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Be ready for a Sweet-Tooth Spectacular at Sugar Factory

I should have known Sugar Factory American Brasserie at Foxwoods was going to be an experience when I first glimpsed the menu online. Pages upon pages of cocktail listings kick off a manual-sized booklet of drinks, treats, and actual foods.

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Fuel up: New London's Octane Cafe is a winner

Located at the high-traffic corner of Bank and Tilley in New London, the Octane Cafe has fine food, a fun setting, and good people-watching.

Maize is Manna from heaven for vegan and organic fans

Since opening in October 2012, Maize n Manna Wholefoods on High Street in Westerly has provided a singular food experience and, I'd argue, even a service to its customers.

Aspen carries on a tradition of excellence

You know a restaurant is going to be memorable when you can’t decide what you’re NOT going to order off the menus.

Recapping recent dining reviews from Day critics

Smokey O'Grady's 306 Flanders Road, East Lyme (860) 739-7084 Among other things, Smokey O'Grady's reminded me of one of those important rules for life: don’t judge a book by its cover. One could easily by-pass the nondescript building on Flanders Road or write it off as...

Hot Rod Cafe in New London dazzles on many fronts

The Hot Rod Cafe in downtown New London is one of the most popular go-to spots in town. There are plenty of reasons why.

A new name and continued culinary excellence at Mezza

The name The Pita Spot hardly captured the totality of the experience at the Lebanese restaurant on Route 1 in Mystic: grilled calamari over couscous ($20), eggplant, chickpea and slivered onion mousaka over rice ($15), grilled 'Lala' chicken served with garlic spread, pickles and pita bread...


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Birds and the gypsy moth outbreak

How did you fare during the gypsy moth caterpillar outbreak? I guess everybody got tired of sweeping tiny bits of leaves off their steps, hosing down their cars, and slipping on the millions of droppings. My neighborhood was so bad that the trees...

Rick's List - Fun with Business Names Edition

I was at lunch the other day at Wendy's — giving the wait staff at Bar Americain a bit of a break from my admittedly rude daily visits where I consume Duck Confit with Sour Cherries and Brandy Sauce ($35) and then leave a 75-cent...

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