We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Our readers know about Rawley's old hot dog joint in Fairfield from Gwynnie, but this is as good - better for seafood fans: Westfair Fish and Chips in Westport. It's right off I-95 for you hungry east-coast travellers.
Modest little clam shack has a fine raw bar too. Worth a trip, or makes a longer trip enjoyable. I will drive a good ways for fresh oysters, fried clam bellies, and fresh fried Cod.
Another Maggie's favorite just off I-95 is Gene's Famous Seafood (also a simple clam shack) in Fair Haven, MA. Sippican likes it too.
Having grown up in the 40's and 50's just North of Boston Fried clams are at the top of my list of things to have when I go back home to visit. I can still remember "sharing" a box of clams with my cousin from Oklahoma. She said "what is this lump in the middle" to which I responded "that's the clams belly". Needless to say I got to eat all the fried clams.
Other food choices: A sub from a small owner operated sub shop. Not as easy to find any more. A lobster roll at The Landing Restaurant in Swampscott. A Kelly's roast beef sandwich. The first roast beef sandwich I ever had was at a small Kelly's at Revere Beach in the 50's. I thought I had gone to food heaven.
Speaking of Revere beach; the only time I ever remember them running both sets of cars on the Cyclone (roller coaster) I was in the car that hit and killed a young man who stood up in the tunnel and was knocked out of his seat onto the tracks. What a disaster. I have never been on a ride since then without thinking of that young man.