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New England Seafood Shacks: 3 to Try

July 24, 2014

       New England Seafood Shacks: 3 to Try


Lobster roll on a bun from Connecticut
Connecticut-style lobster roll sandwich from Abbott's Lobster in the Rough

We always wish we had more time to explore the nooks and crannies of the New England coast, the quaint downtowns and salty enclaves nestled between our usual destinations of New Haven, Providence, Boston, and…

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In Mexico, on a Quest for Tortas

June 26, 2013

The delights of driving the length of Mexico are manifold, but in my world, the taco and the torta reign supreme. On a recent 6,500-mile odyssey to Mexico and back, an unspoken mission developed: I’d find the best tortas, from the best hole-in-the-wall torterias.

Many classy restaurants in Mexico serve tortas, or sandwiches, but I see no reason to order a torta at a nice…