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A worthy Texas Roadhouse: Kitsch, yes, but damned good food, too

The recently opened Texas Roadhouse restaurant, part of a nationwide chain, delivers food and calculated atmosphere in New London.

Mark National Pizza Day by sampling some pies

Happy National Pizza Day! Well, almost. The official National Pizza Day (yes, there is "Day" specified for everything) is Feb. 9. We're happy to offer some of our favorite pies as you gear up for the celebration.

Enjoy a long Recovery in New London

When it comes to New London’s Recovery Room restaurant — named for its proximity to L+M Hospital — it might not be so easy to move on to that next great thing.

The Borough's Water Street Cafe a winning experience

Boasting classics and culinary twists, Stonington Borough's Water Street Cafe seduces with a winning dining experience.

In Groton, Kaenyama is a new and welcome face in the crowd

As if by magic, what was once a no-frills, Mediterranean mom-and-pop joint has been transformed into a dimly lit, soothing Japanese sushi parlor.

Exploring lunch options in Mystic's S&P Oyster Company

Boasting vegetarian options to go with their seafood-happy menu, and with unbelievable views, Mystic's S&P Oyster Company is a splendid local dining resource.

Going international with The Day's dining critics

Reviewers choose some of their favorite international dishes

Haylon’s a hidden gem in Niantic

Chalk up another foodie destination for Niantic now that Haylon’s Market is in business.


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A starman waiting in the sky

The week after David Bowie’s death on Jan. 10, staff at a local radio station called Studio Brussels said they, along with Belgian astronomers at MIRA Public Observatory in Grimbergen, Belgium, registered a new constellation in his honor.

Rick’s List: Boring Food-as-Entertainment edition

I suppose there are worse habits. But it’s still a bit disconcerting how many different shows we regularly devour on The Food Network.

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The Cult — April 3 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 5; $40, $50

Shawn Mendes — Aug. 19 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 6; $35

Dave Matthews Band — June 11 at Xfinity Theatre, Hartford; tickets on sale at noon Feb. 19; $20.50-$85

Salt-N-Pepa, Coolio, more — April 29 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale now; $60-$100

Coldplay — July 30 at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 5; $29.50-$179.50

Brantley Gilbert — June 3 at Xfinity Theatre, Hartford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 5; $30.75-$55.50

Barenaked Ladies — June 25 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 5; $37-$77

Kim Richey — April 27 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $25