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The Best Things I Ate (Out): March 2014

The Best Things I Ate (Out): March 2014

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

As much as I love to cook, I also love eating out. And when a meal is truly special, I want to share it so others can try it too. Here are my four favorite restaurant dishes that I enjoyed in March. Wellington Burger BGR The Burger Joint, Danbury, CT Sometimes, I just really want […]

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The Joy of a Night Out

The Joy of a Night Out

| June 13, 2013 | 116 Comments

Sitting in a dimly lit restaurant with good company, enjoying good conversation and mouthwatering food and drinks — it’s a colossal treat. A joy, even. To say that we don’t get out enough is the understatement of the century — so when I was asked to go out for a nice dinner and sample drinks […]

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Connecticut’s Fabulous Pizza Scene

Connecticut’s Fabulous Pizza Scene

| July 16, 2012 | 175 Comments

When I lived in New York, I thought New York pizza was unmatchable. Then I moved to Connecticut full time (I had spent summers here as a child) and discovered a whole new world of pizzas. Connecticut pizza comes in a few varieties. There are the coal-fired brick oven pies of New Haven with their […]

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MacDaddy’s Macaroni and Cheese Bar in Monroe, CT

MacDaddy’s Macaroni and Cheese Bar in Monroe, CT

| September 21, 2011 | 4 Comments

When my husband and I heard that a macaroni and cheese place was opening nearby, we were psyched. Macaroni and cheese — the good homemade kind — is something we can all agree on and the idea of a place that does many varieties was totally alluring. Of course, it took months before we got […]

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Connecticut Eats: Costello’s Clam Shack

Connecticut Eats: Costello’s Clam Shack

| August 10, 2011 | 3 Comments

Lobster rolls are a big thing in New England. Cold lobster rolls — ones that have sweet pieces of lobster enrobed in a little mayo dressing and piled into a toasted New England hot dog bun — are what are most often served. They’re often called Maine lobster rolls and many, many people adore them. […]

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Connecticut Eats: Lake Zoar Drive-In

Connecticut Eats: Lake Zoar Drive-In

| August 4, 2011 | 3 Comments

I am a total sucker for roadside food joints. Particularly ones that have stood the test of time with a loyal following and a reliable menu. The Lake Zoar Drive-In definitely does this. I stopped recently with the kids to see if their burgers were as good as I remember. This roadside burger place has […]

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Seattle Eats: Tom Douglas’ Lola

Seattle Eats: Tom Douglas’ Lola

| June 23, 2011 | 4 Comments

When Cate and I went to Seattle last month, we were lucky to enjoy a lot of really amazing food. Seattle is a total food town, and one that prides itself on its attention to local, sustainable ingredients. How could you not love it? On our first night there, we arrived late and hungry. Though […]

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Ichiro Hibachi and Sushi Bar in Danbury, Connecticut (And Why Kids Should Eat Out)

Ichiro Hibachi and Sushi Bar in Danbury, Connecticut (And Why Kids Should Eat Out)

| June 3, 2011 | 6 Comments

When Paige and Shawn headed out tonight for our school’s annual Father-Daughter Dance, I quickly packed Will into the car to head out for our own special dinner. It’s rare that my boy and I get one-on-one time like that, and I wanted to do something memorable with him. Honestly, I wasn’t really sure where […]

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NYC Eats: Hallo Berlin Express and Kyotofu NYC

NYC Eats: Hallo Berlin Express and Kyotofu NYC

| April 23, 2011 | 1 Comment

When I arrived in New York last Sunday, after checking into the hotel, my first stop was meeting a good friend for lunch. We’ve been friends since college, when we were two skinny, food-loving girls. Of course, something delicious was in order. Hallo Berlin Express We headed to Hallo Berlin Express, a small German fast […]

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Long Weekend in Cape Cod

Long Weekend in Cape Cod

| October 19, 2010 | 3 Comments

Traveling is among my chief passions. New places, new experiences, new memories … it all comes with a good trip. This past weekend, my kids, husband and I headed to Cape Cod for a fabulous weekend of eating, enjoying and attending a close friend’s wedding. And yes, it was a good trip. Of course, we’ve […]

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