Friday, January 15, 2021

The great food and friendly service at Alforno will be back soon. At least we sure hope so. Photo courtesy of Alforno

See You Soon, Alforno?

Published Jan. 14, 2021 12:01 a.m.

Alforno Trattoria • Bar • Pizza in Old Saybrook, after having to close briefly due to team member...

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At Savour Café and Bakery, the new strawberry panna cotta is one of many reasons to smile. Photo courtesy of Savour

A New Year’s Resolution: More Sweets

Published Jan. 14, 2021 12:01 a.m.

If you’re like me, you may have gotten all excited for the New Year, only to realize on Jan. 2 that none of our big problems have really changed, except maybe to get worse.

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CitySeed’s winter farmers market is open. Many vendors offer the option to pre-order. Photo courtesy of CitySeed

Farmers Market Opens Up

Published Jan. 14, 2021 12:01 a.m.

CitySeed’s Winter Farmers Market has started up again! The market is held at Conte West Hills Middle School,...

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A lemon vanilla cake with blueberry lemon buttercream? Yes to that. The new bakery by Three Girls Vegan Creamery is due to open nearby the existing restaurant at 645 Boston Post Road in Guilford. And we hope it’s soon! 

Photo courtesy of Three Girls Vegan Creamery

Three Girls Bake

Published Jan. 14, 2021 12:01 a.m.

If you love Three Girls Vegan Creamery in Guilford as much as I do, and as much as its many fans do, you will be...

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You can order premade grab-and-go meals, or get dishes and pizzas made exactly to order at La Marea. 

Photo courtesy of La Marea

What’s the Best Way to Learn Italian?

Published Jan. 14, 2021 12:01 a.m.

According to the folks at La Marea, 732 Middlesex Turnpike, Old Saybrook, the best way to learn Italian is one bite...

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Creamed spinach is great for breakfast, and goes well with a nice piece of steak for a hearty lunch or dinner. Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

Spinach, Fancy and Simple

Published Jan. 14, 2021 12:01 a.m.

While I’m not a huge fan of spinach, when my daughter suggested over the recent holiday that we make creamed spinach, it sounded like a good idea.

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The Bring Your Own Blanket campaign urges people to bundle up and eat outside on a sunny day.

Photo courtesy of R.J. Café

A Wish for the New Year

Published Dec. 30, 2020 11:40 a.m.

If you’re not comfortable eating inside, look for a sunny day, call your buddies, bundle up, bring your blanket, and get together for an impromptu meal outside. Get food delivered. Get take out.

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Instead of making one big tart, we made little ones so that it was easier to share them with friends and neighbors.

Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

A First Destined to Become a Tradition

Published Dec. 30, 2020 11:40 a.m.

This year, for the holidays, we tried a lot of new recipes rather than sticking with our traditional favorites.

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A remote cheese tasting can be simple or extravagant. You can do the work for your guests or let them take part in selecting and provisioning. And you’re contributing to a worthy cause and supporting local cheesemongers. Photo courtesy of Priscilla Martel

How to Host a Cheese Tasting

Published Dec. 24, 2020 12:01 a.m.

What Better Way To Celebrate The New Year Than With Friends and Great Food?

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The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries Benefit is streaming on YouTube, and donations are being accepted to help a dramatically increased number of families in need all across the shoreline. Photo courtesy of The Gowrie Group/Wyeth Architects

Concert to Benefit Shoreline Soup Kitchens in Time of Great Need

Published Dec. 17, 2020 12:01 a.m.

The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries (SSKP) Benefit Concert: The Chester Meeting House Sessions is now streaming on YouTube. The concert is a production of AcousticMusic.Org, a specialty guitar shop in Guilford, and Wyeth Architects llc of Chester.

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Ballou’s in Guilford is offering a new winter family meal takeout menu, and is planning a new outdoor pavilion. Photo courtesy of Ballou’s

Planning for Winter and Spring

Published Dec. 17, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Ballou’s Restaurant & Wine Bar, 51 Whitfield Street, Guilford is among the many shoreline restaurants...

