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Sublime Smoked Salmon Salad Propels Deep River Smokehouse

12/06/13

Sublime Smoked Salmon Salad Propels Deep River Smokehouse

When he started making his signature “salmon salad” people went crazy for that, so he figured he was on to something.

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"Little Barn" Opens in Westport

12/05/13

"Little Barn" Opens in Westport

Looks like sucessful restauraters Scott Beck and Kevin McHugh have another hit on their hands: This time it's a family-friendly pub.

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CTbites: Bar Sugo in Norwalk 2.0: Enter Chef Paul Failla

12/03/13

CTbites: Bar Sugo in Norwalk 2.0: Enter Chef Paul Failla

Slightly more than a year ago, restaurant Bar Sugo opened on Wall Street in Norwalk featuring a variety of owner/Chef Pat Pascarella’s fantastic pizzas, meatballs and delectable pastas. Pascarella recently handed the reins of the day-to-day culinary oversight to Chef Paul Failla.

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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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