Wednesday, May 05, 2021

I went for a healthy salad and ended up with a cherry-dipped ice cream cone as well. Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

Don’t Forget the Ice Cream

Published April 22, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Sure, I went to Three Girls Vegan Downtown’s new outpost tucked into the Water Street shops in Guilford to get the Nani Bowl (super healthy with supergreens, three kinds of nutritious rice, mango, fresh jalapeños, scallions, avocado, toasted coconut, and crushed macadamia nuts, topped with tuna-free tuna salad).

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Jacques Pépin and his daughter Claudine will host a special hour-long Zoom webinar showcasing classic cooking and knife skills on Friday, May 14. Claudine calls this picture, “what really happens when we are in the kitchen.” Photo courtesy of Claudine Pépin

Food Fun with a Father-Daughter Duo

Published April 22, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Madison’s Jacques Pépin and his daughter Claudine are hosting a special hour-long Zoom webinar...

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Petonito’s Pastry and Cupcake Shoppe in East Haven on Saturday, May 1 will introduce Petonito’s Café on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. The Unicorn (Funfetti cake, unicorn ice cream, milk, cotton candy, and whipped cream and sprinkles on top) is one drink being developed for the new café menu. Photo courtesy of Petonito’s

Petonito’s Plans to Open Café

Published April 22, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Petonito’s Pastry and Cupcake Shoppe, 190 Main Street, East Haven plans, on Saturday, May 1, to kick off...

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Olmo in New Haven has launched its Olmo@Home ready-to-eat meal subscription service. Photo courtesy of Olmo

Mix-and-Match Meals from Olmo at Home

Published April 22, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Olmo, 93 Whitney Avenue, New Haven has launched its Olmo@Home ready-to-eat meal subscription service. Customers can choose weekly or on-demand prepared meals for pick-up or, within a 15-minute radius, delivery, of dinner, breakfast, along with options for dessert, beer, wine, and grocery items.

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While they can look pretty spectacular, making a Pavlova is not that complicated if you leave enough time. Photo by Pem McNerney/ The Source

A Pretty Though Not Perfect Pavlova

Published April 22, 2021 12:01 a.m.

I’ve longtime loved Pavlovas, the feather light meringue concoction that, when made properly, surrounds a slightly chewy marshmallow-y center.

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Corn dogs with mustard and chipotle aioli are on the happy hour menu at Geronimo in 

New Haven. Photo courtesy of Geronimo

Cheese Fries, Carnitas, and Corn Dogs

Published April 08, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Geronimo Tequila Bar and Southwest Grill, 271 Crown Street, New Haven has a new happy hour menu, offered Monday...

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The movie Gunda is being offered, along with discounts are area vegan restaurants, as part of VegFest. Photo courtesy of VegFest

A VegFest Movie and Dinner

Published April 08, 2021 12:01 a.m.

VegFest, a Massachusetts-based non-profit that promotes plant-based living throughout New England, is offering a...

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Shoreline Vine in Madison is offering an alternative to the same old, same old shake-and-bake bread crumbs. Photo courtesy of Shoreline Vine

Going Nuts

Published April 08, 2021 12:01 a.m.

If you’re tired of the same old shake-and-bake bread crumbs, considering visiting Shoreline Vine, 724 Boston...

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The Goodwin Hotel is offering an evening on The Titanic, but with a happier ending. Photo courtesy of The Goodwin Hotel

Like the Titanic, But with a Much Happier Ending

Published April 08, 2021 12:01 a.m.

If you’re antsy to take a trip out of town, but still aren’t sure about taking a flight, consider Room ...

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The Cherry Blossom at One World Roasters in East Haven Photo courtesy of One World Roasters

Cherry Blossoms Now and Soon

Published April 08, 2021 12:01 a.m.

While the Cherry Blossom Festival in New Haven’s historic Wooster Square has once again been canceled this...

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Peter Loden of Walker Loden in Madison has figured out a way to help and give back, with the help of others in the community. He set up and is managing a food pantry out back of his store, and keeps any surplus in a cabinet inside his shop, so he can stock it back up when supplies get low. 

Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

Share, and Share Alike

Published April 08, 2021 12:01 a.m.

If you’re lucky enough to take advantage of all the amazing food we write about on this page, then you, too,...

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Marc Deaton’s Seafood Medley is a great way to celebrate al fresco on a moonlit evening in the spring.

Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

Light, Bright, Perfect for Spring

Published April 08, 2021 12:01 a.m.

