There is much in a name at Grano Arso in Chester

There’s fresh pasta, and then there’s fresh pasta Grano Arso-style.

A look back at recent Day food reviews

Amanda's Pantry 37 Beach St., Westerly (401) 596-7180 @amandaspantrywesterly Since you're driving right past it, this is the place to stop on a summer weekend morning when you're on your way to...

The Dog Watch Mystic is a fine offshoot from Stonington original

The Dog Watch does a tasty job.

Popular Amanda's Pantry offers no-frills food, good prices

It’s been more than a year now since Amanda’s Pantry moved a half mile down Main Street to a spiffy, new location at 37 Beach St., and clearly the popular eatery never skipped a beat.

Good things come in small packages at NoRA Cupcake Company

These wee cakes are works of art, an invitation to disappear for a moment into happy childhood memories when something as simple as a cupcake with sprinkles made for the best day ever.

A look at recent reviews of Thong, Nana's Byrek and Neon Chicken

Thong 15 Railroad Ave., Westerly (401) 348-0511 If you like heat, try the Crazy Noodles at Thong Thai restaurant, and you won’t be disappointed. But if you’d prefer not to have your mouth go numb, there’s...

Could Thong be the best Thai restaurant around here?

Like many of the other plates served at Thong, our platter of dumplings arrived with a lovely edible orchid that brightened the dish.

There’s more than one way to make a pie at Nana’s

My slice of cheese byrek reminded me of the tiropita usually offered at the St. Sophia’s Greek Festival in New London; read: it was tasty, filling, and hereby recommended

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Rick's List — Going down the rabbit hole edition

Confucius mentioned the "Rule of Three" back in 500 B.C. He was a smart person famous for being smart (although it's worth noting that "confusion" is an etymological derivative of his name, so bear that in mind). The point is, we as a...

Don't be a loser on the trail

One of my greatest fears about getting lost in the woods — beyond suffering for days or weeks while gnawing on roots, slurping swamp water and fighting off a biblical plague of stinging insects — would be the humiliating...



Upcoming concerts and shows

Roomful of Blues — Sept. 6 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $35

Chris D'Elia — Nov. 11 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale now; $39-$49

A Magical Cirque Christmas — Nov. 16 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale now; $30-$50

High South — Aug. 1 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $34

Terrapin — Sept. 21 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $30

Paw Patrol Live — Nov. 2, 3 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford; tickets on sale now; $25-$81

The Flaming Lips — July 31 at College Street Music Hall, New Haven; tickets on sale now; $40-$55