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Here’s our list of the best sammies on the Shoreline.
essex chocolatier
We love a spot that kills two birds with one stone. The chocolatier in the new Scotch Plains Plaza in Essex does that and more.
Laura and I feasted on a lavish buffet overlooking the marina at Saybrook Point Inn.
Ambitious new fine-dining in Centerbrook.
Rise Mystic
A fresh new spot in Mystic serving up locally sourced breakfast all day.
jealous monk, Mystic
A fun and kid-friendly Biergarten with yummy grub opens in Mystic.

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When I moved to Connecticut from Massachusetts seventeen years ago, I fell hard for the most quintessential of summer eats: the hot, buttered lobster roll.
Whether you’re gluttonous or gluten-free, we’ve found the best breakfasts on the Shoreline.
Ambitious new fine-dining in Centerbrook.

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ashlawn breakfast sandwich
Here’s our list of the best sammies on the Shoreline.....
essex chocolatier
We love a spot that kills two birds with one stone. The chocolatier in the new Scotch Plains Plaza in Essex does that and more. ....
Ambitious new fine-dining in Centerbrook.....
whole harmony
We've discovered the perfect antidote to sultry summer afternoons. ....
Howard's Bread Centerbrook
There's nothing quite like a crispy toasted bialy, shmeared with butter and Howard's Bread has got them down. ....
Dorie Greenspan's Buttermilk Strawberry Ice Cream
We asked Dorie for her favorite recipe for strawberry season. Here you go!....
Looking to while away a weekend afternoon? We've found just the place.....
Rise Mystic
A fresh new spot in Mystic serving up locally sourced breakfast all day. ....
jealous monk, Mystic
A fun and kid-friendly Biergarten with yummy grub opens in Mystic. ....
Oink's Foraged Salad
Lots of folks blab about farm-to-table, nose-to-tail, and sustainability but Oink is the real deal. ....
Once a year, on my birthday, I have an ice cream sundae for lunch. And I always have it at the Old Lyme Ice Cream Shoppe.....
If you've never had Thai desserts now is your chance to discover a whole new world of textural, colorful, sweet goodness.....
Ramen-Ya, Berlin
We stopped in Berlin for a steamy, slurpy pick-me-up. ....
I’ve always got one eyebrow lifted when I hear a restaurant has changed directions so early in the game, but in the case of Wright’s, I think it was a very good idea.....
Oyster Club is serving up both classic brunch dishes and some truly innovative specialties. ....
Laura and I feasted on a lavish buffet overlooking the marina at Saybrook Point Inn. ....
A local farm-to-table brunch at La Belle Aurore. ....
Enjoy jazz with your Eggs Benedict at the beloved Paperback. ....
An extravagant mid-winter brunch with an ocean view.....
We combed the shoreline for the best Brunch. Here's what we came up with.....
I begged the brilliant bartender at La Marea for his Homemade Bailey's recipe. Here it is!....
We stumbled on a jewel of a tearoom and shop in Mistick Village that celebrates Alice In Wonderland, whole-heartedly. ....
We've found our new favorites spot for authentic Indian food and it's right here in Old Saybrook.....
Brigaid is transforming school lunches in New London, and they've just launched Community Dinners for us to enjoy, too!....
If the bleak New England February days are getting to you, we suggest the following cozy and cheering activities.....
We sampled our way through Deke's Bagels and we're happy report on their sweet and savory goodness.....
Spotted: the sweetest chocolates for your Valentine!....
Join me at Fresh Salt for a 6 course wine dinner featuring Conundrum & Caymus, and receive a voucher for Sunday Brunch!....
We love The Stand for a lot of good reasons, but here's a new one: BRUNCH!....
Fresh Italian with wood-fired grill and a pizzaiolo opens in Old Saybrook.....
On the hunt for the perfect teacher gift? We found it at Apples, Etc. ....
No need to cook this year, with abundant Thanksgiving offerings from our favorite restaurants and caterers. ....
platter featured
A quick trip to your local grocery and you’ll hardly have to venture past the produce and deli section for this platter.....
instant party
Throwing a bash is fast, easy and stress-free with these go-to party platters. ....
cocktail
Here's a video of a perfect go-to cocktail for your next party.....
A French-accented cafe and bakery opens in Centerbrook.....
carsons
Carson's is a straight-shooting newcomer, with something for everyone, and sure to be a busy go-to on the dining scene in Guilford.....
shashuka
Shakshuka is an “all mixed up” dish of eggs poached or baked in a flavorful pepper and tomato broth.....
winter slaw
Priscilla Martel shares her favorite winter slaw recipe with us, just in time for cooler temps.....

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