| Dec 5, 2012
| 12:48 PM
This year I'm taking inspiration for my holiday meal from the Maccabees and combining it with a lesser-known Hanukkah custom of eating dairy foods.
Although the Maccabees never left any recipes, as a part-time culinary sleuth, I'm sure that their...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 8:51 AM
When we're all done stuffing ourselves today, many of us will be looking to get back on the healthy track. We can do it while making use of our tasty Thanksgiving leftovers. Here are some recipes from Sparkpeople.com, Shape Magazine and Cooking Light...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 9:07 AM
BENNY'S OF SIMSBURY
562 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury
860-651-3700 and http://www.bennysofsimsbury.com
I found Benny's on Facebook when a friend who lives in Savannah posted that her West Hartford dad took her there for a Sunday breakfast. The pictures...
| Nov 11, 2012
This is one of those fun-but-tricky columns to write, since I have to turn it in before the election's over, but you will be reading it afterwards.
(Assuming, that is, the election has been decided by this Sunday. We didn't have another election like...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 4:21 AM
Get a free meal valued at $7.99 at Boston Market when you buy one with a coupon.
The offer is good for a free Mediterranean Chicken Carver Sandwich or Salad Bowl when you buy one.
The new sandwich is made with rotisserie chicken, Feta cheese,...
| Jan 24, 2013
Seasons Restaurant and Tap Room
Avon Old Farms Hotel
279 Avon Mountain Road, Avon
860-269-0240 and www.avonoldfarmshotel.com
Sometimes, in the dead of winter, you want to feel pampered. Having lunch at Seasons, in the beautiful Avon Old Farms...
| Jan 11, 2013
D.B.A. Cafe will not win any awards for service. In fact, it took 20 minutes for us to figure out who our server even was. And by the time our meal was over, I'm sure everyone who works in the place had been to our table. But instead of clearing plates,...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 10:42 AM
Ten days into the New Year and Brio Tuscan Grille wants to help with your weight loss resolutions.
It’s Lighter Side of Tuscany menu features 18 items – all with 500 calories or less.
“Millions of Americans are watching what they...
| Jan 19, 2013
It didn't move far — just one block up Eastern Avenue — but the new Ikaros is a world apart from the original, which the Kohilas brothers opened in 1969.
Sometimes bigger is better. The new Ikaros, which opened last summer, has things the...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 2:16 PM
The following food service establishments were inspected by the Washington County Health Department in May and found to have critical violations that needed to be corrected immediately:
Cafe del Sol, 1481 Salem Ave. — * sandwich prep unit...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 12:25 AM
MIT car safety tech
It’s the tech that’s going to benefit drivers as they age. Everything from smart headlights to blind spot warning systems. Tech Reporter Rich Demuro runs down the tech that made the list. http://www.fox43.com/technology/...