The cuisine of southeastern Connecticut is celebrated during Wednesday's 8th annual New London Fall Food Stroll, taking place along the city's historic waterfront district. The event starts at 5:30 p.m.
Visitors will stroll through more than 40 restaurants, vendors and shops in the area, sampling dishes from a variety of businesses. Participants include: 2 Wives Brick Oven Pizza, 46 Bank Antiques, Bean & Leaf, Blissworks Yoga, Bravado Barbershop, Bulkeley House Saloon, Captain’s Pizza, Chaplin’s, Copperwood Grill, Dev’s on Bank, Dickson’s Tavern, The Drunken Palette, East Bank Gift Shop, East Coast Catering’s Atrium Café, Ernie’s Café, Fiddleheads Food Co-op, Flavours of Life – The Fair Trade Store, Franks Place, Garde Arts Center, Gaspar’s New American Cuisine, Hanafin’s Public House, Hot Rod’s, Hygienic Art Park, In 'N' Out Caribbean Cuisine, Kelly’s On The Bank, Mambo Bar & Restaurant, Mangetout Organic Café, Mi Casa 2, Monte Cristo Bookshop, Muddy Waters Café, Nancy’s Salon, Nathan Hale School House, New London Fire Department, Northern Lights Gems, The Oasis Pub, Papi’s Ice Cream, Pinc!, Red Tail Learning Center, Sarge’s Comics, Shaw Mansion, Somlay Hay & Co., Studio 33 Art & Frame Gallery, Thames Club, State Street Saloon, The Steaming Kettle, Stone Fleet Tavern, Subway, Tony D’s, Washington Street Coffee House and Wings ‘N Pies.
Food served will be judged by a panel of experts. Winners of the food judging contest will be announced at 9 p.m. in front of the Garde Arts Center at 25 State Street, and judges will travel to each winning venue to announce their award immediately following the announcement.
In partnership with Citizens Bank, the new Gemma Moran Mobile Food Pantry, which will be parked in front of The Atrium at 165 State Street, will accept canned food donations during the event.