Connecticut · CT Drinks · CT Eats · Dinner · Fairfield County · Featured Foodie · Greater Hartford · Hartford · west hartford

Grand Opening of Artisan West Hartford

Last Wednesday, I was invited (on behalf of Edible Nutmeg) to the grand opening of Artisan in West Hartford, a new restaurant attached to the *also* new Delamar hotel on the corner of Memorial Road and Raymond Road. Artisan’s original location is in Southport, CT and prides itself on offering a farm-to-table fine dining experience.… Continue reading Grand Opening of Artisan West Hartford

Cocktails · Connecticut · CT Drinks · CT Eats · Dinner · Featured Foodie · Hartford · Italian Food · Pizzeria

Savoring Savoy Pizzeria & Craft Bar

It seems as if Italian food is always synonymous with family. At Savoy Pizzeria and Craft Bar in West Hartford, owner Dante Cistulli considers every member of his project a family member—from his staff, his partners with Max Restaurant Group, the guests, and of course his own family. Cistulli, who previously worked as an employee… Continue reading Savoring Savoy Pizzeria & Craft Bar

baking · College Student · Connecticut · CT Eats · Dinner · Food Tour · Hartford · NYC Dining · Recipe

I’m Back!

-If no one ever told you that second semester of your senior year in college was hectic/emotional/crazy/tiring/silly/stressful, then let me be your gal. IT IS. Hence why I haven’t posted a blog since February (oops). I’ve tried to stay active on Instagram (@kellyinthekitchenblog) and in the meantime have made some great connections with other local… Continue reading I’m Back!

Dinner · Fruit · Mexican · Recipe

DIY Chipotle-style Burrito Bowls

There are few days where I’m not craving Chipotle. It fulfills many of my everyday food desires- something filling, something warm, something with tons of different flavors, something that is pretty easy and un-intimidating, something quick, something with vegetables! I apologize for the lack of photos of the finished product- there was a LOT of… Continue reading DIY Chipotle-style Burrito Bowls

Dinner · Healthy Eating · Recipe · Salmon · Vegetables

Maple Salmon and Butternut Squash Noodles

When I first learned about zoodles (zucchini noodles aka vegetable noodles aka fake pasta), I was VERY hesitant. I could get behind them as a side dish or vegetable replacement but absolutely not as a healthy replacement for penne, fettuccine, or any sort of yummy essential carbohydrate. I was horrified when my roommates wanted to… Continue reading Maple Salmon and Butternut Squash Noodles

Dinner · Holidays · Italian Food · NYC Dining · Valentine's Day

Romance at Ristorante Rafele

This past summer, Evan got us tickets for a Food Tour of New York for my birthday. We went on the Original Greenwich Village food tour, which basically consisted of tons and tons of Italian food. We tried pizza from Joe’s Pizza, which was made with bagel dough, San Marzano tomatoes (the BEST kind), and… Continue reading Romance at Ristorante Rafele