| Sep 8, 2011
Immediately after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, people throughout the country started showing their patriotism more overtly than ever. The most common tribute was flying American flags, but some people went beyond that, painting flags on...
| May 19, 2011
Connecticut has many reasons to celebrate National Hamburger Month – it's home to some of the most celebrated, iconic and unusual burgers in the country, including the restaurant recognized as the sandwich's inventor. Here are 10 noteworthy (and...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 12:25 PM
As a last-minute shopper who hates to shop, getting in the holiday spirit isn't easy. An inspiring environment is essential. At the Westport Winter Farmers Market at Gilberties Herb Garden (Thursdays 10 a.m. to noon), I found it. The evocative fresh scent...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 2:10 PM
When chefs catch a break during their busiest time of the year, the holidays, they often bend tradition. They eat and drink things you wouldn't expect. Matt Storch, chef-owner of Match (South Norwalk, matchsono.com) has two holiday traditions. "The Jewish...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 7:28 AM
found at: Iguanas Ranas (Middletown)
How is the bar scene in Middletown?
Middletown is different, it's like SoNo [South Norwalk], it's eclectic and trendy. A lot of people don't know that there is a little warm downtown, a lot of mom and...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 12:21 PM
Here on the high-rent Gold Coast, where McMansions and yachts line the Long Island Sound, you'd think there would be plenty of waterfront dining choices to cater to the castle kings and captains, not to mention the rest of us who work for them. You'd...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Tim Allabashi is a Delware native who grew up close to Philly, and when he relocated to Connecticut he just couldn't find a proper cheesesteak that fulfilled his cravings. So, he opened his own joint and imports the ingredients all the way from Philly...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 11:10 AM
Valentino's Cucina Italiana, located in a strip mall across the bridge from the hubbub of Washington Street in Sono, is at first glance nothing to write home about. But step inside the cozy, intimate dining room and all your doubts disappear. From...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 2:25 PM
There's this unfortunate (and hilarious) thing that happens on cooking shows, where the hosts say things like "oh, it's like an explosion in my mouth!", or they make ridiculous, exaggerated moaning sounds to indicate just how delicious the food they're...
| Feb 6, 2009
NORWALK, Conn. (AP) - Kyle Brenn stood in the darkened house of the Ben Franklin Theatre, singing along and waving his arms like a conductor as more than two dozen children rehearsed the musical he had started writing two years ago - when he was 9...
| Apr 18, 2008
A hint of warm weather and suddenly we've got a calendar of outdoor entertaining — dinners on the deck, parties on the patio, cookouts in the yard. But all those alfresco activities can add mountains of disposable dinnerware and party goods to the...