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In need of a pierogi or potato pancakes? Try Smakosh

If you’ve ever said to yourself, “I wish I knew of a decent all-day breakfast joint around here that also served a fine pierogi,” well, then your wish has come true. Tucked into an unassuming shopping plaza on Route 32 in Uncasville, you will find Smakosh Restaurant, a...

Flanders Diner cooks up classic comforts and more

Editor's note: This version corrects breakfast hours at the diner. While the in-house menu states breakfast is served from 6 to 11 a.m., a representative from the restaurant says breakfast is served all day.

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.

Heavenly treats await at Cloud Nine deli

I am drawn to Cloud Nine deli in Old Saybrook for a few reasons: clever name, amazing location just off I-95, and reliably delicious eats. What started as my special-treat breakfast sandwich stop has turned into a favorite destination for a quick bite when I'm toodling around town.

Thong Thai in Westerly: good as 'gold'

I count myself among the regulars who've made Thong Thai in Westerly a go-to place for top-notch take-out that's both innovative and healthy.

Wing your way in winter to The Cooked Goose

It's a charming, slightly upscale breakfast and lunch joint on Watch Hill Road.

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Rick's List - Spam edition

Rick Koster offers weekly lists of ideas, notions and things that must be seen to be believed.

Vive la différence

I had only brothers growing up. The difference between boys and girls wasn’t something I gave much thought to, or understood, until one hot summer day.