| Mar 28, 2013
| 5:15 PM
In celebration of National Grilled Cheese Month in April (yes, this is a thing,) The Counter offers five specialty sandwiches throughout the month, featuring a different creation each week. All are priced at $7.
The Greek (April 1...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 9:57 AM
April is the cheesiest month. Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Week April 8-12 at neighborhood-favorite coffeehouse La Paloma Sabanera, which offers a lineup of specialty sandwiches Monday through Friday.
Monday, April 8: The Firecracker ($...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 4:15 AM
It's just a little, grey building.
Nothing special, really.
But the Snack Shack at our favorite Little League field turned out to be my phone booth, transforming me into a different Mom.
It was my evening to volunteer. Ben helped me unlock the...
| Dec 16, 2012
| 5:26 PM
Madison Beach Hotel hosts a five-course Macallan Scotch dinner Dec. 19, pairing five different single-malt Scotches with courses designed by chef de cuisine Brendan Dion. Special guest speaker and Macallan brand ambassador Charlie Whitfield will be...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 5:12 PM
If you're traveling this weekend and getting your card stamped for the Litchfield Hills Winter Wine Trail, stop by Haight-Brown Vineyard and check out its new cafe offerings.
Haight-Brown will serve light fare from noon to 5 p.m., with salads,...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Following its recent renovation, Barcelona Wine Bar in West Hartford introduces a brand-new lunch menu this week.
Among the new choices: bocadillos (Spanish sandwiches) with fillings like Serrano ham and Manchego cheese; speck and spicy caponata; roasted...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 10:04 AM
Taco Bell announced the official release of its new Cool Ranch Dorito tacos, coming to stores March 7. Following in the footsteps of its successful Doritos Locos Tacos, the Cool Ranch version features a shell made from the zesty-spicy Frito Lay tortilla...
| Jan 24, 2011
| 12:14 PM
When it comes to styles of dinner service, buffets get a bum rap.
The prevailing stereotype is that they’re somehow less classy than plated dinners, family style and stations.
But not only are buffets more practical, convivial and affordable...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 9:57 AM
From wedges of gourmet grilled cheese to an assortment of fresh donut holes, serving a late-night nosh is both a great way to fuel continued revelry and provide that "wow" factor that guests will really remember and appreciate after hours of drinking....
| Oct 11, 2013
| 8:34 AM
Total time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
Servings: 12 to 16
Note: Use large shells such as chiocciole or conchiglie, or large elbow macaroni.
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
1 teaspoon melted butter
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1/2 cup flour
5 cups milk