Food Stroll Winners & Post Stroll Menu Guide

by NLMS Director

THANK YOU for making to the 2018 Food Stroll a great event! We know that you want to come back to downtown New London's Historic Waterfront District to eat at our great restaurants. As we did last year, we have put together a list of all participating locations and the food or drink that they served to make it easier for you to come back. We hope you come back soon to enjoy our great restaurants and shops and remember to Shop Local!

2018 Food Stroll Award of Excellence Winners

Our team of judges worked hard throughout the stroll to judge participating restaurants and culinary partners,and we owe them a big THANK YOU!

Our judges for the 2018 Food Stroll were:

Chef Tomm Johnson, Culinary Program Manager at New London High School's Whaler Cafe;


Scott Samuel Garbini, a Johnson & Wales culinary nutrition program graduate who currently works in educational and career coaching;

Maestro Toshi Shimada, Music Director and Conductor of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra & an accomplished home cook.

So, without further ado, the winners of the 2018 Food Stroll Awards of Excellence are (drum roll please...)

1st Place: Fatboys Kitchen & Bar, 194 Bank Street, for their Sticky Bao Buns with pulled pork, apricot sriracha & house pickle

2nd Place: Hot Rod Cafe, 114 Bank Street for their Spicy Pumpkin Seed wings

3rd Place: RD86 Space, 86 Golden Street, for their Shrimp, fluke & mussel ceviche

Fan Favorite Award: Brigaid ( Hosted by Garde Gallery, 305 State Street) for their mushroom crostini on sourdough bread with ramps

We also put together a menu listing for all of the restaurants that participated in the Food Stroll which you can download here when you come back to dine in downtown New London!


Written by:

NLMS Director

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