Friday, May 14, 2021

Life & Style

Nibbles: Tea Kettle

I have lived on the Connecticut shoreline for decades and food has been my wheelhouse since the mid-70s, but I still get thrilled about new things, even in this pandemic.

One is the Tea Kettle, there since 2014. My friend and editor, Pem McNerney, has talked about it for years, and finally I met her and my other food pal, Priscilla Martel, at 8:30 a.m. for breakfast on a windy warm day. This is a breakfast and lunch place with an enormous menu. Breakfast includes 10 Southern Corner choices, 9 Off the Griddle, 12 Paleo-Organic-Gluten-free dishes and Eggs Your Way, with toppings, sides, bakery and breads, smoothies and milkshakes (the last with or without rum or vodka!). I had Hash Eggs Benny—a toasted piece of rye bread topped with corned beef hash, 2 poached eggs, a slick of hollandaise, and a side of potatoes. And a cup of Omar coffee. Maybe I will leave my computer and drive there today.

The Tea Kettle • 860-577-5039

1395 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, CT

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