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Russet Woods and Apple Wine

Russet Woods and Apple Wine »

By: Renée Allen, CSS, CSW, FWS

Autumn in Connecticut brings hearty new vintages Ask any New Englander what they love about living here and chances are they will tell you it is the change... more

Eating Connecticut Grown Just Got Real

Eating Connecticut Grown Just Got Real »

By: Denis Jakuc

It’s nice to talk about farm-to-table eating along the shoreline and in neighboring communities, but how do we really know that “local” fruits,... more

Al Fresco Style

Al Fresco Style »

By: Leslie Singer

Coastline shops hold surprises for every al fresco host Photography by Susie Cushner. Stylist, Diana Hartman Gathering with friends and lingering for... more

The Coastal Traveler – Trump Central Park

The Coastal Traveler – Trump Central Park »

By: Owen McDonald

Trump Central Park, New York City Towering over Manhattan’s Columbus Circle is Gaetano Russo’s 1892 statue of Christopher Columbus. He’s a... more

Grilled Fruit

Grilled Fruit »

By: Chef Ron Hook

// Never thought of grilling fruit? No idea how to do it? Have no fear. Our resident chef shows you just how easy it is to grill up a summer snack that's... more

Against the Tide: Brett Elliott

Against the Tide: Brett Elliott »

By: Owen McDonald

Brett Elliott makes theater happen. He parlayed a gig managing his high school’s new auditorium at 18 into a theater degree from Michigan’s Saginaw Valley... more

The Coastal Traveller; Saybrook Point Inn

The Coastal Traveller; Saybrook Point Inn »

By: Owen McDonald

The quest for a sublime equidistant getaway is quite real in American life, and surprisingly common. Those whose lives are half in Boston and half in New York... more

Coastal Cooking: Lobster Ceviche

Coastal Cooking: Lobster Ceviche »

By: Chef Ron Hook

A delicious recipe for lobster ceviche. Watch the video above for instructions; see below for your grocery list. Enjoy! Ingredients 2 1-1/2 lb lobsters,... more

The CSA Kitchen: Organic Cooking

The CSA Kitchen: Organic Cooking »

By: Karena Garrity

Community Support Agriculture (CSA) produce adds another dimension of flavor when cooking. If you’re fortunate enough to get some CSA items, try these great... more

Indochine Chef Secrets

Indochine Chef Secrets »

By: Staff

Our friends at The Good Elephant Cafe in Chester have revealed their secret for making the most delicious Vietnamese spring rolls on the planet. And while... more

A Piper at the Gates of Yale

A Piper at the Gates of Yale »

By: Sherri Daley

Ah, the enchanting sounds of the shoreline: seagulls, the soporific cadence of the waves, clanking halyards, the breathless melody of bagpipes. It’s all so... more

Well, Well: Shoreline Epicures Aid Uganda With WELLfed

Well, Well: Shoreline Epicures Aid Uganda With WELLfed »

By: Lindsay Rizza

WELLfed, an upscale shoreline charity dinner party that builds fresh water wells for impoverished Ugandan villages, is in the process of becoming a standalone... more

Wheels of Controversy: Food Trucks Square Off

Wheels of Controversy: Food Trucks Square Off »

By: Leslie Singer

Food trucks have proliferated in Madison, CT—and everywhere else. But is this a boon to small business or a community eyesore? People are divided. We took to... more

The Secret Lives of Salad Ingredients

The Secret Lives of Salad Ingredients »

By: Staff

  We all know that eating salad is smart. But depending on your goals (and health situation), salad can also be a potent secret weapon to fuel your... more

Meet Exec Chef Shelley Deproto of Old Saybrook’s Red Hen

Meet Exec Chef Shelley Deproto of Old Saybrook’s Red Hen »

By: Sherri Daley

There are no boundaries at Red Hen. Owner and executive chef Shelley Deproto wants it that way. Her first restaurant, which she opened in Salt Lake City in... more

The Art of the Pour: Fine-Tuning Your Wine Tasting

The Art of the Pour: Fine-Tuning Your Wine Tasting »

By: Alan A. Barone

Simply drinking wine is easy and straightforward: open the bottle, pour, and enjoy. For the wine enthusiast, however, truly understanding wine can be a... more

Beachin’ About Burgers

Beachin’ About Burgers »

By: Sherri Daley

Donahue’s Madison Beach Grille 1320 Boston Post Road, Madison donahuesmadisonbeachgrille.com Ask your waitress if there’s really a Donahue, and... more

Meet the Owner of Elizabeth’s Cafe in Madison

Meet the Owner of Elizabeth’s Cafe in Madison »

By: Sherri Daley

Elizabeth Butler never really meant to open a restaurant. “I was selling life insurance and doing rather well, until a client asked me, ‘Is this what you... more

The Bee and Thistle

The Bee and Thistle »

By: Fay Abrahamsson

Like the perfect cocktail, the Bee & Thistle Inn has created just the right mix of antique quaintness and modern hospitality in a historic, 1756-era... more

Farm to Table: Fresh Food Served Daily

Farm to Table: Fresh Food Served Daily »

By: Melinda Tuhus

The concept of restaurants bringing in the freshest local food they can find from area farms has been around for a few decades, but it has exploded in... more