Thursday, September 18, 2014

New London Annual Fall Food Stroll

Save the date for a wonderful fall event!

Downtown New London's Annual Fall Food Stroll! 

 Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 5:30pm-8:30pm

Streets of downtown filled with strollers celebrating New London’s best food and fun.

Join the fine merchants on New London Main Street with support from Presenting Sponsor Citizen’s Bank, City of New London, The Day, Dime Bank and Garde Arts Center.  Premiere local talent will perform along the stroll route.

New London Main Street continues its most popular tradition of celebrating New London's Historic Waterfront District at its Annual Fall Food Stroll on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 from 5:30 to 8:30pm.  Participants experience a vibrant and safe downtown New London filled with people, good cheer and welcoming businesses.

Participants will stroll through over 40 different restaurants, shops and arts and cultural institutions in downtown New London, tasting bite-size samples of dishes or drinks that range from seafood to sweets, organic to ethnic and everything in between.

Participating  venues are expected to include:
2 Wives Brick Oven Pizza,
Bankok City,
Bean & Leaf,
Blissworks Yoga,
Bravado Barbershop,
Bulkeley House Saloon,
Copperwood Grill,
Daddy Jack’s (*NEW!),
Dev’s on Bank,
The Drunken Palette,
Edible Arrangements,
Ernie’s Café,
Fiddleheads Food Co-op,
Flavours of Life – The Fair Trade Store,
The Firehouse Gallery,
Franks Place,
Garde Arts Center,
Hanafin’s Public House,
Hive Skate Shop,
Hot Rod’s Cafe,
In 'N' Out Caribbean Cuisine,
Jasmine Thai,
Lazy Leopard T
hai Café (*NEW!),
Mambo Bar & Restaurant,
Muddy Waters Café,
Nathan Hale School House,
New London Fire Department,
New London Maritime Society’s Custom House Museum,
Northern Indian Restaurant,
Northern Light Gems,
The Oasis Pub,
The Old Roadhouse (*NEW!),
Provinance Center,
Sarge’s Comics,
Seehund German Restaurant and Bar,
Shaw Mansion,
Spoiled Salon,
Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery,
Thames Club,
The New Roadhouse,
State Street Saloon,
The Steaming Kettle,
Tony D’s,
Washington Street Coffee House,
Wings ‘N Pies,
...and more.

And there's even a Contest!!! Food served will be judged in a competition, and judges include Jack Chiara of the Johnson & Wales College of Culinary Arts; Thomas Johnson, Executive Chef for New London Public Schools and the Interactive Cooking School, Culinary Secrets with Chef Tomm, Citizens Bank AVP Stacey Taylor, and more to be announced.

 On hand to provide entertainment are: Paul Brockett Roadshow, Frankenphil at the Seehund, Writer’s Block Street Team, Jeff Marttson, Tom Burgess, Teddy Gudias, Roxy 100.9, Q105, WCNI, and many more.

Where to start??? ==> On the day of the event the Stroll’s headquarters are at Harris Place, 165 State Street, New London from 10:00am.  A map containing stroll and entertainment locations will be available there and at

Ticket Information:  $30 in advance ($25 for military, students and groups) in advance and $35 on the day or (if available) and will be on sale as of September 15, 2014 at the following locations:

  •, all day every day.  
  • The Garde Arts Center box office, 325 State Street, M-F 10:00am-5:00pm.
  • New London Main Street, 147 State Street, Suite B, M-F 10:00am-3:00pm.

 **Tickets purchased online can be picked up on the day of the stroll from 10:00am on at Harris Place, 165 State Street, New London.

Tickets are available on the day of beginning at 10:00am until they sell out at Harris Place, 165 State Street or at the Garde Arts Center, 325 State Street.

Winners of the food judging contest will be announced at 9:15pm at Harris Place, 165 State Street, and judges will travel to each winning venue to announce their award immediately following the announcement. Winners will be announced October 15, 2014, 5:30-8:30pm; contest winners announced at 9:15pm.

 The Food Stroll celebrates one of New London’s best features - abundant and delicious eateries - and attracts visitors from around the region to explore the downtown and experience its vibrancy, beauty and safety.

New London Main Street is committed to revitalizing New London's historic downtown. The goal of Main Street is to build community through activities and programs that enrich the cultural fabric, preserve and enhance historic streetscapes and support and expand the economic base of the city center.

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