Mansfield Center, CT
My daughter has blossomed since going to Discovery Zone. The teachers here are dedicated and caring, and seem to have a knack for gaugeing the amount of attention, structure and motivation each child needs.
If there are downsides, it's no lunches included, which is fairly common, and the current facility, but that is being addressed , and a new facility has already been designed and is in progress.
The logistics of this center will be truly fantastic when it moves, but the core of the facilty - the teachers - are fantastic now.
You will not leave hungry.
The protions here are must-see. You get more for your money here than at any restuarant i've ever been to.
The food is solid, hearty diner-fare - don;t come looking ofr giurmet. This is a diner int he old-school vein. bring an appetite and enjoy the ride.
Sadly I can only give the Willimantic Brewing Company - also called, by locals at least, the main Street cafe - 3 stars. It used to be at least a 4, and the beer selection still merits that, but the last couple times I've eaten here ?? since management changed, I believe, or at least since the kitchen staff did ?? the food was adequate at best.
I used to rave about their sandwiches, enjoy all the appetizers, and look forward to the specials, but the last items I ordered were prepared incorrectly, or poorly, or in the case of one appetizer, both.
The service is hit-or-miss, lately, as well. Some servers are pleasant and efficient, some neither, some one or the other. It's a crapshoot.
I wish that I could say better. This place used to be one of my favorites.
Simply the best ice cream you will taste in your lifetime.
We-Li-Kit's farm-fresh confections put any of those gourmet chains to shame, and make pre-packaged ice creams seem like semi-liquid styrofoam.
The flavor selection is an adventure, as they can't make every flavor all the time, but there are core flavors, including the basics, plus a fantastic chocolate based peanut butter cup mixture that goes really well in their hand-made waffle cones or bowls. We also recommend the Guernsey Cow - go to see for yourself what it is!
The portions are generous, and the ambiance is truly farm-stand, with animals to view, and even, on occasion, a cow or horse brought over for the kids to interact with.
No matter where you are, this ice cream is worth the trip.