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Trapped in the mall? Fortify with Charley's

Almost no one voluntarily eats at a mall Food Court other than by necessity. The Day's in-house goofball, though, finds that he sort of likes it at Charley's.

Montauk House Cafe a small space that's big on flavor

You know how they say that good things come in small packages? In New London, MANY good things come out of the small package that is Montauk House Cafe on Montauk Avenue.

Fast food summer! Scribe visits Colman Street for seasonal savories

Most fast food joints offer some form of seasonal menu item. We decided to check them out.

The pizza is great, but there's so much more at Westerly's Pizzeria Longo

They start with the best ingredients — gloriously stinky aged cheeses, spicy cured meats, fresh greens, balsamic and olive oil — and then they have the good sense to serve them simply, to celebrate them with a light touch and even a sense of humor.

Mystic Pizza is more than just a tourist destination

Mystic Pizza, long-derided as a Mecca for tourists, offers surprisingly competitive and robust fare if locals will give it a chance.

Paddle over to Abby’s Place: The views are free

If you like your meals with a side of stunning water views, consider a trip to Abby’s Place in Essex.

An abundance of appetizing offerings at Milagro Cafe

The menu at Milagro seems almost perfect for mid-June to early September. While many other Mexican restaurants have the instinct to pile up the serving sizes and smother on the cheese, Milagro takes a different approach, one that's a breath of fresh air (and ingredients).

Hand-crafted, authentic fare at Thai Sawasdee in Groton

We sampled a range of dishes — soups, salads, noodle and rice dishes including larb, lad nah and curry — and with a couple of exceptions, found them harmonious and delicious.


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