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Mortensen’s is a restaurant and ice cream shop located on the Berlin Turnpike in Newington, CT.

Years ago, I stopped at Mortensen’s for dinner with a friend and hadn’t been back since. A couple weeks ago Elysha and I brought the kids to Mortensen’s for ice cream, and since that fateful night, Elysha has complained that we have wasted far too many years not frequenting this establishment.

She loves the place and insists that we visit often in order to make up for lost time.

It’s a quirky place. It originally began as a dairy farm that delivered milk to homes by horse and cart. The restaurant opened in 1976 and has been going strong ever since.

Their dessert case was manufactured in 1941 (a fact to which they proudly attest) and several antique items from their dairy farm days are on display within the restaurant.

They accept cash only.

But my favorite part of the place is the last item listed on their dessert menu. It’s real, though it hasn’t been ordered in “a few years.”

There will come a day, sooner than later, I hope, when I order this item. Who is with me?

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