Saturday, July 20, 2019

Mohegan Sun BrewFest Returns this October 2019

MoheganSun’s 8th Annual Sun BrewFest Returns

Hey There! Mohegan Sun is calling all beer lovers! 

That's right! Mohegan Sun’s Sun BrewFest is back with a two-day event featuring some of the best beer, food, and live entertainment in New England. Tickets are on sale now via and the Mohegan Sun Box Office. A portion of all ticket sales will go to the Channel 3 Kids Camp. All guests must be 21 or older to attend all events. Valid ID and tickets are required upon entry to all events.

A Taste of New England

At a Taste of New England on Friday, October 4th, guests can sample and sip their way through the Earth Ballroom with some of New England’s best local drafts, restaurant offerings, and live entertainment from 8:00pm – 10:00pm. 

Tickets for A Taste of New England are $50.00 and one ticket is valid for admission and all food and beverages. 

Sun BrewFest

Saturday, October 5th is the main event. The Earth Expo and Convention Center will be transformed into a brew lover’s paradise where guests can try over 150 beers, including craft brews, microbrews, imports, domestics and ciders, allwhile enjoying rockin’ live entertainment, fun games, an epic cornhole tournament and delicious signature food from local restaurants. VIP Hour is from 3:00pm – 4:00pm and general admission starts at 4:00pm. For a full list of beer, food, and exhibitors, visit

Tickets for Sun Brewfest are $50.00 for the VIP hour and GrandTasting, and $30.00 for the Grand Tasting only. All food items must be paid for with Mohegan Sun food tickets (worth $1.00 each) that can be purchased at any cashier.

Cornhole Tournament

Teams of two can let the beanbags fly at the cornhole tournament held during Sun BrewFest. First prize winners receive two $100.00 Mohegan Sun gift cards, and second place winners receive two $50.00 Mohegan Sun gift cards. Guests can register in advance by contacting Andre Park at registration fee is $100.00 and also includes entry for two into the Sun BrewFest VIP tasting.

Mohegan Sun

1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard
Uncasville, CT 06382

For more information see:


Owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to two unique casinos, 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, two world-class spas, a golf course, over 80 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting Connect with us on Facebook,follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mohegansun, view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Double Date Night at the Guilford Mooring

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Dinner at the Guilford Mooring

The summers are short in New England and we try to pack as many fun nights out with friends as often as we can. One of our favorite places to meet up is the Guilford Mooring in Guilford CT. 

Guilford Mooring and Home Place
The Guilford Mooring
in Guilford Connecticut

Our friends Wendy and Greg from Connecticut Lifestyles live out in East Lyme, and we're in Branford CT, so an 'almost' halfway point for us to meet up is in Guilford. We all love great seafood and casual dining over good conversation, and the Guilford Mooring is the perfect place for it! What makes it even better is that regardless of the season, the Guilford Mooring is the perfect place to enjoy with water views to drink in in the spring and summer, and a cozy fireplace to curl up in front of in the fall and winter!

And the food? The food is simply incredible! 

Although they do have some of the typical fried seafood offerings, most of the food is a bit more elevated, featuring items like Pan Seared Diver Scallops with Creamy Risotto, Blackened Swordfish with Smashed Red Bliss Potatoes...and so much more! And, if you're more of a 'by land' protein lover ... they are equally well known for their amazing beefs and chops. like their 18 oz Bone in Rib-Eye and their 14 oz "Tomahawk" Veal Chop.

We started with some of cocktails from the specialty cocktail menu. There are so many innovative combinations. These pictured are the Blackberry Vodka Cocktail and the Mai Tai!

