The Meeting Place is not in the greatest location for a lot of business, but they have great food. Their menu is not extensive but everything has that home made taste. Their desserts are delicious. Everytime I've gone there, I recieved great service and a friendly waitress which is getting harder to find these days. The food is priced well, not expensive.
You may think that Heavnly Donuts should specialize in donuts of course, but they also have delicious soft serve icecream there. Although it is a little pricey, it's worth the wait. There are so many flavors to choose from too!
The valley diner is owned by a wonderful Greek family. My grandparents have been taking us here ever since I was a child. Their food is wonderful. It's like getting a homecooked meal. Their staff is generally friendly. Their meals aren't expensive.
My family and I go to Powder Ridge every year for their snow tubing. It is so much fun. They have multiple lanes made for people going down the mountain. Someone then pushes you down. Tubing there is a great family activity. I highly reccommend going there to have fun.
Hot Tamale's has wonderful food. I love going there with my family. What is unique about them is the atmosphere of the resturant. It is somewhat modernized, but it still captures that Mexican flare. The staff here is wonderful. I have never had any problems or complaints. Since it is a newer resturant, I would reccommend that you make reservations in advance.
Krauszers is a small little store in Hamden. The best way that I could describe it is like a gas station convienence store, but with more to offer. The service was fine and the staff seemed friendly. Their prices are good, not very expensive.
Although it's no Sports Authority, Action Sports has everything you need. The employees are very friendly and knowledgeble. They specialize in sports equipment. Their prices are somewhat in the medium range.
Mt. Southington is a nice little mountain to go ski at. It is a great place for beginners to learn how to ski or board. They offer rentals for boots and other equipment. The problem with Southington is that the lodge is very small and when it busy, you can barly move.
The pizza from here is delicious! I especially like how the crust isn't 'too' thin. The employees that work there are always nice and friendly. The only thing that I would change is the interior. It needs updating.
Each time I go to C&C, I have a wonderful experience. I guess the 'vibe' of the salon would have to be a somewhat classic-modern twist. It is located inside brass mill mall. The inside is well kept at all times.