Friday, July 30, 2021

Legend has it that if you gave a toddler a crybaby cookie, he or she would stop crying. 

Photo by Pem McNerney/The Courier

If You’re Feeling Out of Sorts...

Published July 29, 2021 12:01 a.m.

In the last edition of Food Court, I offered a recipe for Crybaby Cookies and admitted I did not know why they were...

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Gorgeous cakes and ice cream cakes are available from Three Girls Vegan Creamery. Photo courtesy of Three Girls Vegan Creamery

More Fun With Three Girls

Published July 29, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Who says being a vegan has to be no fun? Certainly not the folks at Three Girls Vegan Creamery, with two locations...

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The chicken burger with feta and spinach from Fresh Market goes great with coleslaw and locally grown corn. Photo by Pem McNerney/The Courier

Perfect for a Summer Cookout

Published July 29, 2021 12:01 a.m.

If you’re having a cookout and are tired of the same-old, same-old burgers, check out the chicken burgers...

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The summer roll at Café Routier includes pan seared scallops and is served over a corn-curry purée. Photo courtesy of Café Routier

Summer Specials at Café Routier

Published July 29, 2021 12:01 a.m.

The items on the summer menu at Café Routier, 1353 Boston Post Road, Westbrook keep catching my eye. Included...

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A California Veggie Wrap has been added to the menu at Shayna B’s by the Sea. Photo courtesy of Shayna B’s by the Sea

Five Out of Five Stars

Published July 29, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Shayna B’s by the Sea, 631 Boston Post Road, Westbrook has added a new sandwich to its summer line-up: a...

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Donna Montelle and Nicole Pedonti are a mother-daughter team who recently started a luxury picnic service, perfect for beach and backyard celebrations. Photo courtesy of Pause + Picnic

Memories Are Made of This

Published July 29, 2021 12:01 a.m.

A few weeks ago, I ran across this fabulous little picnic at my little beach at the end of the street. It looked...

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Solon Sneider & Friends will perform at Six Summit Gallery in Westbrook on Saturday, July 31. The program will feature songs from multiple new musicals, including their newest collaboration, Thebes, in development through Quinnipiac University and Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre in collaboration with director Danilo Gambini. 

Photo courtesy of The Ivoryton Playhouse

The Ivoryton Playhouse Offers Summer Pop-Up Events

Published July 29, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Events Are Free and Open to the Public

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What are your plans for your late summer fruits and vegetables? Let us know and we’ll share your recipes with our readers. Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

Calling All Cooks!

Published July 15, 2021 12:01 a.m.

My farmshare recently included the very first batch of tomatoes from the farm and I was thrilled. Pretty soon...

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Freshly squeezed lemons, along with “a kiss of cardamom and tellicherry peppercorn,” makes for a mighty delicious summertime treat. 

Photo courtesy of Hen & Heifer

Sweet and Puckery

Published July 15, 2021 12:01 a.m.

So far the weather this summer has alternated between monsoon and scorcher. The next time it veers towards scorcher, ...

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If you’re looking to try something new, consider venturing into New Haven for some Ramen Kuro Shiro. Photo courtesy of Liz Dickinson

Ramen and More at Kuro Shiro

Published July 15, 2021 12:01 a.m.

If you’re tired of the same-old, same-old and want a new restaurant to try, here’s a recommendation from Liz Morison Dickinson of Madison

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Congrats to Jacques and his team for being nominated for an award for their video series. Photo courtesy of Jacques Pepin Foundation

Congrats to Jacques and Claudine and Team!

Published July 15, 2021 12:01 a.m.

The Jacques Pépin Cooking at Home video series has been nominated as a finalist for award from The International Association of Culinary Professionals.

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Soul de Cuba sells some fabulous mojo sauce by the bottle, and it has a bunch of recipe recommendations making use of it as well. Photo courtesy of Soul de Cuba

Mojo Three Ways

Published July 15, 2021 12:01 a.m.

I recently tried Soul de Cuba, 283 Crown Street, New Haven for the first time and had a great meal. One of the...

