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Food + Drink

Seeds of Success–When they cook and grow

Chef Mona Jackson may not own a restaurant, have a show on The Food Network, or be the winner of a cooking competition, but to Bridgeport-area youth, she is a pretty big deal. Don’t let her quiet demeanor and… Read More

Berkshire food purveyors–restaurants, farms, and more–who’s open for pickup and delivery

This is a listing of restaurants and other food providers (neighborhood supermarkets, farms, farmers markets) open for pickup and delivery in the Berkshires, updated daily. Please email us at [email protected] for any suggested changes. Thank you for keeping this as… Read More

Ten Minutes with a Sustainable Shipping Entrepreneur

Robert Kunkel is a marine engineer who hopes to use shipping to reduce the cost and congestion related to transporting goods. He and wife Marilyn opened Harbor Harvest on Cove Avenue four years ago to establish relationships with food producers.… Read More

Crumb Together–The cookies are good, the mission is outstanding

As a rabbi’s wife and mother of 11 children, Freida Hecht already was doing a lot of outreach through her non-profit CT Circle of Friends, which pairs young adults with friends with special needs to help solve the social… Read More

Behind the Wine––Organic, natural, and other ways to grow grape

There is a fascinating breakdown of transparency somewhere between the documentation of the “nutrition facts” for the food we eat compared with the opacity surrounding the wine we drink.  Even fast-food restaurants have been nudged to catch-up in the nutritional… Read More

Litchfield Distillery Recipes

Just a few years old, Litchfield Distillery has not only expanded distribution throughout the state but also its offerings. We cobbled together three recipes from their favorites. Boulevardier (pictured above) ◗ 1 oz. Litchfield Distillery Straight Bourbon ◗ 1 oz.… Read More

Editor’s Pick–The Whitlock’s farm to fork

You could call it love at first bite. Because restaurateur Matt Safarowic of Katonah’s The Whitlock, and farmer (and chiropractor) David Rowe of Katonah’s Orchard Hills Organics, have found they are like-minded individuals when it comes to bringing… Read More

Editor’s Pick–Jay Street Cafe–Katonah

Although the “Damn Good Benny” at the Jay Street Cafe is not necessarily named for the King of Swing, the late Pound Ridger Benny Goodman would likely approve. Katonah has been called “Mayberry” for its quaint small town feel, where… Read More

Spirited Away–Local moms mix things up

When Elisabeth White moved to Bedford Hills in 2017, the former editor for Fitch Ratings had to adjust to life as a stay-at-home mom in the suburbs. She instantly became the sole caretaker for her two pre-school-aged daughters, set about… Read More

Editor’s Pick Westport–Vedas Indian Cuisine

Tired of take-out? Vedas Indian Cuisine is just what you need to spice things up. Tucked into the Westfair Plaza just over the town line, owners Jaiprakash (JP) Agarwal and Dipika Behera are serving up some of the best Indian… Read More