Posts Categorized: Food

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 »

Freaks & Foodies: The Almighty Grill

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by Chris the Food Guy Hey folks, I’m back for another round of Freaks & Foodies. I hope you enjoyed my first article last month and made some of the tasty dishes I suggested. This month I am continuing with the summertime eats theme and… Read more »

Kevin Eats It, Ep. 5: The Windows 7 Burger

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by Crowhorn Productions Last year, the Kevin Eats it crew set out to replicate the Windows 7 burger, a towering Burger King sandwich released only in Japan in a marketing campaign for the Windows 7 operating system.   Kevin, Dave and “Gordon” face off to… Read more »

Urban Oaks, An Inner City Farm

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by Alicia Ghiofrom The Natural Princess Like bushy salads topped off with juliet cherry tomatoes? We do too. Watch the Natural Princess, Alicia Ghio, interview the founders of the Urban Oaks Organic Farm in New Britain, Connecticut, an “oasis within the inner city”. Then Ghio… Read more »

A Market Afternoon

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by Alica Ghiofrom Local Food Rocks Last Thursday was the perfect quiet summer afternoon, so, we slipped out of the office early and headed to the farmer’s market at the municipal center in downtown Bethel, Connecticut.  I’ve always loved the open space at the municipal… Read more »

Freaks & Foodies: Cooling Summer Dishes

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by Chris the Food Guy Hello all, and welcome to the premier installment of Freaks & Foodies, a monthly segment focused on food and food related stuff. My name is Chris, and here I will share recipes, food thoughts, restaurant reviews and anything else I… 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 »

Kevin Eats It, Ep. 4: Kevin vs Dan vs Royal Buffet

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by Crowhorn Productions A CHALLENGER has arisen from the ranks of obscurity to attempt to wrest away a piece of “Hungry Hungry” Kevin’s notoriety for himself. Dan “Dan-P” Pister challenges “Hungry Hungry” to an eating challenge at Waterbury, Connecticut’s Royal Buffet and Grill. The challengers… Read more »

Wild Carrot Farm and a Fennel Frittata

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by Alicia Ghiofrom The Natural Princess Join The Natural Princess as she takes a tour of Canton, Connecticut’s Wild Carrot Farm, where she mulls over the delicious versatility of fennel with a farm employee.  Then she heads into the kitchen to make a mouth-watering fennel… Read more »

Back From Beer Camp

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The Sierra Nevada Bar Bike.  Photo by John Watson.

  The Hop Smack Double Black is coming back.  Mark Tambascio, co-owner of My Place Restaurant and Tap Room in Newtown, Connecticut, thought that three kegs of this tasty black India Pale Ale (IPA) would last a week in his bar, but his patrons went… Read more »

Farmer’s Market Coming to Danbury Mall

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by Alica Ghiofrom Local Food Rocks YES, there will be a new farmer’s market in town! Starting on June 1, the Elite Farmer’s Market will be at the Danbury Fair Mall every Wednesday and Saturday from 10am to 2pm throught October 29. And it’s going… Read more »

Ramp Pesto

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by Alica Ghio from Local Food Rocks It’s ramp season, for both skateboarders and local food foragers!  Ramps are wild leeks native to North America and can be found alongside running water.  They have a wonderful garlicky, oniony flavor and can be eaten raw or… Read more »

Chocolate Coma

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by Leah Glazer SOUTH NORWALK, Connecticut is known for its bars, restaurants, a bustling night life…and its chocolate. Cafe and retail store Chocopologie (introduced by world-famous Kinpschildt Chocolatier) has won numerous awards, including the 2nd best Dessert Lounge in Fairfield County.  The intimate restaurant even… Read more »

The Cupcake Taste Test

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Words and photos by Lee Elkins from Foodie Plus 4 I DON’T VISIT THE CITY WITHOUT consuming at least one of its famous cupcakes. My habit started off with Crumbs, a cupcake chain that has a variety of convenient locations sprinkled throughout Manhattan. But then… Read more »

“Real Ale” Draws Really Big Crowd

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  New Haven is a beer town.  From the infamous Delaney’s Tap Room on Whalley Avenue to the bustling Prime 16 Tap House on Temple Street and around the corner to the Brü Room at BAR on Crown Street, the roads seem to be paved with… Read more »

The American High Life

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by Joshua L. Durkinfrom HatCityHoppers There are so many good beers out there that I decided I needed to pick out one that no one could argue was a great beer. The sweet, sultry glass of golden empty caloric content saw me through many times… Read more »

The Caribbean in Connecticut

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by Nick Donigerfrom Sizzle Grove THE STORY OF A MAN AND THE SANDWICH HE COULDN’T RESIST. by Nick Donigerfrom Sizzle Grove     SIZZLE GROVE recently visited East Hartford, Connecticut to check out what was brewing over at Olde Burnside Brewing Company.  It was 12:30pm… Read more »

Olde Burnside Brewing Company Puts In Their Ten Cents

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by Nick Doniger from Sizzle Grove “The craft beer business is just exploding now,” stated Bob McClellan, owner and founder of East Hartford, Connecticut’s Olde Burnside Brewing Company, in an interview.  “I don’t think it’s ever gonna crash.” That statement is a promising prospect for… Read more »

Perfect Tomato Sauce

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by Nick Donigerfrom Sizzle Grove Does the thought of making homemade tomato sauce conjure up an image of an elderly Italian grandmother simmering a big pot of homegrown pureed tomatoes on the back of the stove for hours in her rustic Italian countryside kitchen, a… Read more »

Good Beer – A Love Story Noir

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by Josh Durkin I DRINK BEER WITHOUT PREJUDICE, but in the fall season when there are especially good dark beers on draught and in store, I pay attention to stouts and porters.  There are many good dark beers, so I picked a few worth considering…. Read more »