August 8, 2020
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Colt Taylor’s lobster roll has garnered acclaim from near and far, and now is offered as part of a Boater’s Special from The Essex Market. 

Photo courtesy of The Essex Market

Boat Optional

The Essex Market, 30 Main Street, Centerbrook is offering a Boater’s Kit through Labor Day. The summer...

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Haven Hot Chicken, scheduled to open in the fall as a takeout and delivery only restaurant, offers five levels of heat for their chicken. Photo courtesy of Haven Hot Chicken

Get Ready for Some Hot Fun This Fall

After months and months of pop-ups, social media giveaways, and curbside pickups, Haven Hot Chicken is building a...

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Jacques Pépin, on a series of videos being offered on Facebook, makes dishes, many of them simple and using ingredients on hand. Photo courtesy of Jacques Pépin

Simple Sandwiches

One of the highlights of Facebook are the videos featuring Madison’s Jacques Pépin, the world-renowned...

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Indian River Shellfish on the Madison/Clinton town line is home to millions of oysters, being carefully tended before being sold. Photo courtesy of Indian River Shellfish

Aiming for ‘The Best Oysters Possible’

I’ve been hearing great things from customers of Indian River Shellfish at 178 Cottage Road, Madison, right...

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Carlson’s Landing on Main Street in Essex is back with outdoor deck and tent seating, and safe space dining. Photo courtesy of Carlson’s Landing

Welcome Back, Carlson’s Landing!

Carlson’s Landing, 62 Main Street, Essex is back with outdoor deck and tent seating and what it is calling...

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Farewell to the Cupcake Truck. You will be missed. But thank goodness we can still get the cupcakes, and more, from the East Haven location of Sugar Bakery. Photo courtesy of Sugar Bakery

Farewell, Cupcake Truck

Sugar Bakery in East Haven recently announced that it no longer will be operating its Cupcake Trucks, which have...

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Alforno has lots of space, outside but with some protection from the elements, to serve its delicious fare. Photo courtesy of Alforno

Alforno Outside

Alforno Trattoria, 1654 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, has set up seating for 75 guests for lunch and dinner...

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Basta is one of several restaurants celebrating New Haven Summer Sundays. 

Photo courtesy of Basta

A Pasta Trio and Plenty of Space

A recent post on Facebook by Basta Trattoria, 1006 Chapel Street, New Haven, definitely spoke to me. “If the...

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High George offers outdoor dining on the rooftop. Photo courtesy of High George

Up on the Roof

Some friends of mine wanted someplace really special to celebrate their wedding anniversary and asked around, and...

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Cute. Sweet. Italian Rainbow is one of the flavors of the month at Sugar Bakery. Photo courtesy of Sugar Bakery

Now, That’s Italian

You know if ever you have a craving for one of those cutie little Italian rainbow cookies that looks like the...

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Chinese broccoli is great for breakfast with a hard boiled egg, or for lunch or dinner with some roasted chicken.

Photo by Pem McNerney/The Source

More Fun at Farmer’s Markets

I was in line to pick up an order from the Four Root Farm booth at my local farmers market recently when I spotted...

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River Tavern and its sister restaurant, OTTO, are teaming up to offer dining under the tent. Photo courtesy of River Tavern

Dining Under the Tent, or Under the Stars

River Tavern, 23 Main Street, Chester and OTTO, its sister restaurant at 69 Main Street, Chester, have teamed up to...

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Moxie is back with a new chef, a new menu, and outdoor dining. Photo courtesy of Moxie

Welcome, Chef Anton!

Moxie, 52 Wall Street, Madison opened back up to the public with a new chef, a new menu, and outdoor dining, along...

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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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