New London, CT Food & Drinks

From the City to Sag Harbor: Ed’s Lobster Bar Is Here to Stay

Get our Hamptons Insider newsletters delivered direct to you. If you ask Ed McFarland his favorite way to prepare and enjoy a lobster, he keeps it old school. “Steamed, out of the shell, with nothing on it.”. His opinion matters. As the owner of Ed’s Lobster Bar, with locations in...
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Niantic Oyster Festival brings together beers and shellfish for a cause

East Lyme — It was a veritable who’s who of the local shellfish and brewery scene. The 3rd Annual Niantic Bay Oyster Festival highlighted oysters and beers from a variety of Connecticut and Rhode Island companies to the delight of the hundreds of people who gathered for Saturday’s event to the rear of St. John’s Episcopal Church.
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Montauk Brewing Unveils New Pumpkin Beer Thursday

Get our Hamptons Insider newsletters delivered direct to you. Building on a strong relationship that was forged from their highly effective Bulleit & Montauk Beer on-premises campaign, Montauk Brewing Company and Bulleit Bourbon announced on September 22 their latest collaboration, Montauk Imperial Pumpkin Ale—a very special and super-limited Ocean Series can release.
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10 Hot Hamptons Restaurants Closing for 2021 Season

Get our Hamptons Insider newsletters delivered direct to you. One of the unique quirks of the East End food scene is that there are plenty of institutions that have been serving delectable dishes for years, but only during the summer and maybe a month before and after. This means locals and fall visitors run the risk of missing out on their favorite eateries and will have to wait until next summer to make their reservations. Below, you’ll find 10 popular Hamptons and North Fork restaurants set to close soon, so read up and dine while you still can!

Food Seen: Chef Scott Kampf, Banana Are Berries & More

Get our Hamptons Insider newsletters delivered direct to you. Get to know Union Sushi & Steak chef Scott Kampf, find out the latest hot local restaurant news, learn fun facts like bananas are berries, and more from the East End “Food Seen.”. Chef Highlight: Scott Kampf, Executive Chef of Union...
Norwich Bulletin

Will restaurants suffer when it's too cold to eat outside? Local eateries weigh in.

NORWICH — Part of the parking lot at These Guys Brewing Company is now patio space, a change made since better weather tempted customers into outdoor dining last year. “We’ve been able to do some entertainment out there this summer, “ said Carly St. Martin, general manager of These Guys Brewing Company. “Even people who weren’t sitting outside because of COVID could still enjoy the nice weather, and our beer and food as well.”

Montauk Brewing Collaborates with the Animal Rescue Fund

MONTAUK, New York – Montauk Brewing Company has focused its philanthropic energy in 2021 by way of their very special and super limited Ocean Series can releases. On October 14th, Montauk Brewing Company will release PAWesome IPA in collaboration with the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF) with a portion of the proceeds going to support all of their extraordinary efforts. ARF volunteers will be at the brewery from 3-5PM with some very special adoptable pups! Grab your 16OZ 4 pack fresh off the canning line at noon on October 14th while supplies last!

Old Fashioned and GF

Next time you’re at Beach Donut, 344 East Main Street, Clinton, try the gluten-free version of its old-fashioned donut. It had a rich, deep flavor and a satisfyingly crunchy exterior. My friends recently brought me some and, when they tried them, too, they said they liked them as well as, if not better, than the regular version. Find out more by visiting—Pem McNerney.

Better Than a Bouquet

We recently had a great takeout meal of Persian food from Green Leaf Catering, 344 East Main Street, Clinton that included fesenjan, saffron chicken koobideh, kaleh kebab,and several other dips and pita bread. But the highlight of the meal for me was the ice cream. The tart cherry ice cream was delicious, as was the pomegranate, and the Persian lime ice cream. But my favorite was the saffron and rose ice cream, which had both an intense scent and flavor of rose. With more than 11 flavors, there are plenty of options for any ice cream lover.

Connecticut Restaurant Offers Steak Wrapped in 24-Karat Gold

When I take my wife out to dinner for a special occasion, and we're craving the best piece of filet mignon that money can buy, three excellent Connecticut restaurants immediately come to mind; Barbarie's Black Angus Grill in Danbury, The White Horse Country Pub & Restaurant in New Preston, and The Good News Cafe in Woodbury.
East Hampton Star

News for Foodies 09.23.21

To celebrate the anniversary of East Hampton Village's incorporation in 1920, Rowdy Hall in East Hampton will have a fish and chips special for $19.20 tomorrow through Sunday, and guests who purchase a beer in a $7 cup issued in honor of the restaurant's 25th anniversary, can get a refill for $6.

Historic Springs Tavern Now For Sale in East Hampton

Get In-Depth Insights and Exclusive Content Delivered Direct to You. The restaurant and bar on Fort Pond Boulevard in Springs has been known by several different name over the decades. Wolfie’s. Jungle Pete’s. Most recently, the Springs Tavern. Now, it’s for sale. Dan and Charlene DeSmet, the bar and restaurant’s...
East Hampton Star

Sag Harbor K Pasa Building Is Sold

A group of investors has purchased 2 Main Street in Sag Harbor Village, home to the K Pasa restaurant and other businesses, and is seeking to have Southampton Town purchase the building with community preservation fund money, according to Mayor James Larocca and Lisa Kombrink, the town's C.P.F. manager. The...
Eyewitness News

Something's Cooking: Thunderbird Café

COLUMBIA, CT (WFSB) – In Columbia, there is a unique café that offers customers a throwback to the diners of the past, with convenience front and center. When you get to the Ford/Kia dealership in Columbia, you will want to bring your appetite. Just walk in the front door, take right at the showroom, and you'll run right into the thunderbird café.

Foodstuffs: Weekday Specials and Home Cooking with Friends of JJML

The Bell & Anchor in Noyac is now offering daily specials, Tuesday through Thursday, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The specials are available for dine-in only and include moules frites ($34) on Tuesday; lobster night on Wednesday with a choice of lobster garganelli ($42), steamed lobster ($54) or poached lobster tail with filet mignon ($72); and bouillabaisse ($44) on Thursday. Dessert is an additional $6. Dinners come with a choice of appetizer (chowder, Caesar salad or arugula salad) and available for a supplemental charge is tuna poke ($6) or burrata ($5).

How to whip up the Norm's Diner Chicken Brushetta Omelet

For all the right reason’s, Norm’s Diner in Groton crosses every conceivable customer demographic. Even waiting in line is fun because of the sense of warmth, wit and camaraderie that emanates betwixt staff and guests. In addition to the regular menu, folks show up eager to see what any given day’s specials might be.
Journal Inquirer

Local farmers markets offer crafts, produce

The next Andover Farmers Market will take place Wednesday, Oct. 6, from 4-7 p.m. along Route 6, at the First Congregational Church, and features farmers, bakers, a food truck, and music. There will be several farmers, bakers, a food truck and music. Featured entertainment will be the Slug Nickel Band...
Register Citizen

Pulled Pickle Pizza, anyone?

CLINTON — Perhaps pizza traditionalists will revolt at a Pulled Pickle Pizza, a combination of pulled pork and dill pickle resting on Monterey Jack and cheddar, and dressed in BBQ sauce. Or the Lemon Boy, which has sliced lemon and smoked mozzarella mingling with olive oil and garlic, spiced with Aleppo Pepper and drizzled with honey.