RESTAURANT REVIEWS

Tasty tapas and savory seafood lead the way at Red Hen

It’s easy to see the appeal to Red Hen in Old Saybrook. The atmosphere inside is as quaint as the leisurely stroll I took along the town’s main drag on my way in

Super sandwiches to be had at Misquamicut shop

The latest in a trend: earnest young people using quality ingredients to construct amazingly creative, if a tad pricey, sandwiches.

Beating the summer crowds to some favorite restaurants

You know how it goes: once Memorial Day hits, the population of our seashore region skyrockets — and your best-loved haunts suddenly become much, much busier. That’s good for business — and for you, if you like a lively, hoppin’ joint. If you’re...

Restaurant review: The Gris has still got it in Essex

Like the downtown area in which it resides, the Griswold Inn has retained its charm throughout the years.

Margaritas remains a prime dining destination

It wasn’t until my soon-to-be 4-year-old son turned 2 that my wife and I were able to lift our self-imposed banishment from all dining establishments in Connecticut, Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. Now that those days of scurrying out the door with a screaming child in...

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.

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.

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Keep a watch out for warblers

May is the most exciting time of year for me. It is a time when brook trout are biting, leaves are appearing, days become warmer and woods fill with migrating neotropical warblers.

John Ledyard, globetrotting college drop-out

In 1783 John Ledyard dedicated a book about his travels to Governor Trumbull, Connecticut’s Revolutionary War statesman.

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Coming to a venue near you

Russell Peters — Oct. 2 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale now; $40-$65

Beres Hammond – Aug. 8 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale now; $48, $68

Of Monsters and Men – Sept. 26 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. June 5; $35

Changes in Latitudes: Jimmy Buffett Tribute — July 2 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $35

Bob Newhart — Oct. 23 at Bushnell, Hartford; tickets on sale now; $48.50-$68.50

Raekwon, Ghostface Killah — July 19 at Lupo's, Providence; tickets on sale now; $25, $30