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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

Where Coastal Vegans, Vegetarians Eat

Where Coastal Vegans, Vegetarians Eat »

By: Jess Hopper

Where to go for in-the-know Herbivores Coastal Connecticut is best known for its seafood, but those who follow vegetarian and vegan diets will find plenty... more

Bento Box as Cultural Lunchbox

Bento Box as Cultural Lunchbox »

By: Sherri Daley

A lunchbox with cultural flair If you’re a fan of Japanese food, your favorite restaurant has probably served you dinner in a pretty lacquered box with... more

Against the Tide with Dorie Greenspan

Against the Tide with Dorie Greenspan »

By: Tom Soboleski

Dorie Greenspan has no formal culinary training, yet she’s won four James Beard Awards honoring the country’s top culinary masters. Her recent book,... more

Pairing Wine, Spirits and Beer with Comfort Food

Pairing Wine, Spirits and Beer with Comfort Food »

By: Renée Allen, CSS, CSW, FWS

Chef Guy Fieri on what to sip with burgers and wings There’s no denying that Guy Fieri’s philosophy of food as an expression of carefree living... more

The Chanler at Cliff Walk

The Chanler at Cliff Walk »

By: Owen McDonald

In some places, classic style goes on age after brilliant age, blithe in the face of trendiness. But what does “classic” mean today? Even the finest... more

Guy Fieri at Foxwoods

Guy Fieri at Foxwoods »

By: Owen McDonald

America's favorite chef brings a bold new restaurant to the shoreline When was the last time you met a really nice guy? Could have been your neighbor's... more

The Clean Plate Club

The Clean Plate Club »

By: Lindsay Rizza

Do you have a young aspiring Jacque Pepin, Rachel Ray, or Guy Fieri in your family? Getting your picky eaters grades 1-5, ages 5-12, or excited enthusiasts... more

Chef Matthew Bouffard of Chamard Vineyard

Chef Matthew Bouffard of Chamard Vineyard »

By: Owen McDonald

Clinton's Chamard Vineyard is home to true Lyonnaise dining When humans first potted wine around 11,000 BC somewhere along the Fertile Crescent, we can... more

Picnic Pointers With Summer Sizzle

Picnic Pointers With Summer Sizzle »

By: Leslie Singer

Local celebrity chefs gear up for culinary outings Be it the gear, the food, or the location, picnics are all about personal style. Whether it's the beach,... more

Near & Far Aid Targets Poverty in Fairfield

Near & Far Aid Targets Poverty in Fairfield »

By: Sherri Daley

Near & Far Aid makes charity fulsome and fabulous Once a year, Mitchells of Westport adjusts the lighting, turns up the music, and plays gracious host... more

Champagne Supernova

Champagne Supernova »

By: Renée Allen, CSS, CSW, FWS

Traveling through time and taste in the land of bubbly By Renée Allen, CSS, CSW, FWS When it comes to symbols of celebration, there is no image more... more

Chef Michel Nischan’s Visionary Crusade

Chef Michel Nischan’s Visionary Crusade »

By: Jessica Ryan

Activist chef Michel Nischan’s visionary crusade The name Michel Nischan is familiar to many in Connecticut. The chef and restaurateur co-founded The... 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

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

The Shoreline’s Secret Trout Culture

The Shoreline’s Secret Trout Culture »

By: Edward R. Ricciuti

Year in, year out. Sure as the sun will rise. On the third Saturday of April, at 6 a.m. sharp, a barrage of live bait, lures, and imitation flies hits the... more

Seven People to Watch

Seven People to Watch »

By: John Gaffney

The seven people gathered here represent nominations from Coastal Connecticut readers as well as our own research. The criteria: Someone who represents the... 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