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Eat in the Street in New London Celebrated Chocolate

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Chocolate lovers who headed to New London last night could get a golden ticket that could be used at local businesses and maybe a night out at Foxwoods Casino.

This was an Eat in the Street event, a series of local events held on the first Wednesday of every month through September.

Though Sailfest won't happen again this year, New London will shut down Bank Street every Wednesday night during the summer to allow people to come in and enjoy restaurants by eating outdoors in the street.

Eat in the Street was is a chocolate-themed candy night, including candy cocktails.

Restaurants that took part offered a chocolate-themed food menu.

Customers who spent $25 at a participating business received a chocolate bar. If it has a golden ticket, the recipient can turn it in for gift certificates to local businesses and all the golden tickets will go into a drawing for a limo ride to Foxwoods for an overnight stay and dinner for two.

During Eat in the Street, Bank Street is closed from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and no parking will be enforced beginning at 3 p.m. Drivers will be detoured up Tilley Street to avoid the Bank Street closure.

Eat in the Street Businesses:

  • Studio 33: a 15 percent off sale, on anything yellow on June 2.
  • Flavours of Life handed out chocolate bars to everyone who bought $25 worth of items. Organic fair-trade chocolate bars were 20 percent off.
  • Noodles and Rice served chocolate margaritas.
  • The Draft Choice offered a cherry chocolate old-fashioned themed cocktail and their themed menu item was a candied jalapeño quesadilla appetizer.

Future Eat in the Street Events:

  • July 7: “Celebrating the Summer with Pirates.” Fireworks will be held.
  •  Aug. 4: “Locally Sourced: Food, Art & Music.” Fireworks will be held.
  • Sept. 1: “Celebrating Latin Heritage Month.”

Learn more online here.

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