baking · Connecticut · CT Eats · Cupcakes · Dessert · Featured Foodie

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

Cocktails · Connecticut · CT Drinks · CT Eats · Featured Foodie · Greater Hartford

The Three C’s- Creativity, Community, and Cure

Delicious food at a reasonable price? Check! Positive engagement with the local community? Check! A craft cocktail list that rivals your favorite bar in Manhattan? Check! The knowledge and ability to cure bacon? Uhhh…check! Unionville’s Cure Restaurant is embracing what it means to be a purveyor of quality, innovative food that is locally sourced. General… Continue reading The Three C’s- Creativity, Community, and Cure

Connecticut · CT Drinks · CT Eats · Featured Foodie · Greater Hartford · Hartford · west hartford

Division West Embraces the Past in a Contemporary Space

It seems like every time I walk down Farmington Avenue and LaSalle Road, there is a sign popping up for yet another restaurant serving international cuisine, a commitment to offering the next trendy food craze, or a cocktail menu longer than the food menu itself. Division West Bistro and Bar, a new restaurant slated to… Continue reading Division West Embraces the Past in a Contemporary Space

Coffeeshop · Connecticut · CT Drinks · CT Eats · Featured Foodie · Greater Hartford

Silk City Coffee Brings Comfort and Coffee to Manchester

For freelance writers, high school students studying for their SATs, and new moms looking to get out of the nursery, a coffeeshop can serve as a home away from home. Sarah and Rob May, alongside co-owners Glenn and Tammy Gerhard, have created just that type of comfort at Silk City Coffee in Manchester, CT. The… Continue reading Silk City Coffee Brings Comfort and Coffee to Manchester

Connecticut · CT Eats · Featured Foodie · Hartford · Weekly Wrap Up

Cheers to the Weekend

Last Saturday was date night- Evan came up to visit and we hit the town (aka West Hartford) to do what we do best…eat! Bartaco for dinner followed by, you guessed it, MILKCRAFT for dessert. Head to my Instagram to see photos! Yesterday, I had a great meeting with Cure Restaurant and Bar in Unionville… Continue reading Cheers to the Weekend

Barbecue · Connecticut · CT Eats · Featured Foodie · Food Truck · Hartford

The Firehouse Smoker Brings “Low and Slow” Style of Barbecue to Connecticut

In recent years, barbecue has become more and more popular in the Northeast, thanks to shows like BBQ Pitmasters and Man Fire Food, chefs like Tootsie Tomanetz, Aaron Franklin and Daniel Vaughn, and even local Connecticut establishments like Jamie MacDonald’s (Trinity alum!!) Bear’s Smokehouse Barbecue in Hartford and Windsor. While barbecue flourishes in southern states… Continue reading The Firehouse Smoker Brings “Low and Slow” Style of Barbecue to Connecticut

Connecticut · CT Eats · Dessert · Featured Foodie · Hartford · west hartford

New Milkcraft Location Creates Trendy, Unique Ice Cream

From rainbow bagels to matcha tea lattes to unicorn milkshakes and everything in between, creating the most colorful and innovative foods has been #trending both in the restaurant world and on social media. Milkcraft, a Fairfield-based ice cream shop known for using liquid nitrogen to create their Instagram-worthy cones, opened up its doors to West… Continue reading New Milkcraft Location Creates Trendy, Unique Ice Cream