July 7, 2020

Eats

Eats: Enjoying Celtic Cavern Irish Gastropub

MIDDLETOWN, CT – After three hours of pounding the pavement, admiring the thousands of motorcycles and chatting with friends amidst the din of exhaust pipes and loud live music at Middletown Motorcycle Mania on Wednesday evening, it was necessary to escape the roar and find a quiet spot to rehydrate, …

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Eats: Revisiting Willimantic Brewing Company

WILLIMANTIC, CT – There’s always a risk when visiting an eatery a second time that it won’t measure up to pleasant memories of an initial visit. A stop this week at the Willimantic Brewing Company/Main Street Cafe fortunately confirmed my positive first impression. The atmosphere was enjoyable, the service prompt …

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Crossing The Line At Whetstone Station

BRATTLEBORO, VT – It’s not often that you hear the word “whetstone” used in conversation; a whetstone being a sharpening stone for knives. Having grown up on Whetstone Road in Harwinton, CT, though, it’s a word that always perks my ears. Hearing of a craft brewery and restaurant here called …

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Kent Coffee Open In New Spot

KENT, CT – After getting evicted from its longtime home at 8 N. Main St., Kent Coffee & Chocolate Co. has moved up the street to a new and larger location in the former Bank of America building at 45 N. Main St. Java-seeking motorcyclists, who have made the shop …

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A Trip To The Tail Winds Cafe

UNION VALE, NY – The unseasonably warm weather for mid-December prompted some two-wheeled exploration with friends Carl Foster, Brian O’Neil and Bob Rosen on Sunday, and our big “find” was the Tail Winds Cafe, a hilltop breakfast and lunch eatery at

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Dan’s Diner Recalls Heyday Of Diners

SPENCERTOWN, NY – There’s a cliché line used by motorcyclists that goes “It not the destination, it’s the ride.” The point behind it is that getting there – wherever “there” might be – should provide the primary enjoyment for riders whenever they leave home on two (or three) wheels. While …

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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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