| Oct 19, 2011
| 7:24 AM
The orange pumpkin. The jack-o-lantern pumpkin. Cucurbita pepo. Or, the Connecticut Field pumpkin.
That's right. The same fruits (that's right, pumpkins are fruit) found in so many of Connecticut's fields (from Easton to Guilford to Glastonbury) are...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 6:49 PM
Note: Due to space limitations, we can only list some of our favorite watering holes.
116 Crown, 116 Crown St., 203-777-3116, 116crown.com. Super classy bar with inventive cocktails and small plate offerings. Check out the room with the iPod dock, a...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 4:28 PM
Note: Due to space limitations, only the major theaters and companies in the Advocate’s coverage area are mentioned here. Throughout the year, the Advocate regularly lists theaters from all around the state.
Alliance Theater, 203-435-4651,...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 6:03 AM
A number of high-profile dramas have been shot and set amongst the immaculately manicured lawns and well-preserved historical homes of the Connecticut suburbs, among them Sam Mendes' Revolutionary Road, the movie Kate Winslet should have won the Oscar...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 11:00 AM
[THIS ARTICLE WAS WRITTEN FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE 2011. FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE 2012 EVENTS, CLICK HERE.]
116 Crown, 116 Crown St., New Haven, (203) 777-3116. Super classy bar with inventive cocktails and small plate offerings. Check out the room with the...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 2:05 PM
Our stockings aren't hung, our cards are not done, and we haven't done any baking.
The calendar, dear, says Christmas is near, but progress we are not making.
That original little ditty sums up the status of our Christmas preparations, or lack thereof....
| Jul 22, 2011
| 5:18 AM
Sweet Potato Casserole
3 cups mashed sweet potatoes, (pre-cooked)
1 cup sugar
1⁄2 cup melted margarine
1⁄3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 cup brown sugar packed
1 cup chopped pecans
1⁄3 cup melted butter
| Jul 26, 2011
| 10:00 PM
Can’t tell you how excited I was to get a copy of the new “Home Port Cookbook: Beloved Recipes from Martha’s Vineyard” (Lyons Press, $19.95) in the mail. I’ve been a devotee for 30 years of this iconic seafood restaurant,...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 12:15 PM
City-Wide Open Studios isn't the only thing kicking off this week:
Peaceful, Beautiful: Oct. 11-Nov. 11, Greene Art Gallery, 29 Whitfield St., Guilford, (203) 453-4162, greeneartgallery.com.
Amy Browning: Sounding the Silence and Joe Saccio: Memory...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Characters & Costumes, 260 River St., Guilford, (203) 453-6036, readamusements.com. Costumes for adults and kids, for sale or rent.
Fashionista Vintage & Variety, 93 Whitney Ave., New Haven, (203) 777-4434, fashionista-vintage-variety.com....
| Apr 30, 2012
| 8:57 AM
1) Ballou's Wine Bar
When customers find a place that serves handmade truffles, chances are they'll lock it into their GPS. Ballou's Restaurant and Wine Bar, owned by the dynamic husband-and-wife team Steven and Debbie Kaye since 2009, offers 12...