The Place Restaurant, Guilford, Connecticut, USA. Gary Knowles, speaks with Michael Collins of TravelMedia.ie.
The Place Restaurant, 901 Boston Post Rd. Guilford, CT 06437.
From The Place Restaurant website:
The Place Restaurant is a truly unusual outdoor seafood restaurant in Guilford CT where visitors dine outdoors while a crackling wood fire roasts savory clams, smoky lobsters, sweet corn and much more. Instead of chairs, tree stumps encircle bright red tables, decorated with a bottle of freshly cut flowers. One large menu towers over the dining area, allowing all to see their options as smiling waitstaff come to take their order.
Aer Lingus fly direct from Dublin Ireland to Hartford Connecticut, from October 2016.
- - Place Restaurant is from a concept started back in the 1940s by a clam digger who decided he would sell clams on the side of the road and start cooking them on an open fire. And he proceeded to do that in the 1950s and into the 1960s when my brother and I were in high school. In college we worked for the man. And after he left the business, being school teachers, we decided we needed summer employment for ourselves and we loved the restaurant business, always had worked in restaurants. And so we opened the Place Restaurant and we've been going ever since. - [Interviewer] So you're doing something right. What do you reckon it is that brings people back again and again? - Very natural surrounding, very simply prepared food, but the food is ultimately what brings people here. The roast clam special on the fire cannot be matched anywhere. We're an institution in our own right. We've been on the Travel Channel and Cooking Channel so we draw people from all over the world.