Category: Local

Eating Connecticut: The Green Grunion Food Truck

The Green Grunion food truck, which can often be found in Danbury and Bethel, Connecticut, offers San Diego style burritos made with fresh, local ingredients.

A couple weeks ago, I packed my kids up in the car and headed down to Danbury, Connecticut on a mission. What would entice me to drive 50 miles one way on that bright but chilly Sunday afternoon? Burritos. But not just any burritos. The kind that are hand-made with loving care with fresh, local …

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Eating Connecticut: Spuds Your Way Food Truck

Spuds Your Way from Hamden, Connecticut is the place to go for a meal in a peel! More than just baked potatoes, you can find Spuds Your Way at local farmers markets and events, as well as available for catering.

Sometimes, your destiny finds you.

When Jared Cohen realized that there wasn’t a future in his job as a poker dealer at Mohegan Sun casino–little room for growth, and certainly no retirement to rely on–he started thinking outside the box, just like his father taught him. Ultimately drawing on fond memories of feasting upon those …

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Connecticut: Deadly Grounds Coffee

Deadly Grounds Coffee of Norwalk, Connecticut, offers coffee that's to die for!

To some, coffee is a ritual: that steaming cup they grab each morning to greet the day. To others, it’s serious business: they’re beasts before consuming that magical brew that transforms them into humans again. All will find something to love about Deadly Grounds Coffee.

Deadly Grounds Coffee has a lot to howl about at …

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Giveaway: The Hardcore Halloweenie Burlesque and Variety Show

Join The Desultory Theatre Club at Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes for The Hardcore Halloweenie Burlesque & Variety Show on October 24, 2015! It's a night you won't want to miss!

I have partnered with The Desultory Theatre Club to give a lucky reader 2 tickets to the upcoming Hardcore Halloweenie Burlesque and Variety Show!

This is THE Halloween event to attend this year! It all starts at 7 PM when local food trucks The Green Grunion and Spuds Your Way offer themselves up for …

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Eating Connecticut: Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes

Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes in Oakville, is THE source for cupcakes in Connecticut! In addition to their full line of flavors, they have vegan and gluten free options.

Chances are pretty good that if I’ve met you in person, I’ve probably talked up Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes to you.

Go to NYC? Attempt to convince no less than 5 people that they should drive to CT for cupcakes. Fly out to the West coast? Extol their virtues to anyone who will listen. Invited to …

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Firefly Hollow Brewing: Bristol, Connecticut

Firefly Hollow Brewing Company is a treasure hidden in Bristol, Connecticut

Nestled on a steep hill in the center of Bristol, Connecticut, is a secret, harkening back to the days of public houses and private clubs. The password is Firefly Hollow Brewing and if you didn’t know it existed, you’d probably never stumble upon its Center Street location. But that’s all part of the charm.

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Travel: New York Renaissance Faire 2015

The New York Renaissance Faire is a magical escape

Yesterday, I made a snap decision at 11AM that we should attend the New York Renaissance Faire. Normally, I’d plan this sort of thing ahead, but the weather was beautiful, we hadn’t gone in a couple of years, and it had been in the back of my mind for a couple of weeks now, anyway, …

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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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Local: Robot Dance Off 2015

The Desultory Theatre Club presents Robot Dance Off 2015

You know how everyone is always complaining that there’s nothing to do? They want to get together but, after racking their brains, they come up empty? Saturday night will not be one of those nights!

The Desultory Theatre Club Presents… Robot Dance Off 2015

In their words, a night so nice, we’re doing it thrice! …

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