Tuesday, July 16, 2019

T Stands for Point Breeze Outside


Last month, we had dinner at Point Breeze, but because it was raining, we couldn't eat outside on the deck. This month, the weather has been spectacular so after running errands we decided to have lunch at Point Breeze. We got a table on the deck and had a beautiful view of 


Webster Lake


An area set up for a wedding


a perfect day on the lake


Since Webster is pretty close to the Rhode Island and Connecticut borders, condiments include Malt Vinegar for sprinkling on French fries. I know this is a Rhode Island thing. Is Malt Vinegar used in Connecticut, too? In Massachusetts, it's customary to use ketchup on French fries. Do you use Malt Vinegar on your French fries?


It was very sunny so we asked the waitress if she could open the umbrella attached to the rail.


We started our lunch with an appetizer of grilled shrimp with a delicious corn relish


I had a cup of New England clam chowder with oyster crackers. Himself had a salad


My beverage was an Arnold Palmer, named after the famed golfer who liked to mix lemonade with iced tea.


Himself had scallops with sun dried tomato pesto


Since it was another Goldilock's Summer day, I knew ahead of time what I was ordering. Whole belly fried clams. And I substituted sweet potato fries for the French fries because I am worth an extra dollar or two. 😸 There was also a cup of cole slaw and tartar sauce which I don't use. Most times, I squirt the lemon on the clams. Sometimes, I also use ketchup. This time, I just used the lemon.

There's another place we go to get fried clams, Harry's. Harry's has awesome fried clams. Point Breeze's fried clams were delicious. They were fried in a lighter oil than Harry's uses. I like Harry's batter better.


A helicopter flying overhead looks like a bug on the camera lens.


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We shared a slice of cheesecake with strawberry topping. Himself isn't too fond of cheesecake which is surprising because his mother used to make small cheese cakes on a vanilla wafer cookie topped with either blueberry or cherry pie filling. These were popular at bridal and baby showers. 

The cheesecake was so good, I didn't get a picture of it but had to use a clipart image. The cheesecake filling at Point Breeze was much more generous.
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39 comments:

  1. What a great place to visit, looks so beautiful - and the lovely food! Great photo of the helicopter-bug! In England it's traditional to sprinkle malt-vinegar on fries, here in Germany they use mounds of mayonnaise and ketchup, yuck! But I rarely eat fries, perhaps once a year, and then with vinegar, which I buy from an English shop as the German vinegar is only good for unblocking drains....Happy T Day, Valerie

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    1. I'm not fond of mayonnaise so agree with your yuck especially on French fries. Your comment about German vinegar made me laugh.

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  2. Gorgeous views-perfect for a summer day-and the food looks soooo delicious-I want some haha
    Happy T Kathy

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  3. What a beautiful view to enjoy with that completely delicious looking food! I have never had malt vinegar on fries- it's not something I've seen in our parts but I would def. try it for a change:) Thanks for sharing your lovely day, and happy T day!

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    1. It will be interesting to see how many places use Malt Vinegar on French fries

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  4. Looks like the absolute perfect way to share a meal. It's too hot here to eat outside, but I bet the breeze from the water kept the temps manageable.

    As for french fries, I do not use ketchup on anything. To me it is vile tasting. I ask for ranch dressing when I order fries. My foodie friend Sally uses malt vinegar on certain fish, but I like my fish plain. Your meal looks good, though. Thanks for sharing your wonderful meal and Arnold Palmer with us for T this special sixth anniversary Tuesday, dear CJ.

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    1. It will be too hot to sit out on the Point Breeze deck this week. Temps are going to soar. I love it. Heat and humidity don't have to be shoveled.

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  5. Be still my stomach. If it isn't a lobster roll I love whole belly clams. I often go with the lobster roll since it is less calories, but clams, they are gifts from the gods. Wow. This is a gorgeous place to sit and have lunch. And we have malt vinegar here in NH too, in fact I prefer it to ketchup. Although not every place serves it, but I had it on my fries Saturday. Like salt and vinegar chips- right up there with fried whole belly clams.
    Anyhow, it looks like you had a fantastic lunch and a great afternoon out. Perfect for summer. Happy T day. Hugs-Erika

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    1. Whole belly clams, gifts from the gods. :-D You got that right! Interesting about the vinegar, I thought that was custom from our neighbors to the South (i.e Rhode Island)

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  6. I'm glad this time the weather cooperated, so you could eat outside. It looks like a lovely place to dine. I didn't know about that Malt Vinegar on french fries thing until I went to Rhode Island a few years ago. In Connecticut, we use ketchup. Happy T-Day!

