Head to Essex to experience the multiple joys of Scotch Plains Tavern

The Scotch Plains Tavern in Essex, located in the transformed Oliver's Taverne site, is a charming and creative destination for fine food as well as sports bar charm.

Dropping in to the Wilcox Tavern

Over the years, I've driven past the Wilcox Tavern more times than I can count. But, unfortunately, I never entered.

Deke does it again in Niantic

Two years ago in this space, I wrote about the varied and tasty prepared foods and sandwiches at Haylon’s Market in Niantic. I felt fine recommending it to readers then, and now that it’s chosen a new mission (under the same owner) I’m pleased to recommend it again.

Highlights from recent reviews by The Day's food critics

The Day's food writers look back on their recent reviews.

LongHorn Steakhouse in Waterford is a good deal

Whether looking for moderately priced steaks or any of a variety of tasty bar-food, snacks of sandwiches, one shouldn't overlook the Waterford LongHorn Steakhouse.

Adrak 2 brings its excellent Indian cuisine to Westerly

For the longest time, I'd been saying the one thing the Westerly food scene still needs is an Indian restaurant.

A bigger, better Olive Oyl’s

Olive Oyl’s has moved to a much bigger new location at the top of Main Street, in a space formerly occupied by the Village Provision Company, which closed in 2016.

The Day's dining reviewers look back on 2017

The Day's dining critics are gazing back on what they reviewed this past year and detailing some notable dishes and experiences.

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I'm a sap for maple syrup

During a rainstorm the other day, I noticed a frog hopping across the street.

Rick's List — Sad but funny edition

I don't know how many Rick's Lists I've written. Hundreds, I suppose. They are theoretically humorous. Based on comments I receive, many people don't think so. That's okay. Humor is a subjective beast. I find all these lists funny to...



Upcoming shows and concerts

Keith Urban — Sept. 7 and 8, Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $65-$105

Vance Joy — June 8, Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Feb. 23; $40-$60

Jason Mraz — Aug. 4, Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $39-$59

Devon Allman Project with Duane Betts — April 17 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $45-$48

Thirty Seconds to Mars — June 9 at Xfinity Theatre, Hartford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $34.50-$104.50