Saturday, October 24, 2020

Bring your own blanket to The Stand on Montowese Street in Branford and check out the new brunch menu. Photo courtesy of The Stand

Brunch and BYOBlanket at The Stand

Published Oct. 22, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The Stand, 196 South Montowese Street, Branford has revamped its brunch menu and there’s lots to love....

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A new Beer Garden Under the Tent is hard to miss if you drive by Scotch Plains Tavern on Westbrook Road in Essex. Photo courtesy of Scotch Plains Tavern

Huge Tent, Special Menu

Published Oct. 22, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Scotch Plains Tavern, 124 Westbrook Road, Essex is planning for more outdoor fun this fall with their new Beer Garden Under the Tent.

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Two new takeout-and-delivery-only restaurants featuring chicken handhelds and Nashville hot chicken are opening up, one in New Haven and the other in Old Saybrook. Photo courtesy of Haven Hot Chicken

Chicken to the East, Chicken to the West

Published Oct. 22, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Both Haven Hot Chicken and Fenwick ‘n Chicken will be open by the time you read this. Haven Hot Chicken is a...

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The Essex is offering both meals and groceries for pickup and delivery, along with Essex on the Deck, and in the dining room. Photo courtesy of The Essex Market

Shoreline Delivery

Published Oct. 22, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The Essex Market, 30 Main Street, Centerbrook is offering both meals and groceries through the app on their website, ...

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This Radiant Chai promises to warm us up from the inside out. Photo courtesy of One World Roasters

Radiant Chai at One World

Published Oct. 22, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Just in time for the chilly fall weather, One World Roasters, 967 North High Street, East Haven, is introducing Radiant Chai, a new signature latte.

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Kerry Holmes of Madison is in full swoon over Ina Garten’s new cookbook and this recipe for smashed eggs on toast. Photo courtesy of Kerry Holmes

‘Genius is Often so Simple’

Published Oct. 22, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Some might look at this recipe from Ina Garten’s cookbook and say, “I don’t get it. Eggs on toast. I do that all the time.”

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Got a buck, you can get a shuck at Liv’s Oyster Bar Tuesdays through Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Photo courtesy of Liv’s

Calling All Raw Bar Fans!

Published Oct. 08, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Liv’s Oyster Bar, 166 Main Street, Old Saybrook is once again offering Buck a Shuck Tuesdays through...

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Arturo Franco-Camacho is at it again, this time with Mexican street food served in a vintage garage in Westville. Photo courtesy of Camacho Garage

More From Arturo

Published Oct. 08, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Camacho Garage is open and it’s featuring Mexican street food from Executive Chef and co-owner Arturo Franco-...

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This black apple is perfect for Halloween. 

Photo courtesy of Candy Works

How About Them Spooky Apples

Published Oct. 08, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Candy Works at Clinton Crossing, 20 Killingworth Turnpike, Clinton is gearing up for Halloween and among its...

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We went for dinner and were treated to a movie, too. Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

Thank You Restaurant Week

Published Oct. 08, 2020 12:01 a.m.

I took advantage of New Haven Restaurant Week lately to visit a new-to-me restaurant, Harvest Wine Bar, which is...

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Fenwick N’ Chicken will offer a wide variety of chicken sandwiches, offered to-go and by delivery on some areas of the Connecticut shoreline. Photo courtesy of Fenwick N’ Chicken

Yet Another Great Idea

Published Oct. 08, 2020 12:01 a.m.

David Ciastko of Madison, who owns and operates the Tea Kettle Restaurant, 1395 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook has...

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Ed Thereault’s tomato soup and grilled cheese Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

Tomato Soup Guidelines, and a Recipe Too

Published Oct. 08, 2020 12:01 a.m.

When it comes to tomato soup, and cooking in general, (and maybe in life?), there are two kinds of people....

