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July 2, 2020
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Brazzas on East Main Street in East Haven offers all the best of Latin American and Mediterranean cuisines. Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

Pulled in by the Nose

Do you ever walk by a restaurant and it just pulls you in by the nose, it just smells so good? That happened to me...

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This farmsicle is a cool combination of strawberry, rhubarb, and sweet cream. Photo courtesy of Deep River Farms

Farmsicles, a Coffee Bar, and Lots of Fun

Deep River Farms, 362 West Elm Street, Deep River, has rolled out a series of farmsicles (farm-made popsicles), the...

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Dead Eye Rosie’s, which bills itself as a country restaurant, saloon, and dance hall, is now open on the Boston Post Road in Westbrook.

Photo courtesy of Dead Eye Rosie’s

Welcome Dead Eye Rosie’s!

It takes a lot of courage to open a restaurant any time, and particularly so during a pandemic. And so a special...

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At the Tea Kettle in Old Saybrook, chicken and waffles are offered with a side of maple butter and sprinkled with powdered sugar. Photo courtesy of the Tea Kettle

A Little Down South in Old Saybrook

I had chicken and waffles for the first time while traveling once, and have been craving them ever since....

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Candy Works at the Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets is offering red, white, and blue goodies, just in time for Fourth of July picnics. Photo courtesy of Candy Works

Red, White, and Blue Ready for the Fourth of July

Candy Works, at the Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets, 20 Killingworth Turnpike, Clinton, is open and ready for the...

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The Rosewater Basil Tea from Pinky Up at the Little Station Shop has tulsi, coconut, lemon verbena, rose petals, chamomile, lemon myrtle, and other flavorings. Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

Time for (Ice) Tea

I was out doing some recreational shopping recently, looking for some fun stuff that wouldn’t bust my budget, ...

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Summer Hill Catering’s almond flour chocolate chip cookies are perfect with some milk for an afternoon pick-you-up. Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

More Cookies!

I’ve been a regular at the Madison Farmers Market and one of my first stops is always Summer Hill Catering....

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What’s better than a lobster roll surfside, with a spiked seltzer? Not much, if anything. Photo courtesy of the Owenego Inn and Beach Club

Hanging Out at the O

The Hungry Dog at the Owenego Inn and Beach Club, 40 Linden Avenue, Branford is now serving casual summer fare...

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Le Petit Cafe on Montowese street in Branford, a great place for fine dining and celebrations, has opened its doors with a new menu. Photo courtesy of Le Petit Cafe

Chef Roy Opens the Doors

Le Petit Café, 225 Montowese Street, Branford, is one of my all time favorite places to eat and celebrate, and...

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Papa’s Wings & Seafood, on Main Street in East Haven, opened recently and quickly became a favorite for its wings, po’ boys, and other menu items. Photo courtesy of Papa’s Wings & Seafood

Welcome Papa’s Wings & Seafood

Welcome to East Haven, Papa’s Wings & Seafood! After opening at 420 Main Street in early June, it quickly ...

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Good for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or an afternoon snack, a quiche is also a great way to use those farm fresh eggs and some of those greens that are wonderfully abundant this time of year. Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

A Great Way to Use Those Greens

As we move deeper into the farmers market and farm stand season, I find I am returning to one of my favorite dishes...

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Camille Ackermann appreciates the hard work of the frontline workers at Big Y, and makes it a point to say so. Photo courtesy of Camille Ackermann

To Steve, Leslie, Robert, Patti-Ann, Philip, Stacey, John: Thank You!

Camille Ackermann loves to cook, but recently has tried to limit her shopping trips and to stick to her favorite...

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Shoreline Diner’s motto is “a place for everyone,” and the breadth of its menu reflects that. 

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The Place for Everyone

Shoreline Diner, 345 Boston Post Road, Guilford is open again! It first reopened late last month for delivery only,...

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Love lobster? Have it your way at Little Pub in Old Saybrook. Photo courtesy of Little Pub

Less Arguing, More Eating

There are few things more hotly debated than lobster rolls. Hot lobster roll with butter? Or chilled lobster roll...

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Latin Night has arrived in Guilford. 

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Latin Night in Guilford

Latin Night is coming to Guilford! The Guilford Coffee House recently offered its first Latin Night take-out, which...

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Café Routier is celebrating its 15th anniversary. Photo courtesy of Café Routier

Congrats to Café Routier!

Congratulations to Café Routier, 1353 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary....

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Homemade ginger ale is easy to make, delicious, and a bit more healthy than what you might find at the market. Some versions call for just a ginger-sugar syrup and seltzer. Others also include lemon juice and yeast, giving it more of a tang. Ginger ale is one of the recipes being offered during a Zoom session being sponsored by the East Haven Library, free and open to all. Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

‘Feelin’ Alone-a Because of Corona?’

When I was feeling sick earlier this year, and wasn’t able to get tested for COVID-19 because tests were not...

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The open flag will be flying soon above Lobster Landing. The owners are asking that we be patient while they work out their new takeout service. Photo courtesy of Lobster Landing

Lobster Down by the Water

It’s lobster roll season and I could not be any happier about that. Lobster stands are starting to open...

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True Bikram offers freshly pressed juices. Photo courtesy of True Bikram

Getting Juiced

If you’re looking for something healthy and delicious that also promises to boost your immune system, True...

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Frank Andrews’ pizza is available by pre-order. Photo courtesy of Frank Andrews Mobile Kitchen

Pizza by Frank

Frank Andrews Mobile Kitchen is well known for its pizza, breads, calzones, and more, having frequented both Clinton ...

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Peach Melba offers the flavors of summer anytime of year and can be made with pantry staples. Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

Peaches and Cream and Raspberries

Having stocked up on some delicious peaches from The Cheese Shop of Centerbrook, I recently used them in one of my...

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All Day Snacks is now delivering arepas, savory and sweet, to New Haven County. 

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Snacks Delivered to Your Door

Of all the good stories coming out of this mess that the pandemic has made of our lives, among my favorites are...

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A simple tomato tartine can turn a piece of bread into a satisfying meal. Photo courtesy of Chabaso Bread

‘With Bread All Sorrows Are Less’

There comes a point in the Miguel de Cervantes’s novel Don Quixote when one of the characters,...

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Fran Durso of Guilford opened the Italian Store earlier this year and stocked it with a wide range of quality Italian goods. Photo by Pem McNerney

A Fun New Italian Store

Fran Durso of Guilford opened his Italian Food Store, 25 Boston Post Road, Madison earlier this year and then the...

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The ambiance has always been part of the charm at the Monkey House, but until we can go back inside, they’re now offering curbside takeaway. Photo courtesy of the Monkey House

Welcome Back!

I was so worried when several of my favorite places to eat closed up after the pandemic hit. Now I’m thrilled ...

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