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Food + Drink

Taste of Fairfield WinterFest–This culinary event returns on Sunday, Jan 27

WinterFest

TownVibe/Fairfield Magazine is proud to bring the Taste of Fairfield to the community once again––this time indoors with WinterFest! Restaurants, specialty markets, winemakers, craft brewers, and others will  serve their signature cuisine and curated cocktails and beverages to foodies and fun-loving folk in the area. Plus great entertainment. The venue is the lavish Brooklawn Country Club, [...]read moreTaste of Fairfield WinterFest–This culinary event returns on Sunday, Jan 27

Forging for Food in Your Backyard: Safe and Fun Foraging

It’s a familiar sight come spring: green lawns sprinkled with yellow dandelions. “When I look at my lawn in the spring and see all those dandelions waving back and forth, seeming to say, ‘Here I am, pick me,’ I’m so happy. It’s funny to me that people buy all these chemicals to eradicate them; they’re [...]read moreForging for Food in Your Backyard: Safe and Fun Foraging

In Daryl’s House

Sitting down with a rock and roll legend

Daryl Hall is a rock-and-roll legend. He is most famous as part of the duo Hall & Oates, who have sold more albums than any duo in history. Their songs include “Rich Girl,” “Private Eyes,” and “Man-eater.” While playing with friends in the 18th-century house he renovated in Sherman, Hall got the idea for a [...]read moreIn Daryl’s House

Comfort Food

Apple butternut squash, caramelized onion gorgonzola, potato cheddar with broccoli and cauliflower … a bowl of soup conjures warmth. Jackie Bergman makes small batches each week with local ingredients—vegetables, meat, eggs and cheese—from local farms. She started Farm Country Soup 16 years ago, and her soups have spread to local markets, and now to her [...]read moreComfort Food

Got Milk, Sheik?

Local Couple Advocate Camel Milk at One Hump Farm

Sheik, the Arabian camel, has become something of a mascot to passersby along North Street. School buses slow down at One Hump Farm so children can wave. Neighbors choose not to move because they like looking out their window and seeing a camel. And Sheik likes looking back from his wooden-fenced corral—an enclosure he regularly [...]read moreGot Milk, Sheik?

That’s the Spirit

Mine Hill Distillery Celebrates Its Origins

Elliott Davis strives for perfection in everything he does. After living and working in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York, he and his family moved to Litchfield County 18 years ago. He subsequently purchased a historical house with acres of land and decided to start a farm: raising Icelandic sheep, heritage chickens, bees, and [...]read moreThat’s the Spirit

Upstairs Downstairs

Bernard’s and Sarah’s Wine Bar serve excellent food in both an elegant and casual setting

Bernard’s and Sarah’s Wine Bar are swell places to dine all year round, but somehow manage to stretch their culinary and hospitality skills a bit higher this season. Ten years ago Sarah’s Wine Bar emerged upstairs as a more casual alternative to the formal and exalted French eatery Bernard’s. The Zagat- and Wine Spectator-award-winning Bernard’s [...]read moreUpstairs Downstairs

Secret Bailey’s Treats

Bailey’s Backyard excels at Farm-to-Table

Bailey’s Backyard has evolved from a quiet American-style eatery to a regional destination and pioneer in the farm-to-table restaurant movement over the last two decades. Sal Bagliavio has operated Bailey’s since 1999 and last year tapped Zach Campion to lead his culinary creations. One tradition Campion continues and masters is the Market Table Tasting Menu, which [...]read moreSecret Bailey’s Treats

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