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Super sprouts

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What the heck is that, you ask? This is a plateful of the most delicious Brussels sprouts I’ve ever had. I went to Nola Oyster Bar in South Norwalk the other day, a new restaurant from the owners of Southport Brewing Company. I was very impressed with meal; stay tuned for a full review. In the meantime, […] [Read More]
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Happy National Tequila Day!

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Here’s one holiday I won’t be celebrating, but those of heartier stock certainly will. Wednesday, July 24 is National Tequila Day. Bodega Taco Bar is celebrating its  Best of the Gold Coast “The Best  Mexican Restaurant” win and National  Tequila Day at both the Fairfield and Darien locations. On Wednesday evening, there will be samples of  […] [Read More]
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Getting juiced!

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Finally! I’ve got a juicer! I’ve got a juicer! I’ve been wanting one ever since I wrote an article on green juice (you can check it out here).  I never understood the whole juicing culture until I tried one, and from then on, I was hooked. The problem is, those all-natural, earth mama juices tend to […] [Read More]
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Using your CSA: homemade veggie chips

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Don’t judge. I know this doesn’t look appealing, but trust me, it was delicious. It’s CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) season again and I’m so happy. Armed with my salad spinner and food processor, I’ve been cooking up a storm. This year I’m trying out Sport Hill Farm in Easton and so far, it’s been amazing. […] [Read More]
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New in Westport: 323 Restaurant & Bar

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There’s a new restaurant in Westport. Remember Bogey’s? That space is now 323 Restaurant & Bar, owned by Jay Faillace and his son Matt. The ”New American” menu is prepared by  Executive Chef Christopher Vacca, who sources local produce,  dairy, and sustainable seafood. Lunch favorites include New England Clam  Chowder, the short rib and brisket blend 323 burger, smoked […] [Read More]
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Crazy for nuts

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Dry roasted, in-the-shell almonds? That’s nuts! I spied these goodies on the bottom shelf at Trader Joe’s. I almost didn’t get them, because I thought you might need a nutcracker for them and I have no idea where mine is. The good news is, though, that the shells are cracked and thin enough so that […] [Read More]
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Get the cruet ready: oil and vinegars coming to Fairfield

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A couple of blog posts ago I wrote about Wild Acorns, a store in Orange that sells specialty oils and vinegars. I thought that something like that would do a rip-roaring business in Fairfield. Well, whaddya know? As I was walking past the Community Theater the other day, I noticed a sign in the space […] [Read More]
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Mother’s Day is Sunday!

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Um, did you realize Mother’s Day is this Sunday? Yeah, it seemed to sneak up this year. If you’re looking for a new restaurant to try, check out Parallel Post in Trumbull (180 Hawley Lane in the Trumbull Marriott; 203-380-6380). They’ll be offering a breakfast buffet  for $16.95 for adults, $12.95 for children 6-12 and […] [Read More]
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