Saturday, September 19, 2020

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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Liz and Duo Dickinson recommend the outdoor dining at Zinc on Chapel Street in New Haven. Photo courtesy of Liz and Duo Dickinson

Heading In to New Haven

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

Liz and Duo Dickinson of Madison report that Zinc, 964 Chapel Street, New Haven is open. They recently had a...

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Lovely views, a great meal, and Chocolate Decadence for dessert made for a fun night with friends at The Blue Oar in Haddam. Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

Before Summer is Over

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

Before summer is over, you owe it to yourself to visit The Blue Oar, 16 Snyder Road, Haddam, a sweet little ...

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Coming soon to a local bookstore near you, the latest from Madison’s Jacques Pépin.

Photo courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Quick & Simple from Jacques

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

If you’ve been enjoying all of Jacques Pépin’s recent videos, you’ll be happy to hear...

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The new coffee FRMSicle means not having to decide between that cup of coffee and a popsicle. Photo courtesy of Deep River Farms

No More Having to Decide

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

Deep River Farms was among many businesses that had to shut down briefly after Isaias hit, and so I was happy to see ...

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Quinoa. It’s not that bad. Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

Clearing The Shelves

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

Wherein I Look in My Pantry and Ask Myself: I Bought That? Really?

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Bar Bouchée is now open seven days a week. Photo courtesy of Bar Bouchee

Seven Days a Week at Bar Bouchee

Published Aug. 13, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Bar Bouchée, the charming French bistro at 8 Scotland Avenue, Madison is now open seven days a week. It has...

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Madison Beach Hotel’s Sunday Brunch offers several kinds of eggs benedict, including a traditional one, one with lobster, and another with crab cakes. Photo courtesy of Madison Beach Hotel

Sunday Brunch is Back at MBH

Published Aug. 13, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The Madison Beach Hotel Sunday brunch is back, this time offering plated specials. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Basta is offering a lunch pasta trio special until Labor Day. Photo courtesy of Basta Trattoria

Three Great Reasons to Head into New Haven

Published Aug. 13, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Pasta lovers will want to head right into New Haven to visit Basta Trattoria, 1006 Chapel Street, New Haven on...

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Deep River Farms is a great place to meet and have a picnic, and then do a bit of shopping afterwards. Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

A Great Place to Meet

Published Aug. 13, 2020 12:01 a.m.

If you’re looking for a great place to meet and have an outdoor picnic, you can’t do better than to...

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Coffee Con Cannella, 53 School Ground Road, Branford, offers Italian and Mexican specials for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Photo courtesy of Coffee Con Cannella

Fun Fusion Food in Branford

Published Aug. 13, 2020 12:01 a.m.

While on my way to North Branford recently, I passed by a little place in the middle of an industrial park just off...

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If you like your fruit crisp with plenty of crisp, this recipe is for you. Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

Celebrating a Pandemic Power-Outage Birthday Party

Published Aug. 13, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The other day I invited a friend, her husband, and her daughter over to help celebrate the daughter’s birthday.

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Colt Taylor’s lobster roll has garnered acclaim from near and far, and now is offered as part of a Boater’s Special from The Essex Market. 

Photo courtesy of The Essex Market

Boat Optional

Published July 30, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The Essex Market, 30 Main Street, Centerbrook is offering a Boater’s Kit through Labor Day. The summer...

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Haven Hot Chicken, scheduled to open in the fall as a takeout and delivery only restaurant, offers five levels of heat for their chicken. Photo courtesy of Haven Hot Chicken

Get Ready for Some Hot Fun This Fall

Published July 30, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Haven Hot Chicken Opening Takeout, Delivery Restaurant in New Haven

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Jacques Pépin, on a series of videos being offered on Facebook, makes dishes, many of them simple and using ingredients on hand. Photo courtesy of Jacques Pépin

Simple Sandwiches

Published July 30, 2020 12:01 a.m.

One of the highlights of Facebook are the videos featuring Madison’s Jacques Pépin, the world-renowned...

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Indian River Shellfish on the Madison/Clinton town line is home to millions of oysters, being carefully tended before being sold. Photo courtesy of Indian River Shellfish

Aiming for ‘The Best Oysters Possible’

Published July 30, 2020 12:01 a.m.

I’ve been hearing great things from customers of Indian River Shellfish at 178 Cottage Road, Madison, right on the Madison/Clinton town line.

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Carlson’s Landing on Main Street in Essex is back with outdoor deck and tent seating, and safe space dining. Photo courtesy of Carlson’s Landing

Welcome Back, Carlson’s Landing!

Published July 30, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Carlson’s Landing, 62 Main Street, Essex is back with outdoor deck and tent seating and what it is calling...

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Farewell to the Cupcake Truck. You will be missed. But thank goodness we can still get the cupcakes, and more, from the East Haven location of Sugar Bakery. Photo courtesy of Sugar Bakery

Farewell, Cupcake Truck

Published July 30, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Sugar Bakery in East Haven recently announced that it no longer will be operating its Cupcake Trucks, which have...

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Alforno has lots of space, outside but with some protection from the elements, to serve its delicious fare. Photo courtesy of Alforno

Alforno Outside

Published July 16, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Alforno Trattoria, 1654 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, has set up seating for 75 guests for lunch and dinner...

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