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Oysters Rockefeller with Chef Colt Taylor at The Essex

Oysters Rockefeller with Chef Colt Taylor at The Essex »

By: Jamieson Murphy

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Cooking Agnolotti with Chef Colt Taylor at The Essex

Cooking Agnolotti with Chef Colt Taylor at The Essex »

By: Jamieson Murphy

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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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Beef Short Rib at The Essex

Beef Short Rib at The Essex »

By: Jamieson Murphy

Beef Short Rib - a play on Chinese Beef and Broccoli Recipe for Four Ingredients: For Braise 4 ea short rib, bone in or 1 piece (2#) chuck flap 2 cup veal... more

Coastal Eats: Hot Scream – The Spicy Ice Cream

Coastal Eats: Hot Scream – The Spicy Ice Cream »

By: Melissa Waldron

Hot Scream was born on a night of watching football and intensely spicy buffalo wings. The idea came when Jeff Russitano, now CEO of HotScream and his friend... more

Colt Taylor – A Flavor Profile of a Chef

Colt Taylor – A Flavor Profile of a Chef »

By: Melissa Waldron

On a busy night at The Essex, if you can find a seat at the bar, otherwise known as the Distillery, you will have a front row view of all that is happening in... more

Before Shucking Was Cool

Before Shucking Was Cool »

By: Renée Allen, CSS, CSW, FWS

The internet is replete with “Best of” and “Top 10” lists for everything under the sun – wineries, restaurants, cocktails, views, albums, dog... more

Against the Tide: Michel Boissy – RIPE Here in New Haven

Against the Tide: Michel Boissy – RIPE Here in New Haven »

By: Rob Marchese

Back in 2009 when Michel Boissy and his partner at the time conceived the idea for RIPE, his flourishing Cold-Pressed, High Pressure Craft Juicery out of New... more

Guilford Mooring Finds New Life After a Total Reboot

Guilford Mooring Finds New Life After a Total Reboot »

By: Rob Marchese

The Guilford Mooring might be barely recognizable these days.  Yes, it’s still situated in the same stunning location, adjacent to the Guilford Marina, just... more

Hibiscus Mimosas: A Refreshing End of Summer Cocktail

Hibiscus Mimosas: A Refreshing End of Summer Cocktail »

By: Staff

Hibiscus Mimosas from The Spice & Tea Exchange; a refreshing, elegant cocktail perfect for brunch. This sparkling cocktail is loaded with bubbly... more

Thinking, and Drinking, Big at La Foresta

Thinking, and Drinking, Big at La Foresta »

By: Renée Allen, CSS, CSW, FWS

There are some people in life who just think bigger than others. For these people, things are both envisioned and executed on a grander scale. Franceso Lulaj,... more

Atlantic Seafood Is One Stop Shopping for Seafood Lovers

Atlantic Seafood Is One Stop Shopping for Seafood Lovers »

By: Rob Marchese

Lisa Feinman, owner of Old Saybrook’s Atlantic Seafood, never had dreams of cornering the shoreline’s market on fresh seafood. Like perhaps many small... more

Coastal Eats: Slow Cooker Smokehouse Ribs

Coastal Eats: Slow Cooker Smokehouse Ribs »

By: Staff

Coastal Eats: Slow Cooker Smokehouse Ribs from The Spice and Tea Exchange® Guilford & Mystic. Smokehouse Rub adds the essences of a traditional Midwest... more

Delightful Delicious Abby’s Place in Essex CT

Delightful Delicious Abby’s Place in Essex CT »

By: Rob Marchese

Abby Miner realized a lifelong dream by establishing herself as a top caterer in Essex, Connecticut over the course of 15 years. And she had another dream: to... more

Andrea Tore, Certified Holistic Health Counselor

Andrea Tore, Certified Holistic Health Counselor »

By: Sherri Daley

Andrea Tore of Madison, Connecticut bills herself as a personal chef, but she’s much more than that. Dietician, health counselor, teacher, coach, best... more

Coastal Eats Deviled Eggs with Shrimp

Coastal Eats Deviled Eggs with Shrimp »

By: Staff

Coastal Eats: Deviled Eggs with Shrimp Herbs, barbecue flavors, and chile-packed heat transform savory deviled eggs into a world of flavors. Enjoy Coastal... more

Weekend Kitchen and the Amazing Nancy Kirkiles-Smith

Weekend Kitchen and the Amazing Nancy Kirkiles-Smith »

By: Sherri Daley

Picture this: your workplace is a laboratory, researching an area of intense scientific interest—the behavior of the endothelial cells in our blood vessels,... more

A ‘super food’ smoothie

A ‘super food’ smoothie »

By: Staff

A fabulous tasting and healthy ‘super food' smoothie to get the day started right! Here’s the recipe from Biologic+ Juice Cafe and She Paused Fitness... more

Spring Mixology 101

Spring Mixology 101 »

By: Lindsay Rizza

For many of us, changes in season are just better with cocktails. If that's you, here's some good advice: find an expert and learn how to make a proper drink.... more