News, culture & curiosities in Greater Danbury, Connecticut, New England, and the Milky Way.

Review: Brasitas in Stamford

By Alicia Ghio

  We were lucky enough to be among the food bloggers invited to a wine pairing dinner at Brasitas in Stamford in celebration of their 15th anniversary. We’d heard good things about this place from our pals at OmnomCT, so we were not going to pass up a… Read more »

The second course at Brasitas' 15th anniversary wine pairing dinner in Stamford: Mar de Frades Albarino. Photo c/o Local Food Rocks.
The second course at Brasitas' 15th anniversary wine pairing dinner in Stamford: Mar de Frades Albarino. Photo c/o Local Food Rocks.
Ted's Steamed Cheeseburger in Meriden.

Two Connecticut Burgers Make America’s Top 40

Connecticut by the numbers

  Two Connecticut-made burgers have been selected as among the 40 top burgers in America, according to the the Daily Meal.   Coming in at #17 is the Original Burger at Louis’ Lunch in New Haven, and at #32 the Steamed Cheeseburger from Ted’s in Meriden.  Both are… Read more »

The beer garden at Two Steps Downtown Grille in Danbury, Connecticut. Photo by Rebecca DiFabbio.

Introducing the Beer Garden at Two Steps Downtown Grille

Rebecca DiFabbio

  Two Steps Downtown Grille in Danbury, Connecticut, is kicking off the summer with the opening of their new beer garden, now open on Friday and Saturday nights. This past weekend was the beer garden’s fourth official weekend.  (Two Steps is an advertiser on The… Read more »

A plate of sushi from Momo's in Milford, Connecticut.

JW’s Milford Asian Extravaganza


  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 »

little pub - ridgefield, wilton ct
A spread of Sixpoint brews.

Sixpoint Brewery Can-to-Table Dinner at Wilton’s Bistro 7


  Sixpoint Brewery is pretty new to the Connecticut market, but that hasn’t stopped it from becoming all the buzz.  We had our first taste of Sixpoint last year when we tried out around 50 different custom brews (some made with lobster, some made with oyster, even some made… Read more »

Scallops, fennel & arugula salad. Photo courtesy of Parallel Post.

Review: Parallel Post at the Trumbull Marriott


  Today I’m here to tell you about a place you probably never knew existed, a restaurant that specializes in seasonal, local, farm to table American cuisine that is both high in quality and mid-range in price, a place that looks beautiful inside and would… Read more »

Fiddler's Green.   Photo courtesy of Fiddler's Facebook page.

Fiddler’s Green: Your New Favorite Metal Bar & Foodery

Jessica May

  Fiddler’s Green is a bar that wears many hats.  A landmark on the edge of Stamford, Connecticut’s Cove and Shippan neighborhoods, it’s a great spot for a morning beer, an afternoon darts game, or never-ending rounds of cards — and recently, Tommy Kipphut III,… Read more »

The Mango Tree Cart

A Taste of North India at The Mango Tree

Alles Jayne

  Inside Indian Food and Spice grocery store on Padanaram Road in Danbury, Connecticut, The Mango Tree’s brother and sister duo, Sim and Maneet Singh, combine the forces of family, religion, and culture to produce homestyle dishes full of North Indian flavor. The Mango Tree,… Read more »

The Sycamore

Living History at the Sycamore Drive-in

Jennifer Leavitt-Wipf

photos by Louis David   Newcomers do a double take when they pass by. Old timers get nostalgic. And just about everyone, young or old, is compelled to pull into the Sycamore parking lot sooner or later, if only to travel ever so briefly back in time…. Read more »

callops with Farro Verde, Tomatoes and Corn at The Whelk, Westport, CT

Bites Out, Part One: The Whelk & SoNo Baking Company

Lee Elkins

  I love to eat out. There aren’t many things that my husband can text me that can get me more excited than, “Want to eat out tonight?” Some may think that rather sad, but my long line of foodie family members understand. It’s not… Read more »
Uncle Willie's

Authentic Pit-Smoked BBQ at Uncle Willie’s


  The last time I reviewed a restaurant, it was G-Zen, a vegetarian/vegan/raw food place in Branford, Connecticut that has some of the best non-meat dishes around. Clearly the only smart strategy is to go all the way to the other side for the next… Read more »

Photo courtesy of Pancho's Taco's.

Superb Tacos al Pastor at Pancho’s Tacos

Matthew Beres

  I HAIL FROM COLORADO, where I spent the past eight years confronted with either a Qdoba or Chipotle on every other block. These are the Starbucks of Mexican food restaurants. The food is good enough – $6 for an enormous burrito that will reliably… Read more »


A New New Morning

Alicia Ghio

  Last week I felt privileged to go to the preview party for the new New Morning Market location in Woodbury, Connecticut.  It’s been five years in the making, and it’s finally officially open! It’s only two miles north of the old location, but it… Read more »


Short Ribs at the Iron Forge Inn – a Photo Essay

Robert Rae

by Matthew Novak from   I recently had the pleasure to photograph Erik Johansen, Executive Chef & Owner of the Iron Forge Inn in Warwick, New York.  Erik’s passion for local, fresh products is brought to life daily on the Iron Forge’s brunch, appetizer… Read more »


‘Everything but the Kitchen Sink’ at Claire’s

Caressa Pittman

A couple of years ago I tasted the best cookie I’ve ever eaten. I quit eating meat and had just started working at a popular New Haven vegetarian restaurant, Claire’s Corner Copia, which is where I experienced the uniquely vegan cookie. Ariel, a coworker of… Read more »

Freaks & Foodies #6: Everybody Must Get Sconed

Robert Rae

by Chris the Food Guy If you are one of the lucky ones who get to ride the train from Bethel every day, then you have most likely already discovered the tasty eats at Daily Fare, the in-house cafe at the train station. Those of… Read more »

Greenery Café Brightens Spirits of Staff and Patrons

Robert Rae

by Maryjo Siergiej THE ATMOSPHERE of Danbury’s Greenery Café recalls a springtime walk in a park. Pictures of smiling faces adorn the walls and flower pots and watering cans are set on the tables. The joy of spring and opportunity also fills the workers at… Read more »

Brigadoon Cafe’s Food for Thought

Amanda Bloom

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

Amanda Bloom

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 »