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Mike Hutter
11-12-2009, 12:00 AM
A few years ago there was a great thread about places to stay and eat when traveling with your team. I'm sure there are now a lot of additions and deletions. Any suggestions?

bothman
11-12-2009, 12:11 AM
Not sure how dated this link is, but it is pretty good...

http://www.chtg.net/

umassfan49
11-12-2009, 01:27 AM
I'm making the trip in a few weeks down to Quinnipiac for the UMass game, and there isn't much info on where to eat on CHTG. Anybody have any good suggestions for a pre/post game meal?

Ralph Baer
11-12-2009, 03:12 AM
A places to eat thread from the women's forum http://board.uscho.com/showthread.php?t=78646. It covers all teams, not just the ECAC.

Bob McKenzie
11-12-2009, 09:55 AM
I'm making the trip in a few weeks down to Quinnipiac for the UMass game, and there isn't much info on where to eat on CHTG. Anybody have any good suggestions for a pre/post game meal?

If you are looking for pre or post game at Quinnipiac, go to Eli's on Whitney or Eli's Brick Oven Pizza. They are across the road from each other at the same intersection. Eli's is more of a restauarant/bar and it's usually packed. The Pizza restaurant isn't as big but the thin crust pizza is good. Both places are a five-minute drive to or from the rink, so it's handy.

I didn't make it to either last weekend on my final trip to QPac, but I have been to both in previous years and I would recommend either of them.

jmh
11-12-2009, 11:50 AM
Don't eat at Pizza Hut in Canton. [/obligatory]

Do eat pizza in New Haven.

Continuing with the theme, if you're feeling like pizza, go to EBA's in Hanover (note: I haven't been to Dartmouth in a while, so my info might be out of date), or to The Nines in Ithaca. (Budget extra time at both places.)

In Princeton, walk along Nassau Street and see what strikes your fancy, there are a bunch of good options along there. Don't be lazy and just stop at a random chain restaurant on Route 1 on your way into town. And if you're really in a hurry, there's a Wawa right near Baker Rink.

Zudnic
11-12-2009, 12:52 PM
Not sure how dated this link is, but it is pretty good...

http://www.chtg.net/

I run the CHTG. Unfortunately it's not so easy to make the updates happen and I'm busy so I usually end up taking several months to publish them. I am thinking about turning it into a wiki.

At the very least, the bottom of each page has a last-updated date.

MarkEagleUSA
11-12-2009, 04:48 PM
If you are looking for pre or post game at Quinnipiac, go to Eli's on Whitney or Eli's Brick Oven Pizza.Hamden has it's share of fast food too. McD's, BK, Wendy's, Taco Bell all within 5 minutes or so from the Bank. There's also an Applebee's, TGIF's, and Chili's, as well as Panera bread all located on the "magic mile" known as Dixwell Avenue.

Puck Swami
11-12-2009, 05:40 PM
And if you're really in a hurry, there's a Wawa right near Baker Rink.


Those posters not familiar with the Philadelphia area may need need an explanation.;)

GRussinko
11-12-2009, 06:57 PM
Some personal recommendations if you're in the Capital District:

Food

In Troy:

Brown's Brewing Co (River St. near Federal St.) - Microbrewery with good beer and good food, reasonable prices but can get kinda crowded on the weekends, especially if there's a show next door at Revolution Hall

The Notty Pine (15th St. and Hutton St.) - Local bar and restaurant about a half mile from Houston Field House, fair number of RPI fans can be found here before or after the games.

Ali Baba (15th St. btw. Hutton and Eagle) - right near the Notty Pine, good Mediterranean food.

Recovery Sports Grill (Hoosick St. near Burdett Ave.) - new sports bar/grill on the first floor of the new Hilton Garden Inn right down the street from the rink, pretty good food from the one time I've been there, lots of RPI sports paraphernalia decorate the place which is pretty cool.

Some other places in the Capital District I like:

Blue Spice (1619 Central Ave, Colonie): Thai food, a little pricey but both the food and service are great.

Karavalli (9 Johnson Road, Latham): Indian food, small place located in a strip mall but it's good.

You can also find a bunch of chains as well as smaller local places and fast food on Wolf Road in Colonie. Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Romano's, 99, PF Chang's, Cheesecake Factory, etc. There's not much that you can't find there.

Hotels

In Troy, the main one is the brand new Hilton Garden Inn mentioned above, which opened this past summer and plays host to visiting teams, guests of the Institute, etc. There's also the Franklin Square Inn downtown but I'm pretty sure it's expensive, and they have no booking or anything online.

