New London restaurants were prepping all day on Wednesday for guests to sample their favorite dishes during the annual fall food stroll.
Dozens of people will spend Wednesday night walking around downtown sampling food and beverages.
Chef Cori White with East Coast Catering was busy making 600 to 800 blackened pork tacos in preparation of the event.
She and four dozen other restaurateurs were open until 8:30 p.m. for the popular Fall Food Stroll.
"It's a good way to advertise your business,” White said. “We get about 800 people coming through they line up, sample our food and see that we're caterers."
The stroll is held every fall and spring, courtesy of New London Main Street. Officials with New London Main Street said it a good way to introduce new faces to downtown businesses or re-aquaint former customers.
"It’s sort of the happiest night of the year in New London I like to think. Its good food,” said Annah Perch with New London Main Street. “The weather always seems to cooperate thank goodness."
While White made blackened pork tacos in her kitchen stand on State Street, people were getting ready to purchase stroll buttons, which cost $35, to participate in the event.
"I never get tired of it, it’s always something new,” Charlotte Hennegan with Thames River Greenery said. “A lot of repeat customers come back because they have such a good time."
Parking is $2 from 4:30 p.m. from 9:30 p.m. at Water Street Garage.
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