Intimate dining at Bon Voi in Chester

On first impression, Bon Voi, which opened earlier this year in Chester, feels as much like a hidden tree-house club from childhood as it does a restaurant.

New London's character, and its catch, on full display at Captain Scott's

Some people do it up with ice buckets, fancy glasses and tablecloths while others just pull a couple of cans from a cooler.

Three James brothers operate a welcome new restaurant on New London’s Pequot Ave.

You see, there’s a really good little restaurant on Pequot in New London called the James Brothers’ Claw & Rib.

Comforts and a cuppa at the Steaming Kettle

There’s something enticing about a café called The Steaming Kettle. Tucked on the upper half of State Street in New London, this little lunchtime oasis offers the weary pedestrian some peace, quiet and simple but well-crafted eats.

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...




Enthralled by the wood thrush

There is a place where cool streams flow and the sweet scent of ferns is strong. It is in precisely such tranquil places that the unobtrusive wood thrush retreats from human commotion.

‘It looks suspicious’: Breast cancer at 31

My breast cancer story began like that of so many other women — I noticed a lump.



Upcoming concerts and shows

The Band Perry – Sept. 25 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. June 26; $29, $49

Diana Ross – Sept. 18 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale now; $50-$80

Lisa Lampanelli – Dec. 18 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. June 26; $45-$65

Tove Lo – Oct. 16 at Lupo's, Provdence; tickets on sale at noon June 26; $22-$30

Nate Ruess – Nov. 13 at Lupo's, Providence; tickets on sale now; $31, $36

The Smithereens – Sept. 19 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $40, $45