A changing of the guard at Parade Pizza

The Captain may have departed, but the Parade continues at New London’s longtime pizza shop on Bank Street.

You'll be pleased if you go Back In Thyme

The moment you enter Back In Thyme Herb Farm & Kitchen in Hopkinton, R.I., you might be compelled to turn off that smart phone and go leave it in the car. You may even decide it's time to just go toss it into one of the nearby brooks off Route 3.

Groton's Koto Japanese Steak House offers an expansive, well-prepared menu

With a choice of hibachi "presentation" or private dining, Groton's Koto Japanese Steak House offers a wide variety of nicely prepared sushi, sashimi, teriyaki, tempura, noodle and "small dishes from the kitchen" options. And, yes: steak.

If it's dumplings you crave, head to Beijing in Westerly

Its sign features "Beijing" in very small letters, and "dumpling" spelled out in red, nearly 2-foot tall, capital letters. I guess if you're proud of your dumplings, you might as well shout about it.

Seek out the Black Seal for food and fellowship

Many towns in tourist-friendly areas like ours sport must-visit food destinations — old standbys that have been the place to enjoy true local color for as long as anyone can remember. The entire town of Essex is its own must-visit spot for its wealth of history, proximity to the...

A renovated Flanders Fish Market remains a good catch

Earlier this year, after decades in operation, the popular haunt underwent a major new renovation, a turning point that seemed like good reason to revisit the seafood spot.

Bold flavors, house-made ingredients make Press On a sandwich destination

The bread was divine, sweet and tangy with dried cranberries and redolent with walnuts that provided a terrific crunch throughout.

New London's Right Path Cafe boasts a creative menu with plant-based, gluten-free food

Offering creative menu choices featuring plant-based, gluten-free fare, New London's Right Path Cafe is a refreshing, healthy destination.

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Rick’s List: Novel Rewrites Edition

Following the trend of film remakes, Day columnist suggests some famous novels ripe for plot adjustments.

Taking life back from cancer

This column isn’t about me. It’s about two other cancer patients, one whom I know intimately because I share half his genes and see him all the time, and the other is an eternally 9-year-old girl I only know through Facebook.



Upcoming concerts and shows

Al Pacino — June 3 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. April 29; $125

98º, O-Town, Ryan Cabrera — Aug. 5 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. April 29; $30 - $75

George Winston — Nov. 2 and 3 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $60 - $65

Taylor Hicks — July 9 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $46 - $50

The Australian Pink Floyd Show — Aug. 10 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. April 29; $29.50 - $39.50

Nick Swardson — July 9 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale now; $36.50 - $46.50