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Turkey pot pie with carrots, celery, onions, peas, green beans, and fresh herbs; pot roast and short rib pot pie with red wine and beef broth; and a spicy Southwestern chicken tender pot pie with chorizo sausage, jalapeños, and a creamy chicken broth are on the takeout menu at The Blue Hound in Ivoryton. Photo courtesy of The Blue Hound

Homestyle Winter Pot Pies from The Blue Hound

Published Dec. 17, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Craving some home cooked goodness? Check out the homestyle winter pot pies from The Blue Hound Cookery & Taproom,...

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To help get you through the holiday madness, La Marea Ristorante in Old Saybrook is offering house made biscotti with a side of Irish cream. Photo courtesy of La Marea

Made With Love

Published Dec. 17, 2020 12:01 a.m.

At La Marea Ristorante, 732 Middlesex Turnpike, Old Saybrook, folks there are now offering their house-made Cantucci ...

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Green Leaf’s menu features a variety of food, including soups. On a recent week, they were offering pumpkin and apple soup, tomato soup, and aash, a delicious, thick soup commonly made in Iran and Azerbaijan. Photo courtesy of Green Leaf

Persian Food, Delicious and Delivered

Published Dec. 17, 2020 12:01 a.m.

I became enamored of the Persian cuisine of Green Leaf while getting food at last year’s winter’s farmers market in New Haven.

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Want to add something special to that hot cider? Consider Tuaca. Or Crown Royal Salted Caramel. Or both, and try one after the other. 

Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

Apres-Game Hot Cider, Two Ways

Published Dec. 17, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Platform tennis is kind of like regular tennis, only the court is smaller, the racket is different, the ball is soft and spongy, and the game is very social.

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If you’re looking to fuel a creative binge, or if you need something to tide you over for a nice nap on the couch, this cranberry bread will do. Carly Callahan of Seaview Productions recommends dousing it with an sugary, orange glaze right out of the oven. Photo courtesy of Carly Callahan

Who Needs Sleep When You Can Eat?

Published Dec. 17, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Seaview’s Newest Creative Endeavor, a Benefit for The Actors Fund, Fueled by Sugar/Carb Combo

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Geronimo Tequila Bar and Southwest Grill in New Haven is offering a new slate of lunch specials, and a “happiest hour” menu.

Photo courtesy of Geronimo

The Happiest of Happy Hours

Published Dec. 03, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Geronimo Tequila Bar and Southwest Grill, 271 Crown Street, New Haven has launched a new lunch special, available...

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A celebration outside around the fire pit, with a possible appearance by Santa Claus, is being offered by Madison Beach Hotel, free and open to all. Photo courtesy of Madison Beach Hotel

Fire and Ice, and Hot Cocoa, On the Beach

Published Dec. 03, 2020 12:01 a.m.

On Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 5 and 6, Madison Beach Hotel, 94 West Wharf Road, Madison, will be offering Fire and...

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Pacifico is known for its creative cocktail culture and specialties like crispy oysters over plantain mash topped with a saffron-mojito sauce. Photo courtesy of Pacifico

Room for One More

Published Dec. 03, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Moe Gad, the owner of Pacifico, 220 College Street, New Haven and his partner Executive Chef Rafael Palomino are...

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Raina Spaziana working the kettle. 

Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

Kettle Korn, All Year

Published Dec. 03, 2020 12:01 a.m.

One of my favorite things about our local farmers market, which has now closed for the season, was the salty-sweet...

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This stew is delicious, easy to make, and has sort of an “I’m on vacation” vibe. Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

Take Me To The Islands

Published Dec. 03, 2020 12:01 a.m.

This is a Dish That Will Truly Transport You

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The Pica Chica Tacos truck is parked in front of Chow Food and Beverage Co. in Clinton—the perfect excuse to make it taco AND pizza night. Photo by Brian Boyd/The Source

Pica Chica Heats Up Food Scene

Published Dec. 03, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Those in the know in Clinton have waited years for this news: Texas transplant Mari Lee is bringing her authentic...

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