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(In-Person Event) Unique Eats and Eateries of Connecticut with author Mike Urban

Thursday October 6 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

From hot dogs to haute cuisine, Connecticut boasts an impressive array of tempting delicacies for every taste and budget. Hot, buttered lobster rolls, steamed cheeseburgers, and coal-fired New Haven-style pizza are just a few of the delights that await adventurous foodies in the Nutmeg State. With Mike Urban, the author of Unique Eats and Eateries of Connecticut, as your guide, you’ll find a new place to try on every page and get the stories behind the food. Bask in the warmth of the Connecticut shore at Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough where three generations of the Mears family slow steam and serve lobsters on sunny picnic tables along the waterfront. Find out why O’Rourke’s Diner in Middletown was lovingly supported by its community after a devastating fire threatened to put them out of business. Get a taste of Yale life at the Union League Cafe. And if you love reading and eating, you’ll want to know about the Traveler Restaurant in Union where a free book comes with every meal! Enjoy a fascinating overview of Connecticut’s most unique, unusual, and enjoyable food spots where there’s a delightful culinary revelation around every corner.

Mike Urban is a contributing writer for Yankee magazine and an award-winning food and travel writer. He is the author of several books about New England cuisine including Clam Shacks, Lobster Shacks, The New England Diner Cookbook and The New England Seafood Markets Cookbook.

Following the program, copies of Unique Eats and Eateries of Connecticut will be available to purchase and have personally signed. ($20 / cash or check only)

Registration is required for this in-person event. Masks are recommended but not required.


Thursday October 6
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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