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‘Everything but the Kitchen Sink’ at Claire’s

By 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 »

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 Caribbean in Connecticut

Robert Rae

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 »

Tasting South Africa

Neha Bawa

If you’re in the mood for chicken curry to clear (and cure!) the sinuses or a beef stew that begs to fall apart under the touch of a spoon, then you have to head over to A Taste of South Africa. A Taste of South Africa… Read more »

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 »

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

OmNomCT

  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 »

Short Ribs at the Iron Forge Inn – a Photo Essay

Robert Rae

by Matthew Novak from mttwnvk.com   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 »

Review: Parallel Post at the Trumbull Marriott

JW

  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 »

Review: Brasitas in Stamford

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 »

Pizza with a Purpose

Amanda Bloom

Nico’s Pizza and Pasta on Main Street in Danbury, Connecticut is well-known for its perfect pies. This little restaurant has won numerous local awards for “Best Pizza”, and the delicious aromas emanating from their ovens has drawn in Main Street passers-by many a time. But… Read more »

My Place Serves the Best of Pizza and Beer

Neha Bawa

For Mark Tambascio, a typical day at My Place Pizza involves exchanging hugs, swapping stories and engaging his customers in a conversation. Oh, and he runs his beer bar too. Initially opened by Mark’s mother, Louise Tambascio, in 1979, My Place Pizza in Newtown, Connecticut… Read more »

Midtown Cafe: Sophisticated Flavor on a College Budget

Joseph Ferraro

Maintaining a profitable restaurant is a complicated, almost mystical combination of good food, reasonable prices, timing and luck. Just three months in, Midtown Café seems to be figuring it out. The owners, Culinary Institute of America graduate Daniel Serafini and his partner Jason Cancro, are determined… Read more »

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 »

JW’s Milford Asian Extravaganza

JW

  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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »