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Drinking It In

Bees love it when lavender shrubs bloom each spring, but the Lavender Fields cocktail, a House of Naan original, attracts buzzing bees like me all year. …

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Hoppy Birthday

Everyone on the brewery floor seems happy, even though it’s a slushy winter morning, they’re all bundled in flannel and fleece and the equipment is so loud it’s hard to talk. …

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Delicacy, and Delicacies

Tucked into little bird’s nest pastries and featured in authentic Damascan-style ice cream, pistachios are a key ingredient at the new Pistachio Café in Westville. …

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Home for the Holiday

This New Year’s Eve, many of us will be drinking at home…

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Heaven Can Wait

What happens to a dream deferred? In the case of The Devil’s Diet, which identifies as a dessert bar but goes well beyond that, it returns…

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Beer over Water

Milford’s new Dockside Brewery had planned a March opening, right when the lockdowns began. It opened in May instead, and today, planning is often required just to get a table. …

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Liquid Courage

You may not be able to belly up to a bar anytime soon, but your own kitchen will work just fine as far as RIPE Liquid Produce is concerned. …

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In Reserve

The Connecticut Wine Trail covers Connecticut from end to end but meanders short of denser urban areas like New Haven. The vineyards and wineries on the Trail are pastoral getaways by nature. …

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Bringing It

With foot traffic dried up, local businesses are increasingly willing to meet customers more than halfway. …

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The Seven Teas

Steep your tea leaves up to 10 times before discarding them? Chew the leaves? Slurp? We had a lot to learn. …

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