Damn, the Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike (Rt. 322) has really turned into a great destination. Numerous retail shops and restaurants are located along the stretch of road between Castle Craig and Southington Mountain. The hallway is packed with Sunday destinations including the AMC Theater, Home Depot and the Fishing Factory,
If you’re hungry and want pizza, there’s Domenick’s and Vinnie’s Spartan II, Fontana, and Tony’s Pizzeria. Sea food? Get your shrimp at Sam the Clam’s and the excellent Close Harbor Seafood. Kettle Bagels, Crazy Greek, Salsa’s Southwest Grill, Avventura, Burger King, Wendy’s, Popeye’s, Taco Bell, McDonald’s and even Subway. What is missing ? A BARBECUE. But, that will change soon.
Wallingford is excellent Pork Deck BBQ, which is located at 950 Yale Ave, is expanding with a second location in the near future. According to myrecordjournal.com, Pig Rig will be opening a new restaurant in the old Dunkin ‘Donuts building at 1843 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike in spring 2022. It’s a great location, right in the Econo Lodge car park, sandwiched between the TA Travel Center and the new Dunkin ‘.
What can you expect on the menu when Pig Rig BBQ opens in Southington? Pulled pork and pulled pork sandwiches, beef brisket, barbecue chicken, barbecue ribs, Hummel hot dogs, barbecue platters and combos, and oh yes, the sides – hickory smoked mac and cheese, beans, salad cabbage, potato salad and of course, cornbread.
If we can get Aqua Turf to open a Prime Rib-to-go roadside booth along 322, I’m moving to Plantsville.
Your local guide to the Seven Fish Festival in Connecticut
Are you feeling ambitious? Here’s where you can get what you need to make, or where you can buy what you’ll need for your very own Seven Fish Feast.