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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

Triple Palate Play

Triple Palate Play »

By: Bob Woods

Stephen Clemente found an appropriately tasteful way to honor his full-blooded Italian grandmother on her 100th birthday three years ago. He opened Extra... more

Sea Food Hear Music

Sea Food Hear Music »

By: Bob Woods

Fried clams and Tuxedo Junction. Grilled swordfish and the Shiny Lapel Trio. Shrimp scampi and the Cartells. Those are just some of the seafood and music... more

Chocolate Hot Spots

Chocolate Hot Spots »

By: Staff

It was Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz who said: “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” Note that he said “now and... more