June 12, 2013
Last week, before the rains came, we made our first trip of the year to Capt. Scott’s in New London. As Lee Howard reported, the popular seasonal restaurant opened late this season because of damage caused by Sandy.
Now that it’s open, there’s nothing like grabbing a spot at a picnic table, right between the passing Amtrak trains and the boats moored in Shaw’s Cove, and enjoying a lobster roll, chowder or some fried clams. The special the day we visited was a fish sandwich, cup of chowder and a small drink for $8.95.
As an added bonus, two families of Canada geese kept us entertained while we waited for our order.
What’s your favorite clam shack and what do you order when you go?
May 31, 2013
A restaurant owner recently told me that Wednesdays have become one of his busiest nights. His theory, which I found interesting, was that people were opting to spend time with their families on weekends and instead were going out...
May 28, 2013
I noted in a recent restaurant review that my favorite type of chowder is Rhode Island, or the clear-broth variety. Simple but delicious, in my opinion.
May 24, 2013
My favorite eateries are the kind you never see much trace of on the Internet. You learn about it only through word of mouth, so that once you discover it, you feel like you're one of the select few in the know. Suddenly, you're a true...
May 15, 2013
I thought I knew my frozen desserts. Ice cream, gelato, sorbet, frozen yogurt, ice pops. I am a master champion appreciator of them all.
I'd heard of frozen custard and half-heartedly enjoyed certain...
May 11, 2013
I'm getting hungry again just thinking about it.
If you thought you had to go all the way to New Haven or New York for great falafel and Mediterranean food, you're wrong, and here's why.
April 3, 2013
I have to be in the right mood to enjoy tapas dining. Thankfully, that was the case when we went to Twisted Vine in Westerly. As I said in a review of the new restaurant, which you can read
March 23, 2013
Ten Sandwiches has posted this on Facebook:
Update: The building we occupied on Commerce St in downtown Westerly is going to be knocked down due to the third floor fire on...
January 15, 2013
Last year, Markos restaurant left Narragansett, where it had built a loyal following, and moved to Westerly. One of The Day’s restaurant reviewers, Jill Blanchette, wrote "Narragansett’s loss truly is Westerly’s...
October 24, 2012
My radar went up recently when I heard talk of the new Washington Street Coffee House at the old Bean & Leaf location on Washington Street in New London. The beat on the street is that this places makes some pretty tasty food.
October 16, 2012
Recently, I had lunch at The Pita Spot: A Mediterranean Grill in Mystic. There’s a lot to like here and I’ll start with starters. The list of appetizers is broken into cold and warm options.
October 10, 2012
I’m always excited when I get to try a restaurant for the first time, especially when it’s a type of food you don’t see everyday.
October 9, 2012
Hi folks, I’ll be writing a round up of some good health food or natural food restaurants in the area for an upcoming edition of Night & Day. Let me know if there are any places I should be sure not to miss.
October 8, 2012
I like to think of myself as an urban explorer. I feel most at home making my way on foot through new neighborhoods, seeking out the dives and hidden gem restaurants. An Anthony Bourdain of sorts, albeit one who rarely leaves southern New England.
October 6, 2012
It’s not too often that we review a fast food place here on the Dining Blog, but I’m a firm believer in giving credit when credit is due.
October 3, 2012
I walked up State Street earlier today, thinking of where I would like to grab lunch. A few paces later, I saw the sign for the Atrium Café.
September 26, 2012
Anyone who has ever been to this New London market and café knows how great a hidden gem it is. I've driven past it several times on my way down Ocean Avenue but never made my way inside until today.
September 25, 2012
Everyone seems to know about the great offerings in New Haven, but there are some other places within an hour or two of New London that are definitely worth a try
September 22, 2012
I’ve always been a morning person. I’m the guy who jumps out of bed at 5:30 a.m. and gleefully starts up the coffee maker, the kind of neighbor getting his lawnmower going before 9.
September 21, 2012
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a blog about the scrumptious corned beef grinder at Carlo and Son Quality Meats in East Lyme. Our executive editor Tim Dwyer told me he’s heard the butcher and grinder shop has been having trouble keeping the...
September 20, 2012
We received a Facebook message today from video producer Dauris Rafael Hernandez introducing the new “Grinder is King” documentary, the story behind the creation of the New London grinder.