| May 18, 2012
| 7:49 AM
1) Whole Foods Market
You've heard of flash mobs. But have you ever heard of a flash kitchen? That's exactly what Whole Foods' Westport location hosts every month. The idea is to teach customers how to make a healthy meal, all in a flash —...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 7:35 AM
Alive @ 5, Columbus Park, Main St. & W. Park Place, Stamford. (203) 348-5285, Stamford-downtown.com. June 21: Los Lonely Boys. June 28: G. Love & Special Sauce. July 5: Creedence Clearwater Revisited. July 19: Matisyahu. July 19: Hot Chelle Rae. July 26:...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Lounging in the sun, random road trips, the smell of coppertone -- these are just a few things that come to mind when thinking of summer. Whether you’re a fan of the heat or not, there’s no denying summer’s here, and what better way to...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 12:25 PM
As a last-minute shopper who hates to shop, getting in the holiday spirit isn't easy. An inspiring environment is essential. At the Westport Winter Farmers Market at Gilberties Herb Garden (Thursdays 10 a.m. to noon), I found it. The evocative fresh scent...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 2:10 PM
When chefs catch a break during their busiest time of the year, the holidays, they often bend tradition. They eat and drink things you wouldn't expect. Matt Storch, chef-owner of Match (South Norwalk, matchsono.com) has two holiday traditions. "The Jewish...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 7:28 AM
found at: Iguanas Ranas (Middletown)
How is the bar scene in Middletown?
Middletown is different, it's like SoNo [South Norwalk], it's eclectic and trendy. A lot of people don't know that there is a little warm downtown, a lot of mom and...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 4:11 AM
The Sheffield Island Lighthouse has stood steadfast for more than 140 years, a symbol of Connecticut's rich maritime history. Built in 1868, this structure is nearly identical to other nearby lighthouses in Greenwich and Noank. "It's one of six...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Tim Allabashi is a Delware native who grew up close to Philly, and when he relocated to Connecticut he just couldn't find a proper cheesesteak that fulfilled his cravings. So, he opened his own joint and imports the ingredients all the way from Philly...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 11:10 AM
Valentino's Cucina Italiana, located in a strip mall across the bridge from the hubbub of Washington Street in Sono, is at first glance nothing to write home about. But step inside the cozy, intimate dining room and all your doubts disappear. From...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 2:25 PM
There's this unfortunate (and hilarious) thing that happens on cooking shows, where the hosts say things like "oh, it's like an explosion in my mouth!", or they make ridiculous, exaggerated moaning sounds to indicate just how delicious the food they're...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 7:05 AM
Sono Caffeine has been around for years. It's the place I did my homework during high school and it's where I took my out of town college friends when they visited. It's comfortable, has great coffee and pastries, and their chocolate caramel cake is...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 12:29 PM
1) Bin 228 Panini & Wine Bar
When you can offer a wine lover 40 different varieties by the glass, all from Italy, and specials each month featuring classy vintages from different countries around the world, it’s easy to see why Bin 228 manages to...