The E List

An Excruciatingly Opinionated Guide to the Shoreline

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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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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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