Food & Drink
If year-round sunshine, epic waves, and surfer chicks aren’t enough to lure you to Maui, the island’s solar-powered, organic vodka distillery might do it. Check out Ocean Vodka, an 8-year-old company that recently opened a visitor-friendly complex. Aloha!
Check out this guide to tipping in countries across the world, so you’re prepared come tip time on your next vacation.
India is not just a nation; it is a subcontinent of nations, with regional cooking as varied and as different as that of Europe. Here are just five great places in Connecticut to sample a taste of that wonderful and exotic world of fine and fun cuisine.
Winters in Connecticut are cold and often after shoveling snow or cleaning ice off of cars, the only thing that can really warm up a Connecticut Yankee is a bowl of hot chili.
When it comes to drinking, we’re all about going underground. That used to mean drinks at a speakeasy, but now it means in a cave. Check out the world’s best bars in a cave.
Irma Rombauer, author of The Joy Of Cooking, was an accomplished home baker. Make her Pecan or Angel slices for your holiday cookie swap or your Christmas dessert table.
Megan Scott, from Joy Of Cooking and the blog The Joy Kitchen, shares tips on how to know your oven.
While available on almost every corner in Connecticut, from chain coffee and donut stores to quickie marts, there are places that make truly wonderful, unique cups of hot chocolate that are worth going out of the way to order. Five such places are presented here.
Renowned more for its Riesling than its rye, New York’s grape-growing Finger Lakes region — think Western Upstate, between Ithaca, Rochester, and Syracuse — is actually one of the country’s most underrated beer destinations. Home to 36 craft breweries and 19 brewpubs (the largest concentration of beermakers in the state, despite what you might think!), it’s the perfect spot for a weekend beercation.
Ski or snowboard into one of these ski resort restaurants and fill up with lamb chops, bison burgers and beef tenderloins before carving up the rest of the mountain.