The traffic on 84 Eastbound into Waterbury has truly sucked lately, so I got off at Exit 16 in Middlebury, and took Rt. 64 (Middlebury Road) home instead. I stopped into the Alltown Fresh at 504-520 Middlebury Road to get some gas, and I noticed two things: Alltown Fresh is not your typical convenience store, and Uncle Willie's is open inside the Middlebury Citgo right next door at 492 Middlebury Road. I went into both and took some photos of the unexpected finds that surprised me.

Step Inside Two of Middlebury's Gems: Alltown Fresh and Uncle Willy's

Some unexpected finds, including high-end cookware, organic and healthier snacks, and decadent BBQ await you at neighboring gas stations in Middlebury

I know, there are many other places that carry Basmati Rice, Maldon Sea Salt, and wood-smoked Texas Brisket and Ribs, but I'll bet you that you can't get $40 on pump 2 while you're there.

The Old Howard Johnson's Building in Waterbury Has Been Demolished

The famous Howard Johnson's orange-colored roof first appeared on Waterbury's South Main Street in 1958. The building lasted 63 years, it was recently torn down, so I stopped by this morning and took a bunch of photos of the site