Food & Drink
Canning is the best way to store those large bushels of summer fruit that you’ve grown all year long. Make some tasty jams and jellies, then have something delicious to enjoy all year, or to give as a very special homemade gift.
Connecticut may be about as far from Mexico as anyone can get while staying in the United States, but there are many fine restaurants in the Nutmeg State which have brought the cuisine of Old Mexico to New England. These are not mere taco barns or burrito vendors, but restaurants which use authentic ingredients and real recipes from Mexico, and which offer some incredible treats to spice up the often dull palates of New England diners.
Sometimes afternoon or evening strikes and the rumbling of your belly is telling you that it’s time to eat. Only, it’s pancakes, eggs and grits that you’re craving and not norm for the hour. That’s why it’s always great to know which restaurants serve breakfast all day to satisfy that morning food craving on a lunch or dinner-time schedule. Here’s a list to give you some options.
Get all the guys together and make your way to any of these state bars to give your groom-to-be a memorable last night as a single man.
Chicken wings are not just from Buffalo — as any who frequent the top watering holes in Connecticut will attest. Connecticut has a lot of places that make wings, and here are just five of the best.
When you think about all of the outdoor events that occur during the Summer, along with the heat, you can just about imagine yourself kicking back with a nice cold tropical drink. Twonya Bookert-Smalls, bartender of New Haven, gives some great tips in making one of her top tropical drink — the Frozen Pina Colada.
Stop by any one of these Connecticut bars and restaurants this summer and treat yourself to this delicious delicacy.
The Spring and Summer Seasons are always the best times to experience carnivals, beach fun, amusements parks and lots of fun in the sun. But what’s fun in the sun without some really good ice cream? Connecticut offers several locations to taste some homemade flavorful ice cream. Whenever you’re in the area make sure you stop in for a cone or a cup, and don’t forget the sprinkles.
Fried chicken is perhaps even more American than apple pie. Although affiliated with Kentucky colonels and southern cooks, Connecticut Yankees have taken fried chicken to heart. Almost every town and city in the Nutmeg State has a favorite and often famous chicken shack. Some are modern countrified barbecue restaurants, while others are little tiny holes in the wall that have been tucked away in the same old neighborhoods for decades.
Looking to take dad out for a nice dinner this Father’s Day? These are some of the best spots around Connecticut to take him out for a meal he deserves.