Category Archives: Food and Drink

“Steep” By Connecticut’s Bigelow Tea Company

Two Fairfield Companies Join Forces and Bring Refreshing News for the Area Economy Bigelow Tea, the US industry leader in specialty tea, recently announced the introduction of steep by Bigelow, a new line of organic teas with a fresh look and trendy appeal. To bring their new product to market, Fairfield-based Bigelow Tea enlisted the Read more…

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The New James Farmacy in Old Saybrook

The beloved James Pharmacy & Soda Fountain will reopen as the James Farmacy [JF], an organic café and juice bar in May 2016. Through its menu and programming, James Farmacy will promote Wellness, Healing and Self-Care by offering healthy, clean, whole-food options, nutrient-dense foods and drinks, health conscious versions of ice creams and sodas, and various educational programs.  The James Farmacy Read more…

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Litchfield Distillery Is Cranking Out The Spirits

The Litchfield Distillery, is tucked up in the hills of Litchfield, Connecticut. Jack and Peter Baker and their ther brother, Dave started work on the place about two years ago. Their family business, back some three generations was, and still is, Crystal Rock Water. A fair amount of water goes into Bourbon so the two businesses work Read more…

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Opening Spring 2016~ “Shanks” Waterside Restaurant In Clinton

Shanks is a “New” waterfront restaurant located at Harborside Marina in Clinton, CT.  The restaurant was created from a 1974 Bruno & Stillman 42’ Commercial Lobster Boat completely customized to house a state of the art commercial kitchen, capable of cooking fresh seafood, lobster, burgers and much more. The original boat came from The Sound Read more…

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Wait For It…A New Bakery Is Headed To Mystic

SIFT is a French focused bakery located in historic downtown Mystic, Connecticut that will open in May, 2016. The bakeshop, owned and operated by Pastry Chef Adam Young, will feature a wide variety of artisanal breads, breakfast pastries and sweet and savory delights. SIFT will also offer specialty cakes, desserts and custom gifts. Featuring a Read more…

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Discover Putnam, Connecticut, Vintage Feel ~ Modern Appeal

The folks in Putnam, Connecticut, in the state’s northeastern “quiet corner,” are working hard to get you on the road to come see their town of about 8,000. There is a ton going on in this old mill town. One of it’s biggest events every year is it’s “Fire and Ice Festival.” It will take Read more…

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Portugese-fusion Chef At Univ. Of New Haven To Benefit The Hungry

George Mendes, a chef originally from Danbury, Conn. who owns a restaurant in New York City and is the author of a memoir/cookbook will be the guest speaker at University of New Haven on Friday, Feb. 5 at the annual dinner, “Love is a Full Plate”, to raise money to fight hunger in Connecticut. George Read more…

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Trot Along The Winter Wine Trail In Connecticut

The CT Coast & Country Winter Wine Trail is made up of a select few wineries from the CT Wine Trail. We are all teaming up to offer you a Mini-Passport Program from January 2nd through April 3rd. Participating wineries are Bishop’s Orchards Winery in Guilford, CT,Gouveia Vineyards and Paradise Hills Winery, both in Wallingford, CT. Read more…

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La Petite France, A Bakery In Connecticut, Helps Paris

West Hartford French Bakery Café to Donate to the Victims of the Paris Attacks La Petite France Owner Donating 5% from Every Sale in December December The owner of  La Petite France in West Hartford, Alexandra Litor is trying to turn her heartbreak into something positive and will donate 5% of every sale in the Read more…

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A Holiday Market At New Haven’s Train Station

A holiday show at New Haven’s Union Station from December 9th thru the 18th at 50 Union Avenue. It will be a delightful range of gift-giving opportunities spanning apparel, accessories, bath and skin care products, home decor, art prints and more. Browse, shop and talk to creative entrepreneurs from New Haven and elsewhere in Connecticut. Read more…

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