Meet Mindy K, a friend to foodies

As a food reviewer, I keep a running list of Places I Have Yet to Review in the greater New London area.

The Seehund, under new ownership, thrives with German fare

Growing up with a proudly German grandmother, my siblings and I grew accustomed to being taken along — sometimes as less-than-willing participants — to German club holiday parties and restaurants inspired by Deutschland's culinary tradition.

Dining round-up: A look back at our critics' latest reviews

Recent highlights to keep in mind

Fatboy's is a must-try source for relaxed comfort food in New London

Chef Ron Dutes excels at New American comfort food in a small but welcoming new spot on New London's Bank Street.

Simon's by the sea does flagship proud

The wise minds behind Simon’s Marketplace in Chester have set up a second shop in Westbrook, Simon’s Marketplace - Pilot’s Point.

Carson's offers nostalgic aura and tasty dishes

It'd be understandable if a walk outside Carson's Store on Main Street in Noank, with all its seaside, rugged wood-siding glory, elicited a few questions from passersby.

Recent highlights to keep in mind

Capsule flashbacks of recent staff dining reviews

Feast on fine food and local color at Mirsina's

While it’s expedient to describe Mirsina’s in Old Saybrook as a diner, the fine eats coming out of its kitchen, I think, merit a revision.

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The secrets of the vulture

They live off of the dead, hiss at the living, feed vomit to their young and lurk in dark caves.

Rick’s List: Debate Coach Edition

Pundit acknowledges tutoring candidate for appearances on national stage.



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