Food & Drink
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.
Cindy Hartog knows how to throw a party. Here are three tips on putting together a holiday party from this master of culinary entertainment, and one of her favorite – and simplest – recipes to add to the fun.
Smashed, mashed, smushed, whipped, beaten, pureed or similarly tortured by hand, whisk or blender, potatoes lend themselves to chefs’ whimsies very well, as this list of five unique ways to serve the sacred smashed spuds shows.
Kashia Cave, founder of My City Kitchen in Meriden, provides some gluten-free recipes for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.
Anyone who happens to be in Connecticut and away from home, has family away from home or just doesn’t feel like cooking can find some terrific restaurants open on Thanksgiving.
Here are some top places in Connecticut for those who love their veggie burgers – some in restaurants that serve meat and some in restaurants that do not.
Here are five places in Connecticut where this queen of the squash family is given the royal treatment.
Making beer at home is neither as easy nor as hard as it sounds. As one Connecticut supplier of materials and ingredients explains, “If you can follow some simple steps, you can make a quality wine or beer!”
Making beer at home is neither as easy nor as hard as it sounds. As one Connecticut supplier of materials and ingredients explains, “If you can follow some simple steps you can make a quality wine or beer!”