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New restaurants springing up

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After a relatively quiet winter, the local dining scene is heating up again. The Brick Walk in Fairfield lost two restaurants recently: Liquid Lunch and Vino & Mare. They’ll be replaced, soon, though by two new ethnic restaurants. In the former Liquid Lunch location will be Mecha Noodle Bar. According to the website (www.mechanoodlebar.com), it […] [Read More]
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Easter reflections

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I tried a few new recipes for Easter dinner and some were so good, I had to share. My friend Heidi made the ham, so all I had to do were the side dishes. I made green beans almondine, honey carrots and this amazing potato salad from The Food 52 Cookbook. Here’s the recipe. The […] [Read More]
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Farm-to-table dining at Parallel Post

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I usually never go out to a restaurant on Valentine’s Day. I agree with what many foodies say– on this holiday, most restaurants are overpriced and understaffed. Better to wait and celebrate on another night. But, as I was able to procure a babysitter for the evening, and we’d just spent the past week holed […] [Read More]
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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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What’s warming your heart on this bright, snowy Valentine’s Day? Check out this week’s feature on chocolate drinks [Read More]
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Snowpocalypse!

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All I have to do is hear that there’s snow in the forecast and I get the itch to start baking. I’ve tried to keep it to a minimum, because the last thing I need is to be snowed in with dozens of cookies, cakes and pies. I did, however, give in and bake some […] [Read More]
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EDSC Book Nook: “The Flavor Thesaurus”

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I almost didn’t take this book out of the library. I have a habit of taking out reference-style books that end up just sitting on my nightstand until they’re overdue. Something about this one grabbed me, though, and I’m so glad I brought it home. “The Flavor Thesaurus” breaks down ingredients into 99 essential flavors, […] [Read More]
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Changes at Chowdafest

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It’s almost that time of year again, folks. Chowdafest is just around the corner and this year there are some big changes. The first is the location. The festival is moving from Westport to bigger digs at the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport. They’re expecting over 10,000 to participate in the vote […] [Read More]
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Christmas pomegranate

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What was the most exciting part of Christmas here in the EatDrink household? Was it a visit from Santa, complete with a Furby? Or was it piles of new Pokemon cards? No, for EatDrink Junior it was a pomegranate. “Look what I got!” he yelled as he ran in from a trip to the grocery […] [Read More]
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