| Jul 25, 2012
| 3:19 PM
On the anniversary of the Enbridge oil spill, some folks say they're relieved that the cleanup effort on the Kalamazoo River and Talmadge Creek appears to be successful, but they're still concerned about some environmental effects down the road.
| Feb 28, 2013
| 3:31 PM
I love seafood, mostly any seafood. However, mussels are the most enjoyable seafood in my family.
My family enjoys mussels steamed, grilled and usually with lots of butter to dip.
This recipe is a very easy recipe to follow and one that is loaded...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 6:55 AM
The final five have a group hug and exhale in relief. Big news from the party boat: Padma and Tom unexpectedly interrupt them mid-sigh to inform them they the next day they will be setting sail on a cruise to Alaska. Josh’s immediate concerned is...
| Feb 2, 2013
Brittany, on the Atlantic coast of France, is famous for its shellfish. The most prized oysters come from Cancale, and the bouchot mussels, just an inch or so long, are tender and sweet. One bowl of those dainty mussels steamed in white wine and...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 2:22 PM
Good news for boaters is that the new fee increase for vessel registration has been delayed until next year, 2014. I first mentioned AB 2443, which Gov. Jerry Brown signed at the end of September, in my Oct. 5 tip of the week.
"The law is to...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 5:20 AM
With country music blaring, honky-tonk decor, and a menu stacked with smokehouse favorites, Cowboys & Rednecks (also known as CNR) is hardly shy about its theme. We half expected the hostess to greet us with a "Yeehaw!"
CNR's owner, Federal Hill...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 6:17 AM
Recipe by: Randall Spencer, Blue Ridge Mountain Catering
2.5 lb Mussels in shells, cleaned & scrubbed
2 tbsp Olive oil, extra virgin
1 ea Onion, finely chopped
2 ea Garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 ea Leeks, thinly sliced
| Jan 2, 2013
| 7:35 AM
1217 Queen St., Southington, (860) 410-1147, elpulpoandtapasbar.com
It's not what you expect to find sandwiched between an out-of-business pizza shop and a tire place. We tend to look for fine Spanish cuisine and elegant tapas in funky...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 11:15 AM
1392 East Putnam Ave., Greenwich, (203) 698-9033
The homemade flatbread, warm, tender and charred by the grill, is the first indication there's good stuff going on in Bistro Latino's kitchen. The space formerly occupied by...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 8:48 AM
Fiore's IV Italian Restaurant
17 Whiting St., Plainville
860-747-1700 and http://www.fioresplainville.com
Fiore's IV calls itself "a taste of Italy in downtown Plainville," and that's right on the money. A Groupon deal made us want to visit, and...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 2:58 PM
Zebra mussels have finally made their way down the Susquehanna River to the Chesapeake Bay, though it's unclear what if any harm the invasive aquatic species might do there.
This month, state biologists found 20 of the non-native shellfish attached to...