Daddy’s Noodle Bar adds welcome variety to Flanders

We’ve gone from Five Guys to one Daddy in the Flanders area of East Lyme, and if recent visits are an indicator, the noodle house is generating a happy family of fans.

A round-up of our recent dining reviews

Reviews of Mint Leaf, Stonington Pizza Palace, and Pasta Vita

Groton's excellent Mint Leaf fuses northern Indian cuisine with Nepalese and Chinese touches

While the familiar elements are in northern Indian cuisine, Groton's Mint Leaf delightfully spins the spices of Nepal and China into their recipes.

Stonington Pizza Palace is so much more than pizza

Our waitress was terrific, and when we asked what other customers liked most, she told us, “People think we’re just a pizza place, but we do really, really good fish here, too.”

Quality remains Pasta Vita’s secret ingredient

The eatery’s partnership with the Mohegan Holding Company paved the way for new stores at Mohegan Sun and in the towns of Wethersfield and Avon.

Rewind: What our dining writers have been up to lately

A look back at reviews of 21 Rocks in Mystic, Half Keg Tavern in New London, and Brickside Pizza in Ivoryton.

New London's Half Keg Tavern serves ritual bar fare with skill and pride

Is there a difference between bar food and bars that serve food? And is one better than another/ New London's Half Keg Tavern makes an argument for the former

21 Rocks: Excellent burgers and big, happy crowds

On a recent rainy Thursday night, the establishment was hopping again.

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Rick's List — Meteorology Blues Edition

Scribe broadens the weather thesaurus

A quick dip to keep a tradition alive

The key is to act before any such hesitancy allows common sense to intervene.



Upcoming concerts and shows

Melissa Etheridge — April 3 at Garde Arts Center; tickets on sale now; $59-$250

Brad Paisley — April 3 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $49, $69

Pitbull — March 27 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $85-$150

Indigo Girls — March 27 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $59, $75

Alanis Morissette, Garbage, Liz Phair — June 27 at Xfinity Theatre, Hartford; tickets on sale at 11 a.m. Dec. 13; $29-$126

Chris Tucker — Jan. 25 at Providence Performing Arts Center; tickets on sale now; $35-$69.50

The Beach Boys — March 29 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $39.50-$75