Then we moved on to appetizers! My colleague June at work had highly recommended the Stuffed Quohogs, so of course, I had to try that! Wendy ordered the Fried Artichokes, Greg the Thick Bacon, and the cowboy went with the Iceburg Wedge Salad

Fried Artichokes
Parmesan Truffle, Lemon Aioli,
Garnished with Parsley

Thick Bacon
Local Tomatoes, Carmelized Onion
Smokey BBQ Drizzle

Iceburg Wedge Salad
Blue Cheese, Bacon, Grape Tomatoes
Creamy Peppercorn Dression

... and now I know why June urged me to get the stuffed clams! They were sooooo good! Stuffed, and I do mean STUFFED with a variety of seafood, like clams, shrimp, scallops AND crab -- they could not have been better!

Stuffed Quohogs (Two per order)
But I wanted a good closeup!
Stuffed with Crab, Scallops, Shrimp, Clams
Stuffing made with a Focaccia Bread Stuffing

For dinner we went with a medley of different seafoods! Wendy ordered the Scallops, the cowboy Swordfish, I went with the Salmon, and Greg ordered one of the evening's specials, a Lobster "New England" Boil, with everything from lobster, to shrimp, to mussels, to clams, to corn on the cob! Greg's New England dinner was inclusive, accompanied by an appetizer (clam chowder) and a dessert (Raspberry Cheesecake). 

New England Dinner's inclusive chowder
New England Clam Chowder

Greg was a good sport and donned
the obligatory Lobster Bib!

The Guilford Moorings'
New England Lobster Dinner

Lobster, Mussels, Clams, Shrimp,
Corn on the Cob

Pan Seared Diver Scallops
Maine Lobster White Truffle Risotto
Citrus Beurre Blanc

Pan Roasted Salmon
Soba Noodles, Vegetable Broth, Red Peppers
Carrots, Edamanm, Mushroom, Sriracha Honey Drizzle with Sesame Seeds

Blackened Swordfish
Red Bliss Mashed,
Smoked Pineapple Salsa

We took a breather before dessert and sipped on a creamy delicious cappuccino!


Desserts were also fantastic! I continued with the cappuccino and ordered a Cappuccino Gelato, Wendy went with the Crème Brûlée the cowboy called himself 'done in' for the night (whatta light weight!) and Greg enjoyed his New England Lobster Dinner's final item, the Raspberry Cheesecake!

Cappuccino Gelato

Crème Brûlée

Raspberry Cheesecake
We had such a wonderful time! Afterwards we wandered in the cocktail lounge to watch a round or two of Tuesday Trivia.

Tuesday Trivia at
Guilford Mooring

And then we wandered out on the dock to watch the sun set and see the fisherman bring in some of the day's catch! We had some fun taking pictures of one another!

Greg and Wendy from
Connecticut Lifestyles

The Guilford Mooring is definitely Dingus Family approved! 

The Cowboy and Bonnie
Note: Dingus Family placard
from Coastal Creators CT

Be sure you visit the Guilford Mooring in Guilford Connecticut soon and enjoy the waterviews and great food! Reservations are accepted and there are some great specials all season long such as Happy Hour Monday - Friday 3-6 in the bar and sunroom, Thursday night Ladies Night with food and drink specials in the bar and sunroom, and Tuesday Trivia in the lounge!

Guilford Mooring

505 Whitfield Street
Guilford, CT 06437

About the Guilford Mooring

Guilford Mooring, located on the shores of the Long Island Sound at 505 Whitfield Street in Guilford, Connecticut, honors its waterfront location by offering classic preparation of timeless seafood dishes, in addition to land lover’s favorite meat options.  The seasonal menu includes Gluten Free, Vegetarian and Vegan options, and a special $5 children’s menu honors young foodies.  The restaurant is open year-round, seven days a week for lunch and dinner, offering unparalleled views from an outdoor bar and deck, as well as the newly-renovated indoor bar/dining area, featuring a rustic stone fireplace for the New England winter months and air-conditioning for the heat of summer.  

For more information, visit The restaurant can also be found on Facebook (GuilfordMooringCT)and Instagram (theguilfordmooring).

Disclaimer: We were invited to the Guilford Mooring by the restaurant's management and marketing team, however all views are our own. 

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