Category: Connecticut

Things to see, do, and eat in the state of Connecticut!

Local: Torrington’s Main Street Marketplace Returns, New Location and Name

Main Street Market Place collage

Torrington, Connecticut’s Main Street Marketplace returns on Thursday, July 9, 2015, for a new season of fun, food, and friends…with a new name. Redubbed “The Marketplace,” it has moved to Franklin Street this year, an area that was recently blocked off to vehicular traffic from the Main Street side. Parking will be available in the …

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Giveaway: Tickets to The Desultory Theatre Club’s “Taste of Temptation” Burlesque & Variety Show

Time and time again, I’ve shared my love for the amazing talent that is Keith Paul and all that he does with his creation, The Desultory Theatre Club.

Der Vorfuhreffekt Theatre’s Three Kinds of Wildness was amazing tonight! Thank you @desultorytheatreclub & @theartsdesire for bringing them to …

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Slow Down Saturday: Laurel Ridge Daffodils

Laurel Ridge Daffodil Fields, Litchfield, Connecticut - Poet in the Pantry

There’s a place near my house where people flock every spring for the photo opps. Like a reverse leaf peeping season, there exists a very small window of time when the hill is blanketed in shades of yellow, sure to brighten anyone’s day. Known as the Laurel Ridge daffodils fields in Litchfield, they were planted …

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Peanut Butter Blondies with Chocolate Ganache and Local Theater

Peanut Butter Blondies with Chocolate Ganache - Poet in the Pantry

I spent my weekend immersed in theater.

A joy I have denied myself for much of the last 2 decades, even though I not only once enjoyed being a part of the audience, but actually appeared on stage from time to time, as well. My credits are so old now I can barely recall them–juror …

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Eating Connecticut: A Taste in Simsbury 2014

Abigail's Grille & Wine Bar - A Taste in Simsbury - Poet in the Pantry

I was lucky enough to receive a ticket to A Taste in Simsbury again this year–a great honor considering all the wondrous food that awaited me behind the doors of The Riverview. This is my favorite food event of the year because it allows me to get better acquainted with the eating options in the …

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Eating Connecticut: Coming Soon: A Taste in Simsbury 2014

Look at that burger tower from Plan B Burger Bar!

Tickets Are Still Available for 6th Annual Taste in Simsbury Presented by Simsbury Bank

Remember last year when I feasted my way through A Taste in Simsbury? Well, your chance to do the same is coming up! The 6th Annual Taste in Simsbury Presented by Simsbury Bank will be held on Thursday, August 28th and …

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Torrington: So Much More Than “TOHO”

Julia Autumn Ford during a recent performance at The Desultory Theatre Club

Do you ever hear something that literally makes you cringe? I had that reaction recently to the discovery of a scheme to force the nickname TOHO on my hometown. TOHO is not an intuitive acronym by any means, standing for TO(rrington) H(ome) O(f the Arts). I bet you’re scratching your head now, too.

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My Writing Process Blog Tour

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Have you heard about the My Writing Process Blog Tour?

It’s a great way to get to know a little more about our fellow bloggers, including how they approach their work. Instead of it strictly being about the product–what everyone sees when they hit publish–we get an inside look at what goes on behind the …

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Eating Connecticut: Brownstone Cafe, West Hartford

Pyrito Brownstone Cafe West Hartford Connecticut - poet in the pantry

Disclosure: I was invited to a media happy hour at Brownstone Cafe, sponsored by them. All photos and opinions remain my own.

When you think of West Hartford, you probably think of one of two places: Blue Back or the downtown area. Both have a variety of dining options, but there’s more to West Hartford. …

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Getting Lost in the Corn at Lyman Orchards

Lyman Orchards Corn Maze - poet in the pantry

Lyman Orchards is a tradition in our state. Connecticut has many orchards, but Lyman Orchards is the best known of them, a destination for the whole family. Where else can you go to feed the ducks, get lost in the corn, take a hayride, pick pumpkins in the field, and select your own apples …

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