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Reviews of Noble, Breakwater and Vintage

Inventive new restaurant Noble joins Bank Street options

The menu, which I'm told changes with some frequency, is inventive and exciting.

Breakwater features scenic views and delicious food

Never mind the view, which is pretty fabulous, the prix fixe menu at Breakwater in Stonington borough makes a visit there almost a necessity.

At Vintage, good tastes never go out of style

Its name conjures images of the past, but Vintage in Colchester serves up comfort food that reflects modern culinary sensibilities to great effect.

Parke's Place is a small and wonderful family joint in Ledyard

For more years than my team of physicians thought possible, I was a wildly impetuous fellow who could (and often did) hop in a car at the pop-of-a-beer-can and race from Dallas to Galveston or Austin or New Orleans just to see what sort of werewolf I could become in a more exotic zip...

It's no ordinary Sunday brunch at Vue 24

As soon as we were just seated, our waiter explained that the Sunday brunch at Vue 24 at Foxwoods Resort Casino would not be the typical breakfast-lunch-cocktail smorgasbord

Gastro with gusto at Braise & Brew

Braise & Brew has drawn its fan base thanks to its imaginative, hearty menu and bustling bar.

Food flashback: Our food writers recall recent reviews

Noodles & Rice Bistro 165 Bank St., New London (860) 443-4444 I don't think the phrase "New Londoners" rolls off the tongue in as pleasing a fashion as if we called ourselves "New Londonians." Having established that, let...

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Shaddup already with the tweeting!

No, not THOSE tweets from Washington (though, come to think of it, we all could do without them) but the ones in my backyard, where some birds have been driving me nuts with nonstop squawking, shrieking whistling and screeching.

Rick's List — Here's Bees in Your Eye Edition

As I write, the news about a patient I call "Bee Girl" is just breaking. By the time you read this, though, days later, I suspect Bee Girl will have become a huge story and I'll seem "late to the party." Well, it's irresistible. And,...



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Lady Antebellum — Aug. 2 at Mohegan Sun Arena; ticket on sale at 10 a.m. today; $39-$69

Toby Keith — July 4 at Mohegan Sun Arena; ticket on sale at 10 a.m. today; $55-$129

Steely Dan — Nov. 2 at Mohegan Sun Arena; ticket on sale at 10 a.m. today; $36-$66

Daughtry — Aug. 24 at Mohegan Sun Arena; ticket on sale at 10 a.m. today; $30-$55

Los Temerarios — Nov. 17 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale now; $49-$129

Big Al Anderson and the Floor Models — July 6 and 7 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $55

Patti Smith — April 27 at Bushnell, Hartford; tickets on sale now; $75

Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul — July 16 at College Street Music Hall, New Haven; tickets on sale now; $35-$75

Brantley Gilbert — Aug. 24 at Xfinity Theatre, Hartford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. April 26; $29.75-$59.75

Charlie Daniels Band, Allman Betts Band — Nov. 15 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $39.50, $65