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    1. I'm glad to see there are still purists around =^,.^=

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  7. Yum! Vinegar on fries is delicious! (I had an English grandfather!) Your meal looks yummy! :D

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    1. Maybe one day, I'll be brave and give it a try

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  8. Wondrous. You're worth much more than an extra dollar:)

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  9. I'd sit out there even in the heat (but I'm used to humid heat) just for the great view. I enjoy an Arnold Palmer and love cheesecake, but I don't put anything on French fries except salt and pepper. Happy T Tuesday!

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    1. Lately, I've just been having the French fries plain with however much salt the chef prepares them. Good, plain, and simple

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  10. Wow, what wonderful place to eat! The view over the lake is beautiful and the food looks so delicious 😁. I'll have everything that you had please ...lol πŸ˜‰. Happy T Day! Hugs, Jo x

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    1. This is as close to your seaside town as I can get (-:

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  11. Now, this looks a great place to sit and enjoy something to eat …
    Loved all of your photographs.

    In the days when I used to eat fish and chips malt vinegar was often sprinkled on both the fish and the chips …

    All the best Jan

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    1. Next time we go, I'll have to give the Malt Vinegar a try

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  12. What a wonderful place to eat, and what a view!
    I love scallops but i have never had belly clams (I think. I wouldn't know what they are called in Spanish)
    As for the chips, my husband is British and has malt vinegar on his chips. We have to buy it in a special English shop on the coast as the Spanish vinegar is different. I come from Holland, where people have loads of mayonnaise on their chips. But I don't eat chips. I'm not a fan. I'll eat literally one or two if I have to. (Most meals come with chips. In Spain the alternative is cold boiled potatoes swimming in olive oil)
    Happy (belated) T-Day,
    Hugs,
    Lisca

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    1. Interesting to see the foods that are popular in other places.

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  13. ketchup on fries CJ... and i LOVE steamed clams not fried... I live in Arkansas but i grew up alot around PA and NJ.. Hugs! deb

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    1. Steamed clams are ok. A lot of work (rinsing off the sand) for so little gain, imnsho :-D

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    2. Oh, and when I was a computer programmer, a client from NJ said I had to have brown gravy on French fries as that was a NJ thing. Let me think where was he located....Prospect Park

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    3. Yummy meal! And that helicopter does look like a bug! LOL I love Arnold Palmers! And we put catsup on our fries or barbeque sauce in Kansas. Thanks for sharing your yummy meal with us.
      Happy T Day!

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    4. I never think to use bbq sauce. I like Sweet Baby Ray’s

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  14. It looked a delicious meal and the view looks awesome..
    I would have malt vinegar with my chips[fries], if they came with battered fish, but plain with aynthing else.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx

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  15. What a beautiful setting for lunch. I've never had malt vinegar on French fries. I think that started in the UK.
    The shrimp appetizer looks delish!

    Happy T-day and Happy 6th to us! Eileen xx

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    1. The shrimp was fabulous. I've never had it grilled and the relish was a perfect complement to it.

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  16. This is one mouthwatering post! Malt vinegar - yes, but only on battered deep-fried fish! I am guessing that with a name like Point Breeze it's quite windy? Happy T day! Chrisx

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  17. This is a lovely place to eat, the views are really spectacular, and the meals may have been so delicious. This cheesecake is... ummmm. Sure your T-day was fantastic !
    I wish you a very nice weekend,
    Big hugs, Caty

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    1. It's really quite pretty at the lake and the food is always good. I hope you have a nice weekend, too.

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  18. What a beautiful day CJ, filled with some great food! I love vinegar on french fries! We can get malt vinegar in the grocery store and use it at home. Some restaurants have it, but I haven't seen it at fast food places!

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    1. I've seen it at the Five Guys, but figured that was because we are close to the Rhode Island border and I know it's a thing down there. I used to work in Rhode Island.

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