New London, CT Restaurants

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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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!
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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.”

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.

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...
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.
NBC Connecticut

As Staffing Shortages Persist, CT Restaurants Look for Solutions

New London Restaurant Plans to Use Robots to Make Up For Staffing Shortage. Gulshan Soni is preparing to open his New London restaurant in less than two weeks and, like many restaurant owners in Connecticut, he is having a difficult time hiring. "We are posting everywhere and we are not...
New Haven Register

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.

New London restaurant's answer to staff shortages: robot servers

NEW LONDON, Conn — A Connecticut restaurant is taking an unorthodox approach to addressing staff shortages: robot servers to serve meals. The operator of the New London location of the Shaking Crab tells The Day that the ocean-themed restaurant will use regular waiters and waitresses to explain the menu and take orders but that the robots will deliver the meals to the tables.
Norwich Bulletin

A beloved, frozen treat: Ten ice cream shops you need to visit in Eastern Connecticut

As summer winds down and fall breezes its way across New England, we wanted to celebrate a creamy, chilly, American treat: ice cream. It's hard to think of a better way to spend an evening driving up to a local ice cream stand and enjoying a cone, cup, sundae or shake. Here's ten of the best ice cream shops across Eastern Connecticut to visit before the season ends!

Shaking Crab in New London will offer Cajun seafood — served by robots

New London — A location of Shaking Crab, a restaurant chain focused on Cajun seafood boils, is slated to open soon at the former Outback Steakhouse. And the owners plan on having robots deliver food to customers' tables. The Shaking Crab New London/Mystic franchise is the work of business partners...