⁠The best Chili Dawg in Connecticut — Augie and Rays Drive-In

Gustav Mahler famously wrote that, "Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire." I love this place and have been coming my whole life, since when I was just a little kid, and my grandparents first brought me. Hands down the best hotdog in the state of Connecticut in my opinion! The hotdog bun achieves the highest form of golden toasted perfection at Augie and Ray's.

Nick’s Nest, Holyoke, Mass.

This past summer Raven and I dined at two restaurants in Western Massachusetts that have been open for so many years that my grandparents had actually dined there back when they were dating in their youth: the Student Prince and Nick's Nest. And what I learned is that both of these badass places have been… Continue reading Nick’s Nest, Holyoke, Mass.