Enjoy some local flavor at Grass & Bone

If you can get past visuals that a butcher shop named Grass & Bone conjures, you should make a mental note to check out the butcher shop and eatery on East Main Street in Mystic.

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Old Lyme Inn 85 Lyme St., Old Lyme (860) 434-2600; There's something extra cozy about eating a meal at an inn. You know that, tucked elsewhere in the building, folks are relaxing, chatting, maybe toasting a vacation, and that getaway vibe infuses the whole...

Longtime favorite Charlie's Place has added greatness with new chef

With the addition of executive chef/pitmaster Pete Daversa, the reliable and large menu at Charlie's Place in Niantic got even bigger. And head's up: it includes some great barbecue.

Some new tunes on the menu at Old Lyme Inn

It looks like the jazz from next door has infused the menu at the Old Lyme Inn. Not only does the historic inn now offer Mid-Week Medleys — specials that don’t go over $15 — but the medleys come with a side of piano music every Wednesday.

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Reviews of Swad Tandoori, Himalaya Cafe, and Penny Lane Pub

Swad Tandoori: It's like an old friend back in New London

Swad Tandoori is open in the New London space once occupied by Northern India, and, with some of the same staff, brings reliable Indian cuisine back to town.

Penny Lane: hearty, well-made meals at an unassuming pub

While fanfare is often reserved for the chic, here-today-gone-tomorrow restaurants that serve "transparent ravioli," "modernist foams," and "multi-sensory" air crisps, there's truly nothing better than a hearty, well-made meal at an unassuming, classic pub.

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A wooden barrel vs. the British navy

Cramped quarters make me anxious. I’m also a lousy swimmer. No matter how compelling the cause, I can’t imagine going underwater in a 3 by 6 foot wooden barrel, but Ezra Lee did just that during the American Revolution. It was the...

Rick's List - Holiday Tune-Doctor Edition

You may not know it, but I'm pretty famous as the go-to guy in terms of "doctoring" holiday songs by contemporary artists. What happened was an accident. I was out boozing it up with the late, great George Michael and he asked if I'd...