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Garlic Breath

Garlic Breath »

By: Karena Garrity

Used worldwide, adding complexity and excitement to bland tastes, garlic is right up there with salt and pepper as a main staple in most pantries.... more

Head on out for dinner…. And BYOB

Head on out for dinner…. And BYOB »

By: Karena Garrity

Pack up your travel cooler with your favorite libations and head out to enjoy, friends, family and outdoor dining at one of the many Connecticut shoreline’s... more

The Wild Mushroom Hunter

The Wild Mushroom Hunter »

By: Sherri Daley

Perhaps your idea of a vacation is a river boat trip up Peruvian Amazon, disembarking to explore the dense rain forests with their towering trees and dripping... more

Handcrafted Cocktails at Alforno’s Trattoria

Handcrafted Cocktails at Alforno’s Trattoria »

By: Staff

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Mexican Marvels at Milagro Café in Stonington

Mexican Marvels at Milagro Café in Stonington »

By: Staff

Celebrating ten years in business, Stonington’s Milagro Café is a quaint Mexican eatery with authentic roots. Owner Martin Zavala hails from Mexico... more

Best Baker in America

Best Baker in America »

By: Karena Garrity

Eighty-one layers of hand-rolled dough, coupled with local butter, baked to perfection daily, create the crispy, flaky delicate crust, which gives way to the... more

More than coffee & crepes

More than coffee & crepes »

By: Lindsay Rizza

You can always find time for a cup of coffee on the Connecticut Shoreline. Perhaps a crepe or fabulous lunch entree, too? Located in the iconic Quonset hut on... more

Something’s Brewing in Chester

Something’s Brewing in Chester »

By: Karena Garrity

Look for the bright red door in downtown Chester! When you find it, you’ve found the Little House Brewing Company, which will be opening its symbolic door... more

Kelp Farming: Making Green with Green

Kelp Farming: Making Green with Green »

By: Karena Garrity

Like beautiful, edible ribbons in the sea, brown sugar kelp strands twist and turn gently in the constant movement of the waterways of Long Island Sound. This... more

The Coastal Traveller at Roger Sherman Inn, New Canaan

The Coastal Traveller at Roger Sherman Inn, New Canaan »

By: Staff

Culinary Perfection at New Canaan's Colonial Getaway Off the Merritt Parkway in New Canaan, deeply rooted in New England with global influences, awaits a... more

On the beach eats in Connecticut

On the beach eats in Connecticut »

By: Emily Cahill

You’ll know you are there when your tires hit the sand. “Lenny’s on the Beach,” is not an exaggeration of a name: the restaurant is literally on the... more

Celebrate your lager, stout, wheat beer or pale ale.

Celebrate your lager, stout, wheat beer or pale ale. »

By: Lindsay Rizza

One of the world’s oldest prepared beverages, beer dates back to 9500 BC when cereal was first farmed.  Recorded in history of ancient Iraq and Egypt. Beer... more

Best of 2018 Coastal Connecticut Pubs – Penny Lane Pub a Modest Overhaul

Best of 2018 Coastal Connecticut Pubs – Penny Lane Pub a Modest Overhaul »

By: Rob Marchese

It’s remarkable what new ownership can do to transform a restaurant.  Aside from the possible facelift or change of menu, it can infuse an entirely new... more

Best of 2018 Coastal Connecticut Desserts – That’s Dagmar’s Desserts

Best of 2018 Coastal Connecticut Desserts – That’s Dagmar’s Desserts »

By: Melissa Waldron

Dagmar Ratensperger is standing in the back of her store at Dagmar’s Desserts, showing off a gorgeous plum cake that’s fresh out of the oven. Known in... more

Cheers! Best of 2018 Coastal Connecticut Breweries

Cheers! Best of 2018 Coastal Connecticut Breweries »

By: Eric Trumpold

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The Shoreline Vine, a spectacular tasting room showcasing EVOO

The Shoreline Vine, a spectacular tasting room showcasing EVOO »

By: Renée Allen, CSS, CSW, FWS

Nestled in the Key Bank Courtyard just slightly set back from Route 1 in the heart of downtown Madison sits The Shoreline Vine, a spectacular tasting room with... more

A true testament to Bradley and Wall, Madison CT

A true testament to Bradley and Wall, Madison CT »

By: Renée Allen, CSS, CSW, FWS

After owning and operating several restaurants, as well as spending four years abroad in Italy, owners Joe and Maria Conigliaro purchased Bradley and Wall in... more

RJ Café & Bistro is its own destination

RJ Café & Bistro is its own destination »

By: Renée Allen, CSS, CSW, FWS

Tucked in the back of the iconic RJ Julia Bookstore, the RJ Café & Bistro is worthy of being its own destination site. Although housed within the same... more

La Foresta Fit for Any Occasion

La Foresta Fit for Any Occasion »

By: Melissa Waldron

Francesco Lulaj, the owner of La Foresta Restaurant and Wine Bar, is a man in motion, he never stays in one place for too long. “I never stop, I change... more

Cod & Cauliflower at The Essex Restaurant

Cod & Cauliflower at The Essex Restaurant »

By: Jamieson Murphy

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