Three Wise Monkeys tap house in Ipswich opened its doors in November. Picture: NEIL PERRY Archant Here we take a look at what’s new to the town this year, putting Ipswich back on the map as a popular destination to refuel and relax. •ArlingtonsPreviously a Victorian museum and later a popular ballroom location, the new Arlington’s in Museum Street reopened with new owners in November. The new look to the historic building features a bar, a cafe, a restaurant and an interesting small plates concept to the menu which was created by head chef Steve Bullus who drew influences from his travels. Inside the new-look Arlingtons in Ipswich Picture: SILVER MONKEY MARKETINGDiners are advised to choose two to three plates from the tapas-style arrangement, or to share more amongst the table. The new owners also promise to showcase musical talents from around the area in the near future, offering an atmosphere in the day and in to the night. •Peaky PancakesIn the bleak … [Read more...] about What food places are new to Ipswich this year?
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As if CNN broadcaster and newsman Anderson Cooper didn't already lay claim to an immense amount of fame, today's eyebrow-raising political climate has practically magnetized the celebrity profile of every cable news host out there--including that of the silver fox. That makes it especially notable when he swings through the area, in this case, for his May 5 show with Andy Cohen at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa's event center. During the show, the two friends essentially shoot the breeze for two hours, sharing stories, interviewing each other and, surely most interesting, taking questions from the audience. Here, in anticipation of his appearance, we catch up with Cooper to talk about the upcoming stage show, but also Kathy Griffin, what TV he's glued to when he's not on it and what he considers his weird--or, at least, odd--hobby. You have a show coming up with Andy in Atlantic City. But you’ve been doing this tour for a while actually, right? … [Read more...] about Q&A: Anderson Cooper talks touring with Andy Cohen and escaping the drama of politics