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Café at Whit­temore Crossing in Middlebury Will Delight Hungry Holiday Shoppers

12/01/13

Café at Whit­temore Crossing in Middlebury Will Delight Hungry Holiday Shoppers

With its old-fashioned hardwood floors, rush-­seated chairs, tasteful artwork on the walls and ball-fringe curtained windows, it could be the dining room of your epicurean elderly aunt—if said aunt’s backyard were landscaped to include an outdoor patio and stone footbridge with waterfall.

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Beyond Candy Canes: Peppermint Stars in Mousse, Chocolates, Tea, Even a 'Spiked' Milkshake

11/29/13

Beyond Candy Canes: Peppermint Stars in Mousse, Chocolates, Tea, Even a 'Spiked' Milkshake

The thermometer’s dropping with winter setting in, and as it does the equally cool flavor of peppermint makes its way into holiday treats. Those red candy stripes turn up everywhere this time of year, reminding us of winter festivity.   Cuties Pies in Thomaston (860/484-4838) makes a white-chocolate peppermint cake infused with peppermint oil and filled with white chocolate mousse. Buttercream frosting is cheerfully topped with a candy cane and pieces of peppermint bark. If you’d prefer, try it as a cupcake. Or how about some peppermint stick ice cream (it’s not just for summer!) from The Big Dipper in Prospect (203/758-3200)? Put your favorite toppings on it (my personal favorite is cookie crumbs). If you’d prefer something...

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CTbites: Mecha Noodle Bar Brings Asian Noodles & Street Food to Fairfield

11/26/13

CTbites: Mecha Noodle Bar Brings Asian Noodles & Street Food to Fairfield

Post opening tweaks are commonplace during the first few months after a restaurant's opening. With Mecha’s minor changes completed, it now firmly fills the belly rumbling void of Southeast Asian Noodles and street food, popularizing Ramen, Pho and South East Asian comfort food.

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Love 'Real' Wine? Discover Angelini's Italian Gems; Top Prosecco for the Holidays

11/23/13

Love 'Real' Wine? Discover Angelini's Italian Gems; Top Prosecco for the Holidays

Angelini ranks among the trusted names in the wine importing business where simply seeing the name on a label makes it smart to buy the wine.

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How About Thanksgiving in a Connecticut Restaurant This Year?

11/23/13

How About Thanksgiving in a Connecticut Restaurant This Year?

If this is the year you've decided to leave the cooking to the professionals, there are some wonderful restaurants to choose from.

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