An Afternoon in Mystic, Connecticut

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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What a weekend! I still can’t believe how quickly it fly by. Hey, time flies when you’re having fun! In cased you missed my adventures, here are my Mohegan Sun recaps from the weekend.

After all of that boozing on Saturday, the four of us woke up on Sunday morning ready for a healthy start. We grabbed breakfast at the Seasons Buffet and then drove to nearby Mystic, Connecticut to walk around, explore, and enjoy lunch.

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Anne and I were starving when we woke up, so, as soon as we arrived at the buffet, we loaded up our plates with fresh fruit and chowed down while we waited in the omelet line. Check out this fruit rind carnage!

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For breakfast, I went with a veggie + bacon omelet with a side of smoked salmon (hooray for omega-3’s) and some more fresh fruit.

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On my way out of the buffet, I grabbed a waffle stick because they just looked so darn delicious””and it really was! It sort of reminded me a churro. Mmm!

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After breakfast, we packed up our things, checked out of the hotel, and drove about 20 minutes away to The Museum of America and the Sea at the Mystic Seaport. It’s the first touristy thing we saw in Mystic (and it had a big parking lot), so we went to explore.

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Sadly, the museum was closed, so we used the opportunity to snap some photos and check out the nearby gift shop.

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Before leaving the gift shop, we asked the woman working there for some recommendations for coffee and lunch. She suggested two great places: Lis Bake Shop and Oyster Club.

The museum and gift shop were about a 15-minute walk from downtown Mystic, so we decided to hoof it and get a little exercise in for the day. First stop: Lis Bake Shop, an adorable little bakery with all sorts of delicious-looking pastries, cupcakes, bagels, muffins, and other goodies as well as a variety of espresso drinks, coffee, and tea.

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It was so cute inside!

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So true.

I ordered a hot coffee with a shot of pumpkin syrup. The first several sips were absolutely amazing, but the intense sweetness eventually started to upset my stomach, so I only drank about half of it.

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In downtown Mystic, we did a little window shopping and then stopped by the famous Mystic Pizza that the popular 80’s movie is based off. Cool!

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We enjoyed lunch at Oyster Club, a “casual fine dining restaurant” that just screams New England. The restaurant has a warm and fuzzy country-chic feel with beautiful dark wood and lots of sunshine from its large windows. It was adorable both inside and out.

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The menu features local and seasonal farm- (and sea) -to-table foods, which determine the day’s dishes.

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We started with freshly baked bread, warm from the oven, with salted butter.

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I ordered the turkey burger with roasted apples, cheddar, honey mustard aioli and house made turkey bacon. It was served with a green salad. It was so tasty and the combination of toppings knocked my socks off. I actually couldn’t stop talking about the honey mustard aioli. Holy yum!

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After lunch, I dropped Ashley and Theodora off at the train station and then brought Anne to the airport in Boston. I’m not going to lie, it was a little sad saying goodbye to my friends after such a fun-filled weekend. Perhaps we’ll have to do it again sooner than later!



  1. Such a fun day! Those waffle sticks remind me of my favorite, sugar-drenched cereal from childhood– Waffle Crisp! Seriously so, so, so delicious. I think it got discontinued, though 🙁

  2. You ladies look lovely – and COLD!! Sounds like a really fun weekend, and that turkey burger looks delicious! Very cool idea to have roasted apples on it. Happy Monday Tina! 🙂

  3. This town reminds me of my hometown- love New England so much! And what a cute place to eat lunch, your burger combination sounds unstoppable haha- must recreate something like that soon!

  4. Next time you have to try some Mystic Pizza (followed by some ice cream down the street on the bridge – Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream)! It’s seriously amazing. I used to go there all the time when I was younger. Looks like a great weekend! I love Mohegan, too.

  5. That burger sounds amazing! That town looks super cute, I will definitey have to check it out some day.

  6. We visited Mystic on the way to Monhegan Sun when I was in the Boston area visiting friends a few years ago. The pizza at Mystic Pizza is delicious! (and I Love the movie) 🙂

  7. i have so many Mystic memories! i went to school at wesleyan so we took a weird field trip there for my “intro to folk music” class freshman year. also, my husband and i did a pizza vacation once, where we went there, and also to pepe’s and sally’s in new haven (fyi new haven has much better pies)

  8. Hi Tina

    I’ve been reading your blog for a while and had to comment re the trip to Mystic that film is one of my fav’s it’s cheesy and light-hearted and reminds me of being young plus its been shown quite a few time recently here in the UK!! Looks like you had fun and laughter.


  9. I’ve been to Mystic a few times because it’s close to my house. Looked nice and sunny the day you went. I’ve been to Mystic Pizza restaurant as well. Very good and cheesy!

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