Action Park was one of the first water parks in the country, and really paved the way for water parkdom. Markedly, it was also a great learning experience in the field of water slide engineering, the way they frivolously pushed the envelope of ride safety…
There are approximately two Falafel/Middle Eastern places in our general area that everyone mentions: Mamoun’s in New Haven and Layla’s in Stamford and Fairfield. For years now I hear more about Mamoun’s than Layla’s so for this review I opted to shed more light on the OTHER good Middle Eastern joint, Layla’s Falafel. I… Continue reading Layla’s Falafel: Go Early and Get the Baba Ghanoush
If you want to go on an afternoon outing that doesn’t involve sitting at a bar or staring at a screen, a trip to the Stamford Museum and Nature Center might be just what you’re looking for. Located at 39 Scofieldtown Rd., the SMNC boasts beautiful hiking trails, seasonal exhibitions — and of course,… Continue reading Go for Walk? Look at An-i-mal? A Trip to the Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Sometimes a friendship or an experience is healing to the soul, and sometimes healing comes from a place. For me, that place was Bethel, Connecticut. At 30 years old, I found myself breaking off a bad relationship and imagining that I would live out the rest of my days as a spinster throwing cats… Continue reading Bethel: The Greatest Town on Earth!
I’m glad I never had the money to implement the grand tattoo plans I had as a teenager. Sleeve of Saint Anthony of Padua? Kind of glad that’s not on my arm right now. But soon I’ll be making a pilgrimage to Branford, Mecca of the Universe, to get one of my two deftly… Continue reading A Pointless Tattoo Column from an Unlikely Tattoo Columnist
I thought I’d better do a “Places to Go” article before people start thinking I’m some kind of shut-in. I’m not really into the downtown scene, nor am I that much of a food nut to comment accurately on the quality of my favorite restaurants. Concerning food, if my head doesn’t hit my plate with… Continue reading Ink-Side-Out: The Epitome of Quality
Down here in Stamford, there are metal shows… But the audience is the band members’ twelve friends and the beers all cost six dollars. Okay, five for a PBR. To find a really brutal metal show in Connecticut, though – the kind where there’s a hundred people and some dude is fisting a blow-up sheep… Continue reading The Gold-Coasters Hit the Road: Cherry Street Station and Cook’s Café