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Food + Drink

Litchfield Magazine Readers Choice Awards 2019

The votes are in and we are delighted to announce the Readers Choice Awards for 2019. More than 1,000 people participated in the online survey where participants were asked to name their favorites in more than 100 categories. Readers shared their favorite romantic restaurant, place to hike, to work out, to beautify, to shop, and… Read More

Savor Local Food Fest — Sunday, March 24

Savor Local

TownVibe is proud to host another event bringing together great local restaurants, distillers and entertainment for a delicious, fun afternoon. The venue is the newly renovated secret gem LaKota Oaks in Norwalk offering a great, warm indoor space, with plenty of free parking. Sunday, March 24 from 1-4pm EVERYTHING IS INCLUDED! (All food, drinks and… Read More

Mindful Tea Drinking promotes mind and body health

Jia Li teaching mindful tea drinking

Jia Li views the American lifestyle as fast-paced, a “grab-and-go mentality” that revolves around drinking coffee for the caffeine fix and temporary stamina it provides. Jia, who hails from the Yunnan province of China, has one tip for her busy American friends: “Take a moment to slow down a little bit.” Tea is not only… Read More

One of America’s Top 50 Restaurants – in Litchfield

West Street Grill

They are the perfect couple to run a restaurant. James O’Shea, renowned Irish chef, is in charge of creating the sensational fare offered at the West Street Grill. Charlie Kafferman, whose career was in the fashion business, is the consummate host, inviting and charming each diner with his smile and his jokes. Together they… Read More

Craft Brewery business exploding

Kent Falls Brewery

At a time when so many industries are shutting down or migrating out of Connecticut, the craft brewery business is hopping—pun intended—with 84 opening across the state over the past two years, seven in Litchfield County. “It’s been a big couple of years for Connecticut, sort of an explosion going on,” says Bart Watson, chief… Read More

A Lot of Burrata – Fairfield places that specialize in the art of cheese

Cheese making

What do you call a fad that never went away? Burrata. Yeah, that’s kind of cheesy, but it’s true. A handful of years ago burrata hit the restaurant scene and everyone was all over it. That explosive, oozy pocket of straticella was everywhere—with veggies, paired with the sweetness of a seasonal fruit, spread all over… Read More

Bedford Magazine Readers Choice Awards 2019

For our first annual Readers Choice Awards, we went to the source—our devoted readers—to find out the best of Bedford, and the survey results are now in! Check out the winners here—over 100 great places to go, eat, and shop plus experts on everything from architecture to eyelashes and driving to dermatology. Have a suggestion… Read More

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 More

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 More

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 More

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