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Why not make this year the year we celebrate holidays early and often? Three Girls Vegan Creamery is already stocking up on the basics, plus some. Photo courtesy of Three Girls Vegan Creamery

Celebrating Early and Often

Published Sep. 24, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Is it too soon to start thinking about the holidays? Usually, I’m one to put that off. But, this year has...

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MOOYAH offers a wide range of burgers, and burger options, including vegan, paleo, keto, low cal, gluten-free, and vegetarian. It also offers lettuce wraps—and regular old burgers with buns. Photo courtesy of MOOYAH

Burgers, Your Way

Published Sep. 24, 2020 12:01 a.m.

I finally got a chance to visit the new MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes, 1919 Boston Post Road, Suite 201,...

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KC’s Pub is Guilford is getting ready for some football. Photo courtesy of KC’s Pub

Ready for Some Football?

Published Sep. 24, 2020 12:01 a.m.

KC’s Pub, 725 Boston Post Road, Guilford is among area establishments making more changes to help keep...

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Grilled sweet potatoes with salsa is a perfect dish for the fall. Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

How Hot is Too Hot?

Published Sep. 24, 2020 12:01 a.m.

And, Is There Such a Thing as Too Hot?

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Welcome to Honeycone, coming soon to Main Street in Chester. Photo courtesy of Chester Merchants Association

Welcome, Honeycone!

Published Sep. 24, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Honeycone is coming to 29 Main Street, downtown Chester, according to its website, in October. The plan is for it to ...

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Don’t let that healthy looking piece of fruit fool you. This breakfast was all about the chocolate glazed donut holes. Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

Getting My Chocolate Fix

Published Sep. 24, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Lisa Nee, a friend and one of our columnists, popped over for coffee on my outdoor patio the other day, bearing food ...

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While it’s not safe to leave a piece of this cake in front of me, I’ll feel safe going to get one at Claire’s. 

Photo courtesy of Claire’s Corner Copia

We Missed You, Too!

Published Sep. 10, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Claire’s Corner Copia, 1000 Chapel Street, New Haven is back open to customers after owner Claire Criscuolo...

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Cranky IPA from Stony Creek brewery in Branford is just the thing for the Don’t Be Cranky Bro-mosa at Tea Kettle in Old Saybrook. Photo courtesy of Tea Kettle

Aw, Don’t Be Cranky!

Published Sep. 10, 2020 12:01 a.m.

David Ciastko, the owner of the Tea Kettle Breakfast and Lunch Restaurant, 1395 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, says ...

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Monk fruit extract makes sweet tea just the right amount of sweet, playing well with other flavors. Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

Just Right Sweet

Published Sep. 10, 2020 12:01 a.m.

While shopping at FoodWorks, 450 Boston Post Road, Guilford I picked up a drink labeled Lemon Lokelani Rose. I love...

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Fall pizza party anyone? 

Photo courtesy of Page Hardware

Outdoor Pizza Party!

Published Sep. 10, 2020 12:01 a.m.

With the autumnal equinox coming up Tuesday, Sept. 22, I’m looking for fun things to do outside when it gets...

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Grano Arso is offering another Vietnamese pop-up special dinner, this one on Tuesday, Sept. 22. Image courtesy of Grano Arso

More Grano Arso Fabulousness

Published Sep. 10, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Joel and Lani Gargano over at Grano Arso, 6 Main Street, Chester, continue to knock it out of the park with their...

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This eggplant purée recipe is great plain, or you can add tahini and some smoky paprika to make a baba ganoush variation. Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

Using It All Up

Published Sep. 10, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Here’s Some More End-of-the-Summer Fun with Eggplant, Zucchini

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In addition to fresh produce, and prepared goods like garlic salt, O.R. Ganics Farm in Madison will also offer in the fall a hot pepper balm for medicinal uses.

Photo courtesy of O. R. Ganics Farm

Hot Stuff at the Farm Stand

Published Aug. 27, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Back in action after being hit hard by Isaias is O.R. Ganics Farm Stand, 458 Durham Road, Madison. In addition to...

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