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April 5, 2020
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Helping Small Businesses Who Are Helping Us

Small businesses along the shoreline and in the Connecticut River valley have been hit hard by the current crisis,...

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Fromage also has instituted delivery and curbside delivery options for the wide array of foods and cheeses they have available. Photo courtesy of Fromage

Delivery, Curbside Pickup From Fromage

If you live in Old Saybrook, Essex, Old Lyme, Westbrook, Clinton, Deep River, or Chester, Fromage Fine Foods &...

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Like many other small business owners, the owner of The Essex Market wanted to know how he could help his customers during this crisis. Photo courtesy of The Essex Market

Essex Market 'is Here to Help'

The Essex Market, 30 Main Street, Centerbrook, on March 18 posted this message: “If you have any struggles at ...

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You can get sandwiches to go from Madison Cheese Shop, and you can opt for curbside pickup with pay over the phone. Photo courtesy of Madison Cheese Shop

Sandwiches, Hot and Cold, and More at Madison Cheese

In Madison, Madison Cheese Shop & Café, 119 Samson Rock Drive, Madison, is taking orders over the phone...

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Liuzzi is among many local businesses doing their best to stay open during this crisis. They ask that customers stay home if they are unwell, wash hands frequently, and consider their new delivery/curbside service when it goes into effect. Photo courtesy of Liuzzi

Keeping it Clean and Safe at Liuzzi

Liuzzi Gourmet Food Market, 322 State Street, North Haven, says it will remain open until the state mandates...

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At Cheese Shop of Centerbrook, Paul, the owner has changed the layout of the shop and his purchasing to make sure he has what his customers need. Photo courtesy of Cheese Shop of Centerbrook

More Pot Pies, Meals at Cheese Shop of Centerbrook

At Cheese Shop of Centerbrook, 33 Main Street, Centerbrook, Paul, the owner, is like many other small business...

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A mashed potato apizza is just one example of food that can be shipped from Three Girls Vegan Creamery, which has lowered its local shipping fees. Photo courtesy of Three Girls Vegan Creamery

Three Girls Cut Local Shipping Fees

Three Girls Vegan Creamery in Guilford has closed its storefront to focus all of its efforts on shipping locally and ...

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Chef Wynter Piekarz of Wynter’s Whisk, an online gourmet meal delivery service, says salads and soups are a great way to stay healthy. Photo courtesy of Wynter Piekarz

Combating Feelings of Powerlessness, One Meal at a Time

Opening a new small business is always a nerve-wracking endeavor. But Chef Wynter Piekarz, who lives in Madison,...

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Ready for lunch? Jersey Mike’s locations in Branford and Guilford will donate all proceeds to Take a Vet Fishing on Wednesday, March 25. Photo courtesy of Jersey Mike’s

Take a Vet Fishing With Jersey Mike’s

Jersey Mike’s, the sub shop with locations in Guilford and Branford, is celebrating a Month of Giving in...

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An Armload of Books from Dorie

When Dorie Greenspan, the renowned, award-winning cookbook author, is not at home in Westbrook, she often is at her...

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Hidden Kitchen’s eggs Florentine comes with three poached eggs, and with a side of crispy and light hash browns. Photo courtesy of Hidden Kitchen

Lucky North Branford

I miss Hidden Kitchen. It used to have a location in Guilford, until it closed up in 2015. Grace Jeromski, our news...

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When J. Horton’s Spirited Salt meets Madison Cheese’s lavender honey and Red Hawk triple cream, something delicious happens. Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

A Fortuitous Meeting

The other day, while I was indulging in my cheese addiction during a trip to Madison Cheese Shop, in walks Rebecca....

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Happy hours, live country music, craft beers, ribs, and line dancing are on the menu at Dead Eye Rosie’s Country Bar and Dance, according to the new bar’s website. File photo

Coming This Spring: Dead Eye Rosie’s

If you love to drink, dance, and eat grub pub, have we got some good news for you. Dead Eye Rosie’s Country...

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Salmon with a butter, mustard, and honey sauce is delicious on its own. And it can be served with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, and Ponzu sauce on the side to make it extra delicious. File photo

Layers of Flavor Thanks to ‘Caramel’s Hipster Twin Sister’

If you’ve been keeping an eye on the circulars stuffed in our newspapers, you may have noticed all the...

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Hu Kitchen’s chocolates are organic, vegan, paleo, gluten free, and, nontheless, delicious. Photo courtesy of Hu Kitchen

Love at First Bite

When Peter Sonenstein saw Hu Kitchen’s Hazelnut Butter Dark Chocolate bar, he wondered if it might be a bit,...

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At a recent Short Beach Neighbor Night at Rosso Vino, the joint was hopping. Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

A Great Way to Start the Week

It had been a while since my neighbors from Madison and I visited Rosso Vino, 130 Shore Drive, Branford on Short...

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Cuisine from Himalaya Café, shown here, and from Grano Arso in Chester will be featured at Weekend Kitchen. Photo courtesy of Himalaya Café

Area Chefs Featured at Weekend Kitchen

If you love the Himalaya Cafe in Old Saybrook or Grano Arso in Chester, you’ll be happy to hear that Weekend...

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Madison Cheese Shop’s new raclette menu features raclette or cheddar cheese, along with a wide range of accoutrement and sides. Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

Personal, Tabletop Raclette

Madison Cheese Shop, 119 Samson Rock Drive, Madison, is now offering a raclette menu that includes your choice of...

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Special deals from Guilford restaurants will be offered during Guilford Restaurant Week, Thursday, March 5 to Wednesday, March 11. Photo courtesy of Meagan Seacor, Chapter One

A Special Week in Guilford

Guilford, home to many great restaurants, for the first time in nine years is celebrating restaurant week from...

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J. Kenji López-Alt’s green chili chicken calls for tomatillos, poblanos, Anaheim or Cubanelles, and Serrano or jalapeños. I found a good supply of all of them at my local Stop & Shop.

Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

When the Boss is Right

Brian Boyd, the editor here at Shore Publishing, recently recommended a recipe for green chili with chicken....

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Liv’s winter menu includes some new items and some old favorites. Photo courtesy of Liv’s

New Winter Menu at Liv’s

Liv’s Oyster Bar, 166 Main Street, Old Saybrook has launched its winter menu. The menu, which features some...

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Photo courtesy of Hen & Heifer

Last Minute Valentine Ideas

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 14. Some of you have planned ahead. And some have not. For those...

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G-Zen was named one of the top vegan restaurants in the country by Food Network. 

Photo courtesy of Food Network

G-Zen Named One of the Best

Congrats to G-Zen, 2 East Main Street, Branford for being named one of the top vegan restaurants in the country by...

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Carlson’s Landing in Essex is offering a Sunday brunch. Photo courtesy of Carlson’s Landing

Brunch on the River

Carlson’s Landing, 63 Main Street, Essex has added Sunday brunch, from 11;30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kicking off in...

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This Walking Taco is, in fact, all that and a bag of chips. Photo courtesy of Lillie’s Q

A Bottle of Barbeque Sauce and a Good Excuse for a Party

While waiting for my lunchmates on a recent trip to The Marketplace at Guilford Food Center, I browsed the shelves...

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