There's a ton of places to stay in Latham and Colonie, around US-9 and Wolf Rd. 10-15 minutes from RPI and ~20 minutes from Union. Most of the hotel chains are represented as well as some local places, and it ranges from glorified motels to luxury places. A search on google maps will pop up plenty of options. My parents have stayed at several different places in the area and didn't have any real bad experiences.

jmh
11-12-2009, 07:02 PM
Those posters not familiar with the Philadelphia area may need need an explanation.;)Heh. Wawa is a deli/convenience store. It's like a 7/11 except for the irrationally high regard in which it's held by people from Philly and South Jersey. :D

PUBand09
11-12-2009, 09:37 PM
Forget the Wa. If you're going to Princeton for any reason, you MUST go to Hoagie Haven for dinner. This legendary sub shop, which has been mentioned at least twice on Jon Stewart's Daily Show among other places, is located on Nassau Street just East of campus near the intersection of Olden Street and has a culture all its own. Once you get past the "Italian" and "Cheesesteak" items, the menu ventures into a mysterious secret language, featuring sandwiches like the Bloch, the Phat Lady, and the Heartstop. When you order, they'll ask you "half or whole," which is code for 9-inches or 18-inches.

Students, faculty, alumni, townies, and athletes from visiting sports teams go out of their way to visit The Haven every time they visit campus, so by eating there, you'll be sharing an experience with many of the fans and players of ECAC hockey.

jay ferguson
11-13-2009, 12:04 AM
If you're on the island, you should eat at Stumpy's. He is a Missing Link, Dion's uncle actually, and he makes great tacos. The secret is his sauce, which includes Missing Link urine, a true delicacy. Stumpy's even has Randy Newman singing about what he sees, when he's not working Thunder Island Hockey League games.

devils6685
11-13-2009, 12:08 AM
St. Lawrence/Clarkson-Sergi's
Cornell- The Rose
Colgate- Nichols and Beal
Yale-Any restaurant in New Haven
Quinnipiac-Eli's
Dartmouth-EBA's or Lui Lui's

Brown-crap shoot
Princeton-same thing
Harvard-again same thing
Union/RPI bunch of stuff on Airport Road

GoDawgsGo
11-13-2009, 10:33 AM
I run the CHTG. Unfortunately it's not so easy to make the updates happen and I'm busy so I usually end up taking several months to publish them. I am thinking about turning it into a wiki.

At the very least, the bottom of each page has a last-updated date.

It's a great idea for a website. I always reference it when I'm curious about out-of-town arenas. I think you should turn it into a wiki, because there are some arenas who have lacking pages.

redrocker
11-13-2009, 11:36 AM
Broadway in New Haven, right down the road from Ingalls, has lots to choose from for pre-game eats -- lots of places up and down the street. Post-game, venture a little farther down the road to Bar on Crown St. Absolutely phenomenal pizza, draft beer brewed on the premises. Lots of other places to choose from in downtown New Haven, too. Pepe's and Sally's on Wooster St. is world reknown for its incredible pizza, but usually a very, very long wait to get inside.

Eli's is the place when going to Quinnipiac.

GreatLakerMohawk
11-13-2009, 11:58 AM
GRussinko took care of all the good stuff for the Troy visit and I heartily recommend Brown's Tap Room for both fantastic brew and food.

bothman
11-13-2009, 12:24 PM
I grew up 10 minutes from New Haven:

1) Loui's Lunch - claim to have made the first burger in this country. Step into this place, and you will feel like you are stepping back in time. Burgers served on toast. It's all about the food, not the ambiance so don't take a date here who you are trying to impress
http://www.louislunch.com/

2) Pepe's & Sally's - these pizza places need no introduction, but be warned you will wait in line. I believe they stay ipen til 10PM so if you can drive fast and hold off on food, you may want to go after you see Yale or Quinny. Otherwise, be prepared for 45 mins outside in line in the cold. I prefer Pepe's (it is bigger inside), but others prefer Sally's...You really can't go wrong with either and often the line outside can dictate where you end up.
http://sallysapizza.net/default.aspx
http://www.pepespizzeria.com/

3) Modern Pizza - not located on Wooster Street (see above) that has so much charm, but locals rave about this place and it delivers.
http://www.modernapizza.com/

Zudnic
11-13-2009, 01:49 PM
It's a great idea for a website. I always reference it when I'm curious about out-of-town arenas. I think you should turn it into a wiki, because there are some arenas who have lacking pages.

Thanks for the support. It's nice to know that the site is actually used :)

As for "wikifying", it's easier said than done.. partially because we want some kind of approval process to make sure there's no spam or anything inappropriate. Plus actually migrating the data is a pain in the tooshie.

Puck Swami
11-13-2009, 03:01 PM
I grew up 10 minutes from New Haven:

1) Loui's Lunch - claim to have made the first burger in this country. Step into this place, and you will feel like you are stepping back in time. Burgers served on toast. It's all about the food, not the ambiance so don't take a date here who you are trying to impress
http://www.louislunch.com/

2) Pepe's & Sally's - these pizza places need no introduction, but be warned you will wait in line. I believe they stay ipen til 10PM so if you can drive fast and hold off on food, you may want to go after you see Yale or Quinny. Otherwise, be prepared for 45 mins outside in line in the cold. I prefer Pepe's (it is bigger inside), but others prefer Sally's...You really can't go wrong with either and often the line outside can dictate where you end up.
http://sallysapizza.net/default.aspx
http://www.pepespizzeria.com/

3) Modern Pizza - not located on Wooster Street (see above) that has so much charm, but locals rave about this place and it delivers.
http://www.modernapizza.com/


Would have thought youd've infliltrated Mory's....;)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mory's