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Ice Cream: The Open Secret To Tulmeadow Farm's Sweet Success

Tulmeadow Farm is older than the nation, its origins dating back to 1768. The farm has raised chickens and dairy cows and sold firewood, sweet corn and greenhouse vegetables during its tenure, but its sweetest offering has been its most successful.

In 1994, the farm store in pastoral West Simsbury began making ice cream in an attempt to become more of a destination.

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Krust Owners To Open Second Middletown Restaurant

The co-owners of Krust, Middletown’s unique pizzeria and bourbon bar, will expand their repertoire later this year with a new city restaurant.

Rich Garcia and Kevin Wirtes have signed a lease to open their second establishment at 500 Main St., at the site of the former Sew-Fine upholstery store, which now operates as Oak & Velvet in the city’s Remington Rand building.

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New England Cider Company Opens Tasting Room

In recent years, beverage enthusiasts have spent weekends traversing the Connecticut Wine Trail, debating the merits of single and double IPAs at an increasing number of state breweries and tasting whiskey, gin and vodka right on the premises of local distilleries.

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A Casual Joint Where Brew & Steak Really Are King

Connecticut's boasts plenty of hoity-toity steakhouses but, except for the obvious low-end chains, offers little for the unpretentious steak lover.

Enter Matt Bellard, who noticed that his hometown of Wallingford lacked a good steakhouse and decided to open Brew & Steak Kings with some close friends.

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Ford's Lobster: From Hot Dog Cart To Upscale Seafood On The Waterfront

Ford's Lobster at Noank's Haring Marine can trace its roots back less than a decade to a simple hot dog cart.

When Kristian Nyman bought the business in the Noank section of Groton in 2005, it was a marina and fuel dock, and he also sold lobsters at retail. He continued that for a few years, but it was "not sustainable," says his wife, Kerrie Nyman, as prices fluctuated for both.

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At First Sign Of Spring, It's Time To Head To Harry's Place

No matter what the calendar says, Colchester locals know spring has arrived the second Harry's Place opens its shutters for the season.

This year, Harry's turned on the grills on March 8, thanks to a mild winter and a stretch of particularly nice days in the forecast. Guests immediately flocked to the 96-year-old drive-in for their first burgers of 2016.

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