On a nearly perfect spring night recently the sun took a bow with a gorgeous sunset, letting the Worm moon take center stage against a foggy backdrop, while Marc, John, Wayne, and I celebrated my friend Deb’s birthday with an al fresco backyard feast.

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From tacos to a noodle bar, the Essex Public Market & Food Hall features a wide variety of food, and it now has a tent going up to make outdoor dining easier. Photo courtesy of Essex Public Market & Food Hall

The Tents Are Going Up at Essex Public Market and Food Hall

Published March 25, 2021 12:01 a.m.

The tents are going up and outdoor dining is back at the Essex Public Market & Food Hall, 30 Main Street, Centerbrook.

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We missed you. Photo courtesy of Lobster Landing

Save the Date: April 15

Published March 25, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Lobster Landing, 152 Commerce Street, Clinton has announced it’s opening day: Thursday, April 15. Get ready...

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Grano Arso in Chester has added to its menu seared salmon with mussels and more. Photo courtesy of Grano Arso

Night Out on the Town: Chester

Published March 25, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Planning ahead for my next night out on the town, I think the First Fridays in Chester provide a perfect opportunity ...

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The Fire on the Mountain nachos at Salsa Fresca in New Haven feature queso, ground beef, jalepenos, tomatoes, cilantro, sour cream, guac, and salsa. 

Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

Night Out on the Town: New Haven

Published March 25, 2021 12:01 a.m.

On a recent night out on the town in New Haven, we figured why go to one restaurant when we can to three. We started ...

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The Dairy Queen in Old Saybrook is open again, a sure sign of spring. Photo courtesy of Dairy Queen, Old Saybrook

Another Sign of Spring

Published March 25, 2021 12:01 a.m.

In yet another sign of spring, the Dairy Queen at 1370 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook is open for the season. Spring ...

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Before blending the ingredients to make asparagus soup, trim the tops to use as a garnish. Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

Celebrating Spring with Asparagus

Published March 25, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Some meteorologists say we’ll continue to have bouts of winter-like weather for the rest of this month, and maybe even into April, which will surprise no one who has lived in Connecticut for any period of time.

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Mohamed Hafez says his Pistachio Café in New Haven will transport people from Connecticut to the Mediterranean coast. 

Photo courtesy of Winter Caplanson, Connecticut Food and Farm

A Visit to the Mediterranean, A Short Drive Away

Published March 11, 2021 12:01 a.m.

When Mohamad Hafez, an artist, found his exhibitions on hold due to the pandemic, he banded together with some...

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The Black Seal is back and offering long-time customer favorites, including this French onion soup. Photo courtesy of The Black Seal

Welcome Back, Black Seal

Published March 11, 2021 12:01 a.m.

The Black Seal, the landmark pub and restaurant at 15 C Main Street, Essex closed in January of last year after a...

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The Camacho Garage guacamole family now has five members. Photo courtesy of Camacho Garage

Why Have One When You Can Have Five?

Published March 11, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Camacho Garage, 36 Fountain Street, in the Westville neighborhood of New Haven, has added to its menu yet another reason to visit.

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Ed Brunt tried Back for More BBQ Sauce at Shoreline Vine and he says, yes, he will be back for more. Photo courtesy of Ed Brunt

He’ll Be Back

Published March 11, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Ed Brunt of Madison recently purchased some barbecue sauce at Shoreline Vine, 724 Boston Post Road (in the alley...

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Don Papa Rum is now being sold in Connecticut and its website offers a variety of recipes. 

Photo courtesy of Don Papa Rum

Vanilla, Honey, Candied Fruit on the Rocks

Published March 11, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Candid Wine & Spirits, 494-500 Washington Street, North Haven is one of the first liquor stores in Connecticut...

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Using a poblano pepper as a little boat can transform plain eggs and ham into a delicious meal. Photo courtesy of Jacque Pépin Foundation

Some Clever Eggs and A Way to Help Others from Jacques Pépin

Published March 11, 2021 12:01 a.m.

If you’re a member of the Jacques Pépin Foundation, like I am, we are in luck! Volume 2 of the video cookbook launched March 9 and it’s included in our subscription.

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Are you tired of all the baked feta posts on social media? Too bad for you, it’s likely here to stay. Here is baked feta with tomatoes over pasta made by my daughter’s friend Jacqueline. Photo by Jacqueline Rigney

Stop Baking Feta?

Published Feb. 25, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Yeah, Sorry, This One Is Here To Stay

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