New London, CT - New London Main Street continues its most popular tradition of celebrating New London's Historic Waterfront District, when it presents the 8th Annual Fall Food Stroll on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 from 5:30 to 8:30pm.
During Fall Food Stroll, residents of and visitors to New London purchase a button pass, which gives them access to samplings from dozens of restaurants and retail stores. Strollers may also browse retail shops and enjoy outstanding entertainment, including roving performances by the Ancient Mariners.
The food offered throughout the stroll is judged in a lively and lighthearted competition. This year's judges include Certified Executive Chef and Johnson & Wales instructor John Chiarro, Jr.; and new Dean of Johnson & Wales University of Culinary Arts, Peter Lehmuller, along with a local celebrity judge to be announced. Dishes are judged in the area of appearance, texture, taste and originality, and the winners will be announced at 9:00 p.m. in front of the Garde Arts Center.
The Food Strolls have been gaining in popularity over the last several events, with the last two strolls being sellouts. Tickets are $25 in advance with special discounts for groups, students and the military and go on sale on Monday, September 9. For details visit newlondonmainstreet.org.
Along with highlighting New London's vibrant and diverse business community, the Food Stroll is a great way to introduce new establishments. Washington Street Coffee House, Open Door Café and The Steaming Kettle had their debut in the Stroll within the last year. With new restaurants and shops recently opened, expect to taste something new this fall.
The Food Stroll is currently sponsored by City of New London, Dime Bank and MetroCast, with special support from Garde Arts Center. Sponsorship and other participation opportunities are still available and will help make this night the best it can be in support of downtown New London. For more information contact Annah Perch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-444-2489.