Food tip — Extra Buttery Caramel Corn

Food tip Extra Buttery Caramel Corn, Legends, Plano, Texas A fat man's disclosure: My nephew Jack, a high school senior in Plano, Texas, works part-time at a gourmet popcorn shop called Legends. Each Christmas, my wife Eileen and I get a sampler pack from Legends and, in the most...

LongHorn Steakhouse in Waterford is a good deal

Rice pilaf, steamed broccoli and Parmesan creamed spinach (Photo by Eileen Jenkins)

Whether looking for moderately priced steaks or any of a variety of tasty bar-food, snacks of sandwiches, one shouldn't overlook the Waterford LongHorn Steakhouse.

Toasty, sweet greatness at Norm's

A high point in weekend breakfast options at Norm's

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I'm a sap for maple syrup

During a rainstorm the other day, I noticed a frog hopping across the street.

Rick's List — Sad but funny edition

I don't know how many Rick's Lists I've written. Hundreds, I suppose. They are theoretically humorous. Based on comments I receive, many people don't think so. That's okay. Humor is a subjective beast. I find all these lists funny to...

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Upcoming concerts and shows

Indigo Girls — May 11 at Garde; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $39-$68

Paula Poundstone — Aug. 10 at Garde; tickets on sale now; $28-$45

Smashing Pumpkins — July 29 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $55-$95

Steve Miller, Peter Frampton — July 14 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale now; $65-$100

John Oates — March 19 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $45-$55

Jethro Tull — Sept. 12 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $45-$125

Dua Lipa — June 20 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $32.50, $35