On Sunday, we embarked on a road trip to the New England states. As with any trip, a breakfast and coffee stop were a must.
Call it human fuel for the 7+ hour trip.
After about 4 hours 2 minutes, I got bored and started snapping pictures.
Boston? New Haven? We definitely were getting closer.
We finally arrived! Unfortunately for us, 1640 Hart House closes their kitchen at 7:30 pm.
We arrived at 7:45. Disappointment was the word for the evening.
FYI, this place is adorable! The inside is preserved according to the 17th century and has beautiful hardwood floors. I can’t attest as to whether or not the food was good but the decor was elegant.
We settled for Choate Bridge Pub in the middle of Ipswich. The place is divided into two parts: the pub and the dining room. We chose the dining room.
The food was excellent and quickly atoned for the sub-par dining room aura. I chose the lobster roll and I can honestly say this was the best lobster I had ever had. My husband got blackened salmon and it was absolutely delicious. Both dishes were flavorful (no “fishiness” whatsoever) and filling. In fact, I was amazed by the amount of lobster meat that came on the roll. Definitely money well-spent.
Since we always save room for ice cream (ok, in this case, we may have forced room for ice cream), we headed on over to White Farms. We had passed this ice cream shack on the way into town and it was packed so we decided it was worth a trip back out.
This is what we ordered: a “Purple Cow” (mixture of raspberry ice cream and white/dark chocolate) and “Kahlua Chip.”
Guess this multiple choice: which sizes did we order?
If you guessed “A” for the one on the left and “B” for the one on the right, give yourself a pat on the back or a round of applause. These helpings were enormous. Gigantic. Gargantuous.
No complaints here – except we definitely would have shared had we known that a kid’s size could feed a family of 10. I can’t believe I’m actually admitting to this but I actually had to throw out some of mine.
It was quite painful (both literally and figuratively).
That wraps up our evening. If you’re ever near the area, be sure to stop by Ipswich for a fun, laidback New England feel. We loved it!