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Old Lyme Inn

Were you feeling “meh” about the Old Lyme Inn? The top-to-toe reno aside, the dining room wasn’t pulling it’s weight. We all know how hard it is to get a restaurant right: food, service, menu, decor, ambiance. I for one, wouldn’t want that job. But the owners of the OLI, besides lovingly restoring our landmark Inn, want us to hang out there, too.

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Old Lyme Inn

We've been waiting oh, so patiently for the re-opening of The Old Lyme Inn, so we raced over on opening day, and were delighted to stroll in to a crisp and sunny version of its former, frayed self.

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Skip the Whole Megillah

I threatened my family with a restaurant meal this year, but they weren't having it. My daughter is just so, um, traditional. But if it's only a few of you, going out may be the answer.

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Cafe Flo

This is one of the best kept Shoreline secrets, and it shouldn’t be. On Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays, head to the Florence Griswold Museum and enjoy lunch or a picnic prepared by Gourmet Galley.

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alforno pizza

Alforno Expands

Alforno in Old Saybrook (home to one of the best pies on the shoreline) has expanded its dining room to include a bar.

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My Version of Cheers

Happy to report that they are now open for lunch on Friday through Sunday AND Holiday Tea returns on December 5th. The E List team gathers here for our annual holiday tea party and to ogle the over-the-top gingerbread houses.

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Restaurant Newsflash!

My favorite cafe, Ashlawn Farm, is opening a second location next to the train station in Old Saybrook. I am BEYOND excited, and you'll find me there, hiding behind my computer, regularly. Stop by this Saturday, November 16th for a soft opening.

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Red Hen

I think you know that I don’t write bad reviews. If I’m not enamored, I just don’t write anything at all. Which brings me to my story.

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Take Out to Feed a Crowd

What could be simpler than inviting your nearest and dearest over and heating up a full-on feast, from bird to pie? Some of my favorite restaurants and take-out stops provide all the fixings.

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Cafe Flo

Big news at Cafe Flo this year: they've decamped from the Landscape Center Barn to the long swath of terrace smack on the banks of the Lieutenant River. You'll instantly understand how this view galvanized the Lyme Art Colony in the first place.

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