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Brews and Views at Max’s 4th Annual HOPtoberfest

Is there really any better way to celebrate Columbus Day weekend than with beer? Max Catering and Events knows the answer to that question is no. This past Sunday, the uber-successful Connecticut restaurant group hosted the 4th annual HOPtoberfest, a festival featuring 34 craft breweries (12 of which are based in Connecticut!), tons of Max’s… Continue reading Brews and Views at Max’s 4th Annual HOPtoberfest

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Goodbye Gluten: Abby Kelly Hosts 1st Annual Gluten Free Connecticut Food Expo

Goodbye Gluten, hello gluttony! Abby Kelly, a resident of Simsbury, Connecticut, is transforming the way gluten-free food is being consumed across the Nutmeg State. Her website, Gluten-Free Connecticut, has been a necessary and welcome guide for the gluten-free community. This weekend, Kelly will take her entrepreneurial spirit one step further at the first ever Gluten-Free… Continue reading Goodbye Gluten: Abby Kelly Hosts 1st Annual Gluten Free Connecticut Food Expo

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Power Up with Maikana Foods

You know those days when you feel like you should have a salad or a Clif Bar for lunch, but you’re secretly craving a quick and easy bowl of Annie’s Mac and Cheese for the third day in a row? (Not that I’m speaking from experience or anything *cough cough*) Let Jamieson Van Loan be… Continue reading Power Up with Maikana Foods

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Pasta La Vista with Park & Oak Restaurant

On Wednesday, I had the pleasure of being invited to take a cooking class at Park and Oak Restaurant, a new American comfort food spot in West Hartford on the corner of Park Road and Oakwood Ave (hence the name). Park & Oak was founded late last fall by Chef David Borselle and co-owners Robert… Continue reading Pasta La Vista with Park & Oak Restaurant

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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

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Carbs for Community: Hartford Baking Co. Celebrates Seven Years of Business

Seven years ago, carb lovers and coffee addicts united for the opening of Hartford Baking Company, a warm and welcome spot on Park Avenue in West Hartford. Featuring freshly baked breads, pastries and muffins, a full coffee menu, coffee beans from Stumptown Coffee Roasters and Giv Coffee, and tea from Harney & Sons, Hartford Baking… Continue reading Carbs for Community: Hartford Baking Co. Celebrates Seven Years of Business

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Pink and Punk at NoRA Cupcakes

Since Candace Nelson launched the first ever cupcake bakery in 2005 to the popularity of Food Networks’ Cupcake Wars and TLC’S now expired behind-the-scenes look at Georgetown Cupcakes, cupcakes are here to stay (not that you should have had any doubt). Carrie Carella can be credited with being one of the most successful cupcake bakers… Continue reading Pink and Punk at NoRA Cupcakes