Thursday, December 18, 2014

Reopened Georgetown Saloon Serves Up Live Music and Killer Comfort Food

The Georgetown Saloon was always known for great live music. Now newly reopened, you can add great food and drink to the line up too.

The Saloon reopened about a month ago with a performance by Black 47. They plan to have national acts twice a month, with local live music every Friday and Saturday, plus open mic night on Tuesdays. A Sunday Brunch with live jazz is also in the works. While music is still a big part of things, Chef John Brennan hopes the Saloon also becomes known for the food. After our meal, I don't think that will be a problem.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Locavore Gifts 2014: For The Cook

Still searching for a few holiday gifts? If you are, here are a few ideas for the cooks on your list.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Spend The Holidays With Parallel Post

No need to stress about hosting a big holiday party because Parallel Post in Trumbull is making it easy with a four-course menu for Christmas Day and one on New Years Eve.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Locavore Gifts 2014: Sweets From The Cake Box

Giving the gift of made-from-scratch treats doesn't mean you have to spend all of your free time this holiday season in the kitchen. If you don't already know about this local baker, I would like to introduce you to The Cake Box in Ridgefield.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Les Cinq Amandes Reimagines A Sweet Tradition

The gift of Jordan almonds at weddings is a Western Europe tradition dating back centuries. In fact, at many Italian-American weddings it's still the go-to favor for guests. Typically given in groups of five, these sugar-coated almonds traditionally represented the five wishes of health, happiness, wealth, longevity and fertility.

The local mother-daughter team behind Les Cinq Amandes (translates as The Five Almonds) is giving new life to the five almonds tradition, and let me tell you, these are unlike any I have ever had.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Guilt-Free Protein Pancakes

I've said it before but it's worth repeating - some mornings just call for pancakes. In this case, however, there's no need to feel guilty. These can actually be considered "good-for you."

Monday, November 24, 2014

Savory Fall Apple and Beet Bites

At this time of year indulgent eating and drinking kind of becomes a sport for Renato and I. I mean we have already been to our first official holiday party of the season, then there was my big 40th birthday party, and Thanksgiving is just days away.

Aloha is a company that makes superfood and protein powders, they also have a great recipe section chock full of inspiring ideas. It was after surfing around there that I decided to come up with an appetizer that would be good for holiday cocktail parties but was still on the healthy side. Consider these apple and beet bites my contribution to all the healthy holiday ideas out there.