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Photo by Kelley Fryer/The Courier

Save the Date and Get Your Tix

The Rotary Club of Essex and The Connecticut River Museum are once again teaming up to bring you the Connecticut...

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Photo courtesy of Bishop’s Orchards

Something New at Bishop’s

In addition to lots of Connecticut-grown produce and products, Bishop’s Orchards Farm Market, 1355 Boston...

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Branford’s Jalapeno Heaven serves award-worthy nachos.

Photo courtesy of Jalapeno Heaven

They’re No. 1!

Congrats to Jalapeno Heaven, 40 North Main Street, Branford, which ranked first in The New Haven Register’s...

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Syrian lentil soup is among the specialties expected at the Sanctuary Kitchen and 116 Crown multicultural dinner on Monday, April 30. Photo by Pem McNerney/The Courier

A Multi-Course, Multicultural Feast

Sanctuary Kitchen and 116 Crown are planning another fabulous and unique multicultural dinner experience on Monday,...

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Photo courtesy of the Madison Beach Hotel

The Last Straw

This just in from Madison Beach Hotel: “Madison Beach Hotel is discontinuing use of plastic straws. Drinks...

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More than Just a Ham Sandwich

In the wake of the ham-a-palooza that is Easter Sunday, I went in search for recipes to use up all of that leftover...

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Marley’s Café has closed after 13 years in business. Photo courtesy of Marley’s Café

Missing Marley’s Café

Those who were looking forward to visiting Marley’s Café in Essex sometime in the next month or so for...

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Family Day Coming Up at 30 Mile Brewing Company

30 Mile Brewing Company, 39 Ragged Rock Road, Old Saybrook is hosting a Family Day on Sunday, May 6 from noon...

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The $25 prix fixe menu at Amarone included apps, a dinner, and a dessert. Photo by Pem McNerney/The Courier

Loving Amarone

My friends and I were a bit taken aback when Amarone took over the spot on the corner of Whitfield and Water Streets ...

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A fan favorite. Photo courtesy of Grano Arso

Congrats Grano Arso!

Congratulations to Grano Arso, which just received a Diner’s Choice 2018 award, joining distinguished company ...

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Popovers and Chicken Salad: A Delightful Dish for Spring

Laura Grimmer says springtime makes her think of popovers and chicken salad.The owner and operator of The...

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Celebrating spring in Rosabianca Vineyards. Photo courtesy of Rosabianca Vineyards

Springtime Fun in the Vineyard

Rosabianca Vineyards, 1536 Middletown Avenue, Northford has scheduled a series of New Haven Pizza Truck nights in...

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A Grand Opening

Guilford Coffee House, 1065 Boston Post Road, Guilford is finally having its official grand opening Saturday, March...

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Ladurée Tea Time: The Art of Taking Tea comes with a beautiful gift box, mint green tissue paper, a padded cover, and green-metallic edge stain on all 308 pages.

Photo courtesy of Vendome Press

Some Eggsellent Recipes

The most recent issue of Savory magazine has, as its cover feature, “12 Ways to Cook an Egg.” ...

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You know what would be a great lunch? River Tavern’s baked-to-order Bittersweet Chocolate Soufflé with a glass of Château de Cugat Bordeaux. Photo courtesy of River Tavern

Every Weeknight is Special at River Tavern

River Tavern recently announced its weeknight specials and...yum: Monday, noodle night plus half-priced wine;...

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Can’t wait to see that “open” flag flying. Photo courtesy of Lobster Landing

Some Really Good News

I was alarmed to see the waters of Clinton Harbor overflowing their banks during the recent Nor’easter,...

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All the cool Anginette warriors will be wearing this T-shirt this year. Photo courtesy of East Haven Rotary

Save the Date: Anginette Wars 2018

What’s that? You wanted to be an Anginette warrior this year? Too late. Registration to compete has closed,...

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Amato’s Pizza and Pasta is now open at 391 Durham Road, Madison. Photo courtesy of Amato’s

That’s Red Sauce Running Through His Veins

Remember that kid, Amato Bevilacqua, who grew up in Madison and who used to work in his mom and pop’s Pepe...

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Sky Bristol of Branford whips up a smart girl smoothie at Savvy Tea in Madison.

Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

A Smart Girl Smoothie

The other day, on one of those it’s-starting-to-feel-like-spring-even-though-it’s-still-winter days, I ...

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Fish O’Hoy is back and better than ever. Photo courtesy of Fish O’Hoy

Welcome (Back) Fish O’Hoy!

If you love Sugar Bakery in East Haven like I do, you’ll be happy to hear that another fun place to eat, Fish ...

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Every Day Should be Chocolate Day

Were you lucky enough to celebrate Chocolate Day in Chester last month?I was not, sad to say.That...

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E. McHenry’s No More

We just got word that E. McHenry’s Irish Pub in Indian Neck in Branford has closed. They went out with a bang ...

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An Irish Dinner at Water’s Edge

Just in time to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day weekend, there will be a Jameson Dinner at Water’s Edge...

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Tacos Pop Up Tonight!

Liv’s Oyster Bar, 166 Main Street, Old Saybrook, is hosting a Taco Pop Up tonight, Thursday, March 1. There...

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Tonic Boom

A few weeks ago, when I felt something or other coming on, my friend Colleen Kelly Alexander offered me something...

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