Of wings, pies and a great hometown feel

You know when you've walked by an old stand-by eatery and made a mental note to pop in and give it a try? I'd written a mental note or two to try out Wings 'n' Pies in New London - particularly after it moved onto State Street - but it took my visiting husband to finally get me in the door.

Restaurant favorites done well at Filomena’s

This is the type of restaurant that feels familiar even on first visit.

You can always count on the Mermaid Cafe

Mermaid Cafe makes it look easy. Simple dishes, with nice touches, expertly prepared using many local ingredients — the menu credited Stonington’s Davis Farm, Sea Well Seafood in Pawcatuck, The Farmer’s Cow and Pelloni Farm in Ashaway, R.I.




Halloween greetings from your local owls

As Halloween approaches, I’ve seen more and more decorations that feature owls.

California dreamin’ of a good burger

I completely forgot to write my column last month because my son, Dillon, got married in Santa Cruz, Calif., to Emma, a beautiful and gracious young woman whom I am proud to call my daughter-in-law.