Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Guest Review: Elegant Dining at X2O

I was more than happy to oblige when an old college friend asked if I would lend him space on the blog for a review of a restaurant he visited for his birthday. If a meal was that inspiring - how could I say no? I've always known him to have a penchant for writing, but this is his first food review.

Xaviars on the Hudson 2007 Jason Woodruff

Monday, July 21, 2014

Recipe of the Week: Zucchini Noodles

In this second installment of the Local Food Rocks + Max's Best Bootcamp Recipe of the Week video we show you another easy, delicious carb/starchy food alternative - Zucchini Noodles with Sundried Tomato Pesto.

I have to admit that I was skeptical about this whole concept of faux noodles. I'm unashamed of my pasta love - could this really satisfy?

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Turkey Burger with Herbed Yogurt Sauce

On a balmy sumer evening we grill. it's that simple. I was craving burgers but didn't want anything too heavy. I decided to fire up the grill and do up some turkey burgers.

Don't be fooled, with the right ingredients a simple turkey burger can be just as flavorful as a regular burger.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Brunch At The Post

I'm not ashamed to admit that I like brunch. I've always been a fan of brunch. It's the best of breakfast and lunch. Seriously, what's not to like? I know there are a lot of brunch haters out there. Haters going to hate. Guess that just means more for me!

Speaking of brunch ... Parallel Post in Trumbull has joined the brunch phenomenon, launching a Sunday Brunch menu complete with a make your own Bloody Mary bar. As part of the launch, we were among a group of fellow food bloggers invited to give it a try.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A Fire Escape Garden

From a little patch of dirt surrounded by a parking lot to a fire escape overlooking the downtown - yes, you can grow food anywhere.

On My List: Sugar + Olives

Photo from sugarandolives.com
Sugar + Olives in Norwalk is a restaurant that has frankly been on my "Must Try List" for years. I really have no excuse except that I'm not in Norwalk too frequently. Well, it looks like there are even more reasons to put it at the top of my list.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Roadside Grub Gets An Upgrade at Olde 37

When the summer hits I have to admit I love grabbing some grub from a roadside joint. You know the kind of place you pass by after a day in the sun with just a counter and strictly outdoor seating.  You grab a few of the classics like a burger, fries and a milkshake, pull up a seat and chow down. It's a summer thing to do.

As I recently discovered, Olde 37 Patio and Grill in New Fairfield is not your average roadside burger joint. Opened just a little over a year ago, Olde 37 is giving roadside food an upgrade.