| 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...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 4:55 PM
Glastonbury's Bricco Trattoria offers a special three-course prix fixe menu this week for $28. The menu is available through Thursday, June 27 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Housemade ricotta, marinated fresh figs, local honey and...
| 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 $7.
The Greek (April 1...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 9:57 AM
April is the cheesiest month. Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Week April 8-12 at neighborhood-favorite coffeehouse La Paloma Sabanera, which offers a lineup of specialty sandwiches Monday through Friday.
Monday, April 8: The Firecracker ($...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 5:29 PM
Total time: 1 hour, 45 minutes
Note: This dish of pounded steaks rolled around a spicy sausage filling is one that Rose Nair and her sister Nalini Viegas make for special occasions.
4 ( 1/2-pound) Milanesa steaks (also called "beef...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 10:19 AM
Garden Corn and Tomato Salad
Active Work and Total Preparation Time: 25 minutes * Vegetarian
5 ears corn
2 pounds tomatoes, diced
1 1/2 cups sliced green onions
1 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup rice vinegar
| May 4, 2013
Dear SOS: I recently visited the beautiful little town of Capitola, next to Santa Cruz on the California coast. Gayle's Bakery & Rosticceria is a special place. Along with mouth-watering baked goods, I enjoyed two delicious dishes: a kale and quinoa salad...
| May 11, 2013
1 hour. Serves 4 to 6 as an appetizer
1 cup bulgur, medium (No. 2) or fine (No. 1) (about 5.5 ounces)
1 cup hot water
3 small green onions
5 tablespoons fruity extra-virgin olive oil, or more to taste, divided
1 brown onion (about 8...
| May 25, 2013
Dear SOS: I read your articles every week, and I am finally writing to ask for a recipe, because my husband and I are crazy about the Bolognese sauce at Cafe Pierre in Manhattan Beach. Although this is a French restaurant, its sauce puts most Italian...
| Jun 15, 2013
Dear SOS: On vacation, my husband and I ate at an amazing restaurant in Coronado, Calif., called Costa Azul. They have the best smoked salsa we've ever had. Unfortunately, we live 21/2 hours away. I asked the waiter for the recipe, but he said they don'...
| May 9, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Chicken breasts have a bad reputation -- too often they're considered nothing but diet food, and dried-out diet food at that. But that's the fault of the cook, not the ingredient. The challenge of a chicken breast is that it's uneven, fat on one end...