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Fox Farm Brewery: From Dairy Farm To 'Far-Flung Dream'

Half a century ago, the dairy barn on a 30-acre farm on Salem’s Music Vale Road was filled with cows. Years passed and the farming operation fizzled, then the barn sat idle for nearly three decades.

That was until an ambitious couple bought the farm in 2012 with aspirations to transform it into a brewery.

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The Russell Opens Jamaican Grab And Go On Pratt Street

The Russell’s new daytime option is adding new flavor and spice to Pratt Street’s lunch hour.

Hugh Russell, who’s owned and operated his eponymous Hartford Caribbean restaurant and bar for 13 years, opened The Russell Grab and Go next door at 101 Pratt St. on July 10.

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New Haven's Caseus To Close July 21; New Concept Planned For September

Caseus Fromagerie & Bistro, celebrated for its cheese-heavy, decadent fare, will host its last service July 21 after more than 10 years in New Haven.

But in September, a new vision will take its place, led by two Caseus chefs who’ve been working toward their goal of restaurant ownership for several years.

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Celebrate National French Fry Day With These Fry Deals

French fries are potatoes at their finest.

From waffle-cut to shoestring, it’s hard to go wrong with fries. That’s why today is the holiday we all need: National French Fry Day. No matter what your fry preference (crinkle-cut, anyone?), here are some places you can get find special deals for your Fry Day Friday.


At participating stores, you can get a free regular fry with any purchase.

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Vito's By The Water Closes

Vito’s By The Water has closed in Windsor, owner Rob Maffucci confirmed Tuesday.

Maffucci decided not to renew his lease at 1936 Blue Hills Avenue Extension due to a rent increase, he said. The restaurant will continue to fulfill obligations for events booked in the month of July, he said. Maffucci said he is now in the process of contacting guests who have booked events in the coming months.

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Climb The Treehouse At Oyster Club For A Summertime View Of Mystic

Oyster Club has earned its reputation as a haven for sea-to-table cuisine in its nearly seven years in Mystic, with national press and a loyal following. But when Memorial Day rolls around, its seasonal magic begins.

Climb the stairs to the restaurant’s Treehouse, a dining area tucked under trees with multi-level decks, its own bar and table seating overlooking river views.

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