored road and, on a whim, taking it. Sometimes the result is a dead end. A more common outcome is discovering a route that becomes part of a regular ride pattern because of the scenery or the

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Katz’s Deli Never Leaves You Hungry

WOODBRIDGE, CT – Being a gentile with an English heritage, I’ve been known to commit the inexcusable act of bringing a small jar of Hellmann’s mayonnaise (called Best Foods out west) with me when visiting a Jewish deli, so as to slather it on a corned beef on rye sandwich. …

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NY Ride For Jalapenos And Farm-Brewed Beer

AVERILL PARK, NY – Beer drinkers of a certain age will recall the days when Coors wasn’t a national brand, rather a regional favorite that was only sold west of the Mississippi River. It had to be “imported from Colorado” surreptitiously, which made Coors a

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Burgers With All the Toppings at Harry’s Place

COLCHESTER, CT – A great Mom & Pop-type road food location. Harry’s Place, 104 Broadway, has been around since 1920 and is very well known to locals and travelers heading to and from the casinos. The specialty of the house is

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Southfield Store Offers Pastries Galore

SOUTHFIELD, MA – If delicious pastry attracts you, The Southfield Store on Route 272 will certainly hit the spot. With a counter covered with confections, it’s impossible to eat

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Flaggstead Smokehouse Gives Sticky Fingers

FARMINGTON, CT – This Texas BBQ establishment serves up tasty barbeque, brisket, ribs, chicken and sausage that’s guaranteed to give you sticky fingers. Located at 1085 Farmington Avenue (Route 4), is owned by Richard Flagg, who hails from San Antonio, and uses a recipe

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Cold Spring Depot Alongside The Tracks

COLD SPRING, NY – Built in 1884 as a passenger and freight terminal, the motorcycle-friendly Cold Spring Depot was an active station until 1954 and has been an eatery since 1972. In-between it was a car dealership and repair shop. If you dine outdoors on the patio, you can expect to …

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Pig Out At Big W’s Roadside Bar-B-Q

WINGDALE, NY – The next time you feel like “pigging out” while out on a ride, check out Big W’s Roadside Bar-B-Q, 1475 Route 22. The restaurant’s proprietor and namesake Warren Norstein has been in the ribs business since 2003. Back then, the business was truly “road side” – running out …

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Riders Gather At Toymaker’s Cafe

FALLS VILLAGE, CT – This is the “official hangout” of RIDE-CT.com / Ride-NewEngland.com. Owners Greg and Annie Bidou gave up the corporate life and commuting daily to New York City by  train in 2001 and opened the cafe in 2002. They now serve up English banger platters, sweet potato waffles and …

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Wandering Moose Scenic Breakfast Retreat

WEST CORNWALL, CT – Just footsteps from the covered bridge, The Wandering Moose always seems to have bikes parked out in front and for a good reason – the omelets are great and so’s the hash. There’s a small outdoor patio for

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