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A little bit of Haiti in New London

 March 7, 2014

I wasn't planning on feasting on goat meat the other day, but that's exactly what I did when my colleague Tim Cotter and I went to check out the In-N-Out Caribbean Cuisine in New London.


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Bacon fat caramel popcorn

 January 29, 2014

Bacon fat caramel popcorn at the Engine Room in Mystic.


A tiny shop in a parking lot and some darn good sushi

 December 20, 2013

When I think sushi, I think elegantly assembled cuts of fish on perfectly cooked and seasoned rice, typically placed on those little wooden blocks and accompanied by some ginger garnish and squeeze of wasabi. Inviting you to sit down,...


Irish pub, not grub

 November 11, 2013

On our first visit to the Brazen Hen in Westerly, we were a bit disappointed that for an Irish pub it didn't have many traditional entrees. Bangers and mash, shepherd's pie and fish and...


The Angels are Eating Meatballs Today

 November 6, 2013

Rosa Nasuti, better known as Mama Rosa to customers at Carlo & Son Quality Meats in East Lyme, passed away Sunday.


Need comfort food? Head to Neon Chicken

 November 2, 2013

I'm hungry. It's Sunday night and most restaurants in downtown New London are closed.
Also, I need a hug.
Where do I go? The

Restaurant Week a chance to try something new

 September 27, 2013

Restaurant weeks are popping up all over but one of the best happens every fall in Westerly.
As Jill Blanchette wrote this week, an...


The Summer of the Stuffie

 September 19, 2013

In June, in researching a food page story for an event at Langworthy Farm Winery, I tagged along with Peter Huoppi to Seafood Etc. in Pawcatuck to see a batch...


Pretzels on a roll

 September 11, 2013

All of a sudden everyone is making sandwiches with pretzels. Wendy’s and Ruby Tuesday are putting burgers on pretzels; Sonic is serving a hot dog on one.
Of course, Malted Barley has been doing...


May I have some more corned beef hash?

 August 10, 2013

Apparently, I did not get the memo when The Broken Yolk Café in New London changed ownership, dropped "Broken" from its name and became pretty much one of the greatest...


It's that time of year: lunch on the deck

 August 6, 2013

I've eaten outside a lot this summer. From my own deck, to Capt. Scott's in New London and Skipper's Dock in Stonington and a couple...


Bigger news in Watch Hill than the arrival of Taylor Swift

 July 10, 2013

According to their Facebook page, Ten Sandwiches has relocated to 98 Bay St. in Watch Hill.
You probably remember the sandwich shop lost its home...


Sweet surprises at local restaurants

 July 3, 2013

I love being surprised -- in a good way -- when dining out. Lately, the surprises have been sweet -- as in desserts.
Who would think you'd find some of the most awesome cakes and pies at a smalltown...


A burger, some chips and a place called Harry's

 June 28, 2013

Don't you hate it when you feel like you've stumbled upon a hidden gem, only to learn that everyone else already knows about it?
That's what it was like for me when I first went to


Have you been to your favorite clam shack yet?

 June 12, 2013

Last week, before the rains came, we made our first trip of the year to Capt. Scott’s in New London. As Lee Howard...


Is Wednesday the new Saturday?

 May 31, 2013

A restaurant owner recently told me that Wednesdays have become one of his busiest nights. His theory, which I found interesting, was that people were opting to spend time with their families on weekends and instead were going out...


What color is your chowder?

 May 28, 2013

I noted in a recent restaurant review that my favorite type of chowder is Rhode Island, or the clear-broth variety. Simple but delicious, in my opinion.


Stuff your face with a Vocatura's grinder

 May 24, 2013

My favorite eateries are the kind you never see much trace of on the Internet. You learn about it only through word of mouth, so that once you discover it, you feel like you're one of the select few in the know. Suddenly, you're a true...


Summer, meet frozen custard at Scotties

 May 15, 2013

I thought I knew my frozen desserts. Ice cream, gelato, sorbet, frozen yogurt, ice pops. I am a master champion appreciator of them all.
I'd heard of frozen custard and half-heartedly enjoyed certain...


Get thee to Yantic for Lazizah's falafel

 May 11, 2013

I'm getting hungry again just thinking about it.
If you thought you had to go all the way to New Haven or New York for great falafel and Mediterranean food, you're wrong, and here's why.


This dining out blog is written by Day restaurant reviewers and other foodies in the Day newsroom who go out to eat more than their salaries justify. If you have restaurant news or tips to share send them to Marisa Nadolny at m.nadolny@theday.com.



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