The thrill of discovering Red 36 in Mystic

At first, I was a bit skeptical of the menu. The dishes were unique and boundary pushing. But, I thought, maybe a little too boundary pushing ...\nHowever, when my round of starters arrived, I realized the clever chef in back had aimed for the moon and reached the stars.

Luxuriating in lunch, and the experience, at the Ocean House

Our dessert - chocolate cornets with smoked chocolate mousse, Earl Gray marshmallow and graham cracker ice cream - was like eating a decadent piece of art.

Grilled cheese and crepes to envy at NV Bakery

Grilled cheese elevated to artistry in Waterford bakery.

CALENDAR

BITS AND TIPS

COLUMNS

Postcards from Hawk Highway

The beauty was all around me. It had snowed the day before, making my drive into Glastonbury an especially scenic one.

Hail to the hellebore

Connecticut gardeners have been missing out on one of the most iconic of spring plants, thanks to the perpetual snow. But not to worry, because the showy sepals of the hellebore are probably already out and happy, and they will be around...

ENTERTAINMENT BLOGS

BIG TICKET

A look at upcoming concerts and shows

Juanes - Aug. 21 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale now; $35-$76

Meghan Trainor - July 4 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. March 20; $45

UB40 - Oct. 30 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. March 20; $35-$55

The Eagles - July 15 at XL Center, Hartford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. March 21; $49.50-$179.50

Flogging Molly, Gogol Bordello - June 18 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford; tickets on sale now; $32.50, $42.50

Steve Miller Band - June 20 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford; tickets on sale now; $45-$75

Let's Hang On - May 21 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale now; $34.95

Falling In Reverse - May 13 at The Dome at Oakdale, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. March 20; $23