Posts Categorized: Food

Pickled Dreams

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  In a small gravel lot just parallel to busy Route 7, the sound of rushing traffic breaks like waves upon the white tents standing under the mellow heat of the afternoon sun.   The lot belongs to the Wilton, Connecticut Historical Society, which is… Read more »

Bethel a Burgeoning Beer Town

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photos by Alec Jordan   Bethel, Connecticut’s first annual Beer Fest went off without a hitch last Friday night. [The Bethel Chamber of Commerce advertised Beer Fest on the Mercurial.]  The event, which marked the start of Bethel’s weekend-long Summer Fest, sold out at 1pm… Read more »

California Woman Wins Homebrewer of the Year in World’s Largest Beer Competition

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  More than 3,400 homebrewers and beer enthusiasts gathered at the 35th Annual National Homebrewers Conference this weekend at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.  The Conference was presented the American Homebrewers Association (AHA), and attendees attended seminars, bonded over brews, and had their beers judged in the… Read more »

JW’s Milford Asian Extravaganza

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  Milford, Connecticut is overflowing with Asian cuisine. For such a tiny town, there’s some version of a Chinese/Japanese/Thai place every half mile, to the point where it’s starting to get weird. For this piece I’m just centering on one immediate area: the JW-carved out… Read more »

The Goodness of Coffee

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  Maybe it’s the whole what-I-like-must-be-bad-for-me mindset, but the way some people talk about coffee you’d think it was another chemical concoction dreamed up in the lab of a large food corporation. Fact is, researchers are just starting to grind through this brew’s rich collection of beneficial antioxidants—and… Read more »

Ramp Fritatta

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  Much to the dismay of my sister-in-law it is once again ramp season. I, however, am delighted. I love these pungent wild gems of Spring. Since they are only around for a limited time, I like to take full advantage of their flavor.  … Read more »

Small Brewer Federal Excise Tax Bill Reintroduced in Congress

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  With the 113th Congress underway, the Brewers Association (BA)—the not-for-profit trade group representing the majority of U.S. brewing companies—announced the reintroduction of H.R. 494, the Small Brewer Reinvestment and Expanding Workforce Act (Small BREW Act) in the House of Representatives. The bipartisan legislation, which… Read more »

UK Style Home Brew Competition

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  Monroe, Connecticut’s homebrew supply store Maltose Express and Stamford’s Coalhouse Pizza have joined forces in creating a UK style home brew competition.  The deadline for entries is Saturday, February 16 (you’ve got one month, get brewing!) and all styles from the UK will be… Read more »

The Craft Beer Blow-up

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  This past December, The Brewer’s Association issued a statement defining what it means to be an American craft brewery along with a call for transparency in beer brand ownership.  The statement has set off significant backlash in the beer world as traditional and multinational… Read more »

Brigadoon Cafe’s Food for Thought

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words and photos by Amanda Bloom ATTENTION FOODIES: there is a gourmet haven tucked away in downtown Danbury. The Brigadoon Cafe, located at 14 Ives Street, is “the place to go for thoughtful omnivores”. Brigadoon Cafe, located at the former location of the Alley Way… Read more »

Deli on the Ridge

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by Amanda Bloom REDDING RIDGE MARKET, located at 119 Black Rock Turnpike (Route 58) in Redding, Connecticut, carried on an eatery history of almost two-hundred years when it opened in early February.  The property has been a market and deli since 1834, and historical photographs… Read more »

Lemon Balm and Mint Iced Tea

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by Amanda Bloom For those times when water can’t quench you, here’s an easy recipe for a lemon balm and mint iced tea.  This herb infusion will cool and calm you from the inside out: lemon balm is known for its calming properties, and mint… Read more »