| Mar 13, 2013
| 12:28 PM
Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, especially with these dining and beverage specials. Here's a sampling of what local restaurants are offering for the holiday.
A St. Patrick's Day prix-fixe at Max Fish, 110 Glastonbury Boulevard, Glastonbury,...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 11:12 AM
You’d think that living in a houseful of skinny boys would make it easy for a mom trying to fit into her jeans. They’re skinny, right? They must not eat a lot.
Yeah, not so much. I’m the only one in the house (aside from the lazy gray...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 5:19 AM
Mill Restaurant Group says "thanks" to its customer base with special $25 prix-fixe menus March 4-10 at its five locations. Each restaurant offers its own distinct three-course meal, with choice of appetizer, entree and dessert.
Menu selections include:...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 6:25 AM
Watch out, beer and wine - bourbon is proving itself a worthy partner to pizza at the new Krust in Middletown.
The newest kid on the block in the city's North End, a cozy space tucked in next door to NoRA Cupcake Company, is serving wood-fired pies,...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 4:50 PM
Don your most ornate hat and head to these spots to drink bourbon, eat Kentucky-inspired fare and watch "the most exciting two minutes in sports" this Saturday.
Max Downtown, 185 Asylum Street, Hartford, hosts a Derby party at 3 p.m. The event...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Less than a month ago, many of us celebrated Halloween. But it may surprise you to learn that I sometimes think about Halloween again as Thanksgiving approaches.
Why? The answer is simple. Making smart use of leftovers from your Thanksgiving feast,...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 2:03 PM
| Jun 30, 2013
Squushing a berry is satisfying work; it yields pulp, juice and two consecutive u's. Which are rare.
Toss the berries in a bowl and sprinkle with sugar, which acts as both sweetener and solvent, dissolving the fruit. Try a continuum from bright...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 11:33 AM
In keeping with the harvest of blackberries, I wanted to create something equally as sweet yet, simple in cooking so many can enjoy the comfort of freshly baked pie without the fuss.
One tip is to make sure you wash the berries and let them drain so...
| Jul 12, 2013
Most of the best plums and Pluots — sweet or sweet-tart, with rich flavor — cluster in midseason, from mid-July to mid-August. Even now there are plenty of mediocrities, however, so it pays to keep a list of what to look for or avoid.
| Jul 18, 2013
| 9:24 PM
In today’s food-fascinated culture, home-style cooking often gets a 21st-century interpretation — meatloaf with mango ketchup, for example, or a BLT with avocado mayo. That’s not the case at the Schnecksville Diner.
Here there is...