Whitecrest is the best new restaurant to open in this area in a long time

Seared swordfish with farm potatoes and lemon sauce (Ann Baldelli/Special to The Day)

The fish, proteins and vegetables are locally sourced, freshly prepared, and made with unique and flavorful sauces and accompaniments, resulting in dishes that are unique and extraordinarily good.

Got a haul of apples for fall? Here's what to do with them

A variety of apples are on display at a market in New York. (AP Photo/Julia Rubin)

It's that time of year again, when fresh apples are piled high at farmers markets

Stone Acres Farm to unveil Jacques Pépin statue

To celebrate this event, the Yellow Farmhouse Education Center has partnered with The Jacques Pépin Foundation to host a Harvest Tribute fundraising event on October 13 to benefit The Jacques Pépin Legacy Fund and the Yellow Farmhouse Education Center.

Haddam’s Nook specializes in culinary comforts

Nook's veggie-riffic egg-white omelet (Marisa Nadolny/Special to The Day)

TV viewers of a certain age and/or temperament might remember the series “Twin Peaks,” in which Kyle McLaughlin’s Agent Dale Cooper frequently expounded on the soul-nourishing benefits of hot, black coffee. Well, you won’t find the Log Lady at the counter at The...





Rick's List — Professor McConaughey Edition

McConaughey is now an actual faculty member at UT.

Savoring vs. surviving solitude

My responsibilities included collecting fees, providing trail information and making sure careless guests didn’t accidently set the buildings on fire.


Upcoming concerts and shows

Brantley Gilbert — Jan. 25 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $73.50-$108.50

The Tenderloins — Dec. 31 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $49-$89

A Day to Remember — Nov. 8 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $25-$45

Jerry Seinfeld — Dec. 14 at Foxwood's Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $82.50-$150

Supertramp's Roger Hodgson — Feb. 14 at Foxwood's Fox Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $45-$65

Hot Tuna — Dec. 7 at Garde; tickets on sale now; $39-$69