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And the drinks menu would be craft beer and earnest cocktails

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This has been floating around the Internet and it’s so spot-on. My favorites are the “tarted up pork belly” and “an unconventional riff on Brussels sprouts.” The question is, what’s a chef to do? Clearly this is what people are eating these days, but is it better to have the same menu as everyone else or […] [Read More]
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The only recipe you’ll need this summer

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For some reason, whenever we return from a weekend in Vermont, Mr. EatDrink boldly proclaims that he is going to make a pot of soup to take to work for the rest of the week.  More often than not, this is a false declaration, but this past week, he actually followed through. It was a […] [Read More]
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You’ve been warned

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I love to try new foods, but I think I’ll pass on the Brutal Dog at the Merritt Canteen. Anything that says “No Refunds” is enough warning for me. [Read More]
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Westport says “Benvenuto!” to Gaetano’s

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Believe me when I say, this is exciting news. Gaetano’s is opening a storefront in Westport. In case you don’t know, the original Gaetano’s is a tiny, hole-in-the-wall deli on Main Street in Stratford. I used to live a few blocks away, and every Saturday I’d walk there for lunch. You could barely see the guys […] [Read More]
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Hands off the brioche! And the doughnuts!

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Okay, that’s the last time I tell you people anything. In my last post, I wrote about the fabulous chocolate almond brioche at the Black Rock Farmers Market. I went there this morning to get another, but by 10 a.m., they were already sold out! Instead, I got a doughnut from the Whisk and Brush […] [Read More]
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Go beyond the farm in Black Rock

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Have you checked out the Black Rock Farmers Market yet? It takes place on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and I have to say, it is very cute. Set in a grassy park near St. Ann’s Church, the market is less “farmer” and more artisan. Vendors were selling everything from soaps and scrubs […] [Read More]
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Wine to go

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While in Vermont this weekend, I found this:   It’s wine in a paper bottle. Yes, that’s right– paper. It’s made so hikers can carry it with them (it’s incredibly light) and then they can carry it out and recycle it afterward. Brilliant! If you’re the type to sneak wine on to the beach (which, […] [Read More]
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Coffee worth the embarrassment

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Confession time: I’ve been wanting to go to Terrain in Westport ever since they opened, but I could never quite get there. The reason? The parking is valet and my car is in no condition to be seen by a stranger, even if it is a high school kid. So when my friend suggested we […] [Read More]
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