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Dorie Greenspan has launched a new, free newsletter about food, baking and cooking, travel, recipes, and kitchen triumphs and flops. Photo courtesy of Dorie Greenspan

xoxoDORIE and NIBLETS, Too

Published July 15, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Dorie Greenspan, who has a new cookbook landing on our shelves in October, has started up a free, twice-weekly...

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Crybaby Cookies are a fourth-generation treat on the avenue where I live. I recently made them for our neighborhood Independence Day Parade. Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

Why Are They Called Crybaby Cookies?

Published July 15, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Crybaby cookies.

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The Wharf at Madison Beach Hotel will be offering an Americana cookout during Madison’s Independence Day celebration on Friday, July 2. Photo courtesy of The Wharf

The Best Seat in Town

Published July 01, 2021 12:01 a.m.

If you haven’t made fireworks plans yet, as of press time, there were still openings at Madison Beach...

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If you get chocolate gelato at The Lindt Chocolate Shop at Clinton Crossing, you can also get a drizzle of dark chocolate or hazlenut as well. Photo courtesy of The Lindt Chocolate Shop

A Cool New Option

Published July 01, 2021 12:01 a.m.

If you’re looking for a cool summer treat, you might want to check out The Lindt Chocolate Shop at Clinton Crossing, 20-A Killingworth Turnpike, Clinton

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This tahini lemon salad dressing is easy to make, and works well as a dipping sauce for cut-up veggies as well. 

Photo by Pem McNerney/The Sound

Can’t Get Enough

Published July 01, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Some years, I get a little weary of lettuce at this point in the farmshare season. It’s definitely a staple. But this year, I just can’t get enough. It’s been so, so good.

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Welcome to Marker 37, which just opened at the Chester Point Marina. Photo courtesy of Marker 37

Congrats and Welcome!

Published July 01, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Marker 37 at the Chester Point Marina, 72 Railroad Avenue, Chester, is open and ready for customers. Chef David...

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Persian charred street corn has been added to the menu of barbecue items at Green Leaf Ice Cream & Takeout in Clinton. 

Photo courtesy of Green Leaf

A Cook Out in Clinton

Published July 01, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Green Leaf Ice Cream & Takeout, 344 East Main Street, Clinton, has the barbeque out on the weekends and has added Persian charred street corn to the menu.

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The Shore She Shed is now serving food at Clinton Beach, as well as Harvey’s Beach in Old Saybrook. Photo courtesy of Shore She Shed

Eats By The Beach

Published July 01, 2021 12:01 a.m.

The Shore She Shed, a popular fixture for eight years at Harvey’s Beach in Old Saybrook, is adding another location, the Clinton Town Beach, on Waterside Lane in Clinton.

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The date for the next Vietnamese Pop Up at Grano Arso has been announced. 

Photo courtesy of Lani Gargano

Next Vietnamese Pop Up Date Scheduled

Published June 17, 2021 12:01 a.m.

The Garganos, who own and run Grano Arso, 6 Main Street, Chester, have announced the date of the next Vietnamese pop ...

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The days are getting longer and that means Lobster Landing is open later in the evening, too. Photo courtesy of Lobster Landing

More Hours, More Lobster

Published June 17, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Lobster Landing, 152 Commerce Street, Clinton has moved to its summer hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through...

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The New England Taco Festival is coming to the Guilford Fair Grounds in late July and early August. Photo courtesy of the New England Taco Festival

Save The Date: New England Taco Festival

Published June 17, 2021 12:01 a.m.

The New England Taco Festival will be celebrated Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, Aug. 1 at the Guilford Fair Grounds,...

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Congratulations to Pica Chica on its new location! Photo courtesy of Pica Chica

Pica Chica is Open!

Published June 17, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Pica Chica, promising to feed your taco addiction, is finally open in its new home and congratulations are in order, ...

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Sandra’s Next Generation in New Haven is planning a full day and night too dedicated to celebrating Juneteenth. Photo courtesy of Sandra’s Next Generation

Celebrating Juneteenth

Published June 17, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Sandra’s Next Generation, 636 Congress Avenue, New Haven will be celebrating Juneteenth, on Saturday, June 19 ...

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