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A roundup of The Day's recent dining reviews

Tacos De Camarones Frito at Rio Salado (Photo by Ann Baldelli)

Rio Salado 8 Coogan Blvd., Mystic (860) 245-5152 This is authentic, fresh and flavorful Mexican food. And the margaritas are very good, too. Rio Salado is bright and clean, and the employees seem to go out of their way to provide excellent service. We have been twice and left...

Village Café in Niantic offers mighty fine sandwiches, breakfast wraps and more

A slice of a Village Wrap, in front of a slice of the grilled chicken pesto ciabatta sandwich, with side salad, at Village Cafe. (Kristina Dorsey)

This Greek pastry knocked my socks off -- and I'm a sweets snob.

People are losing their taste and smell to COVID-19. Now there's a cookbook to help.

Baked vanilla oats with cardamom, raspberry and rose syrup is one of several desserts featured in

On a Sunday afternoon last March, Gillian Dixon was cooking roast beef for lunch, which would normally fill her home in the United Kingdom with a distinct savory scent. That day, though, something was amiss: "I suddenly thought, 'I can't smell the beef,'" Dixon, 53, recalled. Her...

Chewy, sticky black sesame and coconut mochi are a joy to make and a treat to eat

Black Sesame and Coconut Mochi (Photo by Laura Chase de Formigny for The Washington Post)

Made with glutinous rice flour, this dough is hydrated and heated so that the starches absorb water, swell and burst.





How to tie a bowline knot and other useless information

Thinking about taking up a new outdoor activity? Here’s a helpful guide to get you started.

Whistler's father

He was a civil engineer who played a major role in transforming sleepy little Stonington village into a 19th-